I'm Anneliese.

I am thoughtful, ebullient, and unashamedly in love with Jesus and Curtis.

I started writing when I was 6 months old. My mom says I picked up a pencil and started writing X's and O's. I haven't really stopped since (besides for a short break to learn how to walk and talk).

I write for myself because I'm too forgetful to remember special things without writing. I write for others because I want to help other people see things in a different way. I write for God because I believe He has given me a gift and I can't waste it.

I live with my husband (Curtis, he's very wonderful) in an eighth floor corner apartment that looks at the Chicago skyline.. We love life together—because it's full of adventure, and pizza, and being best friends..

I watch: the beginning of the sunrise every morning, dogs in the park across the street, Psych, the Cubs, and whichever football team Curtis chooses.

I listen to: the Jon Guerra station on Pandora, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, rain on the pavement, wind in the leaves, falling snow (it does have a sound, I promise),

I read: Louisa May Alcott, L.M. Montgomery, Ann Lamott, A.W. Tozer, the Wall Street Journal, Kate Conner, Rosie de Rosset, Eric Metaxas, David McCullough, Seth Godin, Peggy Noonan, and all the good fiction I can find.

I love: sunshine, summer linen, all the colors of sunset, music, and Curtis Curtis Curtis.

The better I know Jesus Christ, the more I am in awe of all He does. I live my life for Him.