“Dear old world…you are very lovely and I’m glad to be alive in you.”
–Anne of Green Gables
Hello and welcome!
I’m K.C. Ireton. I’m a writer, a teacher, a mother, and a lover of the Triune God. Most of my life is an exercise in remembering to breathe, to look, to see, to pray. Writing is one of the main ways I remember.
In addition to my two published books, I’ve written two novels and am currently working on two non-fiction books, including the tenth anniversary edition of my first book, The Circle of Seasons: Meeting God in the Church Year, which will be out in the fall of 2018. I also write for The Cultivating Project.
My most recent new adventure is a Master of Arts in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, because learning is my love-language. I love the humanities and could never quite decide what branch of them I wanted to pursue. Turns out I didn’t have to: in this interdisciplinary program I get to study history, literature, philosophy, Scripture, theology, and the arts. I even get to take a creative writing class! I still pinch myself that I get to do this.
In addition to reading and writing for school or work or pleasure, I also homeschool my four children (Charlotte Mason is one of my heroes), and I have the privilege of teaching history and literature at Seattle Classical Co-op, a community of some of the most gracious and whip-smart homeschooling mamas in the country.
Most of my writing centers on the Christian spiritual life, as lived out in the details of my ordinary life. That whole bit about remembering to see? That’s largely what I write about, because words are how I see. Until I can say it, I can’t really see it.
If you’d like to keep company with me, I’d welcome your companionship on this journey of learning to see right here, right now the God who always is all everywhere. My newsletter, Florilegium, is a monthly bouquet of good words: a short essay, a book recommendation or two (because books are one of life’s greatest joys, and I simply have to spread the joy), and maybe a link to lovely words I found online that month. (You can sign up in the footer below.)
You can also follow me on Instagram, where I post almost daily mini-reviews about the books I’m reading on my own and with my kids, or quotes from those books.
And please feel free to write to me: I delight to hear from readers. You’re one of the main reasons I write, and I learn so much from you…but only if you talk to me. You are always welcome to leave a comment on my blog or drop me a note via the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!