Nice to meet you.

The Dwelling Place Team
(Photo: Mack McCollum)

Last year, I looked around the community of friends that God had given me during college, and realized what beautiful stories He was writing in each of our lives. Most of us had our own personal blogs we wrote on from time to time, but I felt like we were missing a huge opportunity by not coming together in one place to reach people with our words. The result of that realization is The Dwelling Place. I’m so glad to have you join us. My prayer is that you’ll find stories here you can relate to — that challenge you and make you feel loved. I hope you’ll want to shares yours with us too. But for now, come inside & stay awhile.


Cara Shaye, founder/editor-in-chief

The vision for The Dwelling Place is to be a community of people who are open and honest with each other. Here, we want to celebrate successes, sift through struggles and most of all, seek to know more about who God is and who we are.

We want you to feel welcomed and loved, challenged and accepted. Our articles are meant to be full of truth, inspired by our own lives’ stories, but more importantly, God’s Word.

Dear friends, we want this to be a place of love and a place of growth. Where we realize we are known, truly known, and all the beautiful messiness that comes with that.

Here is a home for you to spend time being real and raw with each other. This is a space where you can explore what it means to be a believer in Jesus Christ, and see what that looks in the lives of a group of imperfect sinners who are striving towards becoming more like our Savior.

“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise!” -Psalm 84:1-4

Life is hectic and hard, but God wants to be our rest and renewal. Our hope is that you find a piece of His peace here.