About

Hey, friend. I’m Dana. I’m so glad you’re here.

It feels strange to blurt out a bunch of info about me, because what I’d rather be doing is asking questions about you. 

But the blogosphere demands an “About” page, so here goes.

Picture you and me, hanging at Chick-fil-a with my kiddos. Here are a few things I’d attempt to tell you about myself, between interruptions and messes and scuffles:

  • I’ve been married for going on 9 years to my brilliant, creative, web-developing husband, Stan. We are both musicians, introverted artists, people-lovers, soul excavators. We’re ever on a journey of more deeply discovering each other’s arts and hearts. Also, we are quite possibly the quirkiest couple you could ever meet. We’re okay with it.
  • photo-5Our sweet Isaac-boy is 5. He is creative, tender-hearted, and incredibly articulate. He also has some special needs, which we are addressing in therapy, etc. I write a bit about our recent journey with him here.
  • We adopted our daughter Maia, 2, at birth. What a gift she is to our family! Brilliant, passionate, affectionate, and strong, she keeps me on my toes. The story of her beautiful, very open adoption (meaning, we stay in close touch with her birth family) can be found here.

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  • We’ve been back in the Denver area for just over a year, after a 7-year stint in Kansas City, MO. We are SO thankful to be back here.
  • We are passionate about deep, authentic heart connection within the context of church community.
  • I {sometimes} write songs (you can find a few of them here), and I lead and oversee worship at the Littleton Vineyard Church (Littleton, CO). I couldn’t be more thankful for the gift of being in this role within my church fam. I burn to see people deeply receive the revelation of God’s extravagant, tender heart toward them. This is why I lead worship.
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Snagged a handful of my worship team crew for a pic a few weeks ago. Oh, do I love these precious hearts.

  • I am a thunderstorm fanatic. I’ve lived in the midwest a LOT of my adult life and have never seen a tornado. This is a bummer. (Obviously I don’t wanna see one up close – but to see one out in a corn field somewhere – that would be pretty sweet.)
  • I love coffee and {possibly} drink too much of it. I attribute this to motherhood.
  • I was born and raised in North Carolina, but don’t have much of a southern accent. However, y’all will always, always be one of my favorite words.
  • My secret superpower: accidentally dropping things, then catching them before they hit the floor.
  • In the last year, I’ve discovered a couple of things about myself: I love being platinum blonde, and I love to (occasionally) rock some crazy do’s…but only if I’m feeling extra brave.

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What am I leaving out? If you have questions for me, feel free to shoot them my way — danalynnb[at]gmail[dot]com. Or leave them in the comments here.

And questions or no, I’d love for you to introduce yourself. I’m thankful for your presence here. Truly.

If you’d like a deeper glimpse into my heart in writing in this space, head over here.

4 Responses to About

  1. I’m visiting from the Allume blog – looking forward to meeting you!! This will be my first year at Allume and my first time to South Carolina as well :) Love to hear your heart for worship and your story of open adoption. I’m a thunderstorm lover too – although only get about 1 every 2 years here in So Cal :)

    • danalynnb says:

      Wow – So Cal! I’ve visited San Diego once – SO gorgeous, but I don’t know that I could live with only 1 thunderstorm every couple of years. :) So glad you’re coming to Allume, and blessed by your visit to my space today! Track me down at Allume and I will hug your neck! :)

  2. Janet says:

    Hi Dana! I am from Missouri (Springfield, MO while growing up, near Hannibal, MO the last 11 years)… I am not a writer or musician. I am just a women in love with the Lord! I first “met” you last year and was deeply touched by your love for the Lord as you sang while your kids napped. Me heart desire is to draw others to Him… Praying for you as you continue to proclaim Christ.

    • danalynnb says:

      I so love that you introduced yourself here, Janet! Thank you! And thanks for your kind words about my music. I do love Him — like crazy. I got all teary when you said you were touched by that, that it came through in my songs. Anyway, just thank you, friend. So much. Really glad you’re here.

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