Welcome to growingorthodox.  I am an Orthodox Christian, writer, married to Howard Webb, mother of two adult sons, living  in Bloomington, Indiana. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri; Howard and I retired in 2015 and moved to Bloomington to work with college students at Indiana University, through our church, All Saints Orthodox Church. We also made the choice to live in a smaller community, in a beautiful part of the Midwest, close to several lakes where we enjoy kayaking.

This website is about sharing ideas and information that I have accumulated over the years, and about connecting with others as we journey through life.  I have been an Orthodox Christian for some forty years, have raised and homeschooled our two sons, and taught church school and developed Vacation Church School curriculum along the way. I have created (or co-created) materials that may be of use to others. I am also a writer of historical fiction, and I plan to share that experience here as well.

I have also begun to explore my family history, and I hope to meet some cousins here as well. If you have connections to the following surnames, please get in touch:  Boaz, Curlee, Faulkenberry, Foote, Hoots, Jarratt, Kavanaugh, Keys, Krebs, Pfisterer, Rau, Renager, Sanders, Scherer, Tanner, Thurman, Turner or Woods.