Be Thou my vision.

Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.
— Jeremiah 9:23-24

Hey, I'm Hallie

Most days you can find me at my desk with my Bible open, working on new studies or playing with visuals in Photoshop (my guilty pleasure!). I'm mostly known for being a quiet deep-thinker, for asking hard questions, and for trying to put my reflections into words for the benefit of others.

I'm a lifelong follower of Jesus and student of the Bible, and I teach those who yearn to walk intimately with God how to handle His Word with confidence, even if they never get to go to seminary or Bible school. I am blessed to share some of my insights and help bring the story of the Bible to life.

When I'm not busy writing, studying, or teaching, you can find me attempting to leash-train my cat Thor, soaking up Eastern Washington scenery on horseback, or spending a night in with my husband and a bowl of Tillamook ice cream!

If you're dying to hear more, here are a few things you might not know about me:

  • I got my Bible education through a unique program called Great Commission Bible Institute (GCBI), based in rural central Florida. There, I lived in the upper floor of a converted 1920s hotel with eleven other students while we studied the Bible from cover to cover over the course of ten months, and lived in close community with the local church. At the end of the program, we all did a twelve-day study tour in Israel, which was incredible!
  • The first time I read through the whole Bible, I did it in seven days. This was built into the introductory curriculum at GCBI as a way to prepare us for our year of study. It was intense, to say the least (but it makes Bible180 look like a piece of cake!).
  • I bred and raised a small flock of sheep with my younger sister for nearly a decade. Together, we kept a few breeding ewes and had new lambs every spring which we trained, showed, and sold as 4-H projects. As you may imagine, the many shepherd-sheep metaphors in the Bible hold a lot of meaning for me!

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