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I’m Shannan Martin, a mom/wife/neighbor in Goshen, Indiana. I’m a voracious reader, a wannabe-gardener, a news-geek, a thrift store-stalker, a justice-fighter, and an aficionado of not-too-spicy salsa. I’m also an author (Falling Free and The Ministry of Ordinary Places) and a cook at a local non-profit dedicated to feeding our community. I fall asleep most nights thinking about breakfast.

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Dispatches on Community, Dinner, and a Life Well Loved


Shannan Martin 

Mom/author/neighbor. The best of life is found in the crumbs.