Hi, Reader!

My name is Justine. I started this blog in 2017 because I needed a space to write. My only goal with Contemporary Psalmist was to get comfortable sharing my writing with the world. As it turns out, I hit that goal more quickly than I anticipated . . . and I found myself asking: what now?

Frankly, the answer to that question isn’t as glamorous as I’d like it to be. I entertained the idea of attempting to build an online community, but my vision for this site just isn’t a one stop shop for internet wisdom on a particular subject. Life is too messy and complicated and beautiful for me to focus on one thing anyway. Besides, introvert though I am, I prefer building authentic community with amazing people in person rather than online.

What that means for this blog is that I’m not going to focus on building a personal brand. But I’ll be here, processing and exploring Scripture, talking about life, and letting my creative side out to play. And as you navigate the hills and valleys of your beautiful life, I hope that you occasionally find joy, honesty, humor, and relevant wisdom here.

Now that that’s out of the way, grab a snack, settle in, and go dig into the blog (or the poetry, if it tickles your fancy).

– Justine

PS: I absolutely love hearing from my readers, so please feel free to say hello!