Meta Herrick Carlson is a pastor, a poet, and the author of Ordinary Blessings and Ordinary Blessings for Parents. Her work is rooted in a love for meaningful ritual, accessible language, healthy communities, and the gospel still expanding. Her words are inspired by God's delight in our real and ordinary lives. She laughs at her own jokes and packs extra snacks just in case. Meta and her family live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Dakota land.