We want to intentionally turn with you towards hope in the areas where we are most often discouraged – home, soul, and family.
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Why Hope*ologie is for you:
Hope*ologie is a membership site where each Hope*ologist (you!) has access to a collection of exclusive content to help you:
* Overcome chronic discouragement by finding delight in your right-now home, family, and soul.
* In your home: Stop waiting for better circumstances and find creative inspiration to make your current house a home
* In your family: Woo your family toward peace and purpose and build a family legacy of hope
* In your soul: Discover how your soul can breathe even in the midst of your crazy life
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Join Hope*ologie for 12.99 per month:
What do you get?
As a Hope*ologist you have monthly access to new content for your home, family, and soul. Most of the content is downloadable/printable, including some combination of the following:
Here’s a peek at some of the videos we’ve created exclusively for Hope*ologie in past months, videos you can watch as soon as you sign up:
FRIENDS AND FAMILY BONUS: As a member, you’ll also be the first to know about any Hope*ologie events, courses, gatherings, products, inventions, crusades, festivals, revivals, revolutions, and other things we haven’t thought of yet. And of course you’ll receive the Hope*ologist discount for these as well.
Who are we?
We’re a family, two daughters and a dad, and all our kin. We are idea-people, imperfectionists, artists, and dysfunctional but transformed journeyers with just enough moxie to try something new.
We team up as a family to encourage you towards hope in three of the most challenging areas of your life: your home, your family, and your soul. Each of us has had to dig deep (and we’re still digging) to find hope, and we’re living out what we found in each of those areas.
Gary Morland (Dad) is a professional communicator with over 30 years of experience in radio, currently on-air and Operations Manager in Charlotte, NC. As a 25 year sober alcoholic, he describes himself as “a guy who should have died but didn’t with a wife who should have left but stayed.” If anyone knows the importance of grace and forgiveness in family, it’s him.
Myquillyn Smith (oldest daughter/sister) has been in a love affair with houses since she started making them for her Barbies. Her blog, Nesting Place has been an online home for the imperfectionist, as she reminds us that our homes don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Her first book, The Nesting Place, recently released.
Emily Freeman (youngest daughter/sister) creates space for souls to breathe on her blog, Chatting at the Sky. With an emotional allergy to small talk, Emily is ever curious over what is stirring beneath the surface, placing high value on our inner life. She has written three books, including her most recent release, A Million Little Ways.
All the *ologies
Hope*ologie is organized into three areas of focus:
Fam*ologie: Gary offers fellow Hope*ologists the relational courage to see the people in your life through the lens of grace and to love the family you have right now.
Home*olgie: For years on her blog, Myquillyn has been encouraging readers in house and home. With home*ologie, she will give Hope*ologists the creative permission you didn’t know you needed to love the home you’re in right now.
Quiet*ologie: Emily moves fellow Hope*ologists towards personal renewal by introducing simple practices to honor the sacredness of your inner life. She offers inspiration and motivation to cultivate and prioritize space for your own soul to breathe.
Join Hope*ologie for 12.99 per month:
How does it work?
When you join Hope*ologie today, you will have immediate access to the entire collection of encouragement toward hope. Basically, it works like this:
Each month will feature a new collection with all the *ologies centering around a specific core theme. Past content will remain accessible on the site for you to read in your own time.
Not happy with your first month on Hope*ologie? Cancel before the end of your first month and get a refund, no questions asked. After that of course, you can still cancel anytime.
Your email is triple super-secret locked and the key deposited at the bottom of a dirty diaper pail. Ain’t nobody going there.
Questions you’ll think of sooner or later
1. Can’t I get most of this on your blogs for free?
Nope. While each of us will be contributing to Hope*ologie with the same style and voice you’re familiar with on our blogs, Hope*ologie is a brand new focus for us as a family. It is our way of extending an additional invitation to you to journey with us as we go deeper in the ways we create, are renewed, and relate with those in our family.
You won’t find this content anywhere else, content that stretches far beyond the blog posts into audio, video, downloads, and printables.
We’ll continue to write on our own blogs, and everything you enjoyed for free there will continue to be free.
2. What happens to the old content at the end of the month?
The content from previous months will stay right where it is and you will have access to it for as long as you are a member. The only content that will expire at the end of each month is that month’s episode of the Sister*ologie Podcast and the art print from Annie Barnett.
We’ve struggled with how to think about what’s best and most fair and for many months we had all content expire after 30 days. But this seemed to cause undo stress for our members and we can’t have that. We want to serve you well and make life easier. For now, this seems best, but it could change.
A few words about our faith:
We recognize Jesus as our ultimate hope and share our faith in varying degrees of candidness on our own personal blogs. We want to respect the collective audience here at Hope*ologie, recognizing this could be a broader space.
Some of you may discover Hope*ologie is too spiritual for you, while others of you may not feel like it’s spiritual enough. That’s okay. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to cancel before the end of your first month if you join and your experience isn’t what you hoped for – full refund, no questions asked.
What are we most excited about? So glad you asked!
The first ever Sister*ologie Podcast – available only for Hope*ologie members - where Emily and The Nester display all of their ridiculous-ness for light-hearted hope on the go. Laughter and silliness abound. (And maybe even an encouraging word or two.)
A new hand-lettered printable every month from artist Annie Barnett! Annie is one of our favorite artists and we are thrilled to partner with her to offer Hope*ologists a beautiful quote to print each month.
Introducing you to the spouses behind the writing – Brenda, Chad, and John. We can’t wait to share them with the Hope*ologie community – look for them in podcasts, interviews, or videos over the next few months.
The opportunity to journey with a group of like-minded hopers like you. What a privilege.
Finally, we are thrilled and thankful to do something collectively as a family even though we’re not sure how it will turn out. Like we learned from Seth Godin, Anything worth doing is worth doing even though it might not work.