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Travel: The Judean Wilderness

Travel: The Judean Wilderness

The desert is clean physically & spiritually because the sun shines in every place and bakes it sinless. Nothing can hide from its righteouRead More...


The High To Keep You Satisfied

The High To Keep You Satisfied

This is an archived Sky Blue post originally published in May 2014. Not every difficulty is a storm: sometimes life is a drought. We do not aRead More...


Home Sounds: Chris Stapleton

Home Sounds: Chris Stapleton

I first became a fan of Chris Stapleton's voice during my bluegrass kick. He was the front man for The SteelDrivers at that time, and that voRead More...


Ears to Hear: How Does the Gospel Speak to Racism?

Ears to Hear: How Does the Gospel Speak to Racism?

Will Rogers once said: “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” We all have drums we like to beat. But never doubt the capacity of the human hearRead More...

Keely & Michaela


There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
—  Ernest Hemingway

My name is Keely Brazil. I am 25 and live in Northern California. I began Sky Blue as a freshman in college. I have a bachelor’s degree in print communications and have worked as a reporter for The Ukiah Daily Journal and as an editorial intern at The Washington Times. My work has been featured on the Drudge Report. You can read some of my clips here: http://keelybrazil.contently.com. Today, my sister and I work together making websites and managing online marketing for small businesses. Our business is called Go West Marketing.

The goal of Sky Blue is to stand as an alternative voice in the Millennial Christian blogosphere. As a girl who listens to Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix and does not know how to bake but still loves Jesus, I realized there were not a lot of blogs out there that I related to. There’s nothing wrong with the mold, but here’s my effort to write for the rest of us. Hope you are encouraged.

Connect with me on Instagram if you are so inclined —  but in any case, send a note because I would love to hear from you.

Hey I’m Michaela Brazil. I’m 23 and fresh out of school with a degree in accounting and finance. I currently work at one of the Big Four accounting firms, but on the weekends Keely and I moonlight as gypsies.

I’m the polar opposite of Sky Blue’s founder, Keely. We are the perfect team, because we tackle life in different ways. She’s the creative, visionary, dreamer who inspires. I’m black & white. I believe that the building blocks of our lives are important, and often ignored – I get excited about attaining excellence in those. I think that a beautiful life is a simple life and that excellence in little things is the secret to a life well lived.

If any of this makes sense to you then you’ll share my passion and excitement as I search for “the best” way to do — well, everything! Excited to get to share with you. xx

Find me on Instagram and Pinterest!


  • Taylor Lockard

    Hi Keely,
    I discovered your blog a while back, and wanted to say thank you! Your writing is refreshing and real and Sky Blue is now my favorite blog. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but your pieces on modesty were great. I’ve read a lot (maybe too much) about modesty, but none of them were like yours. I bookmarked those pages. I’m thinking about becoming a journalist, possibly a photojournalist (I’m 19 and getting ready to start CollegePlus), so I thought it was cool when I read that you were one. I really like the pictures you post too.
    Anyway, thanks again!

    • keelybrazil@gmail.com

      Taylor, thank you so much for your sweet words, you made my day. I’m so excited for your future and I hope you find lots of opportunities to try out journalism and see if you love it! Please know that you can always contact me if you have questions about the industry, or anything else.

      Thanks again love. Wish you all the best xx

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