Hi! I’m Christina. Welcome to my blog!
Maybe you can tell already by the title and tagline–I’m a bit of a worrier. But Jesus died for every sin, worry included. And, praise God, through the power of His Holy Spirit we can overcome every temptation! Can I get a witness?
I’m also the wife of phenomenal public high school math teacher. He is the best life partner a girl could ask for. He is logical and level-headed, an optimist who always has faith that God is working things out for our good and His glory. He is the yin to my yang, and I am so thankful that we get to do life together.
A big part of our life together is our son. We sometimes refer to him as Mowgli, because he reminds us of Disney’s animated character. Don’t ask me why. Our guy’s eyes aren’t as round and his hair isn’t as long as the Disney character’s. In fact, when we carefully compare them, there’s really very little that’s similar. And yet each time we watch the movie, there is some unidentifiable something that is so familiar in Mowgli’s movements and mannerisms. But I digress. (If you decide to follow my blog, you’ll find I do this pretty often. It’s a habit I’m trying to break, so please bear with me.)
Our Mowgli is a bright, fun-loving, amazing kid, and he has brought such joy into our life! He has some health challenges which include multiple severe (life-threatening) food allergies and multiple environmental allergies. To quote his allergist, “He is a really allergic kid.” His allergies are just one of many reasons why we are a homeschooling family. Hubs teaches Mowgli math (obviously), and I tackle everything else. It has been a privilege to guide him through new information and experiences and to see his love of learning blossom and grow.
Random info about me:
- I like to take pictures; lots and LOTS of pictures. Some may end up posted here.
- I cannot do without coffee, tea, chocolate, and vegan ice cream. Well, I can, but I’m a total grump if I don’t have at least a little taste of one of these goodies periodically.
- I have learned to love to cook. Gotta make everything from scratch? Might as well enjoy it! I’ve found taking pictures of the food you cook makes it more fun.
- I have tried to enjoy running, but I don’t. Hiking, walking, cycling, rollerblading, SUP, kayaking, ballet, belly dancing, wall climbing, yoga; these are forms of exercise I can get into. Running? Not so much.
- My happy place is the beach. Nothing re-energizes me quite like spending time in nature. It’s so much easier to put things into proper perspective when I’m smacked in the face with God’s amazing creation.
- I don’t understand apathy. I care about things. I mean, I really care about things. FYI: This can translate into some pretty strong opinions, most of which I try to keep to myself.
- I am sensitive and I love people deeply. This means I also have the capacity to get hurt deeply. But you know what? It’s a price I’m willing to pay.
- I love the Bible. It is my lifeline. I write verses that are extra-special to me on index cards so that I can re-read them often. There are stacks upon stacks of them strewn about our house. Lately Mowgli has begun doing the same thing, and I could not be more pleased.
- I am a perfectionist. This does not mean that my house is perfectly decorated, my attire is perfectly coordinated, my pictures are perfectly shot, my meals are perfectly delicious, my words are perfectly encouraging, my decisions are perfectly wise, and my relationships are perfectly wonderful. Far from it!!! It does mean that I often wish that they were. In those moments I remind myself that the imperfections of this world are meant to point me to the One who is perfect.
Which leads me to the last thing I’m going to share about myself. The most important thing:
I. Need. Jesus. Every minute of every hour of every day. I. Need. Him.
So. Now for a little about the blog:
This space is a place for me to document my journey as I walk with Jesus and learn to love Him more faithfully and trust Him more fully. It may sound selfish, but I’m at a point where I need to write. I need to get these jumbled thoughts out of my head and process through what I’m experiencing. I need to find the meaning and the purpose in all of the mess. Because, let’s be honest–it doesn’t matter who you are, sooner or later life gets messy. And friends, I am right smack dab in the middle of the mess right now.
Thanks for checking this out and possibly even coming along on the journey with me!