Welcome! I’m Christine. I hope that when you read, you’ll feel as if you’re having coffee with a friend. (who does all of the talking) Strap on your seatbelt, because sometimes it can be a wild ride!
I’m a woman with ordinary ups and downs, and I’m constantly seeing God at work around me. This is a place where I reflect on life and journal my insights. It kind of helps me from telling the same story over and over again…but sometimes not.
Posts include my personal journey in life as someone who loves God and believes that I’d be dead without His mercy toward me. My life was a train wreck before I declared my dependence on God and began a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.
Before I gave my life to Jesus I struggled with addiction to alcohol, drugs, and destructive relationships. Even as a Christian, I battled an eating disorder and depression for years.
I’m not claiming to have it all together, but I’m pressing on and I marvel that God is actively at work in my heart, freeing me more and healing me from past hurts.
I have a chronic condition that causes vision impairment and cognitive issues at times. It doesn’t define me, but is a huge part of my life and how I view things. It can be a struggle and has its dark times, but I am learning experientially the goodness of God in life’s disappointments.
You’ll read about my family; I’ve been married for twenty years (🎉) to an amazing man and we have three kids, one adopted son working on his master’s degree, one son who is currently adulting and a daughter in college.
We’re new to the empty nest life and I’ve gotta say….It has it’s perks!
Herschel and I dancing at our nephew’s wedding. He serenaded me and I loved every moment!
If you’re still reading, and want to know more, (hi Mom, hi Dad!) you can visit me at my creative spot Brave Rai Studio. Connect with me on Instagram where my handle is @wholerai
Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear from you; feel free to comment or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org