I am Christina and To Show Them Jesus is the space where I pour out in words the overflow of God’s grace in my life. This blog is a documentation of the journey of a broken daughter of the King. It’s a place where you can get a glimpse of who I am as I share with transparency all the messy, sinful and broken parts of me. In this place, I open a window in my heart, revealing all the ways God is stretching me, shaping me, and changing me to be more like Christ–from the inside out.
Trained and licensed as a psychotherapist, my posts here reflect my desire that we all see our brokenness and pain through the redemptive and healing power of Christ. I believe that the gospel of grace is powerful and effective to heal all the wounded parts of our soul. You’ll find here that my heart’s desire is to point myself and my readers to the gospel and how it covers every area of life.
- There are a few ongoing themes that I write about: my search for joy and gratitude, the way God’s Word heals our brokenness, and the word I have chosen for the year (2013′s word is “seek”).
- On Thursdays I share stories and practical ways I seek to ”teach Jesus” to my children. You’ll find book recommendations, crafts, conversations, parenting stories, and teaching moments in these posts.
- I also write weekly posts reflecting the work God is doing in my heart as He sanctifies me. You’ll find posts on topics related to spiritual growth, spiritual disciplines, and other stories of God’s redemptive work in and through me. It’s here where I share my chronic struggle with depression that has followed me like a dark cloud since adolescence. I write about the ways this depression has affected me as a mom and wife. My heart’s desire is that despite my imperfections, God will use me to show Jesus to my children. It is my prayer that the deep valley’s I have traveled will only strengthen me and the lessons learned there will help me raise the two eternal souls that have been entrusted in my care. In addition to posts on depression, you’ll also find posts I’ve written on topics such as suffering, anxiety, worry, and fear.
- As a homeschooling mom, you’ll periodically find me sharing ideas, activities, and reflections in our homeschool journey.
This journey in faith is not meant to be traveled in isolation. We need one another to encourage and spur us on in faith. It is my hope that this blog is a place where we can do just that. I pray that God uses my words and this space to draw you closer to Christ. If there is ever anything I can pray about for you, do not hesitate to ask.
More about me:
Raised in the Washington, D.C. area, I went to college at Covenant College atop Lookout Mountain in Georgia. It was there I met my husband and after we married, we settled in Florida. He’s a hard working firefighter who also has a second profession in the business world. I received my Master’s from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Counseling Psychology. I worked in the counseling field for about eight years before my oldest son was born.
No longer working in practice as a counselor, I spend my time writing for various websites and publications. I also have two active boys, ages 8 and 5 who keep me very busy! We are in our third year of homeschooling and love it. I am also a Bible study leader, Sunday school teacher, and facilitate a women’s discipleship group.
In my free time I love to read and am always in the middle of at least three books. I also love antique shopping and am a collector of all things old. I like my coffee black, preferably from a French press. It is my belief that chocolate is best dark and in good supply. I also love to travel with my husband of 16 years.
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Thanks for joining me on my journey,