Hi! My name is Christine. I am the lone female in the house that I share with my husband Kyle, our three boys, and a fish named Fred.
My husband Kyle and I have been married since 2000. Kyle is the church planting pastor of a church in Charlottesville, Virginia, and I am a stay-at-home mom, writer, and ministry sidekick to Kyle. My first book, published by Moody in February 2013, is a book specifically for church planting wives.
What I Blog About
Living from Grace
Yes, grace covers me. But, if you are in Christ, it covers you too!
So I hope every time you type in my blog address or see my posts come up in your feed, you whisper to yourself, "Yes, grace covers me." I named the blog based on how the grace of Christ has changed my entire life. Because He has, I want to remind you of His grace so that, in big ways or small, He can change yours too. If you're here looking for a little grace (and who isn't?), you might want to start here:
- Along This Road
- Don't Believe Everything That You Think
- What a Nursing Bra Taught Me About Friendship
- Conversations in My Head
- A Love Letter to My Stretch Marks
Leading from Grace
I am also passionate about ministry and, because of my own experience, I have a special affection for wives of pastors and church planters. If you are a ministry wife, I think you'll find that I often write with you in mind, like these posts:
I met my husband during college at Texas A&M in 1996. A year after we were married, he began serving as the college pastor at a church in College Station, Texas. We spent over seven years there, loving and discipling Aggies. After having our three boys and developing a heart for the world, God called us to Charlottesville, Virginia to start a church reaching University of Virginia students, young professionals, and growing families. We moved to Virginia in 2008 and have continued to experience God's faithfulness. You can read more about our church here.
Won't You Stay Awhile?
I'm glad you've found my little corner of the web. I enjoy writing and it's my prayer that God uses it to bless, challenge, and encourage you. If you could use a fresh dose of grace in your life several times a week, I invite you to subscribe to my blog by email, Feedly, or Bloglovin, follow me on Twitter, or connect with me on Facebook. (Email subscribers receive a complimentary copy of my ebook, 31 Days of Love Letters: Searching Scripture for How God Loves. Find out more here.) Thank you!