Hi! I’m Katie, and excited doesn’t even begin to describe how happy I am that you’re here. If we were meeting in person, I imagine we’d be meeting over a cup of coffee or tea. Depending on the day, we’d either have a mini-party because we were out at a public coffee shop without kids, or we’d be talking loudly to each other as kids ran circles around us. Either way would be lovely.
But, since I’m not meeting you in person, let me tell you a little about myself, and hopefully afterwards you’ll want to be friends.
First and foremost, I want you to know that I am a mess. I make mistakes a lot. I find myself getting frustrated with my kids. I don’t acknowledge the many ways my husband serves me. I take advantage of my friends on occasion. Like the Apostle Paul, I keep doing the things I don’t want to do, rather than the things I do want to do (Romans 7:15). However, I have been saved by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ—not by my own merit, but through His unbelievable gift to all those who call on the name of the Lord (Eph 2:8; Rom 10:13).
Here, in this tiny piece of the internet, I share thoughts on real life—struggles and triumphs, hilarities and mishaps—while piecing together what God may have to show us through these stories.
I am a wife, mom, friend, writer, feeler, extrovert, and Jesus-lover. My husband Yusuph and I met in Africa on a mission trip (exotic, I know!), and we have been married for six years. We parent two precious sons, Josiah (3) and Luke (1). I have the privilege of staying home to raise our boys, which is without-a-doubt the funnest, most challenging, and loftiest assignment given to me.
In my other life, the one before kids, I served in ministry—first on staff at a couple churches, then by teaching at a Christian school. Academically, I graduated from Baylor University, then attended Dallas Seminary, where I graduated with a deeper, richer understanding of Scripture.
I hope to encourage you in this space. I desire to make you laugh and make you think, but I also pray you see you are not alone. Whatever struggle you wrestle with, someone else does too. Whatever lie you believe, someone has believed it before. Instead of succumbing to these falsities, let’s “…lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…” (Heb. 12:1-2). Let’s look to Jesus together!