“Wherever you a…

“Wherever you are, be all there.” -my grandfather, Jim Elliot

I’ve tried xanga and facebook notes, blogger and google documents, but I always follow and prefer the look and feel of wordpress. Welcome to my blog – this is all about learning to love living life to the fullest !  I have days where I’m overwhelmed with all the many things I try to do, when in reality, all I really want is to be a good wife, daughter, sister, friend, employee, and…I’ll stop right there.  I had been trying to come up with a phrase of what my daily grind consists of, when I spilled coffee as I went out the door this morning.  The daily grind is, I am spilling coffee a lot of the time!  I dribble water all over, I have spilled tea and soda, and I need to quit trying to do so many things all at once.  Multitasking is a gift and a blessing, but it can also be my weakness and a curse.  I thought my Bubba mug (http://shopbubba.com) would help me (it looks like a beer keg, but it acts like a sippy cup for adults!) but sometimes I’m running out the door with the one from the Hamilton Beach coffeemaker we love, or the keeps-it-hot-for-5-hour mug my husband got from his business trip to googleplex up north.  

Yes, you read that right- my grandfather is Jim Elliot, the one who got a 5-man team down to Ecuador to spread the gospel!  He was killed in 1956 and now the killers are no longer savages, they are Christians who start their own churches, businesses, and have families of their own.  My granny is the beloved author, speaker and was on the radio.  “You are loved with an everlasting love and underneath are the everlasting arms.  This is your friend, Elisabeth Elliot…” Well, this is your friend, Christiana, and today we’re going to talk about juggling the many hats we wear as women! 

My friends have all tried to get me to blog or write more.  I can’t share the many details of my intimate testimony online because it’s too graphic, but also too good to be true- God has totally turned my life around, and now I’m more grounded (hence, my little ankle anchor tattoo!) and I want all to “taste and see” how good He is.

“I waited patiently for the Lord;
    He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in Him.” -Psalm 40, NIV