Who we are:
Hey, my name’s Tina. (Aka God’s kid)
My husband, Andrew, and I have been married now for 23 years. We have our health challenges, but we’ve been fortunate to work side by side from home for the last 14 of those years.
Both my husband and I are living with chronic illnesses; this was the catalyst that created the need to work from home. Andrew has Fibromyalgia, and I have Hashimoto’s Disease.
Up until just recently, we ran a small ceramics business that provided pet urns to a local family run pet crematorium.
I don’t know for certain how many clay jars we made in the time we worked hard to “urn” that living, but I imagine it’s a pretty large sum. (My estimate, based on the average monthly haul over 14 years, is 12,000+ urns.) Talk about urnin’ a living, hey!?
Early in 2018 we were forced to let our business go; health wise, we were no longer able to keep up with the demand of the work.
What exactly this will mean for us, and where God will lead, we’re not too sure, but we both know in our hearts that this too He has covered.
After 12,000+ urns, a change of pace is kind of nice, though I did have quite the time adjusting to it initially. That story can be found Here.
“Lord, wherever You’re leading me, that’s where I want to be.” —Casting Crowns/The Very Next Thing
We have no children of our own, but we do have two beautiful kitties that we think are just the “cat’s pajamas.” (Sorry, I couldn’t resist. There’s more where that came from.)
Andrew refers to our two girls as “Kitty-pups” because he says they’re part dog. Plus, we’ve always referred to each other as “Puppy” and “Kitten,” so it just makes logical sense that our girls would be a combination of their two human parents.
We adopted both of our girls from a local Cat/Kitten rescue after realizing that Andrew was no longer allergic to cats. (Yipee!)
Both of these sweeties have such different, and amusing personalities, so there is never a dull moment.
That’s Jessie in the photo above, doing what we call “Super-Cating.” Why she flys upsidedown, we don’t know. So your guess is as good as any. She’s a little quirky like myself, and noisy (Let me tell ya…) Of course we adore her despite being—on occasion–so noisy. Sheya has her own sweetness too. You can read a little about both of them Here.
As for my writing, I write from a Christian perspective. I write what’s on my heart, which nearly always is the thing that God has been showing me. However, don’t blame Him for my grammatical errors, punctuation, sentence structure, or spelling. I’m working on all of that, while God works on me. My faith is my greatest passion though, so I absolutely love to share it.
What you’ll find on my blog:
- True stories with an encouraging message
- Fun facts
- Some fiction (Not my passion, but I may throw a bit into the mix)
- Anything which speaks volumes of hope and truth.
- And metaphor…lots and lots of metaphor!
I became a follower of Christ while I was dating the wonderful man that God has given me. Having met at the mall, we both like to say: “You can get anything at the mall!” (Hardy har)
All of that being said, It’s truly not about us. It’s about the amazing God that we live to serve.
So, that’s who we are.
We’re not who we were; we’re God’s kids.
“God once said, “Let the light shine out of the darkness!” This is the same God who made His light shine in our hearts by letting us know the glory of God that is in the face of Christ. We have this treasure from God, but we are like clay jars that hold the treasure. This shows that the great power is from God, not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:6-7