Hey, my name’s Tina.
My husband Andrew and I have been married now for 22 years, and have worked from home for the last 14 of those years. Up until just recently, we ran a very small home based ceramics business that provided pet urns to a local family business, who lovingly handled the remains of those beloved critter family members. I have no idea how many clay jars we made in the time we worked hard to “urn” a living, but I imagine it’s a pretty large sum.
Unfortunately, we had to let our business go. Health wise we were no longer able to keep up. What exactly this will mean for us, and where God will lead, we’re not sure, but we both know in our hearts that this too God has covered.
So out with the old…and in with the new, whatever that shall be. Adjustments being made…
Both my husband and myself 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. Both of our conditions are autoimmune in nature.
We also have two beautiful kitties that we think are just the “cat’s pajamas.” (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) We adopted both of them from a local Cat/Kitten rescue after we realized that Andrew was no longer allergic to cats. (Yipee!)
Both of these sweeties have such different, and amusing personalities, and there is never a dull moment.
That’s Jessie in the photo above, doing what we call “Super-Cating.” Why she flys upside down, well 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 her 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, and He’s working on me. My faith is my greatest passion though, and I absolutely love to share it.
What you’ll find on my blog:
- True stories with an encouraging message
- 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 Christian while I was dating the wonderful man that I married. We met at the mall, and we both like to say: “You can get anything at the mall!” (Hardy har).
It’s truly not about me though. It’s about the amazing God I serve.
So, that’s who I am.
I’m not who I was. I’m God’s kid.
“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