Who Am I???
I am still trying to figure that out myself, but for starters and that which I know to be true... I am Kari. I am a broken girl, made whole by the precious blood of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ. In Him, I am forgiven, I am saved, I am loved, I am graced, and I am chosen. I, along with you, am on this journey called life. It has its ups and downs and it has its twists and turns. I wanted a place to be open and honest about my journey, a place to share my journey with you. I believe the word of God, all of it. In John 8:32, the Bible says this...
"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."
I believe that when we are transparent with one another, satan's ability to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10) becomes impotent and we are set free.I lived along time on my life journey without Christ and without the Holy Spirit. I've made many mistakes, I have gone through lots of hard times and lots of good times without Christ and then with Christ. Since, I met my Creator and began my relationship with Him, I have never lost hope. In the midst of extreme pain and extreme loss, I have always had peace. Peace that I can't explain, it is just within (Phil. 4:7). Following Christ doesn't mean my life is perfect, it means that I know the end of my journey. I have a hope that nothing in this life, no person or circumstance, can take away.
I began a dare to count my gifts, my graces on October 31, 2011. This dare has changed me from the inside out. It is a dare to fully live right where you are. This dare is opening my eyes to see Christ, to see His grace, all around me. It isn't always easy, but the more your heart is trained to see Him, even in the difficult time, He is everywhere. Count His Blessings is a place where I journal my gifts.
I am also a wife to Brent, and a Mommy to 5 children. 3 of those children are with me...
Meet Joshua David - my first born, my warrior.
Meet Abigail Grace - my free spirited, determined lil girl.
Meet Isaiah Michael - my little miracle prophet.
Brent and I also have 2 precious children that are in the arms of our heavenly Father waiting for us to meet them. Brent and I lost these 2 children through miscarriages. Their loss is painful and one that I am and I think will always continue to work through. But Jesus, He is faithful. He walks with me through it all.
Recently, I also added the title homeschooling Mommy to this list as well. We began our homeschooling journey in January of 2012 and we are loving every minute of it.
This is us, my family, my greatest graces that I have been given.
I am also a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I am a multi - tasking couponer, cook, housecleaner, boo boo kisser, and well... the list goes on and on.
Please join me on my journey to see Christ in all things.
I pray you will sit down, grab yourself a cup of coffee, a Dr. Pepper, or whatever it is that you like and stay awhile. I am so glad you are here.
If you don't know this Redeemer, this Hope, please contact me. I would love to tell you more about Him!!
If you would like someone to pray with you and join you on your journey, again, please contact me. I would be honored too!!