Hello, I’m Christine–Jesus girl, author, speaker, joy seeker, worship leader, and weight loss warrior. I’m so humbled you are visiting my little space. You might know me as the joy-filled gal who blogs over on my other site Joyful Keto Life. I’ve set aside this space here to share the Jesus lessons I’ve learned in my joyful journey of transformation. A journey impacting my whole being–body, mind, heart, and soul.
How awesome is our Jesus to provide this level of care for us? He longs for us to receive joy from His goodness. This gift of joy will impact our physical, emotional, and most importantly, spiritual health. Hallelujah. Our God is so good.
In my deepest despair, one hundred pounds overweight with many mounting health issues, I cried out to Him. He tilted His ear to me, reached out His hand, and said “Come, follow me. We’ve got work to do.” After decades of dieting failures, He finally blessed me with a weight loss success story as I pressed into Him for support. He provided all my physical needs and proper diet for my metabolism to heal my body, tossed my emotional baggage into the sea, and ignited such a burning passion in my spirit. It’s now my greatest joy to fan into flame this gift from God. (2 Timothy 1:6).
Friends, I love to picture the start of my journey at the base of a mountain. As a morbidly obese person, I failed to climb any mountains. The good news? I have been set free. He fills me up with His power, love, and self-control and has broken my chains of food obsession and fear (2 Timothy 1:7). He satisfies the hunger of my soul.
Mountain trails are hard, my friend; we all need a buddy for mountain-climbing (safety first, right). Whether or not you need a weight loss success story, the difficult struggles I’ve encountered and worked through will provide hope for scaling your impossible mountains.
I meet with my mountain guide first thing every morning and I remain in constant contact with Him all day. He goes before me and I look up. A better mountain climbing guide I would not find. Trustworthy and sure-footed. He gives me a firm place to stand. Do you need some stability in your faith journey? I’m anxious to share with you the importance of these daily meetings with Him. Listen. He beckons you to join us in this journey of healing your hurts. You must see the view at the summit. It’s jaw-dropping. I promise.
Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.
By the way, when I’m not busy working in my ministry you can find me climbing and hiking in real mountains. While there are no mountains near me in southeast Michigan, I love to travel and explore. In my professional life I’m the Controller for a medium sized physician organization. You might call me a bean counter; I like to count things like milestones in this journey called life. I love and live with my college sweetheart, husband Rob, my son Kyle, and my two sassy cats, Miki and Kitty. My daughter Kaitlin recently married and left me, but I treasure the time I get to spend with her and son-in-love, Mike.
My weight loss success story has been featured in Reader’s Digest, First for Women, Keto Over 50, Keto Food, and Diet Doctor. My faith story weaved its way into each of these publications, pointing others to my true source of healing–Jesus.
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