Hey there! I’m really happy you dropped by. You can call me by first name, pronounced Ca-REE-suh.
I’m a teacher-turned-busy-homeschooling-mother-of-three asking deep questions about my faith.
My passion is to wade through these faith-questions with courage, integrity and authenticity, and my heart is to connect with and encourage fellow faith-questioners.
Why? Well, because if you are like me, asking questions can be like opening a Pandora’s box of overwhelm, confusion and loneliness.
(As an aside, there is a glimmer of proverbial light, a glorious beacon of freedom, at the “end” of the question-tunnel, though one tunnel generally leads to another and then another until pretty soon you will find yourself embracing the science of tunneling; it is all quite spiritual in the end.)
To go back to my heart in connecting with you: whether you are asking a handful of questions or many, I would like to bring you encouragement, out-of-the-box perspectives, research and resources; I would also like to challenge you and me both to step outside our comfort zones and take action.
A little of my history...
When my oldest child was 18 months old, I began researching spanking because everyone in my social circle promoted it as the only godly way to raise a child. Yet when I imagined hitting my child, I pictured a look of shock and betrayal entering his eyes, and I knew that spanking my little one would forever alter the trust relationship we had established.
And so I decided not to spank my son.
I knew I would be scrutinized for my decision. Therefore, I spent months studying the Bible along with the latest children’s psychology.
I was surprised to see that neither modern psychology nor the Bible encouraged spanking; they were not at odds, as I had always assumed. Maybe I (and those in my social circle) had been seeing things wrong.
My research and subsequent conclusions about spanking were the catalysts for so many more questions as the years traipsed, sauntered and scurried by.
And now, I am excited to explore what I am learning with you. I'm also looking forward to hearing your thoughts and stories.
So how can you connect with me?
One way is to interact with me on social media. Follow my Facebook page here. If something is beneficial to you, please like, comment and share.
Also, you can head on over to my "contact" page to contact me personally. I would love to hear your story.