Since we have started a team format at this blog and since my original introduction left much to be desired, I thought I would make my own introduction post.
I launched the The Christian Woman website in 2005 after leaving my job to be a stay at home mom. I had been working full-time after having my first child but after awhile felt the draw to stay home. Before leaving my job I began to research work at home opportunities and became very interested in the network of Christian women who made extra money online. The website was my way of compiling the information I had gathered to share with others as well as a ministry to Christian women.
Well, my stay at home mom status only lasted for a year for reasons I won’t expand on, and after another child I returned to working full-time. A working Christian mother is a bit of a minority in most circles but I have been lucky to have the support of my husband and have not felt that my working was outside of God’s will for me. At least not thus far.
Lately I have been becoming a bit restless and feeling the need to live a bit simpler. While there are many things I enjoy about working, juggling life can be a bit overwhelming at times. I am not sure if my restlessness is a push from God to go in a new direction or not, so I am praying and waiting.
In the meantime, I have revived some of my online activities to see if there are opportunities for extra income. When I returned to work a few years ago I let this website stagnate a bit so I am trying to update slowly. Over the last few years I have enjoyed blogging in other venues, so I am happy to have other Christian women blogging here with me to provide a better forum for the women visiting this site.
I share all this in anticipation of future post topics. My husband and I have agreed to try and save up some money to get to a place where I could have the option to quit working. I am not convinced that I want to quit working but I am convinced I would like the option. Much of what I will be posting on will be around my efforts to save money, make money form home, and simplify my life in the long run.
But most importantly, I am trying to discern God’s will for my life at this juncture. Not only have I been restless about working but I have had a desire to do more ministry-type work. My dream would be to take a few classes at a local seminary and spend more time with my nose in a theology book. But most importantly, I would just like to have more time to spend with my family without feeling rushed.
I look forward to sharing more of my journey in future posts.