I am a happily newly-married bride, enjoying life with my viking-love and hubby, Nels, and our honeymoon-baby girl, Kaya Abigail (and…as of October 2011, our son Hudson Nathanael!). I am a part-time student at Midwestern Baptist College and a youth worker at Maple Hill Baptist Church. I’m a wanna-be artist, a National Guard military wife, an espresso-addict and most importantly, a Jesus-seeker. I dream of living overseas (Asia, perhaps?) one day, serving and sharing about Jesus Christ. He is the Way, the Truth & the Life. How blessed is a life lived as a bondservant of the Most High God!
My newest adventure is being a stay-at-home wife and mom! I thought my life would look so different. I was totally shocked when God called me to this…I really was horrified at first! But God is so faithful! He knew all along what was best for me, my family, and for bringing him glory. I am daily growing and learning, experiencing new joys and hardships, and I am very confident that this is where I belong! And I believe that it is a high and holy calling to raise a family. But some days I wonder – what if? – as if I am throwing my life away. But isn’t that really what God calls his people to? A radical life of sacrifice? Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die,” and Jesus himself said “Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” And really, most of the time, serving my family in this way is so rewarding that I can hardly call it a sacrifice. It’s a joy. Read more about this decision here and here.
So this blog is partly about my sometimes-rocky transition into full-time wife and motherhood and part-time student. It’s also about life in Christ, celebrating life, finding creative outlets, chronicling my little baby love’s growth, and hopefully being an encouragement to you. So please, say hello and enjoy!
Jordan Cristine Carlson
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