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About Christine…

Hello everyone,

Here’s a little info about me. First of all, I am an Oregon girl-born and raised and very happy to live on the beautiful west coast. I come from a family of four, have an older sister and grew up in a Christian home.

I married my high school sweetheart in 2010 and we both spent 8 years in college pursuing physical therapy careers, including two years in Scotland before we came home and had our son who is currently a very energetic toddler. I am an outpatient physical therapist along with this new blogging adventure currently.

God put this blog on my heart in May 2016 and I am now officially starting it in 2017. I have struggled with chronic pain from endometriosis as well as mental health issues such as anxiety, and postpartum depression. God has led me to start a Bible study blog and also use my physical therapy background as well as personal experience to intertwine spiritual, physical, and mental wellness topics. The Cord of Three Strands is not easily broken (God, Jesus and Holy Spirit) and for us being spiritually, physically and mentally strong can give us a “Cord” that is not easily broken as well.

About the Blog:

First and foremost thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy my blog. The idea for this blog started in 2016 and then became a reality in 2017. I wanted to start this blog as a Bible study blog using lessons from my grandpa. As this blog has formed and thinking about my future goals as well I wanted to encompass more health and wellness topics. I am a physical therapist and felt that since this blog is a part of me I really want it to show the main facets of me; Christian, wife, mother and physical therapist.

The title of my blog came to me on a sleepless night when I was praying. And when I was creating the Bible study blog it worked well to discuss the three aspects of God as the cord-God, Jesus, Holy Spirit. As I set about expanding the blog I wanted to keep applying that concept. So, now that I have expanded into wellness from a Christian, biblically-based viewpoint I want to apply the three strands to ourselves. We as women are pulled in many directions and so I think we need to think of ourselves as one complete being (the cord) but made up of many strands including three for our wellness-spiritual, physical, and mental. When we approach our physical and mental health with God’s principles I believe we are more motivated to invest in self-care and put our best selves forwards. I feel this then flows over to all of the roles in our lives as well. How can we be the best wife, mother, employee, friend we can be? By applying God’s principles to our lives and making decisions with Him we present our best selves to build His kingdom.

I myself have struggled with mental health issues (depression, postpartum depression, and anxiety) and want to let others know there is hope. I have worked with many people with chronic pain and myself had chronic pain (endometriosis) which is well managed now. I have been there in the depths of depression and daily pain and I know God has helped me immensely. I want to give hope through His word as well as prune down research in health and fitness to practical bites that I’ve seen work and have studied as well. I can’t wait to see where God takes this blog and to meet new people who I can relate to and help out on their journey.

I hope this blog helps others (as well as keeping myself on track) to draw closer to Him and make progress towards goals. I hope this is a place where people learn and share and grow in Christ and as individuals.

 

What You Can Expect on the Blog:

 

  • Monthly Bible study post-currently Basic Bible Truths Series
  • Ongoing health series’ covering mental, physical, and spiritual wellness topics
  • Recommendations of products I like including Christian Book Corner

I hope you enjoy the blog and feel something resonates with you here.

Email me anytime with questions, comments, or just to chat.
Sincerely,

Christine G.

 

Though one may be overpowered,

   two can defend themselves.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12

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