Caitlin

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What happens when you take a woman who is an irreverent wanderer, incurably horse crazy and addicted to coffee, throw her into a domestic life and tell her to behave?

Well, you’re about to find out.

I’m Caitlin and I haven’t sat still my entire life. Lucky for me, I’m married to my partner in crime who loves adventuring nearly as much as I do. Our son — who is nearly 2 years old — is already following in our footsteps. Oh yeah, and kiddo #2 is coming in the spring.

I’ll just say this now: I don’t do fluff. At all. I like to dive in, dig deep and get to know the heart of the matter.

That being said, I completely believe in living a life without pressure. You know what I’m talking about: the pressure to be perfect, to have “it all together,” to handle everything — even when it’s overwhelming. In our careers, to our friends or spouses, as moms or dads, in our communities and churches… Yeah, all that.

Caitlin watching waterfall

This belief came from my own experiences. Despite a background in emergency dispatching and handling high-stress situations, I came to the point where I admitted I had no idea what to do with all the pressure of wife-hood, mom-hood and…well…regular life. About a year ago, I decided enough was enough and I started seeking God in a new way. I learned how to really read my Bible for the first time, to challenge lies I had chosen to believe and to faced down things I had spent years avoiding. THAT was where I learned I can live without the pressure.

This is my breaking free. I’m learning how to walk out untamed faith every day. How to live life vibrantly and abundantly in the freedom the Bible talks about. How to walk out my calling and have a real relationship with Jesus. And out of everything God has given me, I’m on a mission to give it away.

 

Why this blog?

I’m so glad you asked.

That mission I just mentioned, to give away everything God has given me? Yup, that’s why I’m here. Because I’ve lived with the overwhelm and I hate watching people walk the same path I’ve been on. Because it is so. Completely. Unnecessary.

I’m passionate about unique design and embracing who God really created us to be. And I’m adamant about living with purpose. See, when we are not living out of our God-given identity, we’re living at a fraction of our potential. Once we understand what it means to be uniquely made in Him, that we are enough because He is enough, we are able to step out in new, powerful ways. We can begin walking our lives with Him leading us — and that is when we start overcoming the overwhelm. God has more in store for you an me than we can imagine. And because I believe this for myself, I believe it for you, too.

Everything in my life is tied together. Loving my Lord Jesus is paramount. Taking care of my little two-and-four-legged herd is next. And choosing to grow and develop physically, spiritually and mentally follow — yet are strangely first. In addition, I personally believe we are most effective for the glory of God when we have our health.

So let’s take a load off, grab a hot cup of coffee and journey together for a while. Maybe we’ll laugh, maybe we’ll learn, maybe we’ll dig deep. Either way, let’s find out together.

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