Who am I?  I’m Lisa Christiansen.  Wife, mother, and mystic-wanna-be.

Most days you’ll find me cleaning house, doing endless loads of laundry and shuttling my kids around from place to place. But, over the years I’ve learned to also make the time to read God’s Word and pray (a lot) every day.

I am a cradle Catholic, but my spiritual journey  didn’t really begin until my kids started Sunday school. I learned early on that they were going to have far more questions about God and religion than I was capable of answering.  So, I began reading more,  praying more, and taking classes to better understand my religion, my spirituality, myself and God.  Eventually, I realized I best understood all of these things by listening to the stories and experiences of others, so I began sharing my own stories, experiences and thoughts in church groups and Bible studies and, eventually…here.  Over the years, my posts have become a self-reflective, meditative, devotional of sorts.

Why “The Mystic Mom”?  In my reading, it came to my attention that many of the first Christians (as well as many non-Christians) were more mystical than theological. They came from a place of accepting life as it happens without having to understand it all.  I fell in love with many of them because of this. On my best days I  like to think I am a mystic-in-the-making.  The rest of the time, I am busy trying to find all the answers!

In the end, these fragments of my life…a pinch of laundry here, a spoonful of prayer there, and a heaping handful of God’s grace …are the ingredients that have made this blog what it is today.

THANKS for stopping by!


3 thoughts on “About

  1. It is obvious that the move out East has not dampened the “fire in the belly”. That is a good thing. Still miss your creative presence in what we do here. Keep up, the good work. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Fr. T.

  2. I simply wanted to write down a simple word in order to express gratitude to you for those great strategies you are giving on this site. My time intensive internet lookup has at the end been compensated with professional ideas to share with my pals. I would admit that we site visitors are very endowed to live in a good network with very many outstanding professionals with very beneficial tactics. I feel extremely fortunate to have come across your webpages and look forward to plenty of more exciting minutes reading here. Thank you again for everything

  3. Yay! for you for discovering there is so much more to “God” than you thought – I’m so excited there are folk in the world like you, like me, who are discovering that the Christianity of today lost along the way – The Eastern practices of our ancient desert mothers and fathers, and that another word for prayer is meditation! Looking forward to following!

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