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!