In a Nutshell

I am a highly imperfect Orthodox Christian, thankful to have been chrismated — after a long search — on Holy Tuesday, 2005.  My journey in a nutshell?  After being baptized in a Presbyterian church as a child,  I spent time investigating the more liberal Protestant denominations (Quakers, Unitarians), a variety of New Age-y beliefs, and even Judaism.  Each of these journeys inched me closer to openness to Christianity.  Finally, I got sick of my own ego and trying to find a faith that would serve it.  I realized I would have to be a servant myself (“whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all”) and the way to do that was obviously through a life in Christ.  At that point, I asked God for help believing in the tenets of Christianity.  He gave it to me, and not long after, sent an Orthodox priest to guide me to the fullness of the Faith.   Thank God!

 

17 thoughts on “In a Nutshell

  1. Ertu Íslendingur??? I’m Orthodox and have an Orthodox godson, but I didn’t think there were many Icelanders who were Orthodox.

    Guð veri með þér,
    Kristófer

  2. I was so happy when I thought that you are Icelandic. It’s a pity that you are not. I’am dreaming of Iceland, but I don’t have any frieds from there yet. I think it is nearly impossible to find there someone who like making art, music, who’s orthodox christian (or at least interesting in christianity) and maybe yong like me.
    Anyway your site is very nice! Thank you for it.
    Christ is risen!!

  3. Kristin, I have misplaced your email addy, so am using this way of contacting you. I met you 2 summers ago in Lake Oswego, at the art show, I was selling the jewelry. I have been reading your blog, on and off for all this time, enjoying getting to know you. Today, I found something that I feel you would like to see: Happy Roses! Check out the Lisa Kan blogsite, Thursday, May 22, 2008, under the heading The Thursday Tease and Happy Roses. LisaKan.blogspot.com Enjoy! Barbara

  4. Hi Barbara! I first read this a couple weeks ago, but was rushed or something, so read it and forgot to check the site. Anyway, saw your note today and checked. They are GORGEOUS. I love it. THANK YOU, and it’s great to hear from your Barbara! Where are you selling your cool jewelry these days? You can reach me at offbeatmodestdress@yahoo.com Enjoy this weather!

  5. Hi!
    I just wanted to say I am delighted to have found this blog/ site. I too have an interest in religion (all of them although I consider myself muslim) I have not had time to look at most of it but I can see I’m gonna be back, a lot!

    Also, I find it funny that we have almost the same surname, only I am Swedish and as far as I can see from your name you have Icelandic heritage?

    I was just curious, where in the world are you now?

    Take care and salaam/ Another Kristinsdotter

  6. Hello there, Ms. Kristinsdotter. Yes, actually, in the world my surname is not Kristinsdottir. It’s an adopted name, basically, as one of the names given me at birth was Kristin.

    So it’s sort of a pen name for the Internet. :-)

    Best wishes to you and God bless!

  7. Kristin,

    I found your blog accidentally. Well, maybe that’s not so (I am sure the Lord directs me when I’m willing). I’ve been on my own journey of sorts since 12/3/1990, when I came to faith in the shed blood of Christ Jesus. However, it is only very recently that I have been led to explore the Orthodox Church. I’ll keep you posted.

    BTW, thanks for the info on the sun hats. I spend a great deal of time outside (primarily in the South), and my skin takes a beating.

    In Him,
    Mark

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