I’m Christin: part-time Speech-Language Pathologist, full-time bookworm + tea drinker, and occasional traveler.
I’m striving to find joy at home and on the road, as well as design products that make your life and teaching happier.
What i love
thoughts on faith, books, home, + travel
The blog is my space to write about things I love. Here, you’ll find my thoughts on the latest book I’ve read (it’s likely Tolkien or Lewis), the tea I’m drinking (with milk and honey, please), the place I’ve visited (always wishing it’s England), or the pondering of my heart while at home (there’s faith involved).
Faith, Books, + Life
We've made it through the darkness. We've maintained hope that light will emerge, that good will overcome. We're ready to celebrate. Tolkien's tale of Middle Earth is like a traditional epic in that it follows a story of good versus evil where good comes out on top in...
Last week, I mused over themes of darkness and light in Tolkien's works, linking them to the prevailing theme of light overcoming darkness that we recognize during Advent. This week, I move to the two themes represented by weeks one and two of the traditional Advent...
Advent is upon us! For those unfamiliar with the liturgical tradition and traditional church year calendar, Advent is more than a calendar counting down the days towards Christmas. Instead, it is a season all its own and one of significance in the Christian faith. In...
Where We go
New York City
Great Smoky Mountains
Speech Language Pathology + Education
The other day, I finally took to the task of cleaning up the yard. I had many pots of dead flowers, bags of half-used soil, and at least 50 empty, plastic containers - the kind your plants come in when you pick them up at the nursery. Those I bagged up with the intent...
Today, I watched a regrettable scene unfold amongst colleagues. A student in our district, with particularly special needs, was being discussed with regards to the ways that he could best be helped in his education. The individual closest to the student was clearly...
Several years ago, I remember walking down a hallway seeing cute little crafts of a blue cat in a giant pair of shoes. I learned that his name was Pete and that kids loved him. A couple years later I somehow (I don't remember how) stumbled upon Pete the Cat: I Love My...