My name is Elsa Christie Marley. Yes, Elsa, like in Frozen. Yes, Christie, as in follower of Christ. Marley, as in Bob Marley, but there is no relation. I know I already sound like a fictional character, but no, this is me and I want to share how God redeemed me. Unlike many in Cameroon, … Continue Reading

Perfectionism sounds glamorous, but it’s really just an illusion. It doesn’t exist.   What exists is real life.   The day to day. The meals, the memories, the songs that make you sing in the shower, the people you share it with. Real life should not be consumed with expectations of what should be or will … Continue Reading

I grew up in a Christian home, with loving parents and plenty of siblings. My days were full of energetic activities and socializing with many friends. I always received excellent grades in school. I was so blessed and I felt that my life was “perfect”. This all came to a crashing end one day when … Continue Reading

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that … Continue Reading

Being raised in a conservative Christian home has had many wonderful benefits. I know a ton about the Bible, how to pray, how to lean on God through tough times and how to love others. However, a lot of the people who were around growing up were quick to align basic Christian principles with a … Continue Reading

Encouraging someone is to infuse courage in them by saying and doing things that build them up. Here are five tangible things you can do this week: openly speaking positively and loving to your spouse in front of your kids to model proper behavior telling a friend, co-worker, or acquaintance how awesome you think they are … Continue Reading

When I created this Free Will design, I wasn’t thinking of the dull choices I make throughout my life, “Do we visit your parents or my parents this year for Thanksgiving? Should we cook tonight or order take-out?” No. I designed this shirt with a much deeper thought in mind… focus on the freedom found in … Continue Reading

Makeup has been around for thousands of years. There are numerous videos and articles written about it and everyone has differing opinions. Some women wouldn’t leave the house without makeup and others believe it’s totally unnecessary. Because I’m a Christian, I always look to my study Bible for the answers. Nowhere in the text does … Continue Reading

My testimony seems pretty simple at first glance – it’s probably not anything you haven’t seen before. My parents raised me in a Baptist church, where we each heavily participated in activities, and around age 6, I began to ask my parents questions about Jesus. I prayed the “sinner’s prayer” with my dad not long … Continue Reading

It all started when I was 5, I was told to ask for Jesus to come live in my heart at a local daycare. I vividly remember being moved by something in that moment. It was warm and nice, but following that short encounter, I spent 15 years seeking the world. In return, it would … Continue Reading