About Me

I was brought up in a home of unrecognized faith. I remember attending church regularly up until right about the start of elementary school, then like so many other families, mine allowed daily life to take over. With the absence of church, came the absence of discussions of faith. A prayer was just something said before a holiday meal. Over the years I formed a chip on my shoulder about the subject which eventually led me to denounce the existence of God entirely. As you may expect, this in turn led to many unfavorable life situations, but I don’t want to delve into those here.

Skip forward to age 23; I was brought to a turning point. I was faced with a very sobering moment that made me reevaluate my situation in life. It pushed me to move back home from the big city; to stop running from my past, and to plant my roots where they always belonged. I remember the first night I was home, looking up at the stars and feeling at peace for the first time in a long time. Shortly there after I re-met the woman who I will share the rest of life with. She is also the one that introduced me to Christ.

This site will serve as a place for me to discuss and share my thoughts on faith and life and how they intertwine as I travel down the path to discover God’s plan for my life.

17 thoughts on “About Me

  1. The beauty of God’s grace! You have a wonderful story to tell as you share the love of Christ with others.

    Thank you for stopping by to read and follow Hope for Today. I look forward to reading your blog. God bless you and yours!

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  2. Bless you bless you as you pursue Them. Likely you may not have read at Grace Notes far enough in to know who “Them” is/are to Charissa: THEY are Papa, the Father who gave us His only Son because of Love…and Jesus, the Son, the Great High Priest who lives always to make intercession for us at the Father’s right hand, and Holy Spirit, whom I call “Mama”…that is the name She takes as She interacts with my heart. She calls me “Baby”, and oh the comfort that She is.

    I would encourage you to go with gusto and passion, and always with open-hearted honesty with Them. About everything. Just be honest. They will take you places you cannot even fathom. This I promise.

    May you be richly blessed with deep relationship that is generous and inclusive. May Mama instruct you in Wisdom according to Proverbs 8 and 9, may Jesus grant you heart knowing of what it means to be joint heirs with Him, and may the Father give to you every good and perfect gift.

    Highest and best…may you always find religion anathema, and Their words sweet.

    Much love and best wishes, Charissa


  3. Thanks for following my blog. After reading your about me page I could certainly identify with you in so many things. I praise God you have found Him again in your life’s journey. I think you will find the ability to handle what life throws at you more easily because you have the power of God on your side.


  4. So glad you visited. Love your site and look forward to reading more. My goal is to encourage women, but there aren’t enough men writing for men, so thank you. God bless you and your family.


  5. Hello Travis!
    I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

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  6. Thanks for connecting, Travis. Much grace, peace, and love to you and your wife. You survived my site. You’re doing well! 🙂


  7. Thank you for following my blog!
    From the age of 12 till my mid-twenties, I also claimed there was no God. I am so thankful that He is a God of immense mercy and forgiveness and a God who is heavily into the ‘restoration of lives’ business!

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