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Let us not grow weary in doing what is good for at the proper time you will reap the harvest if you do not give up

Galatians 6:9

My name is Reena. I’m first and foremost a disciple of Jesus Christ, son of the Almighty God. I want to put that out there because that statement alone is the most important title one can have. Just as you’re uniquely made, God has blessed me with many unique gifts, talents, and opportunities too. 

 

I’m marveled by the vastness of space and the undiscovered depths of the oceans. I’m not afraid of heights, in fact I welcome new adventures like rock climbing to the tops of mountains, sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon, and jumping off cliffs into the Croatian sea. I do however have a great fear of groups of animals, especially birds and frogs (if God used them as a plague then you know they’re not good!).

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I love any nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough (my last birthday was David themed, and my husband bought me a narwhal onesie). I’m also gifted in art, sewing, calligraphy, painting, and drawing. I love to cook, bake, decorate cakes, and anything in between. I’m the  biggest and most obvious tourist in National Parks and famous cities around the world. I’m naturally an extrovert who loves games, quality time, and playing sports (not watching). I bike, snowboard, dance, sing, and run. I’m the wife and helper to an amazing husband (16 year old Reena’s answered prayer). I walk, sometimes crawl, through dark valleys in life and I have seasons of trials.

 

I spend time in God’s word daily and learn something new every time. I strive for deep friendships and fight for my relationships. I enjoy my morning lavender tea. There are multiple times I sit just smelling and praising God for the scent of lavender. So this is a snippet of morning Reena: wake up, drink a cup of tea from my Wal-Mart mug, and eat my snacks on a proper desk with all my pens and highlighters as I spend the morning with God.

I say all of these things not to boast, but rather to display God's creative workmanship in me. My particular story may seem pretty average; I’ve never been physically persecuted for my belief in God, didn’t have to grow up in a war zone, and I’ve never been to seminary. Even though my individual battle may not seem extraordinary, my spiritual battles are still very real and very active, even in the comfort of my own home. Without God, I’m just an ordinary sinner, but with God I am made extraordinary, and you are too.

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