And not by sight is a blog for Christian mamas who face real life stuff that constantly challenges their faith. It's an online space where together we overcome those hiccups walking by faith and not by sight!
Hi, I'm Carica and I started this snazzy space for mamas who love being mamas, love their Lord and Savior, and love and accept the truth that He loves you too, regardless of your faults, hang ups, insecurities, and all that other junk that attaches itself to you throughout life.
I am a super proud mommy of a teenage girl. Every big decision in my life, pretty much is driven by her and she doesn't even know it!
I was raised by a single mother, who gave me with the best of everything. In my early twenties, I became a single mother, too. It was not how I expected that part of my life to turn out, at all. If you'd told me I was going to end up raising a child alone, I would have called you a liar straight to your face. But it did, and no one is a liar, except the devil! I don't regret one moment from then to now. My daughter is the best earthly thing that could have ever happened to me!
I was raised in church, Sunday school, bible study, revivals, weekly prayer meetings, vacation bible school, choir rehearsal, and so on and so on. Churching and serving the Lord were how I got down from a young age, because that's the way my mom raised me and this is the way I am raising my daughter.
When I was in the 11th grade, I began to build a relationship with God, just me and Him. Before, I knew of Him through my mother, but at that time, I got to know Him for myself. He spoke to little ole me. I developed a genuine love for the God I once thought I knew. A faith arose in me which birthed a ridiculous confidence that, to this day, I just can't explain. I just believe God because I know He can. I know He will. I know He is able.
I love the Lord and my relationship with Him. As our relationship has grown, I learned that I can be me. Simply myself.
If I want to blast the radio and dance around my living room to TLC - "Don't Go Chaaaa....sing Waterfalls". It is OK.
If I need to cry on my drive home from a day's disappointment. I can.
If I miss a bible study lesson. Relax, I'm forgiven - it's not the end of the world as I know it.
Not one of these instances deducts from the love I have for the Lord, nor the love He has for me. I couldn't always say that, but I have rightly matured in my faith walk and I am confident of this: I am His and He is mine!
Serving God, parenting, and being an example, I mean a godly example of a God fearing woman confront me all the time with conflicts. I am a single mom full of mistakes, aiming for perfection, often times missing the mark, but I am so blessed to know that God looks passed every mistake and fault and sees my need as He preps me for purpose. I love Him! I pray that I have been, am, and will continue to be an example to my daughter as I serve the Lord and raise her in His fear and admonition.
God has blessed me with a pretty awesome praise dance ministry and I preach and teach God's word. I love the silly, yet sincere, woman God has matured me into. I enjoy delicious food, appreciate good humor, fun travels, true friendships, and the list goes on. Plain and simple, I am living my best life with Jesus.