My name is Karen. Welcome to The Ragamuffin Mom.
I am a creative Christ follower. I have been a Christian since I was in 3rd grade. Outside of a few rebellious years in high school I’ve never veered from my walk with the Lord, although I’ve had many years that I would say I was misguided. I grew up as a Baptist and have attended mostly non-denominal churches my adult life. Recently, my husband and I have made a trek into learning more about the liturgy of the Anglican Church, specific through the Reformed Episcopal Church. We joined our current congregation to help plant a church in the North Atlanta area. I will have much more to say about this change in how we are approaching out worship when I am no longer reeling over all the changes.
I am a wife of nearly 24 years to my college sweetheart. We are both first borns so you can imagine the head butting that tends to take place. We don’t play many games together. We both love and follow Jesus together. I grow more and more in love with him as each day passes. But it’s a different kind of love than we started. This is truly a convent love.
I am mom to 7 children ages 10 to 21. I am also a homeschooler. I am a secondary social studies teacher by trade. After three years of teaching and a great deal of research and prayer with my husband, we decided that we wanted to provide a different type of education for my children. I have been homeschooling for 15 years now and I have ten years to go.
I am also mother to two different learning children. One of them has graduated and is seeking adventures in the great wide world before he. My second is a 5th grader diagnosed with dyslexia. As a result of her diagnosis, I decided to become trained in the Orton-Gillingham Method. That sparked a new passion in me. I am now working toward starting my practicum to become a certified dyslexia specialist. I am slowly building a tutoring business helping other struggling with reading. My business is called Learning Hope Tutoring. I currently have openings online for tutoring.
Finally, I am an aspiring blogger learning to live as the beloved of Jesus. I will be sharing more of my story later. I turned 46 this years and the time since my birthday, the Lord has done a miraculous work in me. What I am writing on my blog is a small reflection of what He is working. My hope is to encourage and inspire others toward a love of the Word of God as well as a deeper understanding of their position before Abba and their beloved state before Him.