“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” – 1 Timothy 1:15
Hello and welcome to Heavenly Springs! I’m delighted you stumbled onto my little – and I do mean little, corner of the internet! My name is Christina, and in November 1999, in an act of God’s Sovereignty, I came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Today, I can sing with the hymnist, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” You can read my testimony here. I live in New York with my best friend, and husband Steven, and our two little firebrands, Emma and Aleigha.
I blog when I can. Sometimes I can write plenty, sometimes only a little. I’ve learned to accept the seasons of God’s providence. Besides Reformation history and theology, I enjoy American History — particularly the Revolutionary War era, baking pastries and desserts, cooking different regional cuisines and reading historical biographies. I also love doggies!
Thanks again for visiting! Time is our most precious commodity, and I am humbled that anyone would spend it here.
Jon J. Cardwell says
I am so blessed to have run across your website, I think through Calvinistic Cartoons. At any rate, I’ve been reading through a few of the articles and will have to adjust how I’ve linked Heavenly Springs on my blog: “A devotional blog for the sisters.” I’ll have to change that to read “A devotional blog for the saints.” Men, as well as women, will enjoy your site, as I certainly do.
Thank you also for your encouraging comments. I am truly blessed to have met you. May the Lord continue to truly bless you in your incredible service to Christ and your witness of love for Him.
P.S. I love both the top & bottom photos of you & your husband: Elation and Elegance. It reflects a life in Christ: Joy & Holiness.
Thank you so much for your kind words! Technology is an amazing thing, isn’t it? To be connected so instantly.
God bless you and your family.
heather joy says
I am so glad I stumbled across your blog! I look forward to reading more in the near future!
God bless, and Happy New Year~
~ Heather Joy
Hi Heather Joy! I just subscribed to your RSS Feed! I am glad you stumbled upon Heavenly Springs, too!
It’s a toss up between you and Holly Dye’s blog…both are fabulous! 🙂
Are you kidding? I love Holly’s blog — that’s a huge compliment to me to even be considered in the same category!
Thanks for the encouragement and for subscribing. I just saw that you are my neighbor, too — Jersey?
Jersey huh….just curious where it said that. Oh well, we are taking a vacation out there this summer, my brother-in-law lives out in Jersey somewhere. We will be seeing NY too, will be out there for a week….
Petra Hefner says
Just stopping by cause I miss you! 🙂
Awww, Petra, I almost missed this!!! Thank you for your visit my friend!!! I miss you and love you too! Been a little light on the blogging scene — you know the seasons, they come and go!!! XOXOXO
Petra Hefner says
Hi there homeslice, my bazanita. I love what you have done to the site and especially your passion for the Gospel, the “Good News” from Messiah Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ. The Lord is awesome in uniting those of us with likemindedness and passion for truth. I also love your dawgies (I spell it doggies 🙂 )
Keep up the good work!
Maranatha and Shalom,
Jon J. Cardwell says
love the site’s new look, sister… love you and steven more, though; but that goes without saying. you are always upon our hearts, on our thoughts and in our prayers.
Thank you so much brother Jon! We love you and Lisa and could never put in words how thankful we are for you. Your faithfulness encourages us to press on. Hopeful for a visit next summer.
I just came across your blog with a link from Trisha’s blog. Your latest post was straight from God to me and so much comfort to my soul in my current trial. Praise God for you and this lovely blog!
It is great to have found your blog/website. I run a blog/website myself, womenofchristianity.com.
I was wondering if it may be possible to gain permission to add some of the articles to that website from the “Women of the Reformation” section. Thank you.
Sincerely in Christ.
It’s a pleasure to meet you. I just briefly browsed your blog and what a beautiful site you have! Yes, of course you have permissiton to add some of the articles. Just please be sure to give credit to the author and make note of her blog if she has one. And of course, Heavenly Springs. 🙂 I look forward to checking out your site more. Also, feel free to email me directly @ email@example.com.
Patte Smith says
I am blessed, encouraged & inspired by your blog, sister. I thank God for you.
Thank you Patte! I took a peek at your blog too. Keep up the good work!
Linda T.B.T. says
I’m sure happy that I stumbled across your Blog. I’ve always had a keen interest in the women of the Reformation, being a women who is married to a wonderful man who is studying for Pastoral ministry.
.I’d love to see more written about the women in the lives of many of our current Reformers, but on the other hand.. being a person who cherishes my privacy, I so appreciate the fact that the John Mac. R.C. Sprouls and the like, don’t parade their wives and families in public.
It’s wonderful to meet you Linda. I am with you 100%. The scarcity of information on the women of the Reformation can be very disappointing. These women have left us a tremendous legacy of faith and we — particularly the women, stand to gain so much when we study their lives!
I praise God for women like you who, out of God’s grace, are standing firm in the teaching of Scripture. We need more of women like you since some have accused us male Reformed Christians of ale chauvinism.’ Please pray that God, out of his grace, will raise more women, especially, in my country, Malawi, who stand firm in the teaching of Scripture alone. To God alone be the glory!
I feel extremely blessed to stumble upon your blog. I don’t feel so alone anymore as there are other sisters in Christ that love the Lord and His word and value sound doctrine at the same time. I love your series on women of the reformation. I am so glad to hear that you are serving in ministry for women. We need more godly women to mentor younger women. May grace and peace from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be multiplied to you!
I am very impressed with the work done here. Maybe you could also benefit some of the women on the http://www.Puritanboard.com. It is a Confessional discussion forum. There is a ladies only area on it also called the Tea Parlor.
I see you are familiar with the Cambridge Declaration. I am also involved with the Reformation Society of Indiana which is a part of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
May your ministry and heart flow from His divine benevolent loving spiritual influence known as Grace.
Be Very Encouraged,
R. Martin Snyder
1 Corinthians 15:58
Thanks so much for the encouragement and the blessing, Martin. Yes, I am familiar with The Puritan Board — in fact, I do subscribe via my RSS feed. To the extent membership is not required, I’ve been able to view some exchanges and have benefitted greatly from the discourse there. The Tea Parlor sounds like it would be right up my alley, though more and more I feel the weight of the reality of these evil days and the importance of redeeming the time. To that end, sometimes I wonder if I even have any business on the internet! God bless you and thanks again for the encouragement.