2 Corinthians 12:9

My absolute favorite verse….because at the end of the day, I’m only human.

“But He said to me, ‘my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’”
-2 Corinthians 12:9

Confession time! (That’s what blogs are for, right?!) Hi! I’m Tina and I am a complete and utter mess of a human. Let’s see…I am 30 years old (semi-recent and semi-traumatizing). Uhhh…I’m a public schoolteacher (YIKES). I’m single (which shouldn’t in and of itself be messy, but ya know, 68% feminism vs. the questions about why I haven’t found someone yet = face palm). Annnnnnnd I happen to think this awful, BEAUTIFUL life is made of pure magic, especially for those who not just risk being messy (this word will take on MANY definitions throughout this blog), but for those who embrace what comes after. “For when I am weak, then I am strong”….I’m Tina and because I am a complete and utter mess of a human, I’d argue that I’m that much closer to experiencing perfection (or at least my definition of it).

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My imperfect self, messy bun and all. Is the purpose for this blog making sense yet? My goal is to bring you snippets of beauty and perfection and all the good things that actually come from messiness. I want to share myself with you and lessons I’ve learned (some harder than others because I’m a drama queen) from ALL aspects of life including family and my classroom and also posts about health as well (the subjects most near and dear to my heart).


A picture of my little brother in all his glory. A post for another time, but his story is completely wrapped up in what I consider to be flawed perfection, in the Lord’s strength made perfect in weakness.  I will share soon.

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And here you have my classroom. The kids that have walked through this door have officially given me emotional whiplash. I may be a bit dramatic (OK a lot dramatic), but no one can fully prepare you for this job. Let’s be real, no one can fully prepare you for this life!! Thank God for that, right? How could we ever know the highest highs without experiencing weakness, vulnerability, failures, rock bottom, and some hard to handle children along the way…

I have so much more I want to say, but I shan’t get ahead of myself the first time around. But for the future, you can expect posts on life lessons I have learned so far each centered around a theme of beautiful messes. Or flawed perfection.

Until next week lovelies,

36 thoughts on “2 Corinthians 12:9

  1. Tina!
    Your pictures are gorgeous and your words are eloquent. I look forward to reading through this new endeavor of yours. I can’t wait to learn more about your thoughts on flawed perfection and what it all means. I look forward to reading about Joey and his beautiful life. Love you, friend!

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    1. Janika!!! Oh my goodness, you have a beautiful blog! I just entered the blogging world so I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m excited that I have a way to see all that you’re up to and your incredible pictures!!! Thanks for this comment and I so look forward to following…your life. 🙂


      1. Aw, thank you! You’ll be just fine. Most things I post on my blog are very delayed – you’ll have more up to date things on my fb. I look forward to reading your posts 🙂


  2. I absolutely love who you are Tina. When I do get the chance to speak with you, well you light up the room and the conversation. I can’t wait to read more!

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    1. Tessa, you have no idea how much this means to me. So much love for you guys!! I so look forward to the next time I get to see you. I wish it happened more often!! Thanks for reading my post, with my whole heart! Thank you!!!!!


  3. Tina I am so proud of you all all that you are. You are an amazing young woman that has so much power and strength. I know you can and will change the world. I know that you changed my world for the better by crossing my path. I love you and always will.

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  4. I tear up reading this, with a heart filled with joy for who God created you to be and all you offer to us here😍 i love your writing style! You inspire me amiguita, taking out my book (in slow progress) to dust off and write more, God is doing amazing things through you 🤗😇 cant wait to read more!!!

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  5. Hey Tina! Loved reading your blog! So great to see a former student and childhood friend/classmate of one of my own kids be so successful and enjoying life! And not to mention the fact that we have something in common with a teaching career. I can’t wait to hear some of your school stories! I’m very proud of where you are in life and who you have become, most importantly, a woman of God! He will always lead you and be there for you through life’s ups and downs. God bless! Excited to follow you!


    1. Hi Mrs. Korzekwa!!! I am overwhelmed by this love and support, it truly does mean everything to me. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and then bless me yet again with your kind words. Not that I feel in the least bit worthy (I wonder every day if my heart is big enough for this gig), but teaching truly is a service to the Lord. I never knew how challenging this would be and I have a whole new level of respect for people like yourself. What I would give to sit and listen to some of your stories!!! Thank you once more for commenting and I hope to hear from you again!


  6. Hey Tina! I love this and so proud of you for putting yourself out there. I look forward to reading more and hearing about your flawed perfection. You’re an awesome young lady!,,

    ~ Lea


  7. Very interested to read more of your journey
    You are wonderfully made by our Lord and Savior.
    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to let us enjoy your imperfection, messes, lessons and joys.


  8. Tina, I am looking forward to reading every one of your blogs. Your writing is as cute as you are and I know I’m going to enjoy it. It will be a blessing to listen to the wisdom God has developed in your 30 years. You are still a very young lady with lots of experiences.


  9. Hey Tina!
    A blog.. what a marvelous endeavor ! It makes sense that it would be a goal for you, and I am so glad.. I know you have so much joy to share. Jesus’ Love is gonna shine brightly through the cracks of your messiness. Love you!

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    1. Oh Peggy, what a blessing it was to read your kind words! I’m honored that you read my post, you don’t know how much it means to me!!! Love you! I very much hope to see you back here again. 🙂


    1. Hey Taylor!! I read your post “A Better Word” and was captured! Love your writing and I’m excited to follow you as well. Thanks so very much for your kindness and I pray that we are both able to glorify God through our writing. Blessings!!!!!

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    1. Hi Fiona, thank you so much for this. I have so many things I want to say and I want to connect with as many bloggers as I can, but I’m finding that it’s very hard to organize my thoughts, write something meaningful, and be a good elementary teacher all at the same time. Writing means a lot to me and so did your nomination, I just wish I could be on here more often!!! Continuing to follow you and I hope that you get to open your little shop some day. 🙂


      1. You are very welcome. It is difficult to find the time to write sometimes, particularly when you are doing a full time job as well and also finding inspiration to write in those small times when you have a window for doing so. Keep with it, your blog is lovely and it’s quality rather than quantity!

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