Abundant life. Victory in my everyday circumstances. These are what I desire for myself, and what I hope to focus on in my blog. Oh, and throw in some creativity, honesty, and encouragement, too! 😉
Who I Am
My name is Crystal, and I live in New Jersey with my wonderful husband, Roy, and our two awesome pets. I have been blessed with a supportive family, great friends, and countless other gifts.
Life is still not easy, however. I have struggled with anxiety, OCD, and depression for over two decades, and I try to take baby steps toward recovery each day. I often feel alone and misunderstood, but thankfully, I always have at least one Person who completely understands and accepts me.
Jesus Christ has played an instrumental role in my life. He has saved me, been an ever-present Friend, listens to my prayers, and gives me the hope that I need to keep putting one foot after the other.
What I Enjoy
Some of my favorite things to do are read, watch good movies, take photographs, visit new places, enjoy nature, and be around animals. I also like to try different arts and crafts, write/journal, sip on a good cup of tea or coffee, and spend time with my family and friends.
What My Blog is About
Out of the Mud and Mire is my place to share what’s going on in my life. Whether it’s a lesson learned, an answer to prayer, or a struggle that I’m facing, I seek to be open and honest in my posts.
What I Want My Readers to Know
I LOVE to interact with my readers, and I do hope that you will leave a comment–even if it’s only a short one! Tell me what you think about my post, if there’s something you can relate to, any suggestions that you may have, or even share a word of encouragement! I try my very best to respond to all of the comments I receive, because I want to get to know YOU.
Thank you for reading, and many blessings to you! ❤