I’m so glad that you’re here!

Hi, I’m Angelina Marina. That’s really my name– shout out to my parents for their rhyming skills. I just go by Angelina though ;).

This blog has been a prayer project of mine for what seems like forever. I’ve been dreaming of being able to write and encourage ladies in whatever season life finds you in.

In the last ten years I’ve been through so many different types of seasons, as I’m sure you have too. From being newly married and serving on the mission field in Mexico, to raising three small children in a foreign country and learning how to be a mom and wife in that context. Soon after we moved back to the US to New England, to help with a church plant with my now four sweet kiddos. To most recently moving and starting over again here on the West Coast.

In each place I’ve met wonderful people and also found so much comfort in those relationships where you can just rest for a minute, plop down on a friend’s coach and just be real. Like–no makeup, laundry not put away, let me reheat you some coffee in the microwave, I’m sorry for the smell coming from my trash can kind of real.

I’ve also had periods of time where there wasn’t a relationship like that to be found, nor was I really a friend like that myself. That’s where the heart of this blog comes from. I hope it can be like a place next door that you can come with no pretense, a place to be built up in your faith, to rest, laugh, be encouraged and have a friend to do life with.

I’m a daughter of the King, a wife to my best friend, a mom to three handsome, loud and hilarious boys, and one sweet and sassy princess. I love to write and am currently in school finishing my degree, realizing that mom brain is indeed a real thing, but God helps me day by day. Above all else, I love Jesus and my life is set out to follow Him and love others, and let everything else fall into place.

On the blog you’ll find real, practical posts on

Christian Faith and Ministry

Living Purposefully

Being Intentional in Family

This is my wonderful, crazy family that inspires me so much. I’m sorry for the blurry picture, one day there will be a better one here, but for now I’m just thrilled to have one where everyone is actually looking AND smiling– that never happens.

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