dsc_0052bI’m a 36 year old wife, mother, writer, third culture kid, and educator. I love books, coffee, early mornings, good friends, and the ocean.

I grew up as a preacher’s kid and missionary kid in the Church of the Nazarene and lived in Bangkok, Thailand from the ages of 11-18. Now I make my home in Nashville, Tennessee with my husband and two children.

In our twenties my husband and I began to learn about liturgy, which led us to the Eastern Orthodox Church, where we’ve been for the past nine years.

I call myself a faith wrestler because I have as much doubt and questioning as I have faith, and I believe that it’s okay to struggle with our beliefs.

I have a passion for immigrants and people from other cultures and was an ESL teacher for eleven years. Now I am an ELD (English Language Development) Instructional Coach for the public school district in Nashville.

I’ve also been pursuing creative writing for the past several years. I received an MFA degree from Murray State University in 2010. I am seeking representation for my first book, Transfigured Faith, a spiritual memoir about growing up in the home of Protestant ministers and later discovering Orthodoxy.

On this blog I write about Eastern Orthodoxy, faith-wrestling, cross-cultural/TCK/immigrant issues, writing, reading, and family life.

I would love to hear from you! I do accept guest posts. Feel free to contact me.

Email: karissa.k.sorrell@gmail.com

Twitter: @kksorrell

Facebook: Karissa Knox Sorrell, Writer

Here are some of my favorite posts:

We Don’t Speak English, We Speak Love

On the Mother of God: Women as Life-Givers

My Faith is Not a Formula

We Lament (on Orthodox Holy Week)

Some Days You Have to Be Brave

When you Know You’ll Never Quite Be Home

Tree of Life

Up the Mountain (On Writing)

I’m figuring out how to live a life of truth, grace, and beauty.¬†Wanna join me?¬†

 

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