My name is Christine Stephan, although I answer mostly to Mom or Pastor. I am a Lutheran pastor for an amazing group of Jesus’ disciples just outside Washington DC AND a mom to 3 of the best boys in the universe. I blog here about family and faith and frustrations….That thing we call ‘life’. My boys are passionate about all things legos, anything involving a ball, video games, and chocolate. I am an avid runner, a lover of interesting books and deep conversation, a very amateur writer, and also a lover of chocolate. I also love theology (which is weird, I know), but I don’t love theology more than Jesus. This blog is hardly ever profound, but it is real. As a pastor and I mom, I find ‘real’ to be more helpful in my journey with Jesus than crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s.