About Christine M. Chappell

About You & Me

I’m So Glad You’re Here…I’ve Got Something to Tell You You know how hard it can be to fight the good fight of faith when everyday troubles seem larger than life. I know what it is to fight against emotional, mental, and spiritual battles–it is from this perspective much of my writing comes. We’re mothers, […]

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Clean Home, Messy Heart | Christine M. Chappell

Clean Home, Messy Heart

“Feelings of inadequacy and overwhelmed days can frequent young moms. As Christine opens up her thoughts, she shows how to reign them in with the gospel, explaining how God’s path for Christian living is the only way that truly gives hope.” Stephanie Niednagel, women’s conference speaker and mom of five About the Book Motherhood can be […]

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Speaking & Teaching

“I had the pleasure of working alongside Christine through the Birth Choice Baby Shower and I could not have asked for a better speaker and collaborator. She was able to see my vision from the first communication we had and was always available for prayers and support. She came prepared on her own end and […]

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Weekly Devotions

I’d like to invite you into a special place of my world. It’s a place where I share a bit more of me, a lot more of Jesus, and a tremendous amount of God’s Word. Every Wednesday morning, I send out an email devotional to my subscribers. The devotions come from updates in my life […]

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Latest Posts


Join the #hopeformomsgiveaway April 17th–19th on Instagram!

April 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

I’m thrilled to announce a brand new Instagram loop giveaway just for moms! In celebrating the one-year release anniversary of Clean Home, Messy Heart, I’ve partnered with some amazing women to bring you the #hopeformomsgiveaway. Let me introduce you to the women and the prizes that one amazing mama will be winning—click on the links below to […]

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7 Words You Need to Pray from the Garden of Gethsemane

April 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Today, I’m welcoming guest writer Janelle Upton to the blog to share her reflections on the garden of Gethsemane. I really enjoyed her insights and I hope you do as well!   Can I be totally honest with you? Most times I do not in, anyway, relate to Jesus. I adore Him. I look to […]

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“Stop Struggling, Start Fighting” A Mom’s Mission Field Podcast Interview

March 31, 2017 | No Comments

Having a hard day of motherhood? Walking through a dark spiritual valley? Finding yourself in a fall/winter season of marriage? I’m so thankful for the opportunity to talk about REAL & HARD things with Tiffany at A Mom’s Mission Field in this new podcast episode. In the episode, I share a bit of background about my book, […]

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Knowing When to Walk Away (Thrive Moms Feature)

March 22, 2017 | No Comments

This article originally appeared at Thrive Moms on March 21, 2017. Christine M. Chappell is a contributing writer for the Thrive Moms blog, the author of “Clean Home, Messy Heart: Promises of Renewal, Hope, and Change for Overwhelmed Moms”, and is currently pursuing her biblical counseling certification.   I couldn’t remember the last time I had bent down to feel velvety […]

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How to Love Your Spouse Through Depression (The Good Marriage Project Feature)

March 18, 2017 | No Comments

I was recently asked to compose an article for Kathy Rushing at The Good Marriage Project . In the article, I share about how spouses can best support their loved ones who are suffering through cycles of depression. I also include 5 things a spouse can say to a sufferer to help them through the darkness. For additional […]

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Lay Your Weapon Down: Invitation to Cutters (DesiringGod.org Feature)

March 18, 2017 | No Comments

I was recently privileged to share a piece of my heart at John Piper’s website DesiringGod.org. This article is meant to give readers a glimpse into the heart struggle of a Christian tempted to self-harm, as well as the intimate love and affection that Jesus has for such ones who struggle in this fashion. The battle is presented […]

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“Lay Your Weapon Down” Desiring God Article Resources

March 8, 2017 | No Comments

Thank you all for graciously responding with messages of support over my recent article, “Lay Your Weapon Down: Invitation to Cutters.” Obviously the subject matter is not easy to read, but the truth remains that the Lord has a special, tender place in his heart for children who fight against self–harm. He does not consider […]

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Make This Your Battle Cry (Thrive Moms Feature)

March 2, 2017 | No Comments

This article originally appeared at Thrive Moms on February 23, 2017. Christine M. Chappell is a contributing writer for the Thrive Moms blog, the author of “Clean Home, Messy Heart: Promises of Renewal, Hope, and Change for Overwhelmed Moms”, and is currently pursuing her biblical counseling certification.   He split his lip wide open. I couldn’t […]

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Keeping the End in View: Reflections from Calvary’s Hill | Guest Post by Barbara Hill

March 1, 2017 | No Comments

Friends, I am thrilled to invite back to the blog Ms. Barbara Hill, who has previously appeared as a guest writer at FaithfulSparrow.com! In this feature, she shares her reflections from a past trip to Israel—they serve as wonderful reminders as we prepare our hearts for the upcoming Easter season. Enjoy!   I traveled to Israel 7 […]

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Dear Dreamer: The World Needs You Now

February 23, 2017 | No Comments

“The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.” Henry Ward Beecher You can’t do it. Stop trying. It’s impossible. Could there be a deeper wound to the spirit than hearing words such as these? Whether they land in our ears from the lips of another, or are the result of darts loosed […]

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15 Verses to Remember When you Forget Who's in Control

15 Bible Verses to Remember When You Forget Who’s in Control

January 30, 2017 | No Comments

When the world seems to be crumbling around us, we need reminders from Scripture to answer the question: Who’s really in control? Many of us struggle with the idol of control–when people or circumstances appear to be going haywire, we become easily angered and bitter. It may be situations under our own roof, in our own community, or […]

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Christine M. Chappell Guest Post at ChristenSpratt.com |Offering Hope for the Mom with a Messy Heart

Offering Hope to the Mom with a Messy Heart

January 23, 2017 | No Comments

I was honored to write this original article for the blog of Christen Spratt and her series “MOMentous Mondays.” I hope you enjoy, share with a mom who needs encouragement, and read the entire article over at christenspratt.com!   He thought it was the funniest thing, kicking his legs in the air as I spread open […]

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