Christine M. Chappell | FaithfulSparrow.com | Clean Home, Messy Heart

About

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, ministry leaders, married women, working women…all trying our best to […]

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Clean Home, Messy Heart

Motherhood can be a confusing time of turbulence for women losing the fight for contented peace in Christ. With our mouths we bless the Lord, but with our hearts we curse the tantrums, rebellions, and arguments with our children. This inner turmoil and bitterness can leave us feeling guilty, isolated, depressed and hopelessly overwhelmed. As […]

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Mom2Mom Speaker | Christine M. Chappell | Clean Home, Messy Heart

Speaking & Teaching

  Are you searching for a Christian women’s speaker/teacher for your next event? I’m available for speaking at conferences, bible studies, groups, workshops, and virtual/pre-recorded conferences. Where Am I Located? I currently reside in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina. I am available for travel, presuming scheduling is not a conflict. I am also available to […]

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“That Upcycled Life” Show

DIY + FAITH = #thatupcycledlife That Upcycled Life seeks to encourage, equip, and inspire women to courageously believe even the most broken things can be upcycled in the right hands. Whether it’s tattered thrift store finds or tattered hearts, we believe restoration is possible. What began as an idea for a YouTube show quickly transformed into […]

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Latest Posts

Walking Through the Dark Part III: Live Video Series on Depression

June 24, 2018 | No Comments

Click here to watch this video on YouTube In Part III of this Facebook/Instagram LIVE video series, I discuss the need to leave room for mystery in the battle against some cases of depression, the importance of caregivers who are willing to go “down in the well” with the sufferer, and some of the underlying […]

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Wretched Extremes: The ‘Always’ and ‘Never’ of Suicide

June 24, 2018 | No Comments

Extremes of wretchedness. Charles Spurgeon once said, “I am the subject of depressions of spirit so fearful that I hope none of you ever get to such extremes of wretchedness as I go to.” Suicidal ideations often begin in the crosshairs of extremes, where always and never intersect. The wretched “always be this way” and […]

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New Biblical Resource Guide For Depression Available for Download

June 13, 2018 | No Comments

When depression strikes, clarity is hard to come by. It can often be overwhelming to determine what steps to take for treatment and recovery. As Christians, there is often an element of shame or lack of understanding about the issue, and this confusion leaves everyone involved feeling helpless and hopeless for change. Walking Through the […]

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What to Say to Comfort Your Depressed Friend

June 9, 2018 | No Comments

“The moment when the counselor must respond to the pain that has been revealed by a broken person is one of the most sacred occasions in all of life.” Heath Lambert, A Theology of Biblical Counseling You may not consider yourself a counselor, but when someone you loved is walking through depression, you’re on the front […]

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Walking Through the Dark Part II: Live Video Series on Depression

May 25, 2018 | No Comments

Can real Christians experience real depression? Could being depressed be a sign that they aren’t a child of God? Is the Christian’s ultimate goal wellness and recovery, or is there something deeper God is doing through our pains? (click here to watch Part II on YouTube) In this session of Walking Through the Darkness, I […]

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Walking Through the Dark Part I: Live Video Series on Depression

May 24, 2018 | No Comments

Have you ever been guilty of jumping to conclusions about the cause of someone’s depression? Do you feel a sense that your companionship during that time requires your ability to know how to fix the other person? If you haven’t experienced the darkness of depression yourself, is it possible to soften your heart to the […]

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Brief Biblical Counseling Overview & Resource Audio

April 7, 2018 | No Comments

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/426135360-christine-m-chappell-brief-biblical-counseling-overview-resources-talk-at-jc-cares-april-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In this audio, I give a brief overview of biblical counseling to a group of Care Coaches at JC Cares (jccares.us) in Easley, South Carolina. The talk aims at encouraging the Care Coaches to desire to grow in their ability to administer Christ-centered, […]

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Finding Freedom from Mom-Envy | Christine M Chappell

Finding Freedom from Mom-Envy (Seeking the Still Video)

March 22, 2018 | No Comments

In this Facebook LIVE recording, I share a message on the topic of “mom-envy,” exploring what it is, what the Bible calls it, ways it manifests itself in our lives, and how we can work in tandem with the Word and the Spirit for lasting heart change. This video was hosted by Laura Fleetwood, author/podcast […]

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How do I handle depression in motherhood

How to Handle Walking Through Depression (Thrive Moms Video)

March 19, 2018 | No Comments

Walking through depression can be a dark, deep, lonely season of life–especially for mothers. It’s a topic I’ve written about in a number of ways, and a battle I continue to fight against by faith with every ounce of strength I am afforded by the Spirit. In this most recent video feature at Thrive Moms, […]

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Overcoming Anger by Grace (Thrive Moms Video)

March 15, 2018 | No Comments

Do you struggle with your anger? I know I do. Anger is something we all battle against in our daily lives, and can often be a tremendously destructive wrecking ball in our personal relationships. But more than that, our anger can signify more dangerous issues at hand: a desire to “play God.” The truth is, our […]

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My Name is Beloved: Finding Identity in Mental Illness by Christine Chappell

My Name is Beloved: Finding Identity in Mental Illness

January 7, 2018 | No Comments

I was privileged to share a piece of my heart at John Piper’s website DesiringGod.org last September, after a traumatic hospitalization and diagnosis of bipolar disorder II. If you or a loved one battles the weaknesses arising from mental illness, I would invite you to take a moment to read and reflect upon God’s mercy, compassion, and […]

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4 Life-Changing Truths About God that Move Us from Chaos to Courage

July 5, 2017 | No Comments

If you find yourself in a season of chaos, let me first tell you that I understand completely. I have found myself in such a season, and it is not for the faint of heart. Yet even in these challenging times, we have an unique opportunity to put our faith into action. There is something about […]

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