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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“That Upcycled Life” | New YouTube Series

Coming to YouTube Spring 2018! That Upcycled Life is a new YouTube show which invites viewers into the workshop of host Christine Chappell (owner of Carolina & Country) as she walks through the trial and error process of upcycled design. From thrift store find to home decor treasure, viewers will watch the process from start […]

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Latest Posts


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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An Invitation to American Women: May Your Marching (& Non-Marching) Lead Here Next

January 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

The pictures are remarkable. The comments are divisive. United we stand, yet on opposite sides. For all the passion and zeal, for all the motivating factors and beliefs, one thing is certain: our Country is filled with capable, energetic, enthusiastic, educated, and strong women. Many of our Country’s women are lovers and fighters. In all of […]

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4 Tips for Scripture Memorization | Christine M. Chappell

4 Tips for Improving Scripture Memorization

January 21, 2017 | No Comments

I have to admit that Scripture memorization was a scary notion a few years ago. It wasn’t until I was challenged to do it through a discipleship group I belonged to that I really attempted it at all. Once we began–as a group–to pursue growing in this area of spiritual discipline, we were constantly surprised […]

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Preparing Your Heart for Reading the Bible | Free Printable

January 20, 2017 | No Comments

One day as I was listening to John Piper teach an episode of Look at the Book (an excellent podcast to listen to, by the way–click here for link), I heard him rebuke himself for taking a long time to introduce the segment and the Scripture he was going to expound upon. He hadn’t yet prayed […]

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Temecula Barnes and Noble Book Signing Christine M. Chappell

Barnes & Noble Book Signing in Temecula March 4th

January 18, 2017 | No Comments

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been invited to have a book signing event for “Clean Home, Messy Heart” at the Temecula Barnes & Noble in March! The event, which is from 1-3pm, grants me the chance to greet visitors, sign books, give hugs and “thank yous”, and celebrate what the Lord has been […]

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Clean Home, Messy Heart Online Group Read | Christine M. Chappell

“Clean Home, Messy Heart” Online Group Read Begins February 1st

January 9, 2017 | No Comments

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too?” -C.S. Lewis Ladies, can we agree with Mr. Lewis here? Is it not encouraging to know that other moms out there struggle like you, cry like you, fight like you, and lean on Christ through it all…like you? At the same […]

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For the Man Who Loves a Broken Mind | Christine M. Chappell

For the Man Who Loves a Broken Mind

January 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

We weren’t prepared for this. Certainly “for better or worse” sounded so romantically bittersweet. I’m not sure many of those entering into a lifetime of marriage say those words and think of being worse in a way they cannot see. “In sickness and in health“—a deathbed, an epic medical failure, a withered body with a hand to […]

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Cultivating a Teachable Heart | Emily Sue Allen | Christine M. Chappell

Cultivating a Teachable Heart | Guest Post by Emily Sue Allen

January 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

He really is a stand-out kid; smart, capable, clever, and helpful. He brings me more joy than I could say with his goofy 8-year-old grin, and the thoughtful ways he cares for others. He also knows how to push my buttons with incredible precision. Whenever I correct his behavior, he resists, pushes back and tries […]

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New Year

When Failed Resolutions Come Back to Haunt You

January 1, 2017 | No Comments

Facebook memories can often be great sources of joy and reflection. And while it’s usually a treat to look back over the events that have happened on a particular day in your personal history, not all of the recollections come with warm feelings of happy days passed. Sometimes the memories serve to remind us of painful […]

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For The Woman Stretched In All Directions | Guest Post by Amy Fritz

December 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

♥ Hey friends! My guest post series continues TODAY with writer/blogger Amy Fritz! I hope you enjoy! ♥   There were about a half dozen of us together that morning at our Bible study class- women’s ministry leaders, Bible study teachers, women new to their faith, and women who had been believers for decades. We […]

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