Well hello there! Here you are, a wonderful woman of God and our sister in Christ- we are SO excited to meet you! If you're visiting for the first time, maybe you're here just for some good old fashioned Bible based blog reading (which we have plenty of!) Or maybe you're here because you want to hone in your skills as a Christian woman in business and find God's purpose for you in your industry! Either way, you've come to the right place.
My name is Kristin and I am the creator behind The Serpent & The Dove.
I am a wife to a wonderful husband and mama to two awesome little boys. My husband and I pastored a church in Pickering, Ontario, Canada for 5 years before leaving our beloved congregation to take on the new challenge of being associate pastors at Church 180, Mississauga where we currently are serving. We are totally and completely passionate about church planting, discipleship and loving the people God has entrusted to us.
I started The Serpent & the Dove as a way to find my own way in fulfilling the scripture in Matthew 10:16 where Jesus instructs His disciples "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." I grappled with this verse many times in my life as I battled pastoral struggles, running a business, being a mother, and everything in between. I realized Jesus is telling us in this passage that it is necessary to be both cunning and innocent in order to avoid the "wolves" of this world. Typically, we will naturally favour one versus the other. I know many that are naturally cunning and shrewd, but lack the innocence and gentleness that comes in being "the dove". Likewise, I know many a "dove", that lacks the practical wisdom and foresight that comes from being a "serpent". We must be both. I believe this comes from a balance of being Holy Spirit filled, being completely immersed in the Word of God and the things of His kingdom while also not failing to neglect the areas of personal and mental growth, stewardship and discipline. At the Serpent & the Dove, we aim to produce helpful and valuable content that meets both of these criteria.
So with that, I welcome you! Please stick around for a bit and feel free to subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date on our latest posts and projects.
Here's to becoming serpents and doves in our daily lives!