I am a hopeful cynic, a faith-seeking doubter, and a recovering Pentecostal.
There was a time I described myself as “sold-out” for God. Those were the years you’d find me kneeling at the altar, praying in tongues for revival. We want to see revival in our generation! I fought demons and waged spiritual war against the temptations of listening to secular music and dressing immodestly. I had the fire of the Holy Spirit in my heart, and my one passion was to spread the fear of God all over the globe.
That was a long time ago. Today, some might say I am backslidden. I like to think I am rebuilding a gentle faith, slowly, and painfully at times. I write on this space to tell some of my stories.
I’m married to a bearded techie and together we are raising a boisterous little girl in a small town south of the Bay Area. On a Saturday, you might find us at the ocean under a eucalyptus grove, or walking to the farmers’ market in our neighborhood.
I love to hear from readers. Email me at carlygelsinger at gmail dot com. If you ever find yourself in Gilroy – the Garlic Capital of the world – please let me know. I’d love to sit down on our front porch and share coffee, wine, or a bowl of fresh raspberries with you.