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.

  • Vanessa Schroeder

    Hi Carly!
    I was at your bridal shower at Linda’s. I don’t know if you’ll remember me and that’s ok. I LOVED reading your blog, page, whatever you call it. You are so fun. Congrats on being a stay at home mom! So fun and challenging. Hope you enjoy your future. It’s fun reading your stuff.

  • creatingmom

    Thank you, Vanessa! I do remember you and I appreciate your encouragement. I am ready for a fun and challenging ride. :)

  • http://gladiator-in-heels.blogspot.com Tiffany

    Hi there! I found you via Bloggy Moms, love your idea of creating a community for moms. Looking forward to some great conversations!

  • http://mygladheart.blogspot.com/ Elizabeth@MyGladHeart

    I was just thinking the other day that my I did not transition into motherhood gracefully. It might have something to do with having twins my first time, but still. Being a mother wasn’t a challenge, I love it, it was more learning to juggle everything: wife, mother, cook, cleaner.

  • http://KelseyMunger.com/ Kelsey Munger

    I’m glad to have found you, Carly! I can relate so well with unpacking a lot of church-related stuff on a blog. That’s what I do probably more than anything else. Glad you’re telling your story

  • Kelly Stanley

    I’m so glad to have found this blog. I love your writing. Love your viewpoint. And as graphic designer, I greatly appreciate the design of this blog — it’s gorgeous!