Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Photo by Amy Jeanius-Chenius

My struggle with anxiety has been a lifelong battle, and this pregnancy has forced me to face it head-on. I’ve encountered quite a few health scares and woes over these past nine months. At first, it was terrifying to realize that I had zero control over the situation. All I could do was give it up to God. After that, every challenge became a lesson of surrender and trust. It was a huge turning point. It’s kind of funny how such an incredibly nerve-wracking season has actually led me to discover an abundance of peace and joy. Anxiety certainly has its chemical and genetic roots in my life. But I’ve realized that while it is in my DNA, it is not my identity. Preparing for motherhood has taught me what it means to be a child of God and to continue to place my faith in Him. Chris and I hope to raise our child in a home and community that constantly looks to the Cross as our source of strength, purpose, and promise.