A Covid-19 Wedding Day

A covid-19 Wedding Day | Charity Rissler Wottrich | This Artist's Life

We were supposed to get married on Memorial Day, May 25th, but because of this pandemic we had to make the difficult decision to postpone our big wedding celebration. This was hard for both of us… it didn’t seem fair to me. Something like an extravagant (or on a budget) wedding felt like a society […]

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Is This The End of the World?

Is this the end of the world? This Artist's Life

  It is not everyday that a pandemic interrupts what we call normal. It is not everyday that people wear masks and hide in their homes. Not everyday that the economy collapses. It’s not everyday that you worry if you or someone you love might get a deadly disease.    Yet that seems to be […]

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In the World but Not of It

In The World But Not Of It | This Artist's Life

  The phrase ‘in the world but not of it’ is a catch phrase in a lot of Christian cultures, but what should this Christian catchphrase actually look like in practice? John 17:14-16 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I […]

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We’re Getting Married

We're Getting Married | This Artist's Life Blog

  On October 26th, my boyfriend proposed to me, and I said yes! We’re getting married on May 25th. My last blog post was a full 6 months ago, in August of this past year. Since then, so much has happened. Apart from getting engaged to the love of my life (who I call Wott) […]

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My Top 25 Favorite Books

Top 25 Christian books

My Top 25 Favorite Books This space is to share my FAVORITE books. I have divided the books into 5 categories. Christian living Discovering Christianity Self help Business Memoir Christian Living The Bible (if that wasn’t obvious) Specifically, I got this Bible last year and love the space for taking notes in the margins. Called […]

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Writing a Memoir

Hello sweet friends! It has been several months since I’ve written a blog post. For my readers who don’t know, I’ve written a book. It seemed imprudent to be writing a blog post when I dedicated myself to finishing my manuscript. As it is now, we are a few short weeks from launch, so I […]

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Only Convenient Faith

This Artist's Life | A Convenient Faith

When I started this blog I had just moved recently to Washington D.C. from Pennsylvania and had spent my travel funds for a ticket for 10 days in Costa Rica. I traveled with one of my brothers, and together we made friends at the hostels, witnessed a small earthquake while staying in a tree house, […]

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Why I Chose Christianity After Leaving a Cult

This Artist's Life - Christian apologetics

4 years ago, I left a Christian leaning cult. I gave my testimony about that a few posts ago. You can find that post here. Growing up in it (The Message), whenever I’d see someone leave/escape it they’d go off the deep end. By that I mean that they started doing everything that the group […]

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What Does it mean to Dress Modestly?

Modesty Ideals in The Church

I grew up with a strong dresscode, trying to adhere to a strong level of Biblical ‘modesty’. You’ll remember from my last post, I grew up in a very ‘unconventional church’ called ‘The Message’, if you missed that post, go check it out here. The dress code I followed for most of my life was […]

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My Spiritual History & Testimony

This Artist's Life | Spiritual History & Testimony

  How do I talk about something that was once so much a part of my life, in the typical length of my blog posts? I could have simply continued hinting at this part of my past like I have in previous posts, but I felt like it was about time to get real. I’ve […]

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