Tänia – Faith Prints

Tänia is a wife, mother of two, and grandmother of four little granddaughters.  She grew up on the plains of West Texas and has been serving God since the tender age of 8 years old. Tänia is the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor at her church. 

The road was not always easy for Tänia and her family.  In 2001, her 20-year-old son was involved in a DUI accident that killed a friend.  His court process and subsequent imprisonment became a daily walk of faith for the family.  Tänia says, “The sustaining prayers and support of so many online friends and the Lord’s blessings upon our life allowed us to walk by faith and not by sight.  We stepped out each and every day not knowing where God was taking us, but reveling in the fact that He knew what was best for us.”  Though the road was rough, God blessed this family and today, her son is serving the Lord, along with his wife and two children. 

How did you go about naming your blog, and where can we find it?  
The name of my blog is Faith Prints.  As I have journeyed through life, I can look back and see where faith sustained me through every turn.  I praise the Lord that I don’t have to worry, but only to believe!  You can visit me at www.weirblessed.com/faithprints.

What do you find yourself writing about most often?  
I write about my sweet family and how God has used each one of them to help grow my faith in different ways.  My sweet mother has been my mentor as I have watched her walk through two bouts of cancer and with such grace!  I have learned to find joy in all things… to trust God for all things… and to rely upon Him at all times!

What prompted you to start blogging, and when did you launch your site?  
I came online in October of 2000 and met a wonderful group of ladies.  We were in different groups together and before long, I knew a few of them better than I knew some of my own family members!  We prayed together, laughed & cried together… we walked through marriages, births, divorces and deaths together.  When blogging first began to catch on, we decided to try it and today, I can say we have been blogging together for about 7 years now.

How much thought and time do you generally put into each post?  
It depends.  I am very honest with my posts.  So most of what I write is just spilled right from the eart. Sometimes, I have to read my own posts to realize what God has been doing in my life.  What is that saying?  “Can’t see the forest for the trees.”  Yes… that’s it!  Sometimes I can’t see the blessings for the multitude of them!  So I have to stand back and evaluate!

What are some of your hobbies or accomplishments outside of blogging?   
My hobbies are reading, crafting, and decorating.  My accomplishments?  Well… I believe they are God’s accomplishments, but my marriage and family.  My husband and I are so in love and I think I love him more today than yesterday, everyday!  I believe that loving someone and sticking with them through it all, that is an accomplishment!

What struggle, if any, have you experienced with keeping your blog updated?  
Sometimes fearful of what others might think.  I have been afraid to voice the truth of a situation, but I knew that I needed my praying friends more than ever. Somewhere along the way I decided to let it all hang out.  Some posts that are just too personal, I will password for certain eyes only.

What are some of your favorite blogs?
I think my all time favorite is  Notes From the Farm.  Diane is genuine and has blessed me through her honesty and love for Jesus.  I love Tip Junkie… because of obvious reasons!  Wonderful tips!  And another is Beloved Mama. She has such a heart for prayer and I am happy to be a part of her prayer team!

Is there a Bible verse that has God recently placed on your heart? 
One  that I recently blogged about is actually a chapter… Psalm 39.  And I think the whole thing speaks to me all the time.  But the verses that really bless me are 15 & 16…

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Is there anything that you’d like to add in closing?  I am so thankful for a place on the web for Christian women to gather and learn from one another.  We are blessed to live in a country where we have this privilege and even more blessed to have so many Christian sisters from all walks of life!

 

 

4 comments for “Tänia – Faith Prints

  1. April 16, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    I have known Tania from way back, before blogs were around we had country webhomes. Our webhomes were used to encourage each other and as an outreach to all. I have really enjoyed seeing Tania let go and let God. She has blessed me many times with her honesty. Her walk with her dad assures me that I have someone to lean on as my moms Alzheimers gets worse. We are there for one another and I thank God for Tania’s friendship.

  2. April 23, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    I am a personal friend of Tania’s. (Sorry T, don’t know how to put the dots in there. ;o) I feel privileged to watch her in action day by day and see her actually walking like she talks. I visit her webhome occasionally and check in and sometimes laugh because she writes like she speaks. Plain and honest. I love that most about my girl.

    Big ole’ Texas hugs to you T! Mandy

  3. Dana
    March 4, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    I came across this through a google search and low and behold, here I found a friend of mine. Who knew?

    Tania, I have seen your faith in action for many years and yet I never knew some of the things you walked through with your son. Wow. That’s just all I can come up with now. I cannot imagine what it was like to walk that road.

    I wish your blog were still online because I would be an avid reader!

    I do not know if you will even know that I stopped by, but I just wanted to say, “I know her! I have known her about five years. And yes, she is a great woman of faith!”

  4. December 19, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Tania, I was moved by this and wanted you to know you really surprised me. I never knew what you had walked through. Even when you were talking to me about my son and his struggles, you never mentioned this and I was to self-absorbed to ask how you knew what I was walking through. I love you and just wanted to say, you are such an inspiring woman. This is an old article and you might now even see this. But thank you for being there.

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