About Me

My name is Charis Bauman, and I am an ordinary, broken girl saved by the good grace of God. He has given me a passion for making connections and building uplifting relationships. The kind of relationships that get each other pumped up to serve Jesus and to love other people.

So who am I? First off, does anyone else hate trying to describe themselves? Here’s the best I could come up with… Some of the words used to describe me are: wife, teacher, daughter, sister, youth leader, student, and friend. You can usually find me sipping on some coffee, talking incoherent words to my dog, hanging out with teenagers, flipping furniture/working on a house project- I do love a good transformation ;), taking a long walk to chat with Jesus, or cooking up some good food.

I am blessed to be married to an awesome man who encourages me daily to follow the passions and desires God has given me. Joel and I have the cutest Bernese Mountain dog ever named Nova. We are SERIOUS foodies and love trying little hole in the wall places that are packed with personality and flavor! So that’s me… Want to be friends?

Posts of Interest

Studies I have read:



November 11, 2021

This is the study that inspired my poem “the Pursuit” as seen under my “Poems” page. A wonderful read!

No condemnation

I was late. REALLY late. I was supposed to pick up the kids I nannied at 3, but I had been stuck in traffic (and maybe spent a little too much time at Goodwill hunting for treasures). Only back roads stood between me and the daycare. As any good, country-raised Southern girl knows, back roads’…

How to grow a thankful heart

Scripture: Psalm 7:17; Psalm 8: 3-9; Psalm 9:1; Psalm 95: 1-3; Psalm 100: 4-5; Romans 8:1-2, 37-39; Galatians 5:22-25; Ephesians 2:1-2a, 4 and 8; Ephesians 5:18-20; Philippians 2:14; Philippians 4:6-7; Colossians 2:6-7; Colossians 3:15-17; 2 Corinthians 5:7-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:6-7, Hebrews 4:14-16; Hebrews 12: 28-29 A flock of geese careened into Captain Sullenberger’s plane rendering…

How to fight comparison: A biblical perspective

Scripture: Genesis 3, Psalm 139: 13-16, Philippians 2:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12: 14-26, 2 Corinthians 5:2, Galatians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:4 I sent out a survey to the girls in my youth group with the question, “What is the hardest thing about being a teenage girl in this culture?” Overwhelmingly, the girls responded with “comparison”, “body…