About Me

My name is Charis Bauman, and I am an ordinary, messy, broken girl saved by the good grace of God! And I want us to be friends. I want to show you Jesus. I want us to encourage each other to live joy-filled, victorious, vibrant lives with Jesus Christ at the center of them.

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, 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, and we have the cutest Bernese Mountain dog ever named Nova. Joel and I 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? Check yes or no. 🙂

Posts of Interest

What I am currently reading:



November 11, 2021

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

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 renderingContinue reading “How to grow a thankful heart”

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”, “bodyContinue reading “How to fight comparison: A biblical perspective”