About Rebekah

Rebekah M. HallbergWelcome, I’m so thankful that you’re here. I’m going to share a little about myself, and I hope you will share a little about yourself as well, as I would love to connect with you and learn a little about you.

The Blog:Β 

For the past couple years, the blog was called “Journeying Outside My Box – an adventure in living boldly”. Recently, God changed that focus to be sharing more of the things I’m learning as I continue to follow Him. He’s leading me on a journey through understanding redemption and how deeply redemption – His Redemption – can impact our lives. As a result, I have changed the title of the blog to reflect that. This is now a space for Sharing Redemption’s Stories. You might find personal stories, devotionals, inspirational posts or even stories from other writers on occasion. But the content will continue to be focused on the importance of God’s redemption in our lives – in my life.

The Facts:Β 

I’m Rebekah, I grew up as a missionary kid (MK) and I think that’s where my love of stories came from originally. My dad would share Bible stories in such a way that anyone could easily understand. The God of the Bible was never far away for me – my parents filled my heart with the knowledge of a loving Savior who wanted to spend life with me. And not just this life, but eternal life. I came to know Christ at a very young age and my relationship with Him developed and grew deeper over the years. My husband and I live in the eastern US, relatively near Philadelphia, PA. We are richly blessed by the children God has given us. We have two boys and a girl; our boys are 14 and 10, and our daughter is 8. My prayer, in parenting them, is that we are nurturing their hearts to want more of God and less of this world.

The Fun:

I love coffee – nothing’s better first thing in the morning. I also like tea on occasion, so if that’s your preferred drink, we’ll still get along well!
I prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate.
I would love to find a reader in Antarctica so that I can say my blog has been viewed in all 7 continents. πŸ™‚
I do not have a “most favorite” passage of the Bible, despite being a Christian for almost all my life.
I love thunderstorms!
Even though IΒ lived in Africa for 4 years while my parents were missionaries, I would still eat a bowl of white rice and a (good!) mango every day, if I could.
I listen to 4-6 hours of piano practice almost every day as all 3 of our kids take piano lessons. Our oldest hopes to continue his piano in college (much too soon for this mama’s liking!) so he works very hard at his music.
I’m the only non-brown-eyed person in my little family.Β 
I would love to go on a mission trip again someday; for now, this blog will do!

I hope and pray that this is a space where you are filled up with God’s love. It’s all about Him. I don’t want you to leave this space knowing more of me, but rather I pray you know more of God through what is shared here.

Comments

  1. How fun to see the things we have in common! Along with the coffee and the dark chocolate and loving Jesus (okay…and the perfectionist thing), I also would be hard pressed to give one favorite Bible verse. Just too many verses I love and NEED. πŸ™‚

    It is a blessing to meet you and connect with you, Rebekah!

    [Reply]

    Rebekah Reply:

    It’s amazing how God works to cross our paths with different people at just the right time – never early, never late, just right on time. I’m glad to know I’m not the only coffee-drinking, chocolate-loving, recovering perfectionist out there – I really am! Funny how we can get lulled into such a sense of “I’m the only one,” and the enemy can work through that simple feeling in a mighty way. I’m grateful for this connection and looking forward to what God will do!

    [Reply]

  2. Glad to meet you via the Loft. πŸ™‚ I am also a recovering perfectionist.

    [Reply]

    Rebekah Reply:

    Well, you’re certainly welcome here…seems God’s bringing a lot of us recovering perfectionists together. πŸ˜‰ I’m so glad you stopped by – thank you! Hope to see you again next week at The Loft!

    [Reply]

  3. You had me when you mentioned coffee πŸ™‚ I am also Type A, so I relate to you on more than just a chocolate and coffee level πŸ™‚ I love your blog! You have such an amazing vision for it.
    CATLYN HOEPNER recently posted…Work From Home 411- What On Earth I Do All Day..My Profile

    [Reply]

    Rebekah Reply:

    Thank you so much, Catlyn! πŸ™‚ I try to function without coffee or chocolate, but it *just* doesn’t work! πŸ˜‰ There’s a few pins on Pinterest that say something like, “Today I need a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus.” How true! Yes – God’s done some amazing things at the blog and I’m so blessed to be able to be part of His plan! Glad you’ve joined us at The Loft – hope to see you again next week!

    [Reply]

  4. Hello Rebekah,

    Great job and SO BRAVE to do a video! I am applauding you! You have much to share growing up as a missionary kid, shine your light sister. I am also a recovering perfectionist, my family would say recovered by the looks of our house πŸ™‚
    Kate Martin recently posted…Beauty in the PainMy Profile

    [Reply]

    Rebekah Reply:

    I’m so glad to be getting to know you! πŸ™‚ The video was pretty much the hardest thing about the blog so far…but there’s got to be a first time for everything, right? πŸ˜‰
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Loft – we hope to see you again Tuesday and have you share some of your favorite blogs. Have a great weekend – and thanks for the comment here. Congrats on having recovered from perfectionism… πŸ˜‰ I hope I can soon say the same!

    [Reply]

  5. I LOVED meeting you! I too am Type A, a perfectionist and somewhat of a control-freak. Well, ok, I AM a control-freak. Teach me how you learned to step outside of the box and how to become a recovering perfectionist! I look forward to reading more of your posts and hope to connect much more in the future. Great job! πŸ™‚
    Break of Dawn recently posted…#The LoftMy Profile

    [Reply]

    Rebekah Reply:

    Oh, friend…Lol…if only I could teach you. I’m still recovering. πŸ˜‰ Seriously, though, my “go-to” was my scheduling. I scheduled to perfection…it was my crutch. I found myself feeling the pull of “Hey, life’s not perfect, get out your calendar and schedule the stress away.” That was a wake-up call. So I started with NOT running for my calendar when I felt the stress. And I wouldn’t let myself near the calendar until I knew I could plan from a non-needy heart. That’s still hard…. Prayer, though – a lot of prayer that I would LET God be enough. And I’m not there yet either, but I’m trying. Walk with me in this? Let’s learn together! Love to you!

    [Reply]

  6. Hi Rebekah! I’m glad I’ve found you! I’m taking a look at the Grace & Truth women and am so excited to read more of your posts!
    -Alli

    [Reply]

    Rebekah Reply:

    Thank you, Alli! I’m glad you found us. I trust you’ll find some great encouragement from these women! Enjoy your weekend!

    [Reply]

  7. Hi Rebekah, I found you because you left a comment on my blog. Thank you for taking the time to do that. I’ve tried to like dark chocolate better than milk because dark is healthier, but I just prefer milk chocolate. Although, when I come over, if dark is what you have, I can force myself to enjoy it! Most of all, I’ll enjoy the company because I can relate to, and agree with, everything else you shared. Glad I found your blog!

    [Reply]

    Rebekah Reply:

    Hi Rosemary! It seems we always have some milk chocolate in the house, too, so we can both be happy! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for taking time to leave a note – looking forward to continuing to get to know you on this writing journey! May God bless your day and remind you today, this day, that He loves you!

    [Reply]

  8. Hi! I found your blog on Jeff Goin’s 500 Words challenge link up page. I hope you will come by and visit, it sounds like we have similar stories. Blessings. Robin
    Robin recently posted…Making and Spending Time with God: Start SoakingMy Profile

    [Reply]

    Rebekah Reply:

    Thanks, Robin! I will certainly come check out your site – I love reading other people’s stories! Blessings!!

    [Reply]

  9. Rebekah, I love the purpose of your blog! It is so needed! This is a awesome ministry. Many blessings to you and this blog.

    [Reply]

    Rebekah Reply:

    Thank you, Carmen! I’m glad I found your post & could connect on your blog. Blessings!

    [Reply]

Leave a Comment

*

CommentLuv badge