Why “Saved By Grace”?



Hi, Thanks for stopping by my little part of the world. I’m super happy you are here. This blog has been around since 2011 and was originally started as a hobby but became something so much more. It has allowed me to learn skills I never would have had otherwise and it has also given me a whole new confidence. I enjoy writing, cooking and crafting and I especially enjoy helping others live their best life. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I have about my blog. I hope this can help you understand my purpose here, more.

Here are some F.A.Q s on Myself and my blog that I get asked frequently:

Why is your blog called “Saved By Grace”? Is this a Christian Blog?

I named my blog this because I truly feel that the grace that the universe gives me on a daily basis is all that gets me through sometimes. In a world where there is stress, time conflicts and deadlines as well as our homes to keep, jobs to go to and health concerns, Grace (of others, the universe and time)  is all I have to fall back on and I am so glad for that. I also believe that in particular, with my health and Diabetes, I was truly saved by grace. I went through a period of denial when I was first diagnosed and it is through his grace that I am here today. Grace is all we can offer sometimes to ourselves and others and I believe it is one of the best gifts we can give each other. I do not specifically have this blog as a Christian blog, however, as my beliefs are personal and not something I am ready to share on a public forum such as this one. I believe very seriously that spiritual connections and beliefs are our own and a constant, ever-changing journey.

When did you start blogging for the first time?

When I was in high school, but I started Saved By Grace in December of 2011.

Besides blogging, do you do anything else enjoyable?

Yes! I love to do crafts, read, and shop. I absolutely love running and doing 5ks as well. Staying active is important to me and I enjoy hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband.  I also enjoy travel and have a travel blog with my husband called Northwest Tourist.

Do you do sponsored content?

Yes! I carefully choose who I work with and if it will benefit my readers, though, so rest assured anything I post on behalf of a sponsor will be very well hand-selected. I do sponsored content to keep the lights on here. Running a blog requires me paying for hosting, my URL, tech support and my time. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to do this! Please contact me at brntimestwo@gmail.com if you are a company who is interested in working with me and let’s discuss!

UPDATE 1/17:

I respectfully ask that if you are selling, wraps, pills, shakes, potions and anything else with an MLM or at home company that you do not contact me and try to sell me your ‘cure’ for diabetes, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic pain or weight loss. I hope you can understand that I get many of these a day and I am not interested in becoming a seller or trying them. I work closely with medical professionals for my health issues. I appreciate your kind gesture and concern, but I will not be responding to such emails and they will be deleted. If you are a professional representative with a company with supplements, gadgets or otherwise, I may be interested and feel free to contact me! Thank you for understanding.


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7 Replies to “Why “Saved By Grace”?”

  1. Joanne scantlebury says: Reply

    I just signed up for your blog, found it by accident.
    I love your outlook on life and especially on your Faith version.
    Joanne scantlebury

  2. Felicity Gologram says: Reply

    I stumbled onto your blog through Pinterest while looking for ways to do yoga at home. I was only looking for simple positions when I found you and your wonderful blog! I’m a 40-ish single divorcee, living with my parents right now in order to help care for my dad who has several health problems. Finding myself sinking lower into a pit of despair, I’ve become frustrated with absolutely no life. You’ve encouraged me not only to start yoga at home but also to take up a couple of other hobbies such as kickboxing and archery. I love my indoor hobbies but I’m bored and feeling caged. I love your outlook and appreciate your health concerns. Thank you so much!

  3. Christine, thank you so much for your blog! I was diagnosed a week ago, on my birthday, with Type 2. I have had hypoglycemia since I was a teen, so the nearly 500 sugar level freaked me out. I already had several autoimmune disorders, so this was the last thing I needed. Over the past week I have been so stressed out trying to adapt my diet, adjust to meds, and get my level down. It’s comforting to know that I am not the only one out here who would kill for Haagen Daaz Chocolate Peanutbutter ice cream, but can’t have it because it might kill me. On a positive note, even though it has been a week I can already feel my clothes getting looser. I would love to find a chat site devoted to us ladies struggling with diabetes and weight loss. It’s not that I don’t relate to men, but men have such an easier time controlling their weight. It just isn’t fair. Thanks again for the blog. You are an angel.

    1. Hi Kali!

      I appreciate your kind words. I can also relate to not being able to relate to men on weight loss. May I suggest you follow the Rainbeau Curves blog? I am a brand ambassador for them and I am one of their resident bloggers. I blog about plus size fitness over there 🙂 You can find the blog at: https://www.rainbeau.com/blogs/posts

  4. Hey there, I found your blog through the Rainbeau Curves site, so nice to see “normal” gals on those clothing websites. I am not trying to sell you anything but I too, am diabetic and a “bigger gal.” I just wanted to tell you about a plan that has helped me and if you feel like this was rude of me to say then please know that I didnt mean any harm…my blood sugars have been kick ass since following it….anyways…its Trim Healthy Mama and its awesome. Just thought I would let ya know…do what you will with it!!! I love your hair btw.

    1. Hi Treena, So glad you found me through Rainbeau Curves. I am so happy to hear that as I am super passionate about them and what the brand stands for.

      I have heard about THM in the past and I haven’t joined because I personally have found that trying to follow any sort of diet like that leaves me more susceptible to not following it and then in turn, I beat myself up over a ‘failure’. My philosophy for living life the best I can with diabetes and keeping my sugars in check is simply getting a lot of active time in and making sure I eat a balanced diet. I find that doing so has left my numbers and A1C marvelous. I am so glad you found something that works for you, too!

      And no, I don’t think you are being rude at all. 😉


  5. Christine, I too have diabetes. When I first found out I was in the 400’s The doctors put me on insulin. I don’t like getting shots especially to myself. That was my motivation to get serious about the diabetes. I watched my diet and excercised so I was taken off of insulin. Yay! But I am still dealing with diabetes using the pills. Now I’m trying to stop eating meat because of my kidneys. I started writing this because I wanted to say I agree with you about working with your doctor but sometimes a little research helps find new avenues you didn’t know about. Have a great day!

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