Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield. I’m a writer, speaker, teacher and – most recently – certified prayer labyrinth facilitator. For seventeen years, I hosted an internationally syndicated daily radio program called Take It To Heart!®
I’m passionate about calling believers to a deeper life — a life of faith, passion, and purpose. A life that’s found in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s the kind of life we long for, the kind of life we were created for…
Over the years I’ve met so many people like me: people who love Jesus, but sometimes feel overwhelmed or distracted or disconnected from Him. Together we’re learning how to walk with Him on a daily basis, so that we can experience a richer, deeper, more meaningful relationship with Him!
I began blogging here in 2013, posting as often three or four times a week, sometimes sharing wise words from others in ministry I’m privileged to call my friends.
Since my fairy tale wedding in 2017, I’ve written a dozen new books, started and finished my doctorate, and moved from Florida to Texas to Virginia to Florida again with my husband Andrew Lazo, who recently graduated from seminary and became ordained as an Episcopal priest. (Bet you can understand why I’ve put my blog on pause for a little while!)
New to my site? You might want to start with some of my most popular posts:
- Five Simple Ways to Focus on the Words You Read
- Have You Told Him Lately That You Love Him?
- The View From Here
- Fight Back: DIY Faith Books, Battle Strategies Edition
- I Am His and He Is Mine: A Love Story
- Why You Won’t Get An Argument From Me
When I’m not writing or speaking, I’m often helping homeschooling families (I used to be a preschool / elementary / jr high teacher) or spending time with my own wonderful family – we’re something of a cross between the Ingalls, the Waltons, and the Von Trapps. (If you’re here because you’ve met my family or attended one of their concerts, then yes, I’m the one who doesn’t sing!) I especially love doing gloriously messy craft projects with my adorable nieces and nephews.
My Official Bio (the one they print in my books)
Christin Ditchfield is a popular author and conference speaker, calling believers to a deeper life ~ a life of faith, passion and purpose. For thirty years, Christin has been encouraging those who love Jesus, teaching them to walk with Him on a daily basis, so that they can experience a richer, deeper, more meaningful relationship with Him.
As a professional freelance writer, Christin has written dozens of best-selling gospel tracts and hundreds of articles, essays, and columns for national and international magazines. For three years, she wrote the “Everyday Theology” column for Today’s Christian (a publication of Christianity Today). She is the author of more than 80 books, translated into a dozen languages, including A Family Guide to Narnia, 100 Days of Hope & Encouragement, The Three Wise Women: A Christmas Reflection, A Way With Words, Finding Your Victory, What Women Should Know About Facing Fear, and What Women Should Know About Letting It Go.
Christin speaks at conferences, retreats, banquets, and brunches around the country.
For seventeen years, she hosted her own syndicated radio program, Take It To Heart!® broadcast daily on hundreds of stations across the United States and around the world. She’s been a frequent guest on many other radio and television programs and podcasts, as well.
Christin holds a bachelors degree (BS) in Christian Leadership with a minor in Systematic Theology, a masters degree (MA) in Bible and Theology, and a doctorate (Doctor of Specialized Ministry – DSMin) in Spiritual Formation. She is also a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, trained to teach and lead others in the contemplative Christian practice of praying the labyrinth. She is married to C.S. Lewis scholar and Episcopal priest Andrew Lazo.
What I Believe
It’s no secret what I believe! For thirty years, I’ve been sharing it openly, freely, in just about every possible way — in person, in gospel tracts and magazines and books, from the platform all over the country, on radio and TV, and now through social media and blogging. New friends sometimes ask about my church background and ministry — the short answer is it’s interdenominational…
Jesus said that the world would know that we are His, by the love we have for one another. (John 13:35)
As much as I value orthodoxy (and I do!), as much as I love theology and sound doctrine (and I do!), as much as I believe in being wise and discerning (and I do!), I also believe we can never lose sight of this.
Here’s a blog post I wrote about it:
In the words of seventeenth century theologian Meldenius (sometimes ascribed to Augustine): “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity.”