About Maruka

My name is Maruka. It’s pronounced Ma-Rock- Ah… Yes kinda like the instruments. I know I know, the way it’s spelled does not correlate with how it sounds. 20-something years later, I still don’t know what my parents were thinking, but I love my name. It’s alway a good ice breaker conversation when I meet new people.

I have an amazing family and friends who love and support me. I enjoy having fun, laughing, and doing adventurous stuff. Traveling, reading, watching sports, watching the cooking channel( this is as close as I come to being a chef) are some of my leisurely activities. In everything, I try to find joy and laughter.

Whether you read anything else on the site, I want you to know I LOVE JESUS and JESUS LOVES you and me more than we could ever imagine. I get Excited just typing or saying His name! I’m young, but I can declare boldly and courageously that he is Lord and savior of my life.

This by no means excludes me from struggles and temptation of all young adults. It’s plain hard to be a young person in this world and it’s even harder to be a young, Faith walking Christian. I am a college student so I struggle with stress of classes, balancing school, social, and spiritual matters, finding my full identity, avoiding and overcoming temptation, doubting if I’m able and good enough to do what God has called me to do and SOO much more.

I started this blog as an act of obedience.You’ll hear about many of my struggles whether directly or indirectly through the things posted on the site. I only hope God will use my writing to encourage you in your faith walk and to let you know you’re not alone. Life with Jesus isn’t always easy, but it’s so worth it!