Meet Me, Maddi


Hello, My name is Maddi. I’m a teen Christian, homeschooled girl. I love Jesus with all my heart and with every breath I take. With this blog, I plan to spread God’s Word, talk about Kari Jobe, share cool ideas of inspiration, and post just for fun!

I met Jesus when I was just a little girl. I was 5 years old and coming home from my Cubbies class at a church’s Awana. I remember asking my Mom who Jesus was and then that’s when I met my Heavenly Father. He is my ALL and ALWAYS will be! He is my heart’s one desire. A couple of my favorite verses are Jeremiah 29:13 and Psalm 100:1. 

I love kids! I love playing with them and I LOVE their imaginations!

I would like to be a Christian singer/worship leader, if it’s God’s will. Kari Jobe inspires me. I’ve written 13 songs just this year! 

I love spending time with my Heavenly Father, family and friends 🙂 I’m a big time sleepover girl!

My personality is INFP, the same personality as Belle! My favorite princess!

My fave colors are blue, light blue, purple, aqua, and teal.

A few of my favorite movies are: The Sound of Music, The King and I, The Hobbit, and Lord of The Rings.

I love reading. My favorite books are The Redemption series by Karen Kingsbury, The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I spend a lot of my day reading. My favorite author is Karen Kingsbury. She is so wonderful. Her books have drawn me closer to the Lord. Seriously. I’ve emailed her and I got a response from her mom. (her assistant)

Music is a big part of my life. I play guitar and I really love it. I believe that worship should be Jesus-centered, Holy Spirit-filled, and passionate. Jesus is after our hearts and I desire to draw near to Him. Every time we draw near to Him he draws near to us. Isn’t that awesome!? I live for those intimate moments when I can just feel God’s beautiful presence surrounding me. It’s like no other feeling…

 My favorite singers are Kari Jobe, Francesca Battistelli, and Natalie Grant. But when I say Kari Jobe is my favorite, I mean MY FAVORITE!!! I love her so much.  My favorite Christian bands are Unspoken and Love And The Outcome. My favorite non-Christian band is ABBA. Yes, I really like 70’s and 80’s music. My cousins and I have a group called God’s Girls and we sing together when we can. 

music notes

I actually have a lot of favorite songs. Most of them are by Kari Jobe. Steady My Heart, Joyfully, Be Still My Soul (In You I Rest), The Garden, The Cause Of Christ, and basically every song of hers. My other favorite songs are Getting To Know You from the classic movie The King and I, Only King Forever by Elevation Worship, and Closer To Your Heart by Natalie Grant.

Kari singing Steady My Heart 🙂 ❤


If you haven’t heard her song or watched her music video, you should!!!

The lyrics are beautiful and very true. This song and Joyfully are my life songs.

Kari Jobe Steady My Heart clipe

I AM A HUGE KARI JOBE FAN. My BIGGEST dream is to meet my role model, Kari Jobe. I love her so much. Actually, on May 10 of 2016, I got a letter from her. I freaked out and cried. I had written her a letter saying how thankful I am for what she’s doing, that she’s my role model and that I love her and her voice. I also gave her my testimony and told her what God has been doing in my life. Her letter is one of my most prized possessions.




What’s left of the fancy envelope. As I said, I freaked out and cried. I’m so totally regretting ripping it open! 😦

My talents: art, singing, guitar, and correcting people’s grammar. Also stating the obvious just to annoy you.

I’m a brunette with unique blue eyes and freckles. 

My nicknames: Maddi, Maddi the Madster, Maddi Rae of Sunshine, Fattison (My hilarious uncle calls me that just because it goes with my full name, Maddison.)

Random facts about me: My family took me to New York City back in December 2015 for my birthday; I’m a grammar freak and I love reading. Oh, especially reading a nice grammar book. I’ve met Unspoken; and I take French for fun.

I’d love to visit Paris someday. Maybe my future husband could take me there!

My favorite foods: fettutini alfredo, popcorn, canned green beans and more!

My favorite tv shows: When Calls The Heart, Good Witch, and, Shark Tank. These keep changing, though…

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I truly hope God’s Bright Light will draw others to the Lord and be an inspiration for all! Oh, and if you’d like to contact me for ideas of inspiration, please, go ahead. Search for Maddison Rae Russell on Pinterest for more ideas! And don’t forget to follow me! My email is:

My Instagram: maddi_rae_of_sunshine 

Much love, Maddi

Below are my 2 beautiful pets. Ali, my oldest cat (the black “blob” in the pic below) died when my family and I were away in North Carolina.

IMG_20150318_044804 Samantha Rae Rose (My hair accidentally made its way into the picture!)

DSCN5558 And Willow Skye. He’s much bigger now, though.

I hope you like my blog and thank you for visiting!


I used to have braces…


Me, finally after a long 2 1/2 years of braces! Phew!

Maddi the joyful


45 thoughts on “Meet Me, Maddi

  1. Hi Maddi! I learned about your blog from one of Hayley’s posts. It’s nice to “meet” you!
    Your blog looks fantastic. I can’t wait for more posts! 😀
    P.S.I just followed you! 😀


  2. What’s your favorite website? Mine is! I want to be a vet or marine biologist too! I LOVE dolphins, although I’ve never actually SEEN one! That is why I love SOOOO much! I love animals too! I have 21! And I love them ALL very much! Make that 24! Or 25! If you count my woolie worm! 🙂 I also LOVE smilie faces! 😎 o_O 😮 🐻 ❗ ❓

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      • Really??? Cool! This is SOO amazing! I LOVE watching the cam! My favorite animal is either winter or Cooper! I like watching the Nicholas web cam and the otter one and the turtle one and the winter and hope one!


      • Sometimes, I get to see them put on winter’s tail for physical theropy! It is SOO Cool! My birthday was like Clear water marine aquarium Themed! I had a dolphin cake, a dolphin banner, my sister got me a turtle from their Shop at CMA! One of my friends made me a Winter dolphin stuffed animal!!!! It is SOO Cool! And my other sister made me a dolphin PURSE!!! (she loves to sew) She even put the CMA Logo on the purse! I Love it! I REALLY like looking at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! I love Nicholas’s story! It’s sweet! Bye for now!
        Your Blogger Buddie,


  3. Hi Maddi! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog!! You seem so sweet and kind! Keep being a light for Jesus!!! I am your newest fan/follower!!!

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