When the Future Freaks Me Out: What about ‘What if’?

Several years ago, when our children were still preschool age, a spring storm assaulted our town. The tornado alarm on our weather radio erupted with abrupt concern and we knew a twister was coming close to our subdivision. Having no basement, my husband and I deliberated. Do we drive the five minutes to my folks’ […]

3 Words that Will Help You Say ‘No’

I’m a guilt-prone, overly-responsible, passionate and protective firstborn. Within my strengths creep my weaknesses. For example, my fervor and determination can often be interpreted as anger or antagonism. My prophetic tendencies to speak truth often get me blasted by those who don’t appreciate accountability or questions. Although I don’t enjoy confrontation like some, I won’t […]

The Humility of Christmas

This last week I’ve had one of those “sacred echo” moments where everything I read pointed back to one word: humility. My Advent reading, a message I listened to, a Facebook post, Scripture…all declaring a point of purpose: “Are you listening, Kristin?” I’m trying, Lord. But, humility is a painful lesson. Honestly, I waver between pride […]

Does It Take You Where You Want to Go?

The kids and I have been reading about world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islamic, etc.) through our historical studies lately. I’m amazed how ignorant we (as Christians) often are about other religions. I knew the worldviews and ideologies when I took Biblical Theology and Ethics in college, but have neglected much of what I learned because […]