July 18, 2019

The teacher’s comments section on my report card recorded the same words year after year, “Kristen is a nice girl, but she talks too much.”  Those who know me probably won’t find that hard to believe because I’ve never been the quiet girl in the corner.  However, your...

May 1, 2019

I started attending yoga classes recently for the simple fact that I sit at a computer a lot, and at the end of the day, my body feels like rigor mortis is setting in. I’ve never been very flexible and always thought if God intended for us to touch our toes, He would h...

April 18, 2019

I reached for the lever to drain the water out of the bathtub and heard my husband chuckling through the bathroom door.  I was curious what he was laughing at but not surprised as this is part of our daily routine.  Every night while I go through my hour bedtime ritual...

April 3, 2019

I was feeling optimistic, confident, and excited to spend the day in Chicago with my family.  Traffic slowed as we neared the city which gave us ample time to stare up at the massive buildings.  We continued along the lakeshore until we found a parking spot.  It was co...

October 26, 2018

I sat at the red light and my mind wandered aimlessly while my eyes scanned the surrounding area.  My thoughts snapped to attention when I noticed a funeral procession across the street about to begin.  I counted ten cars lined up and suddenly, it was as if one of my s...