Being Intentional

This is a follow-up to my earlier post “Failure to Thrive.”  My little guy saw the doctor today and I am happy to report that he is doing well.  He has gained 1 1/2 pounds in 2 weeks and is a little longer too!  All the lab work came back normal, so no underlying medicalContinue reading “Being Intentional”

Racing Widow and Step 4

My name is Kris, I am a believer in Jesus Christ and I am a Racing Widow.  Let me explain. As a part of my personal spiritual growth, and in order to better understand how to minister to children of people with addictions, I am working through Celebrate Recovery.  It’s a 12-step ministry focused onContinue reading “Racing Widow and Step 4”

Failure to Thrive

As my little guy is struggling to gain weight and “thrive” I’ve been wondering if sometimes we have a similar “spiritual failure to thrive?” With my son, he has not been gaining weight as he should. He’s not been growing. Sometimes as Christians, I think we fail to grow too. We aren’t maturing in our faith and we stay right at the place we are.

VBS is over…until next year!

My feet hurt, my head aches, my ears are ringing and I have a smile on my face.  Vacation Bible School has just finished.  Two of my kids are in bed, the other is in bed reading his Bible (seriously, by no prompting from me).  I feel the need to celebrate and sit quietly and justContinue reading “VBS is over…until next year!”

My prayer for Jon and Kate

I, along with a friend, have felt called to pray for Jon and Kate Gosselin.  You may know them from the TLC reality show Jon and Kate Plus 8.  There has been a firestorm surrounding them lately.  Their marriage is in trouble.  I have been there.  I understand the feelings.  I understand the hurt andContinue reading “My prayer for Jon and Kate”

Outdone by a Preschooler

Sometimes, I am embarrassed to be an adult.  When I look around at my fellow “grown-ups” I see that many of us are just a tick off when it comes to what life is really about.  We’re missing something – forgotten a crucial part of living.  Let me explain… Tonight I was at a graduationContinue reading “Outdone by a Preschooler”

Facing the Wolf

This morning a good friend, at least I call him one of my good friends, read a devotion during our prayer group.  The devotion was called “The Good Shepherd.”   As he was reading, I remembered the parable of the Lost Sheep and I thought about the sheep as it was caught in the brambles, facingContinue reading “Facing the Wolf”

I am Judas

Today is an odd day to celebrate.  Maundy Thursday is the day during Holy Week that we remember that Jesus was betrayed by Judas – sold for 30 silver coins.  Jesus celebrated the traditional Passover meal with his disciples then, as was a pattern with Him, went off alone to pray… Jesus knew what wasContinue reading “I am Judas”

Encouragement

In the last few weeks, my time with God has led me to 2 main things – encouragement and praying for those who persecute you.  In thinking about encouragement, I really think that we as human beings are not all that great about encouraging one another.  Sure we say, good job, and then we goContinue reading “Encouragement”

Closed doors and open windows…

There is a phrase – “when God closes a door, he opens a window.”  I have closed a door in my life.  I have stepped away from youth ministry.  Between family, current ministry, and the new ministry that God is leading me to, I just had too many doors open.  I couldn’t really spend theContinue reading “Closed doors and open windows…”