How is your spiritual health? Do you pray for others? Find the joy in prayer!
In my Friendship series I highlight a person who has had an influence on me. Mandy is a friend who is loyal and has integrity.
A review of my first StichFix order plus pros and cons of a personal shopper service.
I woke up today with a few goals.. 1) Get my steps in 2) hydrate and increase my water 3) get my errands done. Goal 2 was toast- I totally hydrated. As I was on my way to accomplish #3, I heard a clunk noise from the car. Now- I was not driving my beloved… Continue reading Today… in the Misadventures of Kristen..
Part of a journey is reminding yourself how far you have come. This especially helps when motivation is low, or when there are feelings of discouragement. It is equally important to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. I am a part of a huge community of men and women who are working hard at… Continue reading You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
How we communicate matters. We have to consider things such as tone, delivery, and impact on someone.
What kind of friend are you? How do you connect with others?
This Thanksgiving we started a "tradition" of setting aside the "normal" turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes- and do something outdoors as a family. We ventured to Enchanted Rock- which is located by Fredericksburg, TX. (This state park has large moon-looking rocks and you can camp, hike, and even rappel.) The first thing I discovered was that… Continue reading Day of Thanks
I wrote this Nov 30, 2015. I had been continually praying for a man that I could love wholeheartedly and who would love me the same. I prayed for a "love miracle ". Yes! That is exactly what I would say in my prayers. I met my husband 6 days after writing this. ❤️ ******************… Continue reading Desire
Dear Mom, My beautiful, soft-hearted, loving mom. For so many years you have put everything and everyone before you. You are a true caretaker; selflessly ensuring the well-being of all of us. It's your turn. For so long I have seen you proceed with caution. The unfamiliar world of taking care of you; finding yourself;… Continue reading Fortune Favors the Bold
I wrote this in July 2015... a year and a half after leaving my ex-husband. It took a few years to heal from the dark place I was in.. and writing helped me heal. __________________ You said those words, and they came true You said no one would love me if I left you As… Continue reading Trapped
Too often we get stuck in the daily grind and take for granted the people who love us so much. Our thinking goes from “selfless” to “selfish”. “Me me me! What about me??” No! It has to be, “What can I do to be the best (wife, mother, friend, sister....) for them?” I’ve been spending… Continue reading Selfish VS. Selfless: The ongoing challenge
I have always been a reader. Growing up I would search the school and town libraries for books on all kinds of topics- love, adventure, drama... I would explore the classics; I would search for something to challenge my mind. As I got older, I continued to read but struggled with WHAT to read. Also,… Continue reading Reading Goals
Holidays were so special when I was growing up. I remember huge family gatherings, both my mom and dad's side of the family. Traditions of Santa Sunday when all the cousins would sit on Santa's lap at Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop's house. The big present exchange. Tons of yummy traditional foods like my Mom-Moms snickerdoodle cookies.… Continue reading Holiday Traditions
This is something I wrote in July 2015... it was a yearning.. I met my husband 5 months later after constant prayer for God to bless me with a man I could love wholeheartedly and would love me the same. When I read it now, it makes me think of my Sexy Viking- and how… Continue reading Broken..