A few years ago, my mother and father in law gave my husband and I a word of encouragement. They told us to abide, trust, and believe, and to basically watch how God would work out of that. Since then, the words have been etched onto my heart. God has been slowly revealing to me the depth of meaning for each word. He’s been showing me what it really means to abide in him. He’s teaching me how to trust him more deeply. And he’s just beginning to do a work in my heart in regards to believing. I think he has lessons for me surrounding these three words that will progress into the rest of my lifetime.
This website was created in hopes of bringing encouragement to you. Each post is about what I’m learning and what God is showing me. I don’t know a lot of things, but I’m looking to the Lord for the questions that I have and trusting that he has the truth.
A little about me personally….
My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We met at youth group and started dating in 10th grade. We’ve been together ever since, and will be celebrating 10 years of marriage in June. I say all this because marriage is so, so important and so on my heart. Every year of marriage is a new right of passage and a new reason to praise God. We’ve made it this far because of God’s provision. Every year we are together gets stronger and sweeter. Each battle fought and won makes us into a tighter and tighter team. He is the Frodo to my Sam – the partner I need on this journey of life. We’re on this adventure together, and we’re better because of it.
A few of the joys in my day-to-day life include house projects (we love working on our house together), reading, ATVing, cooking, gardening, hiking, making my house a home, and playing cards and board games with my husband and friends.
There’s a lot more I could say about my life and my history, but the biggest thing I’d like to tell you now is that my life cannot be explained apart from God. He has been at the center of everything, and nothing makes sense unless he’s in the picture. From my husband’s job, to my job, to our home, to our marriage, to our family – it all points back to him.
I hope to share some stories with you and I hope they encourage you to stay the course, and to cling to Jesus.
All the best,
Kristen has been writing since 2011. Since then, she’s been published in two print devotionals and has been featured on the Faith Radio Network Blog. Below are links to where you can find out more.
Faith Radio Network Blog (2014 – 2016).
Daily Wisdom for Women 2016 (July entries) from Barbour Publishing, a 365 day devotional for women.
Tenacious Hope: Discovering Joy and Peace (2018) (contributor) by Bridging the Gap, a 31 day devotional.