Category: Kristina

When Christmas Hurts…

As soon as “Peppermint Mocha” becomes an option at coffee shops, I declare it Christmas season. Pretty soon, giant nativities and blow-up snowmen pepper front yards, strangers exchange “Happy Holidays,” and everything turns a shade of green or red. I tend to be a sucker for it, at first. I get excited about the impending more »

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Fighting the Enemy

Do you feel like you’re in a losing battle? I do! I laid awake one night terrified because of a movie I had watched with some friends. Every time I tried closing my eyes, I remembered images that I wished I hadn’t seen. Fear has always been a reminder to me that there is an more »

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How To Be More Like Christ…

Jesus is my hero. I mean, really. I want to be just like him. He’s so incredible and amazing. He is funny (Luke 24:31), challenging (Matthew 6-7), and respectfully counter-cultural (John 8:7). He lived his whole life without sin (Hebrews 4:15), fulfilled prophecies (Isaiah 53), and literally changed the world (Romans 5:18). Seriously, no one more »

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Soul Pants: I Will Be Satisfied

“Soul pants.” I giggled as I read the only part of a post-it sticking out of my notebook. All I could read was “soul pants,” and visions of velvet pants made me laugh. Then I opened my notebook and read the full thing: “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants more »

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Actively Waiting

Have you ever waited for something? I mean, anticipation building, knots in your stomach, not sure how much longer you can handle it, waiting. Maybe for you it was the grade on a really important test. This one is make it or break it for your semester, and it happens to be the one test more »

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Know It and Sow It

  A young American man, named Steve, goes into a McDonalds in India for something cool in the scorching summer heat. He orders his ice cream and notices a young man about his age wearing a jersey of a team he likes. They strike up a conversation, only to find that Steve follows Jesus and more »

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Love Is a Choice

I am currently caught in what I like to call “The Wedding Phase” of any American girl’s life. It’s those few years right after college where the majority of your peers get married. When you are a single girl with no prospects, it feels like everyone caught the wedding bug but you. I am not more »

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Surprised by Kindness

 If someone were to ask me to make a list of adjectives to describe God, it would probably go something like this: “Well, He is sovereign, loving, merciful, gracious, righteous, just, all-knowing, omnipresent, and triune.” I know that is not a definitive list, but it covers the basics of what I think when I think more »

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Too Scared to Disciple Others?

In one of his letters to Timothy, Paul writes, “All Scripture Is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is more »

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