I had never quite known distress until I cut my first onion. The innocent act of attempting to make a burrito bowl was sabotaged when the essence of onion drifted up to attack my eyes. Suddenly, I was completely undone. I couldn’t see. Tears came unbidden to my eyes. Forget the burrito bowl. I was going … Continue reading Perspective
We danced. Together, in the sun rays. It came in perfectly through the giant front window, the potted plants reaching up further in their bends & twists to get a kiss from the warmth. I stood in front of the windowsill, staring out at the bleak buildings across the street, but cocooned in beautiful, protective … Continue reading Doubt Has a Darth Vader Grip
Hi, my name is Kirsten and I am a Netflix Addict. I am notoriously lazy when left to my own devices. I have been known to classify my bed as an idol. My deepest human desire is to stay in bed and do nothing all day. So this Saturday when I looked outside and saw … Continue reading Confessions of a Netflix Addict
“I need to thank you for saying ‘no’ to me.” How often do you thank people for rejection? If you’re like me, I’m assuming never. Rejection is not something we thank people for. No one likes rejection, giving it or getting it. Being turned down, whether for a job or a date or anything else, … Continue reading Thank You for Your Rejection
Have you ever found yourself talking about a person who wronged you, just so others will respond incredulously? That response of “I can’t believe it!” or “No, he didn’t!” justifies a sense of self-righteous anger and bitterness. Bitterness might be one of the easiest emotions to give in to. Especially since, in most cases, bitterness … Continue reading Battling the Bitterness
Part of being a human is realizing more and more how much you need God. I don’t know about you, but the older I get the more I realize just how flawed I am. This morning I am struggling to trust in God’s provision for this next season of my life. I know that God … Continue reading Pursued.
Once upon a time there was a girl named Ruth Wilson. She found her identity in being a hot mess… and constantly claimed to have a lot of sin in her heart… and lived entangled in heavy chains. Not only did she find her identity in those things but she spoke them over her life … Continue reading From Hot Mess… To Free.
Troubles are chasing me again. Tearing down my strong defense. I’m still alive. But I’m barely breathing. Close to breaking, wishing I just would already. I’m finding myself back in South Carolina to see a doctor, yet again. I thought this was all over. I thought I was finally getting close to full health again. … Continue reading Walking On Water
I currently find myself sitting in an old RV on the beautiful piece of land that my family has just purchased. Outside the birds are chirping and the sun is beating down on our grove of Aspens, it’s beautiful. But inside this RV it smells like mothballs and it reminds me of old houses and … Continue reading What is Home?
I love the idea of recycling, upcycling, bicycling… It seems that the idea of “reduce, reuse, recycle, educate” has biblical parallels: one person’s trash becomes another’s transformed product. Artwork, household goods, industrial items, water, ideas, and more can be recycled…redeemed for another use. And then we get to offer the transforming story up for the … Continue reading Recycled