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and Welcome!

I'm a thirty-something wife to Lee, momma to three kiddos, author, blogger, coffee drinker, and redeemed sinner.

I love studying God's Word and I'm passionate about confronting hard things with the truth of the gospel. I definitely do not have it all together but my desire is to encourage others by sharing what the Lord is teaching me along the way. 

Nine years ago I was in a deep depression and God brought my eyes to Psalm 16:11 where the psalmist cried out to God, and made this statement: 


" Your presence is fulness of joy."

Those words ignited a hunger in me.

Fast forward a few years and I was placed in a crisis that I didn't know how to handle. Once again, I was searching for joy, only this time, I questioned if God's Word was really true. The Lord was faithful and my life is a testimony to His faithfulness. 

The purpose of this little corner of the web is to elevate the cross as the true source of joy and to encourage you to seek Jesus with all your heart - in every season and in every circumstance. My prayer is that you will find encouragement here. ♥

I'm Kristen.


What happens when your life is turned upside down? What do you do when your reality collides with your theology? How, in the midst of so much suffering, can we ever have joy?


What do I write about?


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Psalm 23 for the Single Mom

As a single mom, it feels as though the word "change" is what sums up every single minute of our lives. One day you feel confident and the next day you are on your kitchen floor weeping. One day you feel like you are really making strides in your healing and the next day you feel like you're having to start the healing process all over again.


Five Traps To Avoid If You Have Been Betrayed

My husband is addicted to porn... My husband is having an emotional affair...  My husband abuses me... My husband is cheating on me... My husband won't touch me... My husband has left me... My husband is divorcing me after 19 years of marriage...


Different women. Different stories.

All the same kind of pain.


Get Up: How To Make It When You Don't Want to Keep Going

This is for the weary sisters. This is for you - hurting wife who doesn't understand. This is for you - fearful mama struggling to let go. This is for you - betrayed woman afraid and alone. This is for the grieving; the working and striving...



"I love Kristen's heart for the Lord and admire her faith more now than ever before. Her life has not been one of all roses and sunshine, nor would she try to pretend it has. Instead, she is open and honest about her story and still able to hold onto her faith in the midst of it all. That inspires me so much and is sure to inspire you, as well. If the reality of our fallen and broken world is one you are currently feeling the effects of and your heart is hurting, reading Kristen's words is sure to be a balm to your soul."

—  Rebekah Hargraves,
Author of "Lies Moms Believe" and "Finding Our Fulfillment in Christ"

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