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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. I was on the hunt for true joy, and this verse was the key I was looking for. 

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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"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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