The Canvas

To some this is just a picture. To me, this is much more. Today, I layed one more piece of my stubbornness down at Jesus’ feet. Though I thought I already did that, clearly I had one more layer to let go of. You see, this picture has been in a box in the kitchen…

Faith

Has this move been easy? No.Do I feel like I belong? No.Are lots of things different than the NW? Yes. I miss my food.Do I love it here? Yes.Is there a learning curve? Yes.Do I miss “home?” Yes.Has God clarified our mission? Yes.Do we have land to start? No.Are there any leads? No.Do we feel…

Kidneys

Today my dad reminded me it’s been 11 years since he got a second chance at life with a new kidney. His exact words, “New life… New kidney.” He’s extremely grateful, as we all are. I mean, we didn’t think my dad would make it this far. I was planning a life without my dad….

Crackers

When I bake, it’s more of a therapeutic time for me. It’s a time for me to tune out the world and focus on the ingredients, the measurements, the feel, the kneading, the taste, the smell. I put my heart and soul into the meals I make for those I love. It’s a way for…

Mother

As Mother’s Day is soon upon us, I wrote this two years ago and I still feel all of it. I still think of the family in WA and grieve parts of my own extended family at times. If you are feeling any of this, I want to say that I SEE YOU. I FEEL…

Putting My Foot Down

Yesterday, I blew my lid over the most ridiculous thing. Mike asked me to call Verizon and get my new phone activated. Just that little request put be over the edge. I yelled. I said some things I should’ve have. I said some inappropriate words. Why? All because I was asked to call Verizon! Clearly,…

Shelter in Place Promises

I want to address my absence for the past few weeks. I’ve been feeling really odd about blogging during this awful time in the world. Seriously, as I write this, someone is dying. It feels awfully insensitive to be sharing my deepest thoughts about something so minuscule compared to life and death.  We are now…

One Less Thing

You guys… I cracked the code to making bread in Illinois!! 🎉 I was basically taking a break from bread making, because it was not turning out since we moved here. One more thing I “lost” on our move…😭 Seriously, read my previous post about all the things I lost in this move to the…

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday… He is risen! This week was my absolute favorite. Thanks for looking and sharing this journey with us. ❤️ Today was filled with Easter egg hunts, a feast, and my youngest little boy’s first birthday. ❤️ With honest intentions, Krista ❤️

Holy Saturday

Today is Holy Saturday… We started the day with TWO Easter eggs at breakfast that were filled with a piece of paper towel and a rock symbolizing Jesus being in the tomb. Originally, I planned to do a resurrection garden with a group of ladies here in IL. Due to the shelter in place, I…