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“What If We Were Real?”

Being authentic is so very hard when your life seems out of control and you have been intimately wounded by other people’s words or actions. Sharing your chaos feels terrifying. You cannot even begin to see past this current chaos to believe that if you share it with a safe OTHER, you will not only heal your heart, but increase your ability to see tomorrow and the future in light of God’s goodness FOR you. […]

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We Are Such A Plastic Family

When my daughter was around 14, she made a statement in response to something I was trying to explain about why we did what we did in our family. She said, “Mom, we are such a plastic family.” I was was confused by her words. She went on to explain that we were just so stiff and uptight. This is not how “real” families did stuff. Why can’t we live like other families? What’s wrong […]

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50 Years of Discovery: Evolution of My Emotions

Discovery 2:  Emotions Before I remember being a little girl and immobilized by fear. Fear of strong personalities. Fear of being wrong. Fear of being known. Fear of getting in trouble. This led to much timidness, with no courage to step out and be different. I had a stubborn streak, but when push came to shove I pulled into my shell for safety. No one knew the real Kristin for years until I proved I […]

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