Krista Lynn Campbell

Month: January 2016

Dirty Snow

A week ago most of the mid-Atlantic area was blanketed with a hefty amount of glistening, pure-white snow. A handful of the frozen precipitation helped quench my shoveling-induced thirst once I ventured outside. I recall as a  young child spooning  freshly fallen, clean snow into a pan to usher quickly inside. Vanilla and sugar were added for an …

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A21

Christine Caine is an Australian firecracker. Speakers get and keep my attention when they speak passionately and fervently. She does both and then some. I have heard Christine speak several times and her energetic realness left an impression on me. I have read several of her books and give them a “thumbs up”. She loves Jesus …

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Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli is a rock; a beautiful, bluest-of-blues rock. It can be polished brightly and be crafted into jewelry, carvings, ornaments and vases. Fun Fact: Lapis lazuli was used for the eyebrows and surrounding eye area on the funeral mask of King Tut. It can also be ground into a powder to be used as a …

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Snow Day

Jonas has arrived and my hubby is snowed in at work all weekend. I know I will need to bundle up and go out into the winter wonderland to shovel once Jonas exits. But while the  snow is still falling and blowing, I have time for some indoor snow day activities: clean my mouthguard (yucky) look through the Christmas cards …

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Anticipation

We can never know about the days to come. But we think about them anyway, And I wonder if I’m really with you now or just chasing after some finer day. Anticipation. Anticipation is making me late, is keeping me waiting. Carly Simon made those lyrics famous in 1971. She wrote them while waiting for Cat …

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DREAM

As we pause to remember a man with a great dream today, I am reminded of another dreamer. Joseph’s life-journey revolved around his dreams and his God-given ability to interpret other’s dreams. Joseph innocently shares his dreams with his brothers and his father. Both of his dreams highlight that one day his family will bow …

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Hold Fast

  The last words I wrote in my journal this morning:  “I am fearful.” I put it all out there for God. Raw and honest. I am fearful of our upcoming trip to Tanzania. I am fearful we won’t be ready – physically, mentally or spiritually. I am fearful that my husband, who is a member of the …

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Fountain or Drain?

Be a fountain, not a drain. I love that word picture and life-challenge. How would I describe myself? How would others describe me? Fountains are life-giving. Fountains invite us to come closer and drink in; offering beauty and refreshment. You would go out of your way to visit a fountain. You would stop and spend some time in …

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Wrestling

My husband was a high school wrestler and I attended many of his wrestling matches years ago. Wrestling is such an unique sport.  No extra equipment like a  racket, bat, club or any-shaped ball.  One on one using just muscles, motions, and maneuvers. The wrestler tries to control and maintain restraining power over his opponent. Most of the time, I was …

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The Scales

It’s January; time to think about losing weight. Time to try to eat more broccoli and not as many chocolate chip cookies. To demonstrate how serious I am, I head out  to buy new bathroom scales. I am convinced that my tight-fitting jeans must be due to my current scales malfunctioning and not from peanut M & M’s. New …

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