Krista Lynn Campbell

Month: February 2016

slippery slope

Simon and Garfunkel made the phrase “slip sliding away”popular with their song of the same name in 1977. Slip sliding away, slip sliding away You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away. The East  Coast has experienced the slip sliding away feeling these past few weeks with the ice-snow-more ice combo. …

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The view took my breath away. My next-to-be breath caught in my throat and just lingered for a nanno-second. But then my involuntary actions took over and my breath released.  Inhale-exhale.  It was so stunning; it made me gasp. My finite mind can’t explain all the how’s and when’s associated with the making of the …

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Judah, was the fourth of twelve sons of patriarch, Jacob (whom God renamed, Israel). This huge testosterone-driven family becomes the nation of Israel. The lineage of Jesus follows through Judah. Revelation 5:5 describes Jesus Christ as the lion of the tribe of Judah. In Genesis, we can follow Judah through his highs and his many very-deep lows. Years later, the descendants of …

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Trainee. That’s all his name tag said. Not “Bob, Trainee”. Just one word, “Trainee”. I felt bad for Trainee as the line at the Post Office grew longer and longer. Trainee would occasionally stop and have to go ask his supervisor a question. Waiting and more waiting. Trainee was slower and unsure of himself. Trainee didn’t know …

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Sea Shells

Walking the beach, I scan for the most perfect sea shells to take home with me. What a fun surprise to find a whole, unbroken sea shell!  I seek those without chips, holes or imperfections. I want the pretty ones, the whole ones. I am on a mission. Crunch, crunch as my feet walk across the shells I deem too small or …

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It was definitely a dare. Not as traumatic as Flick’s triple-dog-dare involving his tongue and a frigid flag pole in the memorable scene from the classic Christmas movie, The Christmas Story. But I made into a serious self-dare. If an author lists his phone number at the end of his book and invites anyone to call at anytime, that’s a dare. Double-dog-dare …

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