Krista Lynn Campbell

Month: April 2016

only imagine

I can only imagine what it will be like when I walk by Your side. I can only imagine what my eyes will see when Your face is before me. ~Mercy Me  I have heard and sang along to the song, “I Can Only Imagine”, countless times since its release by Mercy Me in 2001. …

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for the birds

I could hear the small waves of water hitting the deck. Glancing outside, I found the culprit. A chubby robin was enjoying an afternoon bath.  The rotund robin was standing in the shallow bird bath joyfully splashing away. For most birds, bathing  plays an important role in feather maintenance. My robin friend was just doing …

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strangers

Included in my quiet-talk-to-God-time this week are  the prayer concerns of two women whom I have never met. They are strangers to me. I selected two prayer cards out of several large baskets containing approximately 7,000 prayer cards at a Priscilla Shirer’s conference.  Coincidence? Random luck? No, I think not. My God is too big …

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haba na haba

In a few weeks, I will be in Tanzania attempting to use my very limited Swahili vocabulary. ‘Jambo’  is hello. ‘Asante sana’  is thank you very much. I can remember those. Venturing beyond those simple phrases and I will be fumbling and mumbling. Thankfully, Tanzanians are very loving. They will encourage my feeble attempts to …

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Brood V

Cicada Mania has begun! Brood V periodical cicadas are on their way. Soon billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and will overrun the entire East Coast. Once the ground temperature reaches 64 degrees Fahrenheit, they begin to burrow their way to the surface, climb …

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fixer upper

Chip and Joanna Gaines are remodeling pros on the TV show, “Fixer Upper”. They save homes that look hopeless by renovating the imperfections. In the end, they reveal the home as  it always intended to be: beautiful. I was a self-anointed “fixer upper”.  I identified people, usually those closest to me, who were in desperate …

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MIA joy

I had lost my joy, it was MIA.  Was it really gone, or had I simply misplaced it along with my car keys? Where does one go to find their missing joy? I knew joy wouldn’t be found at my extravagant pity parties that I had been hosting. Nope. Gotta keep looking. The enemy’s lies moved …

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The Box

She balanced the box steadily with great confidence. Obviously, she had done this before.  It had just rained, but her footing was sure and determined. It was not the man’s job to carry the box;  this was her role and she was the pro. The women transport their water containers and baskets with graceful harmony …

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