Krista Lynn Campbell

Compassion

Big God

There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound. ~Diana Cortes Pulkeria is my friend. An uncommon name for an uncommon lady. Our friendship shrinks the geographical distance between us. It also manages to minimize the …

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tug of war

Writer’s block: when the words won’t come. That’s not my problem. I can think of words, plenty of words. Lots and lots of bottled-up words.  My struggle is how to convey the emotions behind the words. How do I connect the words with the myriad of feelings? There is a tug of war between my …

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light wins

 Light finds its way in the darkness. Light wins over darkness. Always. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 (NIV) Darkness will not prevail in this dark, 1-room home on a sunny afternoon in Arusha, Tanzania. Not this day. Today is a home visit. I am blessed …

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hello goodbye

Hello goodbye. All in one day; more like 8 short hours. Meeting my 3 sponsored children in Tanzania in a few days will be a fast and furious ride on the emotional roller coaster. Hello goodbye. The Hello time will be a joyous time. Everyone will be full of smiles and anxious nerves too. Hello time will …

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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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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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Goodluck

What are little boys made of?  According to the popular 19th century English nursery rhyme, “Snips and snails, and puppy dog tails.”  Growing up with three sisters and raising two daughters, I am mostly ignorant about little boys in general.  They are a mystery to me. I understand dolls, playing house, and doing our hair …

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Build

  Build That is my One Word for 2016.  I want to be a builder. Build, as a verb, requires action. It forces me to do something. To Build is to establish, increase or strengthen. Yes, yes and yes. It is constructive rather than destructive. My first construction site in need of some renovation is my tongue. …

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My Michelangelo

Mira lo que dibuje para ti   (Look what I drew for you) I have a little Michelangelo who blesses me with his artwork. I love opening his letter and seeing his latest drawing – an original from the artist himself! How beautiful and made just for me! My Michelangelo is only 7 years old and lives …

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