Krista Lynn Campbell

Meet Krista
The Journey

silence

The hostess sat the large group at the table beside us. With 3 young children and 4 adults, I dreaded a loud lunchtime. Complaints filled my mind. Why couldn’t they be seated further away? Why do they have to be so close to us?  Now, my lunch is ruined. Angry and annoyed, I donned my nasty…

reminders

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. ~ Leonardo da Vinci To relieve stress and stretch my legs before stuck in a small airplane seat, I walk around airports. In…

masterpiece

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. ~ Camille Pissarro, Impressionist Painter Paint purchased, furniture moved, nails removed, and holes patched. Work required before paint cans are opened, brushes dipped, and stains covered. Messiness precedes magnificence. Beastly before beauty.  God paints the filthy rooms…

debt

I approached the librarian to collect my copies. My bill totaled $1.00. As I handed her a twenty-dollar bill, she pointed to a handwritten sign. We do not accept $20 bills. Embarrassment settled around me. I questioned my fellow library patrons. Do you have change for a twenty? With no help available, the librarian gave me…

21 seconds

He spoke for 21 seconds and I hung on every word. I replayed the video clip again. His dark eyes locked with mine; his voice just above a whisper. My favorite part came at the end with a wave. I loved this young man even though I understood not a single word…

mighty momma

Nameless. Some sources offered Zlelponith or Hazelelponi as possibilities for the woman of Judges 13. I nicknamed her Zel. One might miss Zel on the way to ‘the rest of the story’. But Zel of Judges 13 deserved my pause. Few facts are offered about her. She married Manoah and was barren. Missing details of…

I wanna be fat

I wanna be fat. Not fat from too many McDonald’s french fries or too little exercise. Not because I’ve failed (again) at my latest diet attempt. I wanna be fat like the late Billy Graham. At Reverend Graham’s funeral, Ned Graham described his father as FAT. Faithful. Available.Teachable.   Faithful.Thirty-five years ago, I spoke vows before God,…

parking lot praises

Lies and betrayal replaced bedtime prayers as my precious ballerina daughter transformed into a rebellious stranger. Throughout high school she tested home rules, but college life offered additional freedoms too hard to resist. Following graduation, she moved in with her boyfriend and walked the path of a prodigal. As she turned away…

quarantine

A confirmed flu case closed the assisted living facility where my eighty-nine-year-old aunt resides. Quarantine. No visitors allowed. Residents required to stay in their rooms with meals delivered throughout the day.  As isolation closed in, my aunt reached out. She called relatives to hear another voice. I answered when her name popped up…