Krista Lynn Campbell

Compassion

flashback

One year ago. Flashback:  June 2, 2016       Karatu, Tanzania                  How much love can a heart hold? When blessed with the opportunity to love deeper and wider, my heart expanded just like my elastic waistband pants.  As the youngest and poorest surrounded me in Karatu, …

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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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Make it Special

Some of my most memorable birthdays are not  about a specific gift but about a specific feeling. I felt special. On my special day, I felt very special. That was a great feeling as a child. That is what has stuck with me. Not a gift that I eventually  outgrew or broke. But the lasting feeling of “I …

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A Joyful Walk

Walking to get my mail at my mailbox is part of my daily routine.  I may be splashing through rain puddles or plodding through  snow depending upon the season. Currently, I  am enjoying the colorful display of fallen leaves crunching beneath my feet.  Opening my mailbox and finding a cream-colored envelope with blue lettering from Compassion, always brings …

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