Krista Lynn Campbell

Love

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 face and resolved …

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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 he said. Captivated …

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love reminders

Tucked between my license and credit card, a love reminder. Composed by Hallmark but chosen by my husband, a little love reminder to carry with me. A Reminder of My Love Remember that I love you and I’m proud you’re my wife.  Remember that, no matter what, you have a friend for life.   A love reminder …

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never little

Linus Van Pelt nailed it. When he wrapped his beloved blanket around a frail tree in 1965, he loved. Maybe it just needs a little love. His simple gesture demonstrated love for us to follow.  Just a little love. Early this summer, I maneuvered my cart up and down the flower aisles. Displays overflowed with vibrant …

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nine

They are packed and awaiting their long international trip. Some will travel many miles by rafts, canoes, helicopters, bikes, wagons, and feet. Others on camels, oxen, horses, and elephants. Stretched rubber bands contain bulging treasures. Nine red and green boxes ready for smiles and giggles. Nine boxes for nine little girls. Nine lives changed through …

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dirty hands

I spent most of my childhood years dirty. My childhood farm offered many opportunities for play and work. In the summertime, my sisters and I spent hours creating play houses in the cows’ pasture. We used shovels and rakes to assist with construction. The limestone rock outcroppings functioned as the foundation and we added misshapen …

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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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give & get

Recently, a friend received a Facebook zinger. You know, the type of comment that leaves a heart scar. I imagine my bewildered friend mumbled a few choice words as she hit ‘unfriend’.  I read the unkind comment before my friend sent it and its author into cyber extinction. Scanning through Facebook, I found an interesting post …

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knowing

What do you wish you would have heard your parents say? That question on a Christian radio station got my attention. As adults looking back, what do we wish we would have heard our parents say?  Some of the deep and heart-tugging responses shared by the call-in listeners were: I wish my parents would have said …

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