Krista Lynn Campbell

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

exchange

Silly or not, we weren’t sure. But with a sharpie, we began. On one side, we printed Jesus loves you. On the other, Krista and Jay love you. Our best love-words…

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…

the horse rider

As the chickens strutted around our feet, we introduced ourselves to the mother and her three sons. Jorge,  (pronounced Hor-hay) was enrolled in the local Compassion project. Under the warm…