Krista Lynn Campbell

obedience

He descended the ladder and stepped away from his work. Hired to repair our broken windows, the young man had more on his heart and mind than measuring. He wanted…

more than a story

Enormous sets of boats, towns, and landscapes changed before my eyes. Trained sheep, goats, and pigs entered and exited on cue without accidents. With a Mr. Sticky cinnamon bun and…

closed doors

The wind is moving, but I am standing still. A life of pages waiting to be filled. A heart that’s hopeful, a head that’s full of dreams, but this becoming is harder…

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…

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. ~…

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…