Krista Lynn Campbell

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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…

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It dangled from a peg with the displayed Christmas ornaments. The miniature, rainbow-colored xylophone with its tiny mallet caught my eye. I smiled as I pictured my eight-month old grandson,…

lines

The handwriting on the wall means the grandchildren found the crayons. ~Author Unknown Periwinkle, aquamarine, bittersweet, sepia, and cornflower. As a child, I discovered  new and exotic names in my…

fumble recovery

The 1938 Chicago Bears earned an unwanted place in the NFL record books. They fumbled the football more times in one season than any other team. A whopping 56 fumbles. But…

don’t blink

I vacationed with Kenny Chesney. My sisters and I opened our umbrellas and chairs without realizing a mega-country music star sat a few sand dunes away. Kenny appeared relaxed in…

Batman and Jesus

Mother Teresa. Corrie ten Boom. Eric Liddell. Parents, first responders, Sunday School teachers. These names come to mind when I consider the question,“Who is your hero? When my sponsored child…

Jesus in a box

Maria and Carlos and their two children live on a hillside outside Santiago, Dominican Republic. Their home is pieced together with thin boards. Wide gaps allow sunbeams as well as…

it is well

Surrounded by wheelchairs and walkers, my dark-hair head bobbed with gray-hair, white-hair, and no hair heads. We tapped our feet; we clapped our hands. Putting aside aches, pains, and memory…

white flag

Come get lost in the stalks.  A local corn maze close to my house invites the brave to enter. Corn mazes frustrate me. I get lost on highways, why do…

corralling cats

I live on a hill. During thunderstorms, water flows downhill taking my gravel driveway, stone by stone, with it. The powerful rush of water carves deep gullies. Recently, my husband…