Krista Lynn Campbell

Hope

with open hands

In Williamsburg, Virginia, an overhead door bell jingled. Away from the weaver, wheelwright, and wigmaker, a store offered yummy treats. Samplings of handcrafted Virginia peanuts, chocolate-covered peanuts, peanut brittle, and additional salty and sweet combinations filled The Peanut Shop. On a recent visit with my 3-year-old grandson, we approached a can of salted peanuts. Open …

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in their eyes

Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal. ~ Samuel Richardson Without saying a word, their eyes spoke volumes. Was the haunting sadness caused by hunger, neglect, sickness, or the challenges children face in Kenya? The unhappiness in their eyes generated tears in mine. Unable to erase the image of their mournful expressions, my …

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Plan C

Rumblings and stirring launched Plan A. Go somewhere uncomfortable, do something meaningful, and bless everyone along the way. Plan A pointed to Africa. For years, God placed the beautiful continent on my heart and mind. Time to step into the unknown. An internet search led to a ministry working with children in Uganda. I completed …

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Pause

Sometimes God brings a pause into our lives. A quiet time to figure out the next step. My pause is now. May this pause draw me closer to my Heavenly Father as we commune together. See you on the other side of my pause.  

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli is a rock; a beautiful, bluest-of-blues rock. It can be polished brightly and be crafted into jewelry, carvings, ornaments and vases. Fun Fact: Lapis lazuli was used for the eyebrows and surrounding eye area on the funeral mask of King Tut. It can also be ground into a powder to be used as a …

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