Krista Lynn Campbell

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 day.  As isolation closed in, my aunt reached out. She called relatives to hear another voice. I answered when her name popped up on my cell … quarantine Read…

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 on a wooden heart tucked into our suitcase. In addition to memories and photos, we wanted a keepsake from our time with Angel, our sponsored … exchange Read…

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 … love reminders…

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 Mexican sun, our lives intertwined as we listened, prayed, and enjoyed their chickens, turkeys, and Jorge’s pet turtle. Through our interpreter, Jorge shared his dream … the horse…

beauty remains

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. ~ Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl We  unwrapped the fragile ocean jewel and placed it in front of him. A delicate sand dollar with five tiny doves hidden inside. Our sponsored child, Angel, wrote of his dream to … beauty remains…

campfire communion

We came in search of heat and sweet treats: roasted marshmallows. I squatted in the dirt beside the small fire. In his wheelchair, a Mickey Mouse blanket warmed Angel’s legs. He watched as the flames transformed the marshmallow into darkened goodness. I slid the melted glob off the stick and offered it to Angel. I opened … campfire communion…