Author Archives: Kristen

About Kristen

I like peonies, photography, and the mountains.

What is “A Good Christian?”

Have you wondered this? I’ve heard so many people say that they are a “bad Christian” meaning they curse or don’t go to church or don’t read their Bible. But do these things define our faith and salvation? Are these … Continue reading

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The Unmerciful Servant

Matthew 18: Jesus talks about forgiveness in the parable of the unmerciful servant. There is a servant who owes a king the equivalent of millions of dollars. The king is going to sell this servant and his family to repay this debt. … Continue reading

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Awake My Soul

“How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyesI struggle to find any truth in your liesAnd now my heart stumbles on things I don’t knowMy weakness I feel I must finally show” -Mumford & Sons This song may be … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

Sieze the day! I have heard this phrase throughout my life. We all know it is good to enjoy each and every moment, but do we live this way? “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from … Continue reading

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Did we compromise love for making time?

For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. –Romans 8:13 I have been reflecting lately about how the world wants … Continue reading

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Praise the Lord

I was reading the book of Psalms tonight and I realized how quickly I skim over the words “Praise the Lord.” It is frightful to discover that my heart barely feels when I see this phrase. It is disheartening to … Continue reading

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Selfishness

I was thinking about how ironic selfishness is. It is self-seeking, yet it is actually hurting the self more than helping. And somehow we find ways to justify our selfishness. Maybe we don’t see it for what it actually is.

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