About

I’m a 30 yo single mom to two rather sweet, often rowdy, incredibly cuddly girls. I get along with my ex husband, I love studying God’s word and I sometimes forget to have fun because I’m so focused on getting things right. This is my struggle to find a balance.

I decided to spruce this little corner of the blog up. I hate trying to define myself and my thoughts. It’s like the dreaded interview question: So, tell us about yourself. It’s that question that isn’t a question. It’s an accusation. If I put on here that I’m progressive, it gives half of you leave to dismiss me as a lunatic. If I write that I am Southern, it gives the rest of you leave to assign me your stereotype. I strain against boxes.

I’m a mother, but I’m not like others: I don’t cook, hate to clean and unlike my own mother, I can’t sew. I’m a teacher; what I want to be is a student, but I can’t afford to pursue my degree. I’m a friend, but I’m probably the worst friend ever, because I don’t make enough time to just hang out or call or send letters. I’m a child, but I want to be a grown-up, only, I don’t like the growing up process most of the time. I am a Christian – that means I’m not perfect – that means I mess up – that means you’re probably going to find fault in some, most or all of what I write.

I am a blogger, which might make me a narcissist. I love words. I love scrabble. I love to read. I love Jesus. I love my girls and I love my family/friends. I am more than my poor powers to express myself on the internet.

22 responses to “About

  1. Hi Kristin,

    I saw your post at StuffChristiansLike.com in the “Shameless Plug” post! Good luck with your new blog; it looks great!

    I just launched a new site as well: Church Gold Party (http://ChurchGoldParty.com) and it may be something your church would be interested in…take a look and contact me to discuss.

    Thanks!

    Brooks

  2. I also found your blog on stuffchristianslike.com! I found a lot of fun new blogs on Jon’s “Shameless Saturday” post!!

  3. Yeah – you gotta love the “shameless” concept!

    By the way, if you have any ideas for Church Gold Party, let me know. It’s gaining a lot of momentum and we are trying to connect with as many churches as possible!

    Thanks!

  4. very interesting blog. can’t wait to read more.

  5. Okay, so this is probably the most honest about page I’ve seen. Just added you to my reader.

  6. I like your blogs. In honor, I have added a link to your site on my blog site.

    http://faithdream.wordpress.com/finding-hope-stories/

    Keep on posting..

  7. Kristin,

    Up front and honest: I hate your politics.
    Up front and honest: I love God the Father.

    I am thinking we can meet in the middle, yes?

    I stumbled upon your blog through another blog, and wanted to say Hello and all that jazz. Your honesty is intriguing. (I have this thing for honesty. I can’t help it.)

    In Christ my King,
    Donald in Bethel, CT

  8. Thanks, Donald! If you’re in CT, you might want to check out my friend Brooke’s blog, http://bellwookie.blogspot.com/ She has some great recipes and uses a ton of local goods/foods, from what I understand.

    I don’t see any reason NOT to meet in the middle, because God didn’t call us to a political party, but to form right relationships with our neighbors.

  9. Kristin,

    You wisely said:
    “I don’t see any reason NOT to meet in the middle, because God didn’t call us to a political party, but to form right relationships with our neighbors.”

    Based on that comment alone, I know I made the right decision by coming here and saying Hello! Your comment was mature and wise, and I find that intoxicatingly refreshing.

    I shall check out your friend’s blog. I am a culinarian, (I learned to cook in Italy), myself, and love local/organic goods. Small world, isn’t it?

    Bye for now!

  10. I just found your blog today and I love it! You’re fabulous– I look forward to reading more :)

  11. Hi There,

    I found your blog the other day and I love to read of other Single Mama’s after God’s own heart. I love the way your mind works and how you articulate yourself here. :)

  12. Hi Kristin!

    I’ve seen your name on several other blogs I follow, so thought I’d come see what you’re all about and glad I did. You and my wife have a lot in common, especially the part about being a teacher, hating to clean and can’t sew… although she’s working on all of those things at the moment ;)

    Just added you on Twitter/RSS and look forward to connecting with you! Passed on your info to my wife too (@carrieduvall).

    • Thanks so much, Nathan! I just followed you and your wife on Twitter and I look forward to reading from you soon :D
      I’ve also added your blog to my favorites, and will pop over there tomorrow. I appreciate your commenting here.

  13. Hi Kris:
    Glad to find your blog; almost as good as the talks we used to have. Maybe better — you don’t have to listen!
    I recommended it to my daughter.

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  15. Love the about stuff. I think you express yourself very well!

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