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Kristen F Cole

Compassion to share, Courage to gain, Connections to build. 
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Unlikely Places I Find Jesus

There’s a bird nest in the wreath on my front door. I ponder just why that mama would build her nest in the midst of such busyness and...

The Struggle to Emerge Beautifully

The lotus flower is an ancient symbol of creation and rebirth. It is also a symbol of the sun. Its pure spotless petals close and sink...

God Still Uses a Landline

This picture was taken when my oldest was three, back when I had a newborn and days spent with his grandparents were filled with rocking...

Confessions of an Enabler

* I do not want to talk about what happened in the past. I want to live in the present.* Clear enough? I thought so. The first few...

Our Beautiful Inheritance

Just the day before my parents had visited with my aunt and uncle on their 70-acre farm in rural Virginia. The modest little house was...

Mercy Rule

Mercy. Mercy. Mercy. Mercy is what I cried out for Wednesday morning. Awaking very early due to my racing mind, I sipped my hot coffee...

Hope from Dust on Mother’s Day

I have had the gift of connecting with mothers in the midst of the greatest joy and the deepest pain. It is indeed a gift, one that I...

Letting Boundary Lines Fall

As I stripped that pantry of its obvious-to-everyone-else disorder, I began leaning in to the deep cleaning process of my equally as...

Made to Fly: Why I Write

I am often asked, “Just why do you write?” I have struggled with answering this question for many years. I feel called by God? I want to...

It’s Just About Jesus

In my furry, I glanced through the open blinds in our front room, across the three-day old snow-covered lawn and saw that man…scraping...

Life Lessons from a Kaleidoscope

My eldest son, my saver of money, forwent all of the temptations that his younger brother fell captive to in that middle section of the...

To Let Go is to Become: #oneword2018

I re-read my New Year’s post from last year and was reminded of my “oneword” for 2017, “abide.” Margaret Feinburg beautifully explained...

Let Joy Loose!

We were in the midst of heading to his guitar lesson, which was tucked neatly between picking up his sister from preschool, he and his...

Peace Rediscovered During Advent

Sometimes, I get so sick and tired of repeatedly learning the same lesson about peace over and over again. It is as if I am a two-year...

 

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