Markers, monuments, and memorials…

As we moved through the process of finding a marker that would reflect Kristen’s life, faith, and personality, we noticed the various names that were used to describe them. Although the difference is subtle, we see this object as a marker for the place where Kristen’s shell was laid to rest. We believe that her Read More …

Radiating God’s Love

A little part of Kristen’s journal for our Hawaii friends. You helped her grow her faith beyond what we could as her parents. Seeing her peers “radiating” love for and from Jesus was a powerful testimony. – – – “I sin every day & I am fully aware of what I do, but I call Read More …

In the light of His Glory and Grace

The truth of this song is manifested in our lives as God carries us through the storm of Kristen’s physical death. How precious is the gift of faith we have been given! The gift is not to be hidden. It is our obligation to share! “Our grief is swallowed up in the light of His Read More …

2016 – Trials and Triumphs

The sun has set on 2016. It has been a year of great trial and great blessing. Thank you Lord for the trials and triumphs of 2016. We especially thank you that our most difficult trial resulted in the fulfillment of your most precious promise for our sweet island princess. We praise God that Kristen Read More …

God’s Glory

What a beautiful and intimate promise. As I look ahead to our future without Kristen’s physical presence, I am overwhelmed by the gentle touch of God’s grace. Last Easter, I asked God to see His heart regarding Jesus and our sin. He delicately guided me through two months of struggle over my daughter and her Read More …

Linville River Log Cabins

We could use a little extra prayer over the next few weeks. Fall has been our favorite time to get away as a family and enjoy some time in the NC mountains. Kristen loved to spend time in the mountains and she especially liked staying at her Uncle Shane’s log cabins. This was her favorite Read More …

Peeking through the clouds

This is what God blessed me with during my evening walk this past Thursday. I have had a few heavy days as we try to plan a little fall getaway to the mountains. Fall is our favorite family time and Kristen loved to stay at Uncle Shane’s cabins. As I walked, I was enjoying watching Read More …

I am with Jesus and all is well!

Death has no power over me. I have not ceased to exist. I have just moved into my new home with Jesus. I am still alive. I am actually more alive now than I have ever been. I am still me. My spirit lives on even though my body has been laid to rest. When Read More …

Faith that overcomes… even death!

We hope all those who are on this journey with us have been lifted up by the intimacy of God in the midst of this trial. If you are new to the page or our story, it is in reality, God’s story in our life. It is, at its core, a story of grace, God’s Read More …