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Kris is a mamma to 4 little people, married to her high school sweetheart, loves Jesus, writing, reading, singing, photography and finds God in dreams and on the page. Her days are spent homeschooling and trying to stay ahead of the laundry and the dust bunnies.

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  1. Absolutely right-on! It’s such a process to let go of the desire to control or influence where we’re going and to jump with abandon into the perfect unknown of God’s will! He certainly does know what we need and is faithful to use all things for our good as He refines us and burns away the stuff that isn’t Jesus. Praise God for giving us vegetables, right!? I love seeing the parallels between our relationship with our Father and the relationships we have with our kids. The Lord reveals so much of His heart through this!

  2. Beautifully written Kris! I loved this: “How many times have I sought something in prayer, without really knowing, or considering the long-term effects of my request?” I so often find I think I’m praying with an open heart when in reality I’m pushing that my own will be done. Praise God for all his refusals. They lead us to his “yes” opportunities. Thanks for sharing your heart. God bless!

  3. I, too have had to learn that no means yes to something bigger and better. We, especially women, must learn to let go & let God take over – put Him in control & it shall run smoothly!

    I have started asking for certain things even for others & then saying “Your Will be Done”! I’ve finally learned that He does truly know what is best for me in the here and now!

  4. mmmm….how our Father only wants His best for us!

    He’s brought me to a place recently where I am *seeing* His goodness…and thanking Him for *ALL*, even when…

  5. I love that even what looks like a “no” can be a “yes” to our best when it comes from the heart of the One Who Loves Us. In seven years of infertility, that’s something God has reminded me over and over again. Such an encouragement. Thanks!

    • Oh bless your heart, Holley. What a journey you have been (are) on. Praying God comforts you and gives you his assurances as you continue to seek and walk with him! You are in inspiration!

  6. It is SO hard sometimes isn’t it?! We want what we want, when we want it, I am so thankful that I have a Father who is watching out for my best interrest, and saving me constantly from myself! God is good all the time!! Blessings to you, ladies!

  7. I’m in the middle of waiting for decisions from the grad schools I’ve applied to for the fall. So far, I’ve gotten “nos” from all but two schools. I’m learning to be thankful that He has shown me that those places are not where He means for my family to end up, and I’m anxiously awaiting the Yes!