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A fast-talking, big-smiling, extrovert whose world came crashing down several years ago with the loss of a child and then a health crisis. God's grace gave her a new season in which to slow down and learn the beauty of peace, and the truth that He will never forsake us.

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  1. Thanks for this! It is encouraging to me as I am getting ready to move to a new city where I don’t have any family or friends to start a new job. This is also my first time truly living on my own, not living with my family or in college or with others on a missions trip. I have been excited but suddenly this week I am feeling a little overwhelmed and feeling quite nervous about moving to a place I am not familiar with at all and making new friends and finding a new church and making a totally unfamilar place home. So thanks so much for all the reminders in this post!

  2. Hi Kris. Could relate to what you said about being the new girl. Appreciated how you shared that it’s created opportunities for you to meet other special friends. Prayers for you and your family in your new city. God bless.

  3. Kris, thank you for helping me understand what it’s like to always be the new girl. I’ve felt that a few times as well. I hopped over to your blog. What a precious ministry you have! May God bless you mightily as you minister to those in the hardest of hard times.

  4. So encouraging! I’ve been the new girl many times, too. And now moving into the crazy world of parenting littles and navigating playgroups, etc…, I feel like the new girl again even though I’m in the same town. We’ll make it! 🙂

  5. Kris,
    Thank you for sharing this encouraging story! I pray many women will get insight out of this and not be afraid to make new friends!
    My family moved every two years also. We moved from state to state for dad’s job. It bothered my third oldest sister the most. She would make friends and then have to start over again. I kind of envy people like my husband who has been in one place since elementary school.
    Blessings 🙂