A Quest for Abundant Life with Kristen Johnson

A Quest for Abundant Life with Kristen Johnson

Motherhood:  An Honest Look in the Mirror

Motherhood: An Honest Look in the Mirror

So, we brought a new baby into the world! My third child, a boy, was born March 7th. He is absolutely wonderful! Such a little sweetie! But little did I know, his birth would bring about some unexpected changes. My daughter, the now middle child, turned into a disaster! A mouthy, sassy, disaster at that! […]

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Can You Handle It

Can You Handle It

As 2016 begins, I am preparing for a major change in my family: we are adding baby number 3 in March. This was a huge decision for my husband and I. Two kids seemed like a no-brainer. Vacations are created for families of four. Normal cars fit two car seats easily. Our house has three bedrooms on the […]

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Are You Flourishing

Are You Flourishing

Are You Flourishing? By Kristen Johnson I’m blessed to be the MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) coordinator for my community. Each year, we have a theme to focus our meetings around.This year, our theme is a Fierce Flourishing. MOPS encourages us to notice goodness, celebrate lavishly, and embrace rest. Great concept for this year.  I’m really enjoying […]

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Doubt Vs. Truth

Doubt Vs. Truth

By Kristen Johnson. Harvest is nearing a close here in Minnesota. Some rain has slowed us down a bit, but, hey, that is giving me a chance to write this! I’ll take it! The harvest season is always a rough time for me. It is really a time of year that God uses to work […]

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A Day in the Kitchen

A Day in the Kitchen

By Kristen Johnson-Well, harvest is now in full swing. Gone are my carefree days of doing what the kids and I wanted to do. Now, we are kept busy with the demands of helping with harvest. Last Saturday began like most of our Saturdays do. We all got up at our usual time, and I […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

By:  Kristen Johnson Thank you. It is one of the first phrases we teach our children. At first, it begins as an automatic response. I mean, what parent hasn’t repeated this question a hundred times: “What do you say?” I even asked my child this question, hoping for a different response (like good bye because […]

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Beginnings

Beginnings

By Kristin Johnson.  We have been busy, like many of you, I’m sure, getting kids ready to go back to school. We bought the clothes and school supplies and discovered who the kids’ teachers were. We sent my oldest off to his second year of preschool today, and my daughter has her first day of […]

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The Most Stubborn Person in All the Land

The Most Stubborn Person in All the Land

Lately, my husband and I decided to get serious about our son’s pickiness when it comes to eating. He is almost 5. We decided that that is old enough to eat what mama fixes. He is good with fruit, okay with meat, but put a noodle in front of him, and he comes unglued. He […]

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The Blessing of a Mess

The Blessing of a Mess

By Contributing Author, Kristen Perry Johnson~ PARENTING: We just arrived back home from my sister’s wedding and a vacation. We were gone for about 2 weeks. It was a wonderful time with family and a relaxing time at the beach with our own little family. Almost immediately, I was shocked back into the realities of […]

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Jesus, Firm Foundation

Jesus, Firm Foundation

Shootings in a military town. Friend’s father-in-law dies. Children suffering with cancer. Sister diagnosed with blood clots. STRESS. Life. Chaos. And we find ourselves shaken. If you’ve read my last few posts, you know that I have been dealing with a busy schedule and a busy, messy household. But yesterday in church, my struggles came […]