A Quest for Abundant Life with Kristen Johnson

A Quest for Abundant Life with Kristen Johnson

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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 […]

Transforming My Mess

Transforming My Mess

Lately, I have felt like such a mess! My house has been a mess, and so has my attitude! I’ve been having some pity parties too. My daughter had an accident and peed on the bathroom floor. I was doing the dishes (one of my least favorite household chores, second only to cleaning showers) and how to […]

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Time to Clean House

Time to Clean House

Today was just one of those days. I absolutely had to spend time cleaning my house. The showers were beginning to take on an unholy shade of gross. The carpet appeared to be growing popcorn. Laundry was overflowing, both dirty and clean and in need of folding. Yep, cleaning just had to be done. It […]

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Way Beyond Me

Way Beyond Me

As babies we are totally dependent. As toddlers we battle our parents for control over the things we can actually do independently. From preschool to graduation, we fight and struggle to become more and more independent. Frankly, as parents, this is the goal. We all want to raise independent children. Adults who can make it […]

Shamelessly Persisitent

Shamelessly Persisitent

From “A Quest for Abundant Life” with Kristen Johnson My 3 year old daughter has been doing this thing lately. She likes to repeat “Mama” over and over again, even if I acknowledge that I hear her. I really think she just likes to hear herself say it. When I say, “What?” to her, she […]