A Quest for Abundant Life with Kristen Johnson

A Quest for Abundant Life with Kristen Johnson

It’s Forgiven and Forgotten

It’s Forgiven and Forgotten

Boy, can my kids hold a grudge! The way they fight goes completely against any textbook on “How to Get Along with People.” You know, they use those “extreme phrases.” “You always take my stuff without asking!” “You never listen to my ideas!” And they are quick to bring up past infractions and throw them in each other’s faces. […]

A Beetle With a Purpose

A Beetle With a Purpose

I want to inform you all of something we deal with up here in Minnesota. For as a Kansas girl, I didn’t know. I had no idea what went on up here. Here’s what this story is about. ​In Kansas, we have the darker red of the two insects: the ladybug. This innocent little bug […]

An Anchor in the Waves of a Rough Day

An Anchor in the Waves of a Rough Day

I don’t know about you, but the hours between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm at my house are crazy, at best, and chaotic, at worst. Kids get hungry. I guess I’m the one who has to feed them. The older two manifest hunger in the form of wrestling, jumping off furniture, and running around the […]

Holiness Today … Is it Possible?

Holiness Today … Is it Possible?

Holiness. Does the word conjure up an image in your brain? Maybe you are picturing a super old, stuffy, church with cathedral ceilings and candles and incense, and a priest waving it around…? Is this word just too old? I grew up in a Nazarene church, and my parents always received this devotion book. Holiness […]

The Questionnaire at the Eye Doctor

The Questionnaire at the Eye Doctor

Last week, I had the privilege of going to the eye doctor alone. Those with small children will understand why I call this a privilege. Going anywhere alone is like a vacation, no matter how short-lived. And plus, the eye doctor is one of the better appointments you could have. No uncomfortable situations like visiting […]

Black Jeans Aren’t for Mamas

Black Jeans Aren’t for Mamas

I am one of those women who enjoy dressing up. I like putting on my cute outfits those times that I actually get to go out of the house. I know some of you can relate, and some of you just want to stay in yoga pants all the time. Either way, stay with me […]

Never Underestimate a Mother’s Reach

Never Underestimate a Mother’s Reach

Kristen Kay Johnson As a stay at home mom, sometimes I feel like my world is small. I know I’m having a direct influence on the three little ones in my flock, but who else do I affect? The four walls of my house seem to cut me off from the world, which sometimes feels […]

A Mom’s Word for the New Year

A Mom’s Word for the New Year

I have been challenged by one of my MOPS mentor moms to choose a verse and a word for the year. You know, just a verse and a word to focus on, to set the tone throughout the year. I know lots of people do this, but I have never really gotten serious about it. […]

Your Best Life December Calendar

Your Best Life December Calendar

Click to Download your calendar: best-life-ministries-december-2016

Your Best with Kathy Weckwerth:  Back to School Episode

Your Best with Kathy Weckwerth: Back to School Episode

Interview with Alice Fulk, formerly worked as a Crime Analyst for the West Des Moines Police Department. Back to School Episode:  Keeping Your Child Safe!