life is hard but it’s okay

The longer a trial, the deeper the transformation. First I learned empathy. Then I learned about pain and how both physical and emotional pain can teach us and direct us—that pain has a purpose. Now I have learned gratitude. If there is a secret to happiness, I think it must be this: the act of […]

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KatieJune 11, 2014 - 9:07 pm

I say this all the time but you are amazing. I don’t know how you do it but you are so strong and mature. You know you are on my mind all the time. That statue is beautiful. Where did you find this? I feel like it was meant for you…

Whitney HenrieJune 16, 2014 - 8:29 am

That sculpture is so beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes. I’ve had personal experience with that feeling of being taken care of during a scary moment in my pregnancy I’m 100% convinced it is true. I love you and these posts!

the divine gifts of women

I’ve been making a study of women the last few months, especially women and their relationship to God, the world, the church, men, and to each other. I still have many questions but I have found a few answers so far too. One of the most exciting things I’ve learned so far is the power of […]

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ErinMay 8, 2014 - 11:10 am

I love this. I have been wanting to do research on this lately as well. We should chat sometime :)

WhitneyMay 8, 2014 - 1:25 pm


LorrenMay 8, 2014 - 2:37 pm

I have also been thinking a lot about the gifts and purposes of women lately and loved reading this post. If there are any recommendations of good things you’ve found to study or if you ever want to chat let me know.

a purification process (or, what may be the most important thing I’ve ever written)

I learned something this week. No, wait, I experienced something this week, which is entirely different. I’ve spent the last few years pushing myself to learn more about the gospel, about God, about Christ, and about personal growth. And I have learned so much and grown in many ways because of it. But this week, I […]

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JHApril 27, 2014 - 9:57 pm

You leave me speechless. Love you.

KatieApril 29, 2014 - 7:56 am

I loved this post. What an awesome experience. You’re amazing!

MonicaApril 30, 2014 - 1:43 pm

What a wonderful experience Kristin! Love the way you write!

LauraMay 5, 2014 - 6:58 am

Kristin, what an amazing experience to have! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I was in tears reading this and you always impress me. Love you!

Aubrey HMay 7, 2014 - 10:16 pm

There are times in my life when I have had to face the “no, anything but that!” difficulties head-on and felt the total loss of physiological and mental ability to cope… It is only then, I have learned that it is true— I am NOT capable of doing it on my own. I need Him, and He is there! And He literally takes it from me, as you said. Thank you for sharing this experience, and reminding me that

AubreyMay 7, 2014 - 10:18 pm

…sorry, operator error ;)

But anyway, my closing thought is just that you are awesome, and put things into words that us peasants can’t or don’t, and your strength is strengthening to me!

currently contemplating…

The last few weeks have been spent working, enjoying some time in Utah, having family visit us here in LA, and best of all, finishing five long months of fertility medicine. Which means my brain is working a whole lot better these days and I can actually think clearly, write again, and start some new […]

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AubreyApril 18, 2014 - 9:29 pm

I am intrigued by the closet editing as well (considering spencer and I are sharing a ten by ten room with one semi-small closet :). I am having the hardest time getting past my need to keep all things sentimental! Anyway. Congrats on making it through the five months…good things to come I hope!!