For a few years now, I’ve thought a lot about the state of my heart. I often try to examine whether it is closed or open, hard, soft, or broken. I have always loved the visual of an “open” heart — being open to love, God, others, opportunities, etc. One of my intentions for this […]

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notes to myself! » Kristin BrownSeptember 10, 2013 - 8:09 pm

[…] be writing mostly about change and personal growth, intentional and simple living, and wholeheartedness, with a few personal updates here and there. I’m sure that over the next few months […]

the change happens in the middle

I just finished reading A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Donald Miller. I loved that book like I haven’t loved a book in a long time. In it, he writes about his experiences trying to turn his life into a better story. I loved his perspective on change. I’ve always been intrigued by the […]

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Whitney HenrieMay 10, 2013 - 9:15 am

Love! I need to read this book!

Laura CottrilMay 10, 2013 - 9:24 am

Kristin, so beautiful in every way and well timed! I’m being pushed out of my comfort zone and it’s uncomfortable but I do see the benefits of growth and change! Thank you for sharing and for making this uncomfortable truth so beautiful!

Lindsey ReeseMay 10, 2013 - 8:38 pm

Can’t wait to read this book, thanks for the wonderfully insightful words of wisdom!!

a change of heart

I’ve been itching to write here about something spiritual in nature, but have procrastinated, not knowing quite how to share it effectively. So excuse this mess of thoughts and I’ll hope it comes across somewhat clearly. :) Lately I’ve been feeling a change in my heart. I can’t think of a better way to express […]

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LauraApril 13, 2013 - 11:44 am

I love your thoughts in this post and I love you!

SydneyApril 15, 2013 - 11:20 am

This is simply beautiful. You are such a great example to me!

Alexis DavisApril 15, 2013 - 11:30 am

I love these thoughts! This process is so hard and the circumstances are often painful but the payoff is incredible! You are amazing!


It’s been quiet around here, mostly because things have been in a state of flux. The biggest and best news right now: I quit my job! Yes, the job I started only four months ago that I was so relieved to get. It wasn’t what I expected (the job or quitting so soon), and while […]

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TaraMarch 31, 2013 - 8:04 am

That is so great about the new job! And I do hope you start blogging more! I love reading about your life!

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