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Blog: Krista

October 18, 2011 |  by Krista

Perseverance wrap-up, and what's next

It was high time we finished off our Perseverance lesson, so I purchased a 750-piece puzzle at a garage sale. The image of puppies in paint cans was attractive to our mini problem solvers, though it... Read more
October 3, 2011 |  by Krista

Plan B

Okay, confession time. The fridge chart that I’d hoped would keep me on track with personal devotional times was an utter flop. For the first week, I had some success. After that, the rows of... Read more
September 13, 2011 |  by Krista

A priority check for Mom

As we come to the end of our lesson on Perseverance, I find myself reflecting on my own struggle to persevere with personal daily prayer time. Questions and thoughts buzz in my head like pesky... Read more
August 31, 2011 |  by Krista

Practice, practice, practice

Ever since Jessica was a baby, I’ve taken kickboxing classes. I’ve long wanted the kids to see my instructor and friends in action, so I jumped at the opportunity to work through “Persevering in... Read more
August 19, 2011 |  by Krista

Pesky perseverance problem

During our week of holidays, we were extremely blessed to have been offered the use of a friend’s condo. She happened to be away on vacation; hence, we had the entire place to ourselves. A lovely... Read more
August 11, 2011 |  by Krista

Perseverance pops up everywhere

It never ceases to amaze us how the Kids of Integrity lessons inject critical vocabulary into the lives of our kids. We just got back from summer holidays and our week was totally peppered with the... Read more
August 2, 2011 |  by Krista

Perfectly timed perseverance

I was looking through the latest new lessons for KOI, relishing the thought of digging into something totally fresh, when a friend said, “Why don’t you let your kids pick the next topic? Mine always... Read more
July 6, 2011 |  by Krista

Forging ahead

Sorry for the long absence. It’s been a whale of a month. The past 27 days have held more illness for our family than we’ve collectively seen in years. A nasty respiratory virus hit us all, spinning... Read more
June 7, 2011 |  by Krista

Sweet forgiveness

Until my early 30s, “forgive” was not a common term in my vocabulary. I was quite capable of staying mad at people, situations . . . anything that ticked me off. I often felt the need to be justified... Read more
May 19, 2011 |  by Krista

Laundry lessons

The other day, Jessica came home all excited about a painting they had been doing at kindergarten. I wasn’t exactly happy as I caught sight of the wide brown paint stripes now adorning her brand new... Read more