- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Breathing in His Grace

I AM ABOVE ALL THINGS: your problems, your pain, and the swirling events in this everchanging world. When you behold My Face, you rise above circumstances and rest with Me in heavenly realms. This is the way of Peace, living in the light of My Presence. 
I guarantee that you will always have problems in this life, but they must not become your focus. 
When you feel yourself sinking in the sea of circumstances, say "Help me, Jesus!" and I will draw you back to Me. If you have to say that thousands of times daily, don't be discouraged. I know your weakness, and I meet you in that very place. 

~ Jesus Calling, Feb 8

Kristin has spent the last few days sleeping comfortably. She is no longer able to communicate with us but we have taken many moments to tell her how much we love her. On Thursday we played the song 'Never Once' by Matt Redmond. The Lyrics say "Never once have we ever walked alone, Never once did you leave us on our own" ... Kristin stirred for a moment as if she was saying to us 'Yes, Thank you Jesus for walking with me and walking with my family'.
We continue to put our focus on Jesus. He promised He wouldn't leave us or foresake us, and He hasn't. Through our tears we say Help us Jesus, through the many blessings we have experienced on this journey we say  Thank you Jesus!

Please continue to lift Kristin up in your prayers and ask for complete healing. As said best by her littlest, 
"Jesus don't let mommy die, 
if you can't do these things we Trust you Jesus, 
we know that you love us. 

Please also continue to pray for the family, especially Shawn and the kids. 

Kristin would say, stop and take a minute to listen to this song. Housecleaning and tv watching can wait...


  1. The beautiful heart quilt has a story of it's own. Visit Rhonda's blog to read how/why she chose to bless Kristin with it. This quilt represents a giant hug reaching each of us from all of the people that love Kris. Thank you Rhonda!

  2. Praying now and sending love <3

  3. My heart is touched by the quiet strength of your beloved Kristen as you go through this valley together as a family. My prayers are with all of you. . . . . .may God grant you peace .. . . .may you feel His presence in a very special way. . . . .
    Debbie Martens

  4. I find myself so often praying Numbers 6:24-26 over Kristen, her littles, Shaun, Keri, Kori, your families and your parents. Much love...

    “The Lord bless you and keep you;
    The Lord make His face shine upon you,
    And be gracious to you;
    The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”’

  5. This is heartbreaking, lost my mom this year and the Lord led me here please please listen.

  6. Thinking of Kristin and all of her family during these hours. Praying for God's perfect peace and comfort. Blessings and love from Bev Johnston in Surrey.

  7. Praying always...for a miracle, for Shawn and the kids, and your whole family :)

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  9. I pray every day for Miss Kristin, Shawn, the kids and family & friends. My heart is full of love for them and I am always sending healing prayers thoughout the days and nights! Always in my thoughts and prayers!! Miracles happen everyday...just believe! <3 Sending love and God's grace! <3 Elizabeth

  10. My family is praying for your family - everyday. God is with you. Lean on His everlasting arms. Much love, Sharla, Brooklyn, Ainsley and Eden

  11. Hey Kristin. I have been praying for the "now" word of The Lord for you. You know the difference between the truthful and steady word and promises of Jesus, compared to the 'just for me right now,' life-changing, electric, "now" word that changes everything in a moment? I am praying that you receive the 'now' word of The Lord that will change everything.

  12. I found myself angry at God today, dear Kristin. Not because He isn't just and loving and gracious and kind. but because I don't understand this journey at all. I want to stand and scream, but my face is too wet and no sound would come. but I know this God we serve is all He says he is and I am incredibly proud of you - incredibly honoured to see a journey so well lived. you have taught me so much - and your name is the first thing I pray for in the morning, and the last thing I pray for at night. I will continue to do so ... we believe in a God of miracles and a God who saves. much love xo.

  13. Whatever the outcome of your journey you are an inspiration. Always having faith in God and giving hope to yourself and to the people around you. I may not come off as a religious person but i still believe that miracles happen and that there is somebody watching out for us and listening to us and that He should listen to the people praying for you.

  14. Continuing to think of you and your family, and blanketing you in thoughts and prayers. Stay strong as we continue to be blessed by your presence.

  15. We pray that the God of all comfort would give each one of you the peace, rest, and strength you need for each hour of every day.
    Sending love and hugs, and keeping your family in our prayers....
    ♡Eileen and "the boys":
    Brent, Steven, David, Tyler, and Daniel. ♡

  16. Loving prayers for you, your family, and the community that shows it's care for you and yours.

  17. I was thinking about Kristin and praying all day long.
    Kristin, thanks to your assistance, I was able to meet you and your family. I want to see you.
    I will continue to pray for you, Shawn and the kids, Mom and Dad, Keri and Kori.
    Sending love and hugs.

  18. Good morning, Kristin! It is a gray, overcast day but guess what! The Lord your God in your midst! The Mighty One, will save! Your Mighty Father rejoices overs YO. with gladness. Your loving Saviour will quiet YOU with His love, Your Gentle Shepherd rejoices over YOU with singing. (paraphrasing Zephaniah 3:17)

    Praying that you and yours are very aware of His presence this day, that you will have many God moments, and that you will know that He adores you all!

  19. Continuing with so many others, in our prayers for Kristin, Shawn and all of your family.


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