Its a mysterious reality that when we intentionally change our our perspective, huddle in with our most precious people to tuck in and rest and to restore . . . its exactly then that our world expands. In the tension of a pause, our capacities increase and the small we've created, for even a little while ,actually makes our world expand. We sailed off to the Keys this Spring to expand our view, to soak in sunshine after a bleak winter, and and sit in the warmth of one another's company. We woke to vision and calling and dreams with excitement after days of taking in turquoise and hues and dipping our toes in salty blue. We'd become so accustomed to grey, we'd forgotten the scent that orange brings; light upon the air, but whispering fresh renewal. And so we found ourselves, weary travelings, yearning to let rest sink deep through the mist of a few days spent in vibrant color.
Some of our favorite haunts along the way . . . . .
Kristen Kill is a woman transformed by the delight of God. She loves coffee, gingerbread, and staying up late with her nose in a good mystery. She believes there is something sacred in lighting candles, in setting a beautiful table and inviting others in. Most days she can be found attempting to learn how to cook, redecorating any given room instead of cleaning her house, and homeschooling her five hilarious children.
A contributing Editor at The Better Mom, and co-host of At Home, a popular podcast with Sally Clarkson, Kristen is passionate about encouraging women who feel stretched thin. She believes that tension is where we can learn to live expectant for the music and melody God is singing over of each one of us. She writes about home, creativity, and flourishing at her blog Hope With Feathers (kristenkill.com)
After spending the last seven years in the hustle of New York City, she and her husband, Josh, are learning to go slow as they raise their family and walk their anxious hound dog in the Pacific Northwest. Her first book, Finding Selah is due from Zondervan in 2018.