Meet Kris

As a sequin-wearing, homeschooling mother of four, Kris is passionate about Jesus, people and words. Her favorite room in the house is the kitchen, and she’s been known to take gratuitous pictures of her culinary creations, causing mouths to water all across Instagram. Once upon a time, she ran 10 miles to raise money for Compassion International. Kris is the author of,  Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting and Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement, and the follow up, Companion Workbook. She has contributed to numerous other books, is the Director of Refine {the retreat} and the founder and Executive editor of  GraceTable.org .


Come, Lord Jesus

The Weight Of Waiting, 24 readings for ADVENT



Additional Writing



Remember God

Sometimes, when I close my eyes, snapshot-memories of my childhood sneak up on me. Today, I saw myself, nine years old, pumping my spindly legs back and forth on the old metal swing set left behind by previous owners of that house. I swung, face pointed towards the cornfield that flanked the back of the

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You Cant Ever Go Home Again

They say that you can’t ever go home again, and of course, we return home again and again throughout our lives and know, at least in part, this is only half true.

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Being Grown Up And Turning 40

This summer marks the 40thyear of my life. This is the season when I am “over the hill”—the half-way point of my journey. I haven’t decided how I feel about it. Should I feel a certain way? What’s the protocol for this new season? I have a friend who grins wide whenever we chat about her

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For Those of Us Wrestling With Imposter Syndrome

A few of the women who attended Refine {the retreat} asked me if I would share the opening keynote that I gave the first night that we gathered there. While I wrote this specifically for that group of women, the truth is, there are more than a few of us who need to hear this

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On Surrender

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.  For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world

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Whither Shall I Follow

Follow Him simply wherever He may lead you and you will not have to think up big plans to bring about your perfection. Your new life will begin to grow naturally. I know you want to see the road ahead rather than trusting God. If you continue this way, the road will get longer and

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