About Me

Hi there

I’ve long loved to write, since I won 2nd place in that school writing contest, back in the 3rd grade. I’m a book lover, a photography dabbler, and a lover of food and people–preferably together,  around the table. I met Jesus when I was 14, but I realize now, He was there long before I realized it. My faith and my family and friends are everything to me. I’ve lost everything I owned before, I know what matters most.

My Faith

I love Jesus.

I love people.

I love pointing people to Jesus.

I believe in the Holy Trinity, I believe in the words of the Nicene creed. I believe in Jesus. I believe He is the living son of the most high God, conceived by the virgin Mary, I believe He was crucified died, raised and lives today. I believe in the words of John 14:16 where Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. I believe that no one is so broken that God can’t fix them. I have seen the grace of God in full living color in my own life and I know without a doubt that same grace is available to all who seek the Lord. I know this because it says so right here:  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

My Writing

In addition to writing books and this blog, I am the founder and Editor in Chief of GraceTable.org. My writing has been graciously featured at (in)courage Here, Here, Here and Here as well as at Allume, and in MICI magazine

You can read a little more about how I started writing Here.  And the birth of this blog Here.


I have had the honor of speaking at various events around the U.S., including the Declare Conference, Allume, Refine {the retreat} and The Table events. To find out more about my speaking schedule, or for inquiries, click here.


Compassion child

I support Compassion International. We sponsor 4 children through Compassion and I believe in the ministry–I believe in God’s call for us to care for the destitute and orphans. Every letter we get from our Compassion kids confirms that this is a worthy, life-changing ministry.

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38 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I really like your blog. I found you through Ann Voskamp’s blog.
    The two of us have much in common. That is part of the reason I enjoy reading others blogs, it helps me remember that other women are right there with me.
    I’ll be reading…..

  2. Kris! I tried to send you an email earlier, but it didn’t make it through! Thank you for your comment on (in)courage. I have been to your blog before today and yours is one I would say,”Oh Wow! What a gift!!” Thank you for sharing God’s annointing on you to bless all of us!

    1. Becky,
      Thank you! So sorry your email didn’t go through, but I’m so glad you stoped by! Your blog is lovely and full of emcouragment. I look forward to reading more from you 🙂 God bless you, friend.

  3. Carolyn

    Thanks for commenting on my Five-Minute Friday post, Kris! I’m so glad I stopped by your blog… I loved your post about traveling– sometimes I feel like we travel far too much and I’d like to plant in one place and just blossom for a series of years… it’s refreshing to read from a heart longing to travel! Lots of similarities… I was homeschooled and will homeschool (probably using Sonlight), I love to write, I love to recreate things, I love being a mommy (most of the time!). I’m glad I found you!


  4. Anonymous

    I so like what you write here on this page. It says it all: learning with your kids, living and giving thanks to God for every minute – good and bad.nBlessings,nJan

    1. Anonymous

      Thanks, Jan. So glad you stopped by to ‘get to know me’ a little! Blessings to you, and yours! 🙂 God is good all the time!

  5. Anonymous

    Hannah- Bless you, I am thankful you stopped by to read here. Isn’t Photography such a neat and fun hobby? I enjoy it so much!

  6. Beth Covalt

    Kris, Thanks for stopping by from The High Calling and commenting (by the way–he got to stay in the states!!–which was the next post).u00a0 I look forward to reading more of you as your posts pop up in my reader.u00a0 So nice to meet you.u00a0

  7. Ashlie Oestreich

    Kris -nI found your blog through (in)courage…what a blessing your writing is! God is using you to speak life and encouragement to others. Keep doing what you’re doing…I look forward to reading more! :)nn-Ashlien{www.onesmalltowngirl.com}

    1. Anonymous

      Ashlie-nThank you for such generous words! I am blessed and humbled by your kindness. So thankful for the community found at (in)courage and online! I hope to ‘see’ you around here 😉 Bless you!

      1. Ashlie~
        I am so thankful for you stopping by!  I hope you will be back often, and I pray that you are always encouraged when you stop by. Bless you, sweet friend!

  8. Kristi

    Hey girl! Stopping by to ‘meet’ you before Relevant!! Hope we have a few minutes to chat while we’re there!! See you soon!

    1. alwaysalleluia

      Crystal~ Your sweet words are a gift to me, truly. Thank you so much for taking the time to read, to encourage. You have given me a gift! God bless you, friend, don’t be a stranger 😉

  9. Joy Wombles

    Your post “about you” blessed my heart and I look forward to reading more of your blog. Thank you and blessings to you.

  10. monica

    I just think you’re precious! Glad to find you here (through Twitter I suppose. :)) I’ll be a’following you now. 🙂 Love your heart and your words…ALoha!

    1. alwaysalleluia

      Monica~ Aloha, Mahalo! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read here! it’s wonderful to *meet* you and connect in this space. Don’t be a stranger and if you’re a facebook user, I’m on there too! https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysAlleluia
      God bless you, sister-friend! All the way from the mainland! 😉

    1. alwaysalleluia

      Lindsey~ So nice to *meet* you here. It’s always nice to meet another Mom who’s juggling some of the same balls 😉 I hope to see you around here often! Oh and the whole writer thing- own it 😉 If you write, you’re a writer. Period. ;D

  11. You had me at Jesus.

    If i had a facebook page I’d ‘like’ you on my page, instead I say I love you right here in your comments.

    I can say I love you even though I never met you in person and JUST found your blog because we are of the same Spirit and maker and He loves us…also I saw that cool sparks shirt you were sporting–I am a spark for Jesus shining for Him too! Oh I pray you feel the love and prayers I’m sending up!

    1 John 4:19


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