Kristen Welch
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Kristen writes at her parenting blog, We Are THAT Family and is author of Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Safe Sparkly Faith is No Longer Enough and founder of The Mercy House. Follow Kristen on twitter as @WeareTHATfamily.

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  1. This was my first thought as I awoke today. In fact, I said something like Jesus
    what can I do today??? I had been telling Him I want to make you proud I want to please you.. How can I put together the pieces of my dreams, you know the ones
    I once felt you gave me, I’m on a journey
    I said what one thing can I do to make a difference? I said I feel insignificant . So when I read your post..
    Im holding onto that dream! It’s a pretty big one!

  2. Love this! And, I was amazed to read words that were strikingly similar to words that I just posted on my blog last night after a two and a half month writing hiatus (read: writer’s block/fear/nothing to say). “Waiting for Perfect” I titled it- because that’s exactly what we’re NOT supposed to do. God has already made us perfect in Christ. Thanks for this reminder today, and the call to say “yes” wherever we are! No need to wait! YES!

  3. You captured the essence which I wasn’t able to put into words. Yes, I’m not perfect but God. As I get older, I’ve learned to trust him more and more. Thank you.

  4. I say yes to God today. I say yes to obedience to His will in the day to day mundaneness Of life. I say yes to a new adventure and new joy today in the mundane!

  5. Why do I always try to complicate things?? I love the simplicity in that one word — YES!

  6. As one times it is hard to discern who or what is asking. I want to say yes to what God has for me but at times I feel confussed like I can’t hear clearly. I need discernment and courage to step out and say yes. Can you tell I’m a bit reluctant? Pressing on….

  7. Yes! Yes! Yes!
    “Your circumstances don’t define you, it’s WHERE your at, not WHO you are.” And certainly not who God created you to be. This is something I have in my car to remind me each day. 🙂

  8. Thank you for these words! What is keeping me from my yes isn’t a ton of work, but a lack thereof, and taking care of elderly parent.

    I used to do Kairos ministries–similar to Emmaus walk in prison. Somehow life got busy and I got distracted and out of habit of doing those weekends. Now I must start saying yes to the Jesus who died on a cross for little me!

    Blessings 🙂