Kristin Vanderlip
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A bereaved mother and veteran military spouse, Kristin Vanderlip is passionate about spreading the love of writing as a source of healing and hope. She is the author of Rest: A Journal for Lament. Kristin, her husband, and their two boys currently call California’s Bay Area home.

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  1. Just beautiful Kristin! Thank you for this much needed encouragement today. I will endure with the peace of His presence♥️. I choose to lean on God’s unchanging truth not on my changing circumstances. Blessings,

  2. That is so true God is with us no matter what. I look back at my life. In it all and all that has happened in my Family and me. Maybe not or no were near as bad or a worrying as some people had to go through in life. Especially when I was small and big today. But I look at it all today that has happened in my life to me and too people I love. Even though not here today. I am thank full to God that he has given me the strength to forgive the people that have hurt me. Hurt those I love even if not here anymore. Over things they done they should not have. I can pray for them in a different light God’s light. Love them in a new light. See Divine Peace Out Of those Dark Days. Now they don’t annoy me anymore. But I never forget what they did. But it don’t eat me up anymore. I pray for the person Salvation. God showed me light at the end of the tunnel. Yes I cried. Yes I was hurt yes I sad hurt for the other peoples as well that I loved. I can because of prayer and prayer from other good Christian friends in my Church I got the help I needed to let go and love them all the way God would want me too. I glad today I have done that. As God light now’s shines brightly in me. I can talk to the person that hurt me and the other people it hurt to me. God would as followers of his want us to do that. Love this reading xx.

  3. Kristin, you have written so beautifully what words often cannot communicate. As a fellow military spouse, we can often live in a place of worry and anxious thoughts but as you so thoughtfully said we can “choose to lean on unchanging truth, not on changing circumstances.” Amen.

  4. Kristen,

    What a testimony you have to share. In uncertain times Jesus is the only one we can lean on. I know from experience. My aging dad went through geriatric psych & was hospitalized twice. God saw me through those trials. In the midst of these trying times we live God is the one constant. Lately I have been ruminating on Psalm 23:4-5 “Yea though I walk through the valley of shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me. Thy rod & staff they comfort me.” No matter what comes my way fear will not get the best of me. It is fought off with the word of God & plenty of prayer.

    Blessings 🙂