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ClearlyKristal: Life Interrupted

Editor’s Note:

My Dear Friends and Followers,

Finally. I’m here. I’m back. I know many of you have asked what’s going on with your blog? Why aren’t you posting?

I apologize for not posting in such a long time. Yes, I can give all the excuses of being too busy. It is true … I’ve been working a few paying part-time jobs. (Fact: Most blogs don’t pay zilch, unless you are one of the biggie bloggers, and charge for ads and lots of sponsored posts). ClearlyKristal has never been about making a ton of money. I can see my husband rolling his eyes, but this blog is truly an artistic outlet for sharing, healing and growth.

I’m also doing something super crazy in our world of cyber and social media: I’m focusing on being in the moment. Crazy, uh? This is especially important as our two little girls are growing at warp speed, my crows feet grow a little deeper, and those undeniable gray hairs appear.

We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

Over the past few months, though, God has been at work with some exciting things. I attended the 2015 Mount Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference. I met some amazing folks, and witnessed the breath-taking beauty of the California redwoods. Here are some snapshots:

All smiles for an early morning walk.

All smiles for an early morning walk.

Besides the stunning beauty of the redwoods, and the blessed folks I had the honor to meet, including my mentor and instructor Judy Gordon Morrow (author of “The Listening Heart”), I am working on a Christian Devotional that I hope to publish in the near future. Stay tuned…

Grateful to connect with Author and Mentor Judy Gordon Morrow.

Grateful to connect with Author and Mentor Judy Gordon Morrow.

Speaking of other cool stuff happening, I was approached by Mutual of Omaha to participate in their sponsored campaign of life’s aha moments. For those of you who are not familiar with it, Mutual of Omaha travels the country in search of those people who have a valuable life-changing moment to share with others. It is meant to inspire, motivate and give hope to the hopeless.

The Aha Moment Recording Trailer.

The Aha Moment Recording Trailer.

I decided to share my challenges with a learning disability based on this post from last year: Hiding Behind X: My Story of Dyscalculia.

Without further ado, here’s my Mutual of Omaha Aha Moment (click on link):✓&search%5Bq%5D=Kristal

Feel free to share with others who may need a boost to their day or life.

I plan to post more this summer–probably some excerpts from my memoir and devotional. From the bottom of my heart, I thank each of you for continuing to support my artistic endeavors.

I would encourage you to allow God to interrupt your life a little more, you’ll be amazed at what transpires, I promise. I’m living proof.

In Peace and Love,


What’s your aha moment? Have one you’d like to share below? I’d love to hear!

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