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Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

We are God's Treasures-WFW Back to School

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy." I Peter 2:9-10
This is my prayer for this year:
That we would know who we are in Christ Jesus and that we would live like it.



We had our sweet time Sunday night where I have the privilege of praying with the girls and dedicating our school year to God. I just love those beside the bed sweet times of prayer. They are moments to treasure. Daddy left them sweet notes on their first day of school (he leaves for work before they wake up). Oh, I just love that!

One of my favorite things that he wrote to the girls was this, "Remember you only need to be yourself! When the world or your friends tell you to be something else, run it by God. See if it matches who you are in Him. If not, then put it aside and keep true to what He wants you to be!"

We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood. As Beth said this weekend, we are heirs, or heiresses, of the King. What would our lives be like if we lived like we believed that?


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29 comments:

Homesteader in Training said...

That is so wonderful my friend. Your daughters are beautiful. I pray they stay strong in a world that wants to be them down. What your husband said was perfect.
Blessings to you!

Erica said...

So very true. I love writing the girls notes, just as much as I loved receiving them as a little girl. They will treasure those times forever.

Joyfull said...

Loved reading such a beautiful post on your girls! May their school year be blessed, sounds like they got off to a good start. Loved the verse you shared.

Amy said...

That is a blessing to your family. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Oh I love your post today! Great WFW and when I came to your page the player was playing Finger Prints of God and I thought that went along so well with your post..plus it's just one of my favorite songs! Have a great day!

Lana G! said...

Love it! Blessings on their school year as you have sent them off in a beautiful way!

Kellie said...

What a neat way to start school! It sounds like your school year got off to the right start...cover those girls in prayer!! I loved your post today.

Peggy said...

Blessings Kristi...what beautiful photos and I love the verses you chose. This is such a special way to bless them as they're off to school and a new year! Praise God! That is so awesome how your husband that the encouraging note with such good advice! It touches me deeply to see such a lovely spiritual family! May God watch over you all and keep you loving in His arms & Presence! Thanks! Bless you for your visit and comment!

Tracy said...

How beautiful! Your girls are just dolls, and I love the way you and your hubby pray over and bless them as they begin a new school year. Such a precious tradition.)
Thank you for sharing this sweetness today.

Blessings,
Tracy

P.S. Don't feel bad...we've all forgotten the lunch money a time or few. ; )

Rebecca said...

Thanks for praying for my girls this morning...I will say a prayer for yours as well, and their school year.

You may not feel like Mother of the Year, but I think I could learn a thing or two from you. Dedicating a school year....notes for the first day....

These are the kinds of things I want to read in a book, maybe titled, "Things I Did Right." And pass it out to all the moms with younger kids. Great tips!

hip chick said...

I have often thought of the same things. That we must live our lives remembering at all times that we are sons and daughters of the king.

Laurie Ann said...

I loved the way you began the school year, and the verse and pictures are beautiful. Powerful words from your husband to your daughters, too. Happy WFW!

Melanie said...

What a great verse for back to school!

It reminded me of a story I heard Steven Curtis Chapman tell on the Focus on the Family broadcasts that are playing this week. He told of how his son Will has gone back to school this year and gathered his friends together and stressing to them the importance of living for God and living in this moment like there is none other. What a beautiful testimony! May your girls be able to share their faith with their friends as they are back in school, too.

Happy WFW!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love this!!!

Tammy said...

What a neat way to start the new school year...your girls are blessed! I love the word for th day...beautiful scripture and a needed reminder.

Jill said...

kristi,

that is beautiful! i love the pictures of your daughters - true jewels in His crown and yours!

blessings,
jill

Denise said...

Your girls are so beautiful. Praying for God to shine brightly on them always.

ellen b said...

Ahh. What a wonderful way to prepare and send off your girls to school. Blessings...

Amy said...

thanks so much That comment really lifted my spirit and right before your comment someone emailed me personally and asked if they could put it on their side bar..... Thank you guys go much...

Kristen said...

What gorgeous girls! I love the verse with their picture. I love how you prayed about teh school year and dedicated it to God. The note from their daddy, the advice about runniing it by God. You and your hubby are leaving a legacy!!!

Kristen said...

What gorgeous girls! I love the verse with their picture. I love how you prayed about teh school year and dedicated it to God. The note from their daddy, the advice about runniing it by God. You and your hubby are leaving a legacy!!!

Nancie said...

Lovely picture and very encouraging post! What a great encouragement to be reminder that we are a chosen people and a people belonging to God. We are not to conform to this world but by transformed by the Word of God and to be a light that shines for Him in this world.

Your girls are so beautiful! And it is so sweet of your dear hubby to write such an encouraging note to your daughters. May God keep your family near to Him and may your daughters continue to grow as women after God own hearts. Take care and have a blessed day!

crittyjoy said...

That is one of my favorite verses adn to pray that over your beautiful daughters is such a treasure. Thank you for sharing this precious post.

Lisa said...

Great post! We prayed God's blessing on our school year too.

MyJourneyBack said...

Kristi,
I stopped over at Amy's tonight to check all the posts. She had a post asking for prayer for the family.
They lost the family dog today and now she is bottle feeding the puppies.
If you can please stop over and offer her some encouragement.
I'll come back by tomorrow and read your post.

Michele W. said...

Your girls are so beautiful. What a lovely way to start the children off to school. Thank you for sharing.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

What a neat post for WFW! Thanks for sharing!

Amydeanne said...

awww that's beautiful! your girls are just beautiful! I llove the way you dedicated the school year! I need to remember that, and do that.. we start next wed!

Kathy S. said...

Thanks for the recap on the confrence in your latest post, and what a wonderful start to school. Daddy leaving a note like that is bound to give the girls secure hearts!! How blessed they are!