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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.

Word Filled Wednesdays Phil 4:13




"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil. 4:13


I love this verse! It is one of my most favorites. I've clung to this verse many times. A year and a half ago I was given an amazing opportunity by my father-in-law to drive an Indy Car. A real, live Indy car! Oh, my!!! I have to admit, I was nervous and excited in anticipation of this day. I had fun remembering my childhood days of driving my Indy car go-cart. Here is a picture from my childhood:


I was in awe that God was blessing me with such a fun adventure!

The day finally arrived...


The training was fun. The flame retardant suit fit like a glove.
I was feeling just great until they strapped the helmet on my head.
I started to feel very claustrophobic, so they removed the helmet for me.
I didn't think I was going to be able to do it.
At that moment God told me to not let fear keep me from His blessing.


So, I said out loud, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."


I asked the trainer to put the helmet back on and then I boldly climbed into the car.

I wasn't scared. It was just me and God speeding through the race track at 149.81 mph.

I talked to Him the whole way. I kept saying, "Delight! Delight!" It was a journey with God that I will never forget. I'm so thankful that He encouraged me to trust Him and to enjoy my blessing. He is so awesome!



I wouldn't have missed this adventure with Him for the world! I can say that about so many adventures with Him. I don't want to let fear keep me from doing what God calls me to do.
With Him all things are possible!



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29 comments:

Denise said...

Awesome, you are so much fun sweetie. Be blessed.

Tracey said...

You go gurl!
I LOVE that verse!

Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith said...

Kristi,
Just wow.oh.wow. THAT is a memory of a lifetime and great photo!!

Lana G! said...

What an awesome gift! I love your indy go cart picture as well! That is an experience I would love to have taken part in - I would have been delighted going down the race track with you. It is so wonderful that we have a God that is delighted to delight us and give us the strength for each of these moments!

Tiffanie said...

Great verse and what an awesome ride!

Blessed One said...

What fun! This is one of my favorite verses and a much needed one right now. I'm glad you had fun doing some racing! My hubby works at a premier racing school, so I know how exciting it can be. Blessings!

ellen b said...

What a wonderful experience to cement this truth in your heart Kristi! Blessings...

Homesteader in Training said...

Said in the voice of Napoleon Dynamite..."Lucky!"
I want to drive really really fast too! That's wonderful that you got to experience something like that.
Blessings my friend.

Lisa said...

Great verse and post! What a neat adventure.

Amy said...

Wow that is an awesome story.... love the pictures too.

Tracy said...

You go, KiKi! What a great memory. You are such an adventurous soul and too much fun. Thanks for sharing this great reminder today!

Blessings,
Tracy

Melanie said...

Oooh, Kristi... how cool is that! What a great experience. Definitely one where I would've been asking the Lord for strength! :)

Happy WFW!

A happy heart at home said...

That is awesome!! I'd love to do that! I really liked the part about God telling you not to let fear steal your blessing. Good for you!

~Susan

Amy said...

I can't even imagine! What a great experience and memory!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

I love, love, love this entire post! This is AWESOME!! :-)

Cheryl said...

Kristi,

That truly is an awesome verse. Satan so often tries to make us feel like we can't do anything.

How fun to drive an Indy car!

Thanks for your comment on my blog design. I can't take the credit.

Have a great day!
Cheryl

God Chaser said...

great story to share and encourage we can do all things through Christ

lori said...

Now I'm no NASCAR girl but HOW COOL IS THAT???? You look adorable in the flame retardant suit!!!

HOW fun!!!
and the PERFECT verse!!! I'd have to say...my fave of the day!

peace,
lori

Beverly said...

Great story. I don't think I would like to go 149+ miles, but it sounds like fun.

That is also one of my favorite scriptures. I have a pocket-book with that scripture on it.

Peggy said...

WOW Kristi...how awesome is this!
Way to go YOU who can do all things, including race in the Indy, through Christ who gives you strength!!! I'm aMazed and so thankful that you did not allow fear to rob you of this blessing! What a great lesson! Beautiful photos and scripture!! Thank you for your visit and comment! Blessings! Have a wonderful week!

alihsee said...

What a fantastic opportunity! :) I'm glad you had fun! Thank you for your lovely, encouraging comment on my post. I hope you have a lovely day!

Laurie Ann said...

This is great! I love it! What a fun read, too. Blessings to you, too.

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

Wow! Great fun and great photos.

Nancie said...

Thank God for giving you such a fun time, Kristi! So wonderful that God's Words strengthen you and you are able to talk to Him all the way. Love this encouraging verse! It always give me courage to press on in my life relying upon God's strength. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and God bless you!

crittyjoy said...

I just love this post :o) How amazing for you. Love the photo but the verse is something I need to remember often right now.

Thanks for sharing this :o)

Blessings.

Amydeanne said...

wow! what an awesome post and experience!!!! i'm so thrilled for you!

Jen said...

Great Verse! An Indy Car??! How fun does that sound! I hope you had a great time.

Colored Heart said...

I missed this post! Ahhh! You really look good in your suit... and the indy car driving... fabulous! I wish we have that here in the Philippines... Brooom-broom away!!! Very interesting post! Take care! God bless!

Rebecca said...

Thank you, thank you for stopping by with words of encouragement and prayers. It is somehow reassuring to hear of other women's stories.

Blessings, Rebecca