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.

Thank You

I'm just stopping in to say "Thank You!" Thank you for your prayers for us yesterday. It is always so hard to sing at funerals. My husband and I arrived at the church an hour before the funeral so that we could have a sound check and there were already people being seated. (I've never seen so many people at a funeral. They were lining the walls, the halls, and the overflow rooms. What a blessing!)

I need to tell you that my husband and I have been married for 18 years and we were singing together before we were married. He is the pro in the family. He can learn a song right before we sing it and it is beautiful. Me? Not so much. I have to sing a song until I learn it and feel somewhat confident. You would think after 18+ years of singing with my sweetheart that I wouldn't have butterflies. Nope! I get them every time.

I have to sing from my heart, or I'm not singing. It's that easy. After having less than 15 hours to learn the songs, I was feeling less than confident. Our run through proved my nerves. I was "pitchy" and our harmonies were less than harmonious. It was my fault, not his. I think the emotions of the day were getting to me. Thankfully, we had some time before the service began.

I had a quiet moment to gather my emotions and fall down on my face before the throne. He filled me with His peace that passes all understanding. We were able to sing for His glory. God somehow blended our harmonies once again and He graciously helped me stay on pitch. I pray that He was greatly glorified in the process.

Thank you so much for your prayers. I felt them!

On another note :-) Rachel's headaches are still intense but she went to school with me today. It's lunch time now and she decided that she felt well enough to go off campus with her friends for lunch and she will be in class this afternoon and we are thankful. I so admire her courage!

I need to get back to class. But, before I do, I want to share with you the verse from my devotion this morning:

"God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns." Psalm 46:5

Is that cool or what?! I needed that Word today. God is in the midst of Rachel and she will not be moved (although we are praying her headaches move out). God will help Rachel when the morning dawns. It's a new day filled with new opportunities. What a great God we serve!



Erica said...

Gosh, I have missed so much not having a computer. I hurry to do my posts with my little time at the library, but don't really get to delve into other's posts. I had no idea what was going on this week with you, but I am glad to know that others were praying and that the Lord was with you during that hard time. I didn't know that you sang...and how cool that your husband does too! I will continue praying for Rachel! Talk to you soon.

Homesteader in Training said...

Oh my friend. You are going through so many emotions right now. I continue to pray for peace and strength for you and a healing for your daughter.

Debra said...


I know God was glorified in your harmonies with your husband. And I love how God spoke to you and gave you His peace for you and your daughter. May He continue to pour out His spirit in your times of need. I know He is so faithful to do so.

Know you are wrapped in prayer. (hugs) to you!

Tracy said...

Thank you for letting us know how things went. There is not a doubt in my mind the Lord was glorified by what you and your husband sang. I can't imagine how hard that must have been! So glad He filled you with His peace.

Glad to know Rachel felt well enough to enjoy lunch with friends today. I know that encourages your heart.

I bet your devotional is "Streams in the Dessert..." I recognized that scripture immediately as that was the one I read this morning, too! It immediately brought to mind Natalie Grant's song "I Will Not Be Moved" and it's been playing in my head all day... = ) Praise God for the power He alone gives!

ilovemy5kids said...

I'm sure you sang beautifully! That is my secret wish, to be able to sing and the dogs don't start howling at the same time. ;)

My hubby used to lead worship and they would put me in the sound booth, waaaay in the back. Reverb up and reverb down - I understood my job. Oh, those were the days...

Amy Bayliss said...

I just wanted to come by and say congratulations for being one of the Internet Cafe's Top 100 Christian Women's Blogs of 2008! You are truly a blessing. Thank you for the many ways that you serve!

Denise said...

Congrats precious one, on being one of the top 100 christian womens blogs.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Hi! Over here from the Internet Cafe. Congratulations on your award.

On another note, what an incredible privilege to be asked to sing at a saint's homegoing. I've always found it to be such a sacred occasion and to be able to offer your voice on behalf of a grieving family is, indeed, a high and holy occasion.

Blessings to you.


Marsha said...

I continue to pray for Rachel.

Congratulations on being in the top 100!

Have a blessed week.