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.

Ride Out to Victory!

Last weekend, at Unite and Conquer in San Angelo (see Monday's post for more info), there was a Christian BMX show. Wow did these guys put on a show with all of their stunts. They looked so happy and pumped up about riding to new heights and it got me thinking.

In order for us to soar to new heights with the Lord, we have to leave the ground; we have to leave our comfort zones and step out in faith and go where He leads us.
This journey of faith with our daughter is one that I would never have chosen, but the good Lord has a purpose and a plan and greater glory at stake so I can choose to complain and whine and give in to despair or I can choose to once again go where He leads all the while trusting that He is all sufficient and that wherever He leads us, He is there with us and that His ways are always the best and for our good purpose.

Don't get me wrong, I have begged Him to let me have all of this pain and suffering and to please spare our precious daughter, but then He reminds me over and over again that He loves her even more than I do and that He is allowing this for a good reason and that at the end of all of this she will have an amazing testimony to share for His great glory.

So, we are going to ride out this journey of faith to victory...and watch as He performs awe inspiring deeds! For this momma's heart it is a daily choice. The bike rider in my photo isn't even holding on to the handle bars, is he? While I have days where I feel like I am holding on for dear life and trying to hold it all together, this picture reminds me that I can let go and let God...because He is over it all and He is so trustworthy!


ilovemy5kids said...

Amen! Blessings to you! You are a Barnabas!

Lana @ ilovemy5kids

The Real Me! said...

Love it my friend. You're outlook couldn't be any better or wiser!!!
We are praying for your beautiful daughter!!

SnoWhite said...

He is doing a mighty good work in you! Blessings for sharing your heart.

shelly said...

That was beautiful! Thank you for being so open and honest about what you go through....God is using that in ways you'll never know here on earth!!! Remember that it might feel like you're on an extreme bmx track, but God's got a hold of you...and he won't let go!

Susan said...

Hey Krisi,

This was GREAT!!!! Yes, we can't hold on, but truly trust Jesus, every step of the way.

I wouldn't trade my journey with my son's brain tumor either.

Gosh, the people I've met, the lesson's I've learned, it goes on and on.

God has been FAITHFUL!

Hope you were able to reach my friend.

Praying for you and your daughter daily. God is up to something GREAT.

Have a blessed WFW♥

Denise said...

Praying for your beautiful daughter.

bp said...

What a cool picture and I love that verse!

I prayed for you and Rachel this morning, I was awake about 1 a.m. b/c Caleb had woken up cold. God brought you to mind at that time.

Hugs to you!

Southern Comfort said...

It is hard to let go when you have such a weight on your shoulders, yet you seem to do it much better than some of us. I look to you for inspiration. You are so strong in your faith, and I pray for you and your daughter.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the powerful Word and your sweet thoughts today. Our God is an awesome, powerful God, and nothing is too hard for Him. Praying for Rachel and you all ~

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I have looked for comments as to how the surgery went. I hope it went well. Neurosurgeons can do a lot these days for Arnold Chiari and other brain malformations. My daughter has been living with this (and more) for 33 years! At the time she was born, today's more precise and fancier surgeries were not possible, but, except for paraplegia from spina bifida (another malformation that is handled much better these days) she is fine -- normal intelligence, socially active, completed two years of college before deciding to devote full time to her boyfriend who has been in complete renal failure for 3.5 years and in a coma for the first 8 months.

God will take care of your Rachel. He always helps his special children, and how lucky you are to be the chosen mother for her!

life's journey said...

I love this text. Thanks for sharing.. Happy WFW!

Chelle said...

Amen! having seen a BMX show recently, I can tell you I had the same thoughts!!

Sarah Dawn said...

Beautiful! Such a delight to be splashed in God's Word today.

Blessings for your day,
Sarah Dawn

lori said...

THIS was just so powerful for me...the image, the words..all of it. Truly a blessing today and an image that just was so spot on...HE is in all these reminders, if we're looking...

amazing girl, amazing!

Tea With Tiffany said...

What a faith filled post. Yep, no handle bars. That's living by faith, isn't it?

God bless you as you trust in Him.

onlinemommy said...

Very wonderful illustration. May the Lord bless your journey with your daughter. Sometimes, infirmities (just like Paul) reminds us how powerful and great our God is. He will reward your faith in Him.

Debra said...

Oh Kristi,

This is so awesome...what a great visual with the rider not even holding on. I've felt like you sometimes...holding on for dear life! I want that kind of faith and I'm gonna step up the prayers to get there!

Lovin ya!