Monday, March 9, 2009

Knowing & Doing

I have an article in the current issue of the C.S. Lewis Institute's publication, Knowing & Doing. The C.S. Lewis Institute "endeavors to challenge, educate, and disciple those who will, like Lewis, articulate, defend, and live faith in Christ through personal and public life." As I have mentioned in the blog before I am currently doing year two of the Institute's fellows program. Learn more about the fellows program here. It would be impossible for me to overstate the influence this program has had on my life, and I recommend it to everyone who has a desire to grow deeper in their faith. Applications are due April 30th.

Click here to read Knowing & Doing. My article begins on page three, and summarizes the string of tragedies my family endured between 1999 and 2004. Although these were difficult years, I learned to trust God more deeply and to more fully embrace the blessings for today. My prayer is that, even though the article is somewhat difficult to read, that it will be an encouragement to others.


6 comments:

Melissa Brown said...

Kristie, your article was both moving and inspiring. This was also a very hard time for those who know and love your family. Thanks for sharing your most intimate feelings and what you learned along the way! And congrat's on another publication..you go girl!

Catherine said...

Thank you for sharing! I had only heard a very small part of your story before - all I can say is Wow. It's inspiring to know that you can live through that kind of devastation and appear to a stranger (me) as just being this sweet, uplifting soul. That's the spirit in you! I also liked the rest of the publication...the article on Mother Teresa was facinating.

Salina said...
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Salina said...

A friend sent me the link to this article. I really enjoyed reading it. My best friend has endured a lot of tragedy in her life as well. I'm blessed by her strength. It's amazing and wonderful to know we have a God who holds onto us through the best and worse times in our lives. Thanks for sharing.

Kristie said...

Catherine, thanks for your affirmation. How cool to have this forum where strangers can dialogue. And I'm so glad you like Knowing & Doing. I feel like I need to read the Mother Teresa article a few more times. It is a tough subject, but an important one. At the very least it is a reminder of how we cannot base our faith solely on emotion. Thanks again for reading the blog!

John Michael De Marco said...

Wow...I just read this at work, Kristie, and was moved to tears. What a heart-wrenching story, what an example of your faith. Thank you for sharing this.

John