Speaker and Author
Do you ever feel the need to be perfect?
Ever feel “not enough”?
It resembles a pair of sweat-laden jeans on a sweltering, summer day, doesn’t it?
Perfection, rejection – both standing as enemies of the spirit.
Those battles rage. I’ve fought them. Maybe you have, too?
This space in the blogosphere? It’s for fighters – for Monday through Sunday worshipers. It’s a place where we toss perfection overboard, sailing instead in the strength and with the guidance of our Daddy. It’s a place where we’re real, acknowledging that we simply can’t do it alone.
We need Jesus.
So if that’s you – a woman finding herself, one grappling with perfection, a friend swimming deep in “not enough”, this space if for you. It’s for us. We’re in this together – with One.
Be encouraged, my friend. It’s good you’re here.
Kristi Woods is a speaker and author who loves to see women walk deeper with God Almighty. She invites others to join her in the faith journey.
Kristi blogs regularly at www.KristiWoods.net as well at at other publications and online sites. Her written and spoken messages invigorate women to walk deeper with Him, to leave behind a life of Sundy pew sitting, becoming Monday through Sunday worshipers.
She and her handsome, retired Navy man reside in Oklahoma with their three eager teenagers, two ambitious dogs, and two sometimes-at-odds cats.
Join me and others from around the world on www.KristiWoods.net. We’ll connect on Mondays, sometimes on Tuesdays, and every once in a while on Fridays.
Monday ~ We deposit God’s Word deep into our hearts with #WORD17, a scripture memorization program. Have you always wanted to learn verses by heart? Jump in anytime. This is for you!
Tuesday ~ New, weekly blog posts face and overcome the raw of real-life. This is where we hit rejection, perfection, discouragement, fear, and other life curveballs out of the park while scoring love, faith, and courage.
1st Tuesdays (of each month) offer a real-life, not-to-miss, “look-at-what-God-has-done” testimony from other writers around the globe at #YourStory. (They’re goodies not to miss.)
Fridays, a hot-off-the-press book review hits the blog waves. You might find the next, life-impacting read (aside from God’s Word, of course) here.
The Backstage Scene~
I was a mail order bride. Sort of. My retired Navy man, Tony, and I met in a letter over twenty years ago. We became Desert Storm pen pals in 1991 when my letter to “Any Service Person” was mailed into his life and, consequently, he sailed into mine. I love a man in uniform and mine knows how to be oh-so-patient with me. The two mix much better than oil and water. We are living proof.
Hubby and I overflow with three blessings, better known as Joel, Rebekah, and Caleb. They are often found standing outside the bathroom door, vying for attention and conversation. It’s proof that they are perfectly normal kids! All three teens continue to amaze me daily with the gifts and abilities God has placed in them… and that they continue to hang around the bathroom door.
Dishes have been washed and laundry folded, somewhat, in Honolulu, Tampa, Atlanta, Virginia Beach, Jacksonville, and rural, northeastern North Carolina. These dots on the map were home for our family during our Navy tenure. Today, we wash dishes and throw clean (and sometimes dirty) laundry over a chair in Oklahoma. The Sooner State is the beginning paragraph of our recent, new chapter called military retirement. It is now home.
And God? He’s at the helm. He’s taken me from the tangles of depression, the
dream nightmare of perfection, the nuance of pride, the cloak of rejection, and more. He’s a healer. Have you been healed? Join me in this fight?
Thanks for visiting. My email is open – really! Contact me here.
God, may You be praised in our lives and all we do.