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This is a place for stories: God’s, yours, and a few pretend people.

This site offers updates about my latest fiction and nonfiction releases as well as spiritual growth tools, some of which my “pretend people” in Christian fiction (romance) use. (Isn’t that fun?!)

Even more so, these resources were made for real people like you and me–to help us understand God’s story and to watch and grow as He unfolds ours.

Find reading and faith resources like these:

Bible Studies

Shake Off Discouragement Digital Bible Study plus examples of Bible coloring pages, Bookmarks, and Printable Bible Verse Cards for Hope
Bible study title page: Fear What? Debunking the Power of Fear
White paper on a purple background to introduce the Online Believe Bible Word Study

Short Christian Romance

Lost Stiletto short story cover and sign up graphic

Free Christian Resources

Scripture printables, graphics, devotionals, and more.

Bible Reading Plans like this one

(Several others are available in the Subscriber Library, too.)

Faith-building Posts

A sampling…

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Christian books in the background with the title in front: 5 Types of Bible Study for the Hungry Christian
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A shop for Christian products

Messages to Encourage, like a couple on this page

The Intentional Living Podcast


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The Skinny About Me

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. (Read more of our story here.)

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 have three grown or nearly grown children: Joel, Rebekah, and Caleb. (If you haven’t already figured it out, the picture below is from several years ago. They were so cute, I couldn’t resist keeping it here online!)

After Tony & I got saved and then baptized in a little lake near Newnan, Georgia, he reenlisted in the Navy. During our military years, we washed dishes and tossed laundry over chairs in Honolulu, Tampa, Atlanta, Virginia Beach, Jacksonville, and rural, northeastern North Carolina. Tough duty stations, some of those, but someone had to do it. 🙂 However, hubby’s now retired from the US Navy, and we’ve planted roots in Oklahoma.

And God? He continues to stand at our 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. And if you haven’t already experienced this, He’ll heal you too. And what a story that will be!

Years ago in Hawaii.
Kristi Woods with her husband and three adult children
And now, the kids are grown.

About that Bio…

Kristi Woods tells stories about God, everyday folks, and a few pretend people through Christian Romance and Christian nonfiction. Mostly, though, she’s a Jesus girl. Her writings have been widely published, including magazine and online sites such as Focus on the Family Magazine, Woman’s World, Today’s Christian Living,,,, and Chicken Soup for the Soul®. She and her family survived a nomadic military lifestyle and have set roots in Oklahoma where she keeps vigil for swirling tornadoes and smooth, decadent chocolate. Sign up for Kristi’s faith-building resources and book release updates at

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May God be praised in our lives and in all we do.

Much Love,