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June 21, 2019

Focus: Family + Motherhood

“If something happens to him, I really don’t know if I’ll make it.”

I know for a fact said those fateful words a little over a year ago. To catch you up on our story a little, one of our twin sons, Logan, began having seizures in 2012, at the age of 17 months. After several months of trying to figure out what was causing the seizures, we received a diagnosis of a terminal, genetic disorder. The disease progressed very rapidly, and Logan ended up passing away a month before his second birthday. We were devastated. Of course. But we had his twin brother Griffin, and he was for us the very picture of hope and life that we desperately needed.

“Another ambition of mine is to rid the world of guilt. I can’t remember if it was a book, a conversation, or a deeply spiritual experience that prompted my conviction to be done with guilt. But several months ago, I made a decision that I would no longer choose guilt. After an inventory of all of the things I did from guilt, I realized that nothing good ever came from those choices. In fact, I made a lot of very bad decisions when guilt was a part of the equation. And the guilt was just eating me up inside. In other words, if I were to have made a list of the pros and cons of guilt, the pro side was completely blank.”

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August 17, 2018

June 22, 2018

Focus: Family + Motherhood

“We don’t have pauses anymore, we don’t have space, we don’t have one second where we are not filling in the gaps of quiet, like cement holding bricks into place. The noise is relentless. If you can imagine those bricks like cells, we have become a body, mind and spirit that can’t breath, can’t grow, can’t slow down or speed up as needed. We become locked into a way of functioning that doesn’t honor our human needs.”

Focus: Motherhood + Family

“…this particular dad is the kind of dad you love to have in your neighborhood. He is so kind and so generous and does hundreds of little acts of service for our family every year. He and his family lived in Bosnia and lost EVERYTHING but their lives in the war. Our community is like family to him and he always reminds us of this. When we first met them, he was the only one in his family who spoke English.

I understand that there are situations where you need to makes something right, and I wanted to make this right with our neighbor, BUT I was consumed with guilt. It just smacked me in the face and made its way inside of me. I was poisoned. And I just wanted to make the guilt go away. Because I don’t do guilt!”

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May 4, 2018

February 16, 2018

Focus: Motherhood + Family

What does an invitation to Epiphany mean for me on a day like today in a season that isn’t going to change anytime soon? 

It means that I need that little baby Jesus to come to me. Bethlehem and 2000 years feel too far away for my tired mind to comprehend and for my weary soul to journey.  Maybe that is where the idea of “inviting Jesus into my heart” originated. From a tired mom, who slept in, didn’t have any eggs and couldn’t remember what time church started. 

Maybe it came from a broken woman who prayed, “I can’t get my act together enough to get to you. Can you please come to me?” 

“This is what is looks like when your two year old finds your makeup bag. Needless to say, I had to replace my Mac eye shadows, Mac foundation and eyeliner.  I almost cried. 😕 It’s funny and sad at the same time. 😊”

#ChooseJoy

-Kristal Boone

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February 13, 2018

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