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4 days ago ... Our final giveaway day is finally here, and while I'd love to write a lovely wrap-up to the whole thing...well...to be honest? There are so many ...

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  • It can be really overwhelming to find items to fill those Easter baskets that aren’t just fun, but meaningful. https://t.co/XVWolIK1oG

    An Easy Easter Gift Guide

    crystalstine.me 28 Mar '17, 4pm

    Target has had Easter items out since the day after Valentine’s Day, and it can be really overwhelming to find items to fill those Easter baskets that aren’t just fun, but meaningful. One thing we definitely don’t need in our house is more “stuff,” which is why I thought I would share...

  • From Lessons to Legacy

    crystalstine.me 21 Mar '17, 11am

    It’s been nearly 30 years since I first walked the halls of that elementary school for the first time. Back when kindergarten was a half-day and I never met the girl who occupied the “afternoon kindergarten” portion of our shared desk until the last day of school. Nearly 30 years sinc...

  • The Fine Art of Holding Your Tongue

    crystalstine.me 07 Mar '17, 5pm

    I was tempted. Very, very tempted. The book image popped up on my screen again as I scrolled through social media and I wanted so desperately to tell everyone what I thought about it. Share my side of the story and get people to understand how hurt I was about it all. Then there was t...

  • #holyhustle

    Where Encouragement Starts

    crystalstine.me 14 Mar '17, 4pm

    Between bumping our clocks ahead an hour and forgetting to order a decaf coffee on our family date night to Starbucks, I found myself wide awake at midnight. I did my usual scroll through Instagram and Facebook, did some incredibly random shopping on Amazon (with the hope that my orde...

  • We discover, in a sea of complaints and fears and anxiety little pockets of people who make us feel at home.

    Networking, Community & Friendship

    crystalstine.me 21 Feb '17, 12pm

    I pulled up to the drive-through screen at Starbucks and smiled when I heard her voice. Her joy traveled through the high-tech video speaker system, a Chick-fil-A level attitude of kindness that cut through the typical early morning yawns. I placed my order and pulled around, scanning...

  • No matter what you call your work, or where God has called you, I want you to know that you are more than “just” https://t.co/gLNTGLp0C6

    More Than "Just"

    crystalstine.me 14 Feb '17, 12pm

    You’ve been on my mind lately. As God continues to refine this “holy hustle” message He’s given me, I’ve been thinking about you and wanted to encourage you today. No matter what you call the work you do, or where God has called you to do it, I want you to know that you are more than ...

  • God is

    Called Here - A Devotional Invitation

    crystalstine.me 07 Feb '17, 12pm

    I have a folder full of book ideas in my Google Drive. Outlines of books I’d like to write, eBooks I could self-publish, outlines of potential books that must just turn into a Write 31 Days series. Since the ideas come at really random times, like in the car or while I’m waiting at th...

  • The Surprising Blessing of Being One Step Ahead #holyhustle

    The Surprising Blessing of Being One Step Ahead

    crystalstine.me 28 Feb '17, 5pm

    “Ms. Crystal? Will you write a blog post about us?” I smiled and said I would. I’d spent the day guest teaching in my sister’s 6th-grade writing classes and knew before they’d asked that I would, indeed, share about the experience. The looks on their faces as they walked in the room a...