Crystal Stine - A Home for Community

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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  • 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...

  • Finding a Voice

    crystalstine.me 31 Jan '17, 5pm

    I remember running through the backyard of a friend’s house, laughing and playing as we chased each other through the trees. We might have been ten or eleven at the time, and I don’t know what game we were playing, but I distinctly remember the moment I discovered that I didn’t know h...

  • Life will be imperfect, but God still calls His creation “good" via @CrystalStine #parenting #life #faith https://t.co/scLVKfIP0W

    Perfectly Frustrating

    crystalstine.me 24 Jan '17, 12pm

    Growing up I always knew I would have a career. I dreamed of being a magazine editor one day, refining the words and thoughts of writers so we could share them beautifully with the world. That was long before blogging or social media were on my radar, before even AOL and instant messa...

  • “When God places a gift in you, you must give birth to it.” @TracieBraylock https://t.co/QID1D9n9CS

    The Greatest Gift

    crystalstine.me 27 Dec '16, 12pm

    I have to get the knot out most mornings. Our son simply loves to twist his hair. It used to frustrate me, but now I know that it’s what he does. It’s part of his process and it’s part of mine. To nurture him instead of nag, to comfort him instead of pouring salt into an old wound. It...

    1. The Gift of Him crystalstine.me 28 Dec '16, 3pm
  • I Uninvited the Grinch this Christmas - a guest post by @BRennemeyer

    I Uninvited the Grinch this Christmas

    crystalstine.me 30 Dec '16, 3pm

    I shoved the last of the boxes into the closet and crossed my fingers as I closed the door. Glancing at my watch I made a quick scan to ensure it was presentable, shouted one more “clean your rooms” and “would someone PLEASE come get these shoes!” Party 4 of 8 would begin in T-minus 5...

  • A New Tradition - a guest post by @jennieastin

    A New Tradition

    crystalstine.me 29 Dec '16, 1pm

    Every year the holiday traditions change a bit from the year before, but there are some things that stay the same. Stockings are hung, a gingerbread house is pieced together, and we count down the days until Christmas on our advent calendar. Some things should stay the same because th...