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Kristin Billerbeck
Silicon Valley
Author of Chick Lit & Women's Fiction Wife of One, Mother of Four
Interests: fiction, reading, pop culture, literature, learning, current events, luxury handbags, writing, books, psychology, culture, publishing, great shoes, fashion, other people's point of view, Bravo, humor,
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I really enjoyed the new Golden Bachelor. I think Garry's widower story is so painful and identifiable. It should remind all of us not to wait for retirement to live. Go out and live! You might not get the chance. I enjoyed seeing all these accomplished, beautiful older women vie... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kristin Billerbeck's blog
The church is often a cold place that doesn't reflect "love others as yourself" and that is very sad. A lot of times you can go to an AA meeting and find more acceptance. That shouldn't be. Not that AA isn't a great organization, but we should really do better at accepting others where they are. I remember this old pastor I had. He'd been a Marine and spent 25 years in Africa as a missionary. He had a couple who lived together come to a Bible study and people were awful about it. He said, it's God's job to condemn, not mine. Eventually, she came to faith and the guy faded away. We never know what people will do with the seeds that are planted.
I think that's why alternative doctors became so popular. If they did nothing else, they listened!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on When in Sedona... at Kristin Billerbeck's blog
What did you think? I haven't had a chance to watch yet, but I'll give my recap later today. You readers will be happy to know I've been writing/editing so I can move on with book three in my Pacific Avenue series. I really love Quinn Wentworth -- even though... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kristin Billerbeck's blog
This week my Bible study had us take a short spiritual gifts test. Unlike my Myers-Briggs, which has never changed since college (INFP) that was not true for my spiritual gifts. I used to have "Hospitality" in my second place slot and maybe that's because I had a big house,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kristin Billerbeck's blog
Yesterday, as we were driving through Sedona, we saw a "Salt Energy Healing Room" and a "Soul Spa" just to name a few alternative therapies. As a multiple sclerosis lifer (had it since I was 19) I am big on alternative therapies. The traditional meds they gave me in the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Kristin Billerbeck's blog
See, that's on them, but I understand people feeling judged. I'm not a big drinker either, but I grew up Catholic so drinking has nothing to do with your faith in the Catholic Church. Was I in for a surprise when I became Baptist. LOL I'm glad us square pegs are in the world! They need a little culture. LOL
I'm so glad someone even knows who she is! There is something about her. I just want her to rise up and overcome!
LOL. One good way to ensure they're all alive!
Right? White is what you have when you have no choice! I'm really glad I'm not painting the outside modern farmhouse. I'm ready for that trend to die already. LOL
I'm sure I will be using it. Probably not in July and August. LOL
That means a lot to me, Ashlin, thank you for sharing that.
It has not been a good two days. I need a reset. : )
Aww, that is so sweet. Thank you. I was not feeling very Christian this morning. What a rough day. Attaching motive is really a slippery slope. But now, I will keep my opinion to myself in certain circles. LOL
Exactly how I feel about it. I'm excited to start it because I love her personality. I don't know if you're familiar with Andy Cohen of Bravo, but he's pretty anti-Christian, and she presented her story about God, and so did Julie Chen Mooves, who he's known since college. It was inspiring to watch them talk about their journey and none of us are going to get an audience with those kinds of Hollywood elite. More power to them.
Years ago, I wrote "What a Girl Wants" for two reasons. One, because I had a singles' group at my house and it wasn't fair how God says that "beauty is fleeting & charm is deceiving", yet every time some new hot girl came into the group, religion seemed to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2023 at Kristin Billerbeck's blog
My son is trying to bring me into the current century and cancel cable. I'm not going to lie. I like cable. I can record things. I turn on the TV and everything is there, I don't have to figure out how to "find" what I want to watch, etc.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2023 at Kristin Billerbeck's blog
It's Monday. I've been packing up all the stuff that makes my house "me" and making it the plain, white box everyone seems to want. I don't mind doing that for the next person, I just don't want to live in it. I want to live in the light, thank... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2023 at Kristin Billerbeck's blog
I love my house so much. I will miss it. But I miss being close to family too much. Of course you would understand, you restored a Victorian...properly!
When I was doing research for my "Pacific Avenue" books in San Francisco, I was mortified by how many people had taken Victorian houses and painted over all of the wood and created a "white box." Listen, if you want to live in a white box, that's your choice, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2023 at Kristin Billerbeck's blog
I have. I love the way she breaks things down by different styles. It was helpful in understanding my family.
It will be hard. I'm very sad about that, but I will be back. My son is here. You guys are here. It's a simple trip back.
Wouldn't that be so me? I'm not going to paint the interior. It's a professional job and if they don't like it, they can pay to change it, just like I did.
Thank you, Julie. I'm anxious to get there.
I'm moving back home. The truth is, I'm a Californian through and through, and while that may not be a popular stance, it's mine. Yes, I'd even go to San Francisco if I could. I can't really afford where I grew up (the Bay Area outside of San Francisco) but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2023 at Kristin Billerbeck's blog