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Kristin Billerbeck
Silicon Valley
Author of Chick Lit & Women's Fiction Wife of One, Mother of Four
Interests: music, literature, learning, current events, writing, soccer, books, psychology, politics, culture, pop culture, publishing, great shoes, everything! fashion, other people's point of view
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This is the worst kind of hypocrisy to me. Once, I knew a woman who couldn't teach at BSF because her husband had been divorced when he married her. At the same time, I knew a woman actively teaching in BSF who was having an extramarital affair. That's why we can't judge. We have no idea what's going on in someone's life. I once counseled this woman not to divorce her husband or she was making that choice for her kids. Blah, blah, blah. I was so passionate in my pleas. Turns out, she was being horribly abused in that marriage and he was telling everyone she was a drunk -- when she didn't drink. I learned my lesson young, that you have NO idea what is going on in a marriage so while no one should try to break up a marriage, not all marriages are images of God's love for His church. I'm so glad you and your ex found healing and din't turn from God because His people were ridiculous. : )
That's my old girl, Fiona. She is nearly 14!
I get fired up sometimes. LOL
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I was raised Catholic. As a Catholic, you are taught from a young age that God sees everything. What other people think of you is inconsequential because God sees all. And hell is scary. When I started dating an evangelical... Continue reading
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Happy Easter all! I hope your day is glorious and you are finally back together with your loved ones after so long of a celebration. My DIL made prime rib and homemade green bean casserole (as in no canned cream... Continue reading
I didn’t watch this season. I hope the girl has grown since then but means girls usually stay mean. I am upset Chris is gone over this. I believe the bachelor was looking for an excuse to not marry. He’s a commitment phobe. I think all the girls dodged a bullet. But in fairness, is usually feel that way about the Bachelor. Jake Pavelka and Juan Carlos for example. Sent from my iPhone
Ugh. This fixes nothing. People have to start fighting back. I mean, Dr. Seuss? Mr. Potatohead? We are losing rights by the moment. Sent from my iPhone
It’s a legit fear now. They played Psycho on TCM last night and preached something on gender fluidity. Um no. It is explained at the end of the movie. And it’s called Psycho! 😂 Sent from my iPhone
Scarlett is on TCM tonight. And I’m taping it. Though I know it by heart. It’s kind of shocking it’s not canceled yet but Dr Seuss is. I love Gone with the Wind and I’m not apologizing for it. No roots in the south. Just love the story and the clothes and the characters. Sent from my iPhone
All these attacks just lose their power. It’s everything. Everyone. Let’s say the whole world is racist. How does it fix anything? If the whole world admitted to being racist, it still doesn’t fix the problem. We need solutions. Not cancel culture. Come on, Dr. Seuss?? Sent from my iPhone
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Okay, I'm not watching the Bachelor this season, so I had a really hard time figuring out why Chris Harrison was canceled. Here's what I can figure out. A girl on "The Bachelor" went to an antebellum party in 2018.... Continue reading
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Thank you. I sure hope we get a wedding! It’s in 2022 right now. Sent from my iPhone
I would get your aunt to say she needs a companion to help her. My friend’s daughter got married at Donner Lake since her Tahoe place got canceled. I was uninvited with Covid. Sad. Sent from my iPhone
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I'm the sparkly, princess, ballgown sort. Well, not anymore, but when I was young and getting married. My dress was typical '80's glam and I still love it. But now, my baby girl is getting married and wow, times have... Continue reading
I hear you. The church does not feel comfortable if you don't speak in a sweet, southern accent and call everyone darlin'. Now I'm being snarky, but I wish we looked to the Bible for definitions instead of church culture about what is acceptable.
I grew up in the shadow of Stanford. Before Silicon Valley was Silicon Valley, but it's always been an intellectual haven. I'm used to being the dumbest person in the room with emotional intelligence. It was my superpower. If this... Continue reading
Yes, Jonah and I both laughed out loud a few times. Oh maybe I should up my spy skills. That might make for an interesting book.
I suppose being a novelist would be considered a touchy-feely job, but that is not my personality. Even though I'm an INFP, I have a harder edge because I want people to do the right thing -- even when no one is looking and I will call them out for it.
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My son was here this week so we watched "Hubie Halloween" which is a new Adam Sandler movie on Netflix. It's a throwback to all of his other movies and I for one, loved it. I am not above stupid... Continue reading
Thanks Jel, you're always such an encourager!
Oh that makes me so happy! Thanks for reading it. When I'm in the middle of book two that means a lot. My son and his little family. I love them. : )
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It's been a long time since I blogged -- not that I ever had much to say, but it's time to let you all know that I am still alive and that I do still exist. I have a new... Continue reading
I miss California immensely. I miss the redwoods and the rolling hills. That's my nature, but I'm so happy to be here where you can find someone to do the work and they're honest and forthright. In Silicon Valley, it got too expensive for a middle class and it just became an awful place to live. I do hope Covid has taught us maybe money isn't everything, you know? (I'm fourth generation Californian and I hate what's happened to my state, but it wasn't Californians that made it that way, it was selling out to the almighty dollar. Ugh. Greed is so gross. I get so angry about the Christian radio stuff too. It shouldn't be a cover for a rip-off artists. That's great your husband does that. My dad did computer rooms in HVAC, but we didn't live in a place that really needed AC. SoCal gets a lot warmer. I hope California comes back to you instead of you having to leave it. : )
I get a lot of messages this. Stay well and rest up!! Sent from my iPhone
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I've been without air conditioning since last Wednesday -- in Phoenix! I waited on an American Home Shield Warranty -- only to find out they would cover a part that might last until the next implosion, but I would still... Continue reading