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Kristi Ahrens
Just a mom trying to keep everyone happy and have some fun while we're at it.
Interests: Being a mom, loving my husband, reading, writing, sending off-the-wall snapchats and texts to my friends, studying the bible, taking pics of my kids and anything else fun, playing outside in nice weather
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“Be careful to do the things that you demand of others. If you give yourself a pass, you might get hurt.” This was an insight that God gave me when I asked him for wisdom in a brief, painful situation. I had just turned away from setting something on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Word Therapy
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Remember those pictures from the 80s, where if you stared just right, a different picture would emerge? I feel like I’m playing that game all day when I try to look and find reality and specifically, how the church in America is engaging with the world right now. I don’t... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Word Therapy
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“If you’re a Christian, you CANNOT vote for ____________” “If America is going to survive, this person/party CANNOT win” These are both things I keep hearing. To my fellow brothers and sisters IN CHRIST, we have to stop this! ________________________________________________________________________________ The first statement ADDS TO the gospel. It basically says,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Word Therapy
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Every day I wake up and the world feels a little more intense than the day before. Anyone else? I can’t say this with 100% certainty, but I do think we are in the midst of a shift of some sort that is going to transform our world in ways... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2020 at Word Therapy
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Well, that was fun. Exhausting, but fun. We hadn’t really left our house much since Covid started, and then, starting July 17th, and ending this past Sunday, we traveled for 5 weekends in a row. We did long weekends on our boat 3 times, twice at Lake Roosevelt, once at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2020 at Word Therapy
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Raise your hand if you woke up sometime in the last 3 months and thought you were in the midst of a strange movie. I’m just 37 years old and I can’t recall a time where our world has ever felt this chaotic, fractured, and painful. Most recently we’ve heard... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at Word Therapy
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I’ve been in the process of becoming a crazy bird-nerd during this season of COVID-19 and spending more time at home than I have since having tiny babies. I’ve had more time than ever to look out my kitchen window as I prepare meal after meal and wash infinity stacks... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at Word Therapy
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Spring has sprung and I forgot to blog for like...3 weeks? It's been busy getting going with homeschool and implementing lasting structure here to help us adjust well to this new season. I felt inspired to grab my big camera today and grab a day in time during this once-in-a-lifetime... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at The Orchardmama Blog
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Well, these last two days bombed a little for mom. For more on that, check here For the rest of the last few days, here are a few photos: Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2020 at The Orchardmama Blog
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Well, these last two days bombed a little for mom. For more on that, check here For the rest of the last few days, here are a few photos: Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2020 at The Orchardmama Blog
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Alright, I'm just going to shoot straight with you because lying is a sin and it's hard to be friends with fakers. The last couple of days were HARD. I started sliding down the slippery slope to anxiety and overwhelm and depression on Wednesday. Looking back, I was a little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2020 at Word Therapy
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Two days in one because yesterday evening I was just too dang tired to touch a computer at the end of the day! As it turns out, my husband runs a tight ship around here and we will not be sitting idly by during the quarantine, when there is a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at The Orchardmama Blog
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Today was good. I didn't really change out of my pajamas until around 3 pm, but I think that's pretty standard procedure for Quarantine Sundays. Nick finished ripping out our old footbridge today. Kevin and Milo went and got new wood for it and the 3 of them installed the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at The Orchardmama Blog
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I had wanted to start a daily quarantine log earlier in this adventure, but life has been unusual to say the least. I'm going to keep it brief every day and try to include a lot of photos. I got out my "big" camera today because my phone went dead... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2020 at The Orchardmama Blog
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With nearly the entire planet on some form of lockdown, shelter-in-place, social distancing, isolation, or quarantine, life as we know it, has ground to a halt. For many people and many reasons, this presents incredible challenges. There are literally life and death scenarios being thrown to the forefronts of many... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Word Therapy
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This morning I woke up to what has become a familiar scene in our world: There is a barrage of bad news that will throw me wildly off-center if I do even more than scratch the surface of the news app on my phone. One headline caught my attention: Romney... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Word Therapy
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Leah is almost 5! She is larger than life, and full of zeal. She talks my ears off (literally off) all day every day when she's not at preschool. Today at preschool, she was asked on the first of what I'm thinking will be many offers for dates in her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at The Orchardmama Blog
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“If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.” -Aaliyah Somewhere in the memory centers of my brain lies this encouragement from the late modern poet who filled the airwaves of my house when I was an 8th grader. Well, Aaliyah and Alanis Morrisette. I was a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Word Therapy
Yes Laurie, it does depend on what the planning is for, it can go either way for me!
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2019 on Now & Not Yet at Word Therapy
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Those clouds are moving really fast outside. I’ve heard that it’s supposed to get really windy this afternoon and evening….much to my disappointment. If it blows really hard, so many of the leaves will be gone! It feels like a robbery, to just be seeing everything burst into color only... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Word Therapy
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If you are Facebook friends with me, you may have seen this story from last week: My apologies to the greater Wenatchee community, more specifically those of you who were shopping at Costco in the past 30 minutes. If you incurred auditory distress because of a shrieking 4 year old... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Word Therapy
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I set a goal this year. Well, a few actually, but one was very specific. I decided that instead of continuing to say that I’d become too busy to read, while frittering away the hours reading news articles, status updates and tweets in 4 (or 14 or 40!!) minute increments,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at Word Therapy
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Navel Gazing. The first time I heard that term, I was baffled. I must have taken it really literally because I got this immediate visual of a bunch of people walking around looking at their bare midriffs. I guess it’s not that far off the mark from what it means.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Word Therapy
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Yesterday I said goodbye to a dear friend. I didn’t realize how much I treasured our friendship until these last few months when the departure date loomed imminent on the calendar. Every time I thought about it, that old song “Don’t know what you got, til it’s gone” would run... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Word Therapy
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Forget to remember that it’s the end of the school year, and forget to anticipate all the preciousness and emotions that come with it. (Sunglasses & Waterproof mascara are a mom’s best friend) Make sure not to check the school website for important announcements, because you wouldn’t want to actually... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Word Therapy