My name is Kristen Self, mommy of three and wife to Chris "Honey" Self. I used to think I was defined by where I worked, what I wore, and who I was friends with. Now I know nothing is more rewarding then staying home with my kids, lovin my honey, working on my photography, and following the word of my savior. I hope you will follow the exciting, blessed and sometimes sad events that come though this world around me. Enjoy all of the photos provided by myself. Look forward to reading all of your feedback as well.
My dedicated husband, soul mate, and father to our babies. Met in 1989,married since 2003, our happiness is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Honey is the most virtuous man on Earth, he has developed patience and a terrific work ethic. I know this love of ours will continue to grow and blossom until we are brought before our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our 1st born baby is the life of the party, he excels in every sport he plays, LOVES the 2nd grade and may be a little bit of a Mama’s boy. Can you blame the kid, he has been joined at my hip since August of '00.
Olivia is the princess and the only baby girl in the house. When the ball gown comes off she loves sports, dancing and this lil lady can throw a tea party like no other. We were blessed with her big baby blues in March of '05.
The baby of the family, he is so sweet, a dancer, and singer. We are loving all of the new words he is learning and watching him explore everything. Liam completed our family in October 2007.
Prayer Requests...Email me to have your prayer request added to this list.
B and V's marriage, give them strength Lord.
Cec, cancer cells to be gone and for her sugery on the 7th.
Papa's medical treatments reguarding his cancer.
For Nana's surgery on Monday the 7th, eye area.
A family in our neighborhood, dad took his own life 2 weeks ago.
Pray for my swet friend A and her kiddo's to find peace and happiness
Pray for the E Family, may mom get a little break in everyday life!
S & A in their first home purchase.
For my friend C who found out she is expecting this morning! Smooth and healthy please...
Holder Triplets, born 8/23, come home healthy and quickly!
The men in my life...
And I know there'll be days when this life brings me pain. But if that's what is takes to praise You Jesus bring the rain. ~Mercy me "Bring the Rain"
A lot of you have emailed or commented to ask if Chris and I are still reading The Love Dare and how it was going.
The Love Dare Challenge, a journey we are still traveling, encountered some sharp turns and steep hills but we are becoming more knowledgeable about the air bags of unconditional love. I am starting to realize I can’t just follow my heart, I need to lead it.
We have both learned to be more thoughtful, a characteristic that a woman longs for her man to have. When a woman speaks a wise man listens right?
Realizing that life is like a marathon, not a sprint. Meaning that I have to prioritize, balance and pace myself.
One day that really caught my attention was about good 1st impressions. Simply greeting your spouse in the morning, when arriving home from work, or on the phone carries a surprising significance. How do you greet your friends, coworkers, or neighbors? How about acquaintances or those you meet in public? When someone communicates that they are glad to see you, your personal self worth increases. You instantly feel more loved and valued.
I always knew marriages ended but never did I think it would be a couple we new and loved. In the last year alone we have witnessed close couples separate, even divorce and have affairs. Every couple goes through storms but not every couple survives them. Please don’t think reading this book or living out these “dares” will drive all conflict from your marriage. Great marriages are not created by people who never hurt each other but by people who choose to keep “no record of wrongs” (1 Corinthians 13:5)
A wonderful “challenge” to all of you is to call your spouse at work today without any other agenda but to ask how he/she is doing and if there is anything you can do for them.
I stress that if you have not gone out to get this book DO IT! I have not written in our copy and hope to pass it on to another couple. I will hold a giveaway once we complete it. Order the book now for as little as $8.79!
If two lie down together they keep warm ,but how can one be warm alone? - Ecclesiastes 4:11