Jesus in my slippers

Jesus in my slippers

Every day as my feet hit the ground, I experience Jesus in my slippers. I decide what to carry to my waking world and who to show a lavish love. It’s then, I radiate the light of God’s love. When I choose service over selfish I become the extended hands of His grace.  If God delights and wants the desires of my heart, then I must untangle it from unforgiveness. And so yes, as I obediently walk in His path, I experience Jesus in my slippers.

Compassion That Compels is an extension of my heart and our leaders are a collective and diverse group of women committed to giving HOPE to women, where there is none. There’s no back biting or even a little gnawing going on, because we have each other’s backs. A confidence in knowing that we are in this to serve a greater purpose. We hold a diverse range of beliefs from political, social, and religious. But in our our shared space we breathe together and inhale a fragrant aroma of God’s love. 

For years, I was a Pilates instructor and taught this class with a combined exercise and Bible study. It was called among different sessions, “Compassion That Compels.” As a side of this, I would hand out Compassion Bags for women fighting cancer and Agape Bags to the homeless. I worked years to launch this writing dream and on June 30, 2013 created a Facebook page. Only one thing. No one cared about the study but they cared about the Compassion Bags. Yes, Compassion That Compels evolved to what it is today because I knew God had called me to something more than what I had planned. If I weren’t walking with Him and remembering His promises, I might have missed my calling. 

I gave a necklace to a dear friend. On a nickel sized charm, next to a dandelion is inscribed: Breathe, Believe, Be. To me, it meant this. Breathe in the beauty of humanity, believe in the good in others, and be you. I believe we complicate relationships by withholding these very things from ourselves and others. We are stealing from ourselves, an inheritance of a beautiful life. Let your hearts be a workspace for God’s grace and goodness. Your claylike heart, perhaps moistened with His own tears, is held in the hands of the potter by His grace. The clay is a formless lump, the pain a void, until it’s molded by God’s vision for your life and repurposed for His glory. 

When I was a kid, I would lay my head on my Dad’s chest and listen to his words reverberate tones from his ribcage. I envision that one day, when I meet Jesus and hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant,” that it will sound that same way. In the arms of my Heavenly Daddy, molded in an eternal embrace. 

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  • My dear friend and sister, this is so beautifully written! Again, you have touched my heart and soul as you always do! This will radiate and touch the lives of many!
    Lots of love, prayers and hugs! ????

    RHONDA EBEL
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    • Thank you, BEAUTIFUL sister! You inspire me!

      Kristianne
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  • So beautifully written. Thanks for sharing your heart with us. Love and prayers always.

    Tracy Layman
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    • Thank you, BEAUTIFUL! I love that we are in this compassion movement together, aren’t you!

      Kristianne
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  • Beautiful, Inspiring, and Full of Love. This post reflects all the beauty of you, Gods precious creation, Kristianne. What a blessing!

    Telena
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    • Thank you, always BEAUTIFUL sister for being a gift to me!

      Kristianne
      Reply
  • This is beautiful Kristianne! It is so interesting to see the Big vision God entrusts to you everyday. He knew your heart.

    Dianna Salciccioli
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    • Thank you, sweet sister. He knew my heart and I had no idea of His plans:) Love that you are alongside me in this journey!

      Kristianne
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  • I love this. Thank you for sharing your heart and God’s love in action. All my prayers and lots of love-
    Emily Jordan

    Emily Jordan
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    • Thank you, BEAUTIFUL sister!

      Kristianne
      Reply

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