Hi! I’m so glad that you are here! My name is Krista. I am a wife to a wonderful husband of 10 years, as well as a mom to a beautiful baby girl. My husband, daughter and I, along with our 8 chickens, 5 cats and 1 fish live in Oklahoma where we are learning to go “back to the basics” of living life in simplicity. We have found that “living a simple life” involves not only physical day to day changes, but also the changing of heart and mind from chaos, fear, and busyness to the kind of simplicity that a child has. The simplicity of trust. A place of true rest that starts inside of the person, and flows out to every part of life. The kind of rest talked about in the Bible, in Luke 10. Mary and Martha were 2 sisters that had 2 different mindsets, one was distracted by many preparations and one was focused on the most important thing in the midst of chaos. Yeshua, who was Elohim’s Word made flesh, visited their home, and Mary was found sitting at His feet, learning from Him. Martha was busy worrying and upset about planning and preparing her home for company. Martha was distracted by all of her preparations and she came up to Yeshua and said, “Do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” But Yeshua answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”  Mary chose to be found abiding with the Word, in the midst of people around her choosing busyness and distraction. Mary was rewarded with the promise that TRUE rest was hers for the taking and could be hers for as long as she held onto it. This is my goal, to live a life of peaceful rest in the middle of this chaotic, fearful world, and as I learn this invaluable lesson, I hope to share with you the ups and downs, the good and bad, of learning to live like Mary, in a Martha’s world.

I hate it when I mess things up…It really bugs me. I do not like wasting things. I do not like it when I plan something and it doesn’t work out right. I guess I’m kind of wound tight when it comes to having things in order and working smoothly. It’s hard for me to “let go” and simply “go with the flow” when suddenly “my flow” is interrupted. Unfortunately, my flesh leans towards having a “Martha” attitude when it comes to preparing, planning and living. This “Martha” attitude I’m talking about has the fruit of control and has its roots in fear. This is part of the old me that still every now and then clamors for my attention. The Breath of Yehovah is at the same time leading me and gently teaching me how to “let go” and “go with His flow” even when “my flow” is interrupted. He’s teaching me it is truly about HIS flow, His kingdom first and foremost, not mine. In the midst of the breath of fear the world tries to feed me, He is teaching me how to turn my anxious heart to a heart that is beating with His breath of peace. This is my soul’s cry, O Abba, fill me to overflowing with Your breath of peace. Your rest begins with a cry of submission from deep within me. Have Your way, have Your way in me.

1 comment

  • Gina

    I share your feelings expressed here. My husband and I have been living in the beautiful mountains of western Arkansas for ten years. We have been walking in Torah since the winter of 2012 when we heard YHWH calling us out of Babylon. We, too, live life now in shalom, in the true peace, rest, completeness that only comes through our Father.

    May YHWH continue to bless you and your family with His shalom!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *