For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 (ESV)
Kris believes that life is a battle, our enemy is Satan, his goal is to destroy us, and our victory is in Christ alone. Her life is marked with battles. She battled anorexia, depression, and anxiety as a young woman. In her 30s she battled laryngeal cancer…twice. Each battle brought her closer to the heart of Christ, solidified her trust in Him, and deepened her desire to share the hope found only in Him.
Over the years, Kris has served in different areas of ministry. She has been a Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mississippi, taught Sunday School, lead Children’s worship, spoken to ladies groups and served as the Ladies Ministry Coordinator in her church. During her battle with cancer, she lost her voice and was unable to continue in the ministry roles she’d become comfortable with. God used this time to deepen her desire to share the love of Christ with those He places in her path each day outside of formal ministries. Now she looks for opportunities to share the love of Christ with women where ever she goes, and considers it pure joy to be able to pray with someone in need of Christ’s gentle touch. She believes in the power of mentoring and consistently asks God to send her women to invest in.
Kris is wife to Calvin and Mom to Brian and Izzy. She enjoys painting and woodworking and shares her day to day struggles and victories on her blog, aptly named “in-the-battle”.