Author Archives: Kristin

Ever Thankful…

I’m in the homestretch of what has been an epic era of garbage living.  Not that I didn’t have a lot to be grateful for in the midst of it, I did.  I had a company that hired me with … Continue reading

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When Christians Must Do Battle… by Kristin Writes Billerbeck

We all know what Jesus says about doing turning the other cheek when faced with a battle.  “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. … Continue reading

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The Love of Money is the Root of All Evil

Have you ever known someone who loved money?  I mean, truly loved money.  Loved hoarding it, stashing it, earning it at all costs, destroying people for it — that kind of love of money? I’ve seen this recently after people’s … Continue reading

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Technology gets a bad rap…

My kids are currently all over the planet.  (I have four!) I know people complain that technology has taken the place of face-to-face conversations, but I have to give a hardy shout-out to tech from my humble abode in Silicon … Continue reading

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Proud Author Moments…

As a writer, you never know how someone will interact with your book.  Sometimes, it’s in terrible ways, you couldn’t have imagined.  And sometimes, it’s absolutely a God-thing.  More than you can imagine.   A few months ago, a reader’s … Continue reading

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The Straw Dilemma

I like turtles.  I mean, who doesn’t?  But I like my straws too, and I’m struggling with the “no straw” rule that’s happening in California to “Save the Turtles.”  I mean, I recycle.  I’m earth responsible, but I want my … Continue reading

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Letting our babies go…

No matter how far I get in my writing career, the hardest part is always letting your baby go.  Allowing someone to read and interact with what you’ve written.  They might tell you that your baby is ugly.  Or your … Continue reading

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Casting out Sinners and Saints…

Right now, the church has a terrible reputation in American for being unloving and unkind to sinners.  I mean, we all fall short of the glory of God, so we don’t want to put anyone out, right?  Wrong. In 1 … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

The Fourth has always been a fun time for our family.  From the time my kids were little, we would go to their Grandma’s house in Sacramento, ride our bikes and park under the huge fireworks display in California’s capital … Continue reading

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What kind of reader are you?

As a writer of Chick Lit, I am so grateful that there are different kinds of readers.  Not everyone will get my humor, nor do they like first-person writing — and that’s okay, because there are plenty of people who … Continue reading

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Embracing the Chaos…

This is not a time for writing. That’s hard for me because writing is my happy place.  I’m keeping a toe in the water by helping a screenplay writer turn her screenplay into a book.  But otherwise, it’s not a … Continue reading

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Life as a Writer — A Look Back…

Today I got a request from a total stranger to help him out with a surprise for the love of his life and one of my loyal readers.  I can’t tell you what an honor it is to meet up … Continue reading

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The Need to Care for Others

“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 My last child is getting ready to move out into the world.  She’s big into pets and plants. ( I can keep children and pets alive, but plants?  Not so … Continue reading

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What’s the advantage to valley moments?

Whenever life gets rough, I try to focus on the lesson God has for me in that moment.  Sometimes, things are so uncomfortable, you have to change life, but what happens when you’re stuck for a time and God has … Continue reading

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Managing Master Manipulators

Sadly, the church has its share of manipulative people.  I’m reading the book “Under the Banner of Heaven” which is about a religious “Mormon” sociopath who killed his baby niece, his sister-in-law and his brother under the guise that he … Continue reading

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