Author Archives: Kristin

New Rules for Living — Or Not

This morning, I read this Bible verse about Jesus sending out the 72 disciples before Him: Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse or bag or sandals. Do not greet anyone along the road. … Continue reading

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Be Still and Know…

I have a sign on my computer that reads, “Fear or Faith? You Choose.”  I think that sign is so appropriate as we go through our “shelter-in-place” plans.  My parents and brothers were supposed to fly out to see me … Continue reading

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Passion as an Author

When I’m writing a novel — or even a non-fiction story, I have to be passionate about the subject or I don’t have enough wherewithal to finish the book. Writing a novel is a commitment.  At least 80,000 words living … Continue reading

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Wait for it…

They say prayer has three answers: yes, no and wait.  This weekend, I got to see one of those long “wait for it” prayers answered.  I did not have a successful marriage and I have prayed and worried about my … Continue reading

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Pick a Book, Any Book… by Kristin (Writes) Billerbeck

The best thing about writing is connecting with other writers.  Other book nerds who get what it’s like to live in your head much of the time.  I’ve just recently moved states and I’ve been having trouble finishing a book. … Continue reading

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Starting Over

Starting over is never easy. Whether it’s a career, a move, the end of a relationship, a church breakup, an unexpected tragedy — it’s never easy.  I thought the drama of life would be over at my age, but that’s … Continue reading

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Love Endures All Things…

It’s the season of Hallmark movies and tender romances.  Who can resist the sweetness of a gentle love story with Santa?  Boy meets girl.  Girl moves to hometown and bakes.  For some reason, she always has to bake.  And love … Continue reading

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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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