Friday, May 6, 2011
LETS CHAT FRIDAY with KRISTA DUNK
Spring time it here! For some the rains are ending and for some they are just beginning. Life seems to be the same for us. Although we are faced with many seasons in life, the Son is is always shining. That is something we must always remember. No matter the season, the Lord, is always present and alive in our lives.
I took a few weeks off from Lets Chat Friday to rethink my questions and dig deeper into all God is placing in my life. Facing storms seems to be something that comes quite often. With each storm approaching God is forever teaching me that He is present. He holds all in His hands and I need to trust Him as my Shelter and Refuge.
(Robin) You have been married for eighteen years! Wow! Congratulations! How have you made your marriage successful? What encouraging words would you give to a couple just starting out?
(Robin) You are blessed to have a home filled with children. What are the greatest challenges of being a mom and the most rewarding?
There are so many rewarding, positive things about parenthood. One thing I enjoy is how God teaches me through them. I also love to encourage their creativity and gifts. I can't imagine my life without them!
(Robin) You are part of a new ministry, LeadHer, that is in the works right now. Please tell us the nuts and bolts of this great project and share how others can be involved.
(Krista) Koinonia Business Women (KBWomen) is "Where Faith, Business & Women Connect, Collaborate & Grow." We exist for Christian women in business who need a community of like-minded women who understand who they are. We learn business skills together, collaborate and support one another. KBWomen has a weekly radio show, blog, monthly newsletters and an association to join - KBWA!
(Robin) Krista, you are one busy woman of God!! How do you balance it all?
(Krista) That is a fabulous question...let me get back to you on that...
But seriously, it can be tough. I use a LOT of lists and calendar reminders to keep me on track. Collaboration and prayer sure does help too!
(Robin) You too have a new book coming out! Girl, God is doing a work in your life. Praise the Lord! Please share with us about your newest gift in life.
You are gifted, and it's time to shine!
(Robin) What inspiring words would you give to one just beginning a new journey who is afraid of failure at every turn?
(Krista) Learn to love imperfection. As someone who doesn't love imperfection or failure, this thought has helped me tremendously!
(Robin) What is the legacy you hope to leave behind?
(Krista) I hope that I can inspire people to step out and express who God has created them to be. My hope is to inspire creativity in other people, too, and to help them express their hearts to God in worship. Right now, God is teaching me about humility as well - it's the key to a lot within His Kingdom. At the end of my life, I want those who knew me to say, "She used everything God gave her.
(Robin) Looking back at yourself at the age of eighteen, what advice would you give yourself that you now know would have brought more joy and less wandering?
(Krista) Oh boy...I had WAY too much wandering! However, I see now how it was part of my journey and God is using it. I would tell myself - You have been created for greater works and your life is found in God. Stop living a timid, small life and get rid of the limiting beliefs that are hindering you.
(Robin) I love when women share beauty secrets. Beauty begins in the heart of a woman and flows outward. We complain so much about ourselves. Krista, what is one thing you love about yourself?
(Krista) One inner-beauty secret about me is that I love to laugh. An outer-beauty thing that I love about myself is my big, crazy hair. It's poufy, sometimes unmanageable and there's a lot of it!
(Robin) When you were a youngster, what were your dreams growing up? Have those dreams reached your wildest imagination or has God placed you on a different path?
(Krista) Honestly Robin, I don't remember having any big dreams as a kid. Maybe there were fleeting thoughts of becoming an Olympic gymnast or a rich investor like my grandfather, but nothing that was really in my heart. God has so completely changed my life! It feels like He's brought me into a wide-open space.
(Robin) If you could share in one word what you want your life to say in 2011, what would it be?
Friends, thank you so much for stopping in. Hasn't it been wonderful having, Krista, as a guest? Krista is having a give-a-way of her book, "Step Out And Take Your Place", along with the workbook. This will be in the eBook form. What an awesome gift! All you must do is leave a comment here and share how this chat has blessed you today. How easy is that? The winner will be announced Thursday, May 12. Please remember to check back and also share with your friends. This is a great give a way!