Flu:1, Kristen: 0

Good evening my caffeinated darlings. I’m back today, after being down and out with the flu yesterday. Praise God, I survived.

Speaking of God, my religion is an important part of my life. Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time inside the Word. Earlier this week, I was having a conversation with a close friend who was struggling, and on my inspiration area near my desk in my classroom I have a ton of empowering quotes. More important than all of the 20 or so other quotes, I have Matthew 6:33 (NIV) posted: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” In sharing that verse and praying with my friend, it occurred to me that I have a few mostly non-negotiable requirements in a future spouse, including that he shares my faith. It’s not something I take lightly. After abusive relationships, a divorce, and some other difficult times in my life I looked up and found myself very far from God in my late teens and early 20’s. However, God was never very far from me. When I finally learned to recognize His voice in my life, it was impossible to ignore. I want a husband, someday, who can share that joy with me and who can pray with me and for me… a man who knows God and can pray for our future as a couple. Lord knows, I’ll have days where I’m simply not strong enough to find the words.

Mathew 18:20 (NIV) “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Well, my darlings, that’s all for tonight. I wish you all the best as this flu season is wrapping up with a vengeance. Stay safe out there, ya’ll.

On my lips: Burt’s Bees Original Beeswax Lip Balm

In my cup: Fruit Punch Gatorade, because my boyfriend has an INCREDIBLE older sister who runs errands and brings us thing when we are sick.

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Welcome to Lipstick Stains and Coffee, our experiment in beating Murphy's Law. I'm Kristen, the founder of this blog. Today, I run the blog with my best friend, Rachel. However, it didn't start out that way. In fact, I founded this blog over a year before we started frequently posting. It sat dormant for a year, between my fear of going public and my uncertainty of where to go with it. Flash forward to March 2019, when I opened up to my best friend about this secret little oasis I'd carved out but never used. Immediately she jumped on board, we brainstormed a plan, and we got started. Finally, Lipstick Stains and Coffee is a little oasis not only for us, but hopefully for all of our readers. Enjoy that cup of coffee, lovely. You deserve it.

One thought on “Flu:1, Kristen: 0

  1. Kristen, I am glad to see that you are feeling better today. That is a very beautiful poem and I pray you find that person that will hold you up as thought a strong tower built on a foundation of God.

    Rachel, myself being a redhead, I have always had a fascination with fire lol. Just ask my father… he married a redhead lol. Maybe that’s why I have always been drawn to a very strong-willed and opinionated woman lol (insert redhead joke here). Very akin to playing with fire.

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