caution: read at your own risk

when i decided that my blog wouldn't just be about fashion, food, fab finds, and favorite things, but would include the Reason for my existence, i knew it could potentially garner some controversy or cause people not to read. why is Jesus so controversial? good question. He has been since the day He came to this earth over 2000 years ago. if we acknowledge that Jesus really is the Son of God, and that He is the only way to Heaven, we are excluding every other way that man has created to try and inherit eternal life. insert cricket noise. this view is far from popular and accepted. and i'm ok with that.

i would have been remiss in my blogging attempts if i failed to talk about the Creator of the Universe and His Son. like i said, its not what people want to read, it's not entertaining, and it's definitely not the cool thing to do, but do i care? not really. some people won't understand my heart very well because they don't know me. that's ok too. if you want to question something that i've said, challenge me, or simply offer your opinion, please feel free to do so. i try to make myself as clear as possible, but it is sometimes a futile attempt when communicating via a keyboard and words on a screen.

i am a flawed human being who is scratching and clawing out their way on this journey and learning new things on a daily basis by the grace of God. my heart is an open book, as you can see. i wish to share it with you knowing the risks that entails.

at this point in time, i am seeking employment at a non-profit organization, i.e. hannah home, turning point, the king's ranch, united way, etc. i need to know that i am making a direct impact every day and that in some small way, I am changing the world. no, it's not glamorous (and i love glamor), but as much as we have done  it unto the least of these, we have done it unto Him. and that's what's gonna count for eternity. if you know of any possible leads, ideas, or positions, please let me know.

maybe you can see where i am coming from a little better now. maybe not. and yes, i will continue to to talk about fashion, food, fab finds, and favorite things, but i wanted you to know where my ultimate treasure is, and know the Center of my focus.

let me hear from you. soli deo gloria.

song of the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flm4xcOyiCo
so in love with this song. doesn't get any better than andy williams.


  1. Karis. Please, never stop being brave and doing the hard things for Christ however unpopular they may be. We are to "fill up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ..." Christ prepared a love offering for the world by suffering and dying for sinners. This death is full and lacks nothing - except one thing, a personal presentation by Christ himself to the nations of the world and the people in your workplace. God's answer to this is to call the people of God (people like you and me) to present the afflictions of Christ to the world - to carry them from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. By doing so we "fill up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ." (Col. 1:24) Paul saw a very close connection between his bodily sufferings and Christ's afflictions. I believe scripture teaches that God intends for the afflictions of Christ to be presented to the world through the afflictions of His people. God really means for the body of Christ, the church, to experience some of the suffering he experienced so that when we offer the Christ of the cross to people, they see the Christ of the cross in us. We are to make the afflictions of Christ real for people by the afflictions we experience in offering him to them, and living the life of love he lived. Christ wills to have a personal presentation of his sufferings to the world. His sufferings are completed in our sufferings because in ours the world see His, and they have their appointed effect.

    I will be on the look out for any opportunities for you to serve at a non-profit organization. I got your back... lol

  2. I will say it again.... I love your blog. I think you would like this blog too:
    I love the young generations passion for Christ. You are quite the role model Karis....don't stop, it is inspiring!!! :-)