Author Archives: Kimberly Girard


The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters (footnote: “beside waters of rest”). He restores my soul. –Psalm 23: 1-3 He gives me rest. That … Continue reading

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We told our kids we’re moving to Pittsburgh this summer for a new job. They were sad, asked why we couldn’t stay, but amid the sadness, they accepted it. They have questions, ranging from the state bird and flower to … Continue reading

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The Brilliance of Pretending

I was privileged to write for Proximity Magazine on how play looks for us as adults and what we can learn from our children in The Brilliance of Pretending. I’d love for you to take a look; it just went live today.

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  I saw a video at church that Dove created as part of their ‘Choose Beautiful’ campaign last spring. At shopping malls in Delhi, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, and London, they placed signs above two adjacent doors, one marked … Continue reading

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Uncertainty Is an Armchair

What if uncertainty were a plump, fluffy armchair and I slid into it, my socked feet pulled close What if I let this chair envelope me and made friends with its ever-present nature What if I settled in and even … Continue reading

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Mantle of Mom

Three paragraphs. This fall I had the opportunity to write for a parenting magazine. They asked me to write three paragraphs about the challenges of being a stay-at-home mom. More specifically, they wanted me to speak on how I balance being a … Continue reading

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Arms Outstretched

Whatever anxieties, fears, unknowns you may be staring down today, I pray these words might reach you and remind you that God is a good father who says many patient times, “Do not fear.”

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I generally think of God’s guidance as a clear path I can deliberately follow, but that night, his guidance looked like a wrong turn. Continue reading

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When “Just” Is a Four-Letter Word

My college roommate and dear friend, Bethany Jenkins, among many other talents, writes and edits for The Gospel Coalition.  She and I reworked a smaller piece of mine into something a little more, and they published it today! I hope you … Continue reading

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O Come Emmanuel

I want all stories and conversations and relationships to be wrapped up by a beautiful Lexus Christmas bow. I also like things to close on a perfect note, like Jane Austen’s stories. But there are only Lexus bows at Christmastime … Continue reading

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