Hearing God, Part 2.

Katie Kleinjung Faith 0 Comments

Before I really began my own meditation practice and dove into the mystics and understood the power of contemplation, retreats or events that had any focus on silence and used words like “room”, “space”, “gentle” and “slow” seemed like a waste of time. I was motivated, smart and wanted to go places in God- whatever the hell that meant. I …

Hearing God.

Katie Kleinjung Faith 2 Comments

When I became a Christian, which was when I was a teenager, I spent a lot of time reading the Bible. I loved it. I look back on that season with fondness disbelief. I wish I loved the Bible even a fraction of what I did fifteen years ago. I was shuffled into small groups, went to a couple camps, …

The Middlespace.

Katie Kleinjung Faith, Let it be hard, Missions, Our Family, Thailand 3 Comments

  In third grade, we moved. I finished the year where I was and then started a new school in fourth grade. My teacher that year was nice, distant at first and not overly affectionate, but really kind. It was her practice to do a Weekly Report for each student. Your name was on top and then one of a …

Dear Boys,

Katie Kleinjung Dear Baby, Faith, Life, Missions, Our Family 0 Comments

Look at how beautiful you two are.   I mean, have there ever been two more perfect and gorgeous boys given to a mom? I don’t think so. It’s with an excited yet heavy heart that write, kids. As your dad is doing so, so well, and as our fundraising is at a really, really great place, we’re talking seriously …

The Substance of Things Hoped For

Stephen Kleinjung Faith, Life, Missions, Thailand 0 Comments

I don’t typically like to get all King James on people, I just feel like the language is hard to access in modern world. Other translations of the bible maintain the message of God while being accessible to today’s speakers. However, every now and again, the KJV (King James Version) has some of the most eloquent wording of all the …

Hey! Remember me?

Stephen Kleinjung Faith, Our Family 0 Comments

This may come as a shock, but all of the surgeries this past year haven’t made it impossible to type. I’ve just been fairly slammed… Surgery, work 10 hour days, Surgery, work 10-12 hour days, have a baby, Surgery, work some more, go to Mayo… well you get the picture. I apologize for the radio silence, and I want to …

Real {Messy} Missions

Katie Kleinjung Faith, Life, Missions, Real Messy Missions, Thailand 1 Comment

For the next 31 days, I am joining the wonderful people at 31 Days and, well, writing for 31 days! For those who don’t know our story, check it out here. We are two newly married, newly made parents, who have spent the last year having organs removed, getting ready to be on the mission field and just learning how to live …

..and sometimes I just can’t.

Katie Kleinjung Faith, Life, Our Family 1 Comment

I was at a friend’s house last week and just as I was about to leave, I asked her to pray for me. To pray for Stephen and his healing, to pray for Shep and his tiny baby heart being protected and feeling loved, and for me. For me, just all of me. My sweet friend, of course, said yes. …

How to be.

Katie Kleinjung Faith, Life, Our Family 0 Comments

I’ve mentioned before how I was, essentially, the best parent I knew before I had a tiny person to parent. And then, on the flip side, how because of my own judgmentalism and unrealistic standards, I had a ton of insecurities about becoming a mom myself.  As these ideas have been rolling around in my head, Mother’s Day came and …