Surrendering is the act of acceptance of what is and trusting the beauty of the process and the work of the Creator.Continue reading
I invite you right now- whatever you are doing- whether you are folding laundry, washing dishes, browsing the latest trends on Pinterest, running errands or waiting on kids to finish up sports practice. I invite you to pause. Take a deep breath in and out. Choose to connect to yourself and with your Creator.Continue reading
Each week I observed and was ignited by their gigantic faith. I observed how they feel the weight of the world just as we do. I observed the cry of their hearts longing to be seen, known, and a part of something bigger than themselves. They embraced one another. They put down their phones and picked up the wonder of encountering Jesus in an imaginative, real way.
Over and over again, Jesus explains in Luke 15 how the Father goes after the ones who are lost, who have lost their way. God is the Father who cheers for His kids to come back home.Continue reading
I invite you to jump into this imaginative thoughtful place today. Are there places in your heart you are feeling the need to surrender? This Encounter is a special one for me personally. I experienced this Encounter a number of years ago during a season of wanting to grasp control on every part of my life. I felt so out of control as a young mom and as a wife. The Lord led me through this Encounter and the realization of letting go was so powerful. I pray for each person to experience His presence. As always, I’d love for you to share your experience! I love hearing how the Holy Spirit comes for you!
People have asked me, “What is an Encounter?” To put into words something which is such a spiritual experience is so difficult.
However…Yesterday we were recording a show talking about parenting. The guest brilliantly explained the importance of holding a baby to your chest. The reason it is important- co-regulation. The baby’s body will begin to regulate to the mothers. When the baby is upset, scared, lonely, it cries. If the mother or father or caretaker picks him up relaxed and calm, the baby will fall in line to the rhythm of the caretaker.
Hold up, y’all. THIS! Here is my answer to the question, “What is an encounter?” When we close our eyes, breathe deeply, and allow our imagination to picture a loving Father, or the kind eyes of Jesus, or we allow ourselves to picture being held by Him, we CO-REGULATE! We crawl up into the heartbeat of WHO God is and become one with Him.
I found this sweet picture of me, not feeling well, I assume, on my Pepaw’s lap. Here is safety. Here is where the beat of his loving heart allowed me to feel safe and secure.
I invite you to close your eyes today and just picture this. Picture a LOVING welcoming Father. Or maybe it’s your mom’s chest you remember snuggling up when you were sad or hurt. This is Love. Love from a Creator who knows you and what’s to slow the rhythm of your heart to match His. #encounterswithgod #kristinfieldschadwick #coregulate #ahamoments
Hi friends. I wanted to introduce myself since you found your way over to my blog. My name is Kristin Chadwick and you will find I live in the most gorgeous place- in the Colorado Rockies. I am a Holy Spirit instigator, Jesus lover, Papa God’s daughter, seeker of wisdom, a hopeful candidate to be a mystic one day, a wife to my man for almost fourteen years. I’ll preface the blog to say we’ve lived some life already at the ripe age of 38. We have four children whom are our hearts’ delight- 13 year old daughter, 11 year old son, and twin boys, who are 9.
I am a lover of many things as you will see in this blog. One of my loves is being a podcast producer…which came to fruition through my dear friends who saw a gift in me which I did not yet see in myself- the ingrained ability to find authors, guests, music, and whatever else that brings truth and freedom to the table. I get to write outlines for shows and even cohost on some of them! You can check it out @rebelparenting on FB/IG/ and any other podcast app.
Another big passion of mine is writing. I started a blog back in the day- 2008, when I only had one sweet baby girl. As I started having more children, I quit writing online- despite my husband encouraging me to keep going. After about six months of writing intentionally in my own personal journals, I decided it was time to create a blog to share with you.
One thing you should know, I am always on the hunt to step into more of who Jesus is, who God is, and who the Holy Spirit is. So I will ferociously go after this topic and I hope to bring you with me as I discover and invite you into the questions and *magical moments.
I am also in the middle of creating my first book about encountering God through meditation and imagination in our everyday lives. I love sharing what God has shown me over the past decade in my search for “there has to be something more than this.”
I just began teaching my very own class series on “Identity in Jesus, Mission Statements, and Goals.” This has been foundational as I have stepped deeper into intimacy with Jesus and with my family and my friends. I am looking forward to where the Lord takes this whole class! A friend of mine called me a spiritual coach the other day and I may just let that stick.
What will you find on this blog? I believe in being real and empowering others to live the fullest life they can. You will hear a lot about Jesus, Holy Spirit, and the Father. You will read a lot about what my kids teach me everyday. You will hear things about motherhood, marriage, life, friendships, boundaries, doing your own work, and lots more. If you know someone who would love to share in the love, please share! My hope is you find freedom in my words through the Spirit who connects each of us.