Golden and Noble Works

“A wife too should regard her duties in the same light, as she suckles the child, rocks and bathes it, and cares for it in other ways; and as she busies herself with other duties and renders help and obedience to her husband. These are truly golden and noble works."
Martin Luther

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Meet Kristi

Thanks to Aubri for getting this blog started. I thought it might be helpful for all of us to introduce ourselves here. I’ll go first.

My name is Kristi L., and I have been a baptized child of Christ since 1972. I have been married to Jerome since 1998 and am privileged to be mom to Joanna, our eight-year-old daughter. I was blessed to use my elementary teaching degree for several years and loved participating in the various musical opportunities while at seminary.

Jerome’s first call was to Foster, and we have been here since that time. I am so glad to call this place home. Our town is really little, so it’s more like country life. In fact, there is a cornfield just behind the church. I guess you could say that I fit the stereotype of the pastor’s wife. (I’ll never understand why pastors’ wives are stereotyped.) I love to teach and contribute to the music of our church.
Jerome and I homeschool Joanna. We are enjoying the journey and re-learning our own education; it’s certainly an adventure for us. We also like having a labradoodle named Max. He brings a lot of laughter to our days.

I have quite a few hobbies – music, reading books, playing sports, making jewelry, playing games, and recently I’ve taken up quilting. I love to work in my kitchen and have friends over for a meal together.
We are currently in the process of adding onto our family through God’s gift of adoption. We are waiting for a child from China, as well as trying to adopt domestically. Throughout this time, I have learned the comfort of prayer, especially remembering that the Lord knows best for our family.

One of my favorite Bible verses is my confirmation verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works, lest any man should boast.” If I ever had to select my favorite hymn, that would be nearly an impossible task. I breathe music.

I am excited to see this blog come to life. I hope we can share about ourselves and encourage one another.



  1. Thanks Kristi. I think it's wonderful that you and Jerome are pursuing adoption. Two of my close girlfriends went through this with their husbands last year. It was amazing to see how God brought children into their families. I will pray for comfort, strength and wisdom for you both.

  2. Thanks, Kristi! We're praying for you and your family (known and as yet unknown!) Many hugs your way!

  3. Thanks, girls. I appreciate your prayers and trust the Lord's wisdom.

  4. Wow, a familiar face. How nice to happen across this evening. I look forward to following along. The site looks good. :)

  5. Hi, Tena. It's nice to see you here also. You should consider coming to our pastors' wives' getaway next spring. You're really not too far away, and I know you'd enjoy it.

    Please feel share to share this site with others who might benefit.