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About Kristen McCall

A native Nashvillian born and raised, Kristen is a wife and mother of two little ones. She is a writer, a photographer, a blogging + social media coach, a speaker, Jesus lover, extremely loud laugher, recovering messy, and cheerleader of living life authentically. She blogs about faith, family life with young kids, marriage, Nashville, travel, and recovering from a hard divorce.

Kristen’s writing has been featured on:

She was also a contributing writer for the book Thirty One Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and Doer by Jenn Sprinkle and Kelly Rucker.

Her award-winning photography has been featured in Southern Weddings magazine, and on the blogs of Pizzazzerie, Hostess with the Mostess, Amy Atlas, Elizabeth Anne Designs, and Every Last Detail.

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Now Let Me Tell You Who I REALLY Am

I love people — I’m a total extrovert. (I’m an ENFP and Type 7 on the Enneagram if you’re into that sort of thing.) I’m a recovering messy (thanks to my girl/guru at Organize Nashville). I LOVE the beach and the ocean. I wish I had time to sew and envision myself making curtains and pillows galore, but that’s not the season of life I’m in. I’m addicted to Pinterest and think I’ll actually do the 12 million craft projects I pinned on there. I’m obsessed with Pride and Prejudice and not the new version, the one that’s 6 hours long! I love to journal. I may or may not exaggerate. I’m a technology geek therefore I’m obsessed with apple products. I would live in Lululemon yoga pants and Uggs (let’s be real, they’re Costco Fuggs) if I could. I wish I loved to run, but I don’t… in fact, I hate it. I have big dreams, like writing a book one day to share the journey God has brought me on, but for now I write here. I don’t shy away from talking about hard things. One day I want to have a gorgeous garden, but for now I water flowers in pots. I love wine, good friends and good conversation. If you’re in Nashville, let’s get coffee and talk in real life? Or maybe meet me and the kids at Chick-fil-A for some chicken nuggs and lemonade? Just keepin’ it real, y’all.

The past 6 years of my life have been the most intense roller coaster I’ve ever experienced. It started with marrying my college sweetheart right after I graduated, only to realize a few short years later that our marriage and the life I thought we were building together was crumbling around me.

During this season, I fought through the last few years of a very hard marriage and lots of back and forth, learned that my husband wanted a divorce, and then 3 weeks later I found out I was pregnant. [Insert: shock, awe, and lots of “REALLY Lord??” moments here] From the minute my son was born, I was operating as a single mom.

Through this hard season and walking through the very dark valley, I realized that the Lord had a story bigger for me and my son than I ever thought possible. I have always strived to be a person of joy and authentic faith, even in the midst of a horribly heartbreaking season like the pain of a marriage ending and divorce. Through the fiery furnace of this time, my faith that I have had since I was just 4 or 5 was tested and refined. Jesus absolutely has wrapped his arms around me and comforted me: reminding me every step of the way that He is a God of HOPE and REDEMPTION.

But God

I love stories in the Bible which have heartbreaking circumstances and then the little phrase “But God” pops up and the whole story does an about face. God enters in. He can change things in an instant.

And that’s how my life has felt since I met Justin. Last year, one of my dear friends from high school introduced me to her sweet cousin Justin. You can read more of the story here but God is redeeming all the hard and broken places.

Experiencing a God-honoring marriage as he intended it to be has rocked my world. I feel more loved and cherished than I have ever known, and am so thankful for all the struggle that led me to this place.

I’m glad you’re here and I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know me. Jump into the BLOG and comment on a post you like, click below to follow me on Instagram where I have even more fun and be sure you subscribe to the blog below — I love hearing from you! xoxo

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*First two photos above by Jenna Henderson Photographer