With deep sadness…

With deep sadness…

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the loss of Kelli Kremkau.  I have known Kelli’s mother-in-law, Gina; her husband, Brian and her brother-in-law, Jason since my childhood. We grew up together at Indian Rocks Baptist Church.  I only had the privilege of knowing Kelli personally this year. In February Kelli came and shared 5 sweet days with me at my home while she attended the RECREATE CONFERENCE.

Kelli, 33 years old,  was in the midst of her fight with cancer at the time but cancer did not define her.  She had a lightness to her, a deep humility, a fight and drive, a welcome curiosity to faith and God, and a reconciliation it seemed even with her cancer.  Today  she ended her journey here in this life. She left behind her husband, Brian and her daughter, Samantha.

Today we join God in His grieving over this tragic death.  We join God in His beaming pride over this amazing life that some of us had the privilege to share a glimpse of.  We join God in His hope over the beautiful legacy that Kelli leaves behind in her family and in all who have known this girl.


Kelli, today, I believe for you that


I believe for us that

all SHALL eventually be well.

Rest in peace Beloved.


You can find about more about this wonderful woman here…

and how to connect and donate to her family here.

May we be the blessing…

May we be the blessing…

May we be the blessing today and not the curse.
May we encourage one another towards an abundant life.
May we seek peace and reconciliation in our own hearts and with the hearts of those around us.
May we live humbly.
May we give people, all people; our family, our friends, our neighbors, our communities and our leaders, the benefit of the doubt.
May we let LOVE lead us.
May we let generosity guide our actions.
May we stand for what Christ stood for or rather stand with those whom Christ stands with. ALL.
May we get down off our fences and high posts and come down into the level ground, into the open space where all truly live.
May we dwell in this fertile ground where our lives WILL eventually turn outward toward others.
May we allow our focus to turn from me to them to you and finally to us.
May we live united.
May we seek SHALOM.
May we be reminded of the image of God in all of our lives.
May we seek communion with all.
May we be the blessing not the curse.

my prayer. Melissa Greene – Nov 7th, 2012… the day after the election.