Just a little bit about me and my journey, I call life.
Most of my life has been spent being a human chamelion, at least on the outside. I learned at a young age to adapt to my environment by being exactly what other people wanted me to be. I lived two different lives, the one I let the public see and the private one that was off limits to everyone. Basically, I compartmentalized my life.
I carried this way of living into my teenage and young adult years. I was adept at keeping my public life far away from my private life. Outwardly, I was the funny, intelligent, and popular girl. Inwardly, I was drowning in depression and darkness. I might have been the life of the party to others, but it was simply my way of disguising my addiction to drugs and alcohol. I battled with addictions all through my twenties. I desperately tried to keep my head above water by shoving my two lives as far from each other as possible.
At 33 years old, I returned to my childhood roots of faith. While much of my behavior changed for the better, I stubbornly refused to give up the duality in my life.
The Next Chapter
I no longer did drugs or drank alcohol, but I still clung to my habit of living two separate lives. Now however, the division was in what I deemed to be religious and not so religious. I separated my activities into these two categories. Going to church, writing devotionals, and listening to religious teachings – God liked those. Watching Star Trek, writing flash fiction, and creating non-relgious artwork – God didn’t like those as much.
HOGWASH! I now realize how wrong my thinking was towards life. My faith is about relationship, not religion. And God wants me to invite Him into everything that I do. Whether that is watching Star Trek or a Church Service. I don’t need five different websites – one for devotionals, one for sci-fi writings, one for religious artwork, one for non-relgious artwork, or one for social work issues.
I only need one, that’s right – one, website where all facets of who I am are explored and revealed. I only need one place where I invite God to join me as I walked through this journey I call life. So, I welcome you to Kirsten Uninterrupted.
If I create from my heart, nearly everthing works; if from the head, almost nothing ~Marc Chagall
The Curated Projects
For the month of December, I am inviting you to join me as I create projects with a Christmas theme. The theme might be very easy to spot or it might be subtle. Look for the colors: red and green. Christmas patterns on clothing, props, or accessories. Or Christmas trees, gifts, and decorations. I hope you enjoy our fun Christmas month.
The Newest Writings
Here you will find excerpts, behind the scenes peeks, flash fiction, poems, devotionals, Healing Thoughts videos/writings, photographs, timelapse videos,
and any other creative idea that pops into my busy mind.
I have been on a quest. A quest to try to create a variety of children models that I can use for my artwork. It has been a process to find child characters that are close to actual human child proportions. Slowly, I been purchasing younger characters, morph packs, and...
by Kirsten Aoriginally written in 2008 for ASHM When I first came to the Healing Ministry, over four years ago, I had a skewed perception of God. I was a new Christian and my image of God was seen through the tainted lenses of my prior relationships with men in my...
People brought babies to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. When the disciples saw it, they shooed them off. Jesus called them back. “Let these children alone. Don’t get between them and me. These children are the kingdom’s pride and joy. Mark this: Unless you accept...
The Newest Products
We are excited to announce that you can now shop a curated selection of our Zazzle store products. Just click on one of the products below to be taken to Zazzle where you can complete your order. Zazzle handles all the charges, fulfilling of the orders, and shipping. Thank you for being a part of our creative adventure! You can find my Fine Art store for framed prints and canvas artwork here.