Open, Closed, and Locked Doors

“I’ll never let them get that close to hurt me again.”  I uttered such words in moments where I pieced the broken fragments of my heart back together.  I spoke in absolutes.  No one in their correct mind would allow themselves to be vulnerable to the same force that crushed them once before.  I vowed…

Journey to 30: Who Am I?

“Turning 30 changes your life,” they said. “A major shift happens when you turn 30,” I was told. “You really start to figure out who you are when you turn 30,” I heard. And it has all been true. Last week, with my blog “Journey to 30: Don’t Get Stuck,” I began sharing with you…

Forgiveness: A Different Perspective

I went back and forth with what to share with you all today.  I’ll admit that I was just going to piece together a feel-good story that would help me meet the “Thoughtful Thursday” mark, but that’s not me.  I always want to give you something directly from my heart in the hopes that I…

What’s the Point?

Disclaimer:  I’ll go ahead and admit off top that this blog may not be well constructed.  Inspired by a scripture that I couldn’t shake and a series of “Aha” moments, I am just going to type my jumbled thoughts on the page and pray that they make sense to you like they do to me. …

I Forgive You

If I were to have a subtitle, it would be “Faith to Forgive.” Good Afternoon, I forgive you. -Christen That was the entire email. Let’s rewind.  There was an individual that I loved SO deeply, but he hurt me and walked out of my life.  I reached out to tell him how I felt with…

Betrayal: The Chris Edition

When I first launched “According to Chris” I set out to create an environment where I could share transparently, talk about things that no one wants to talk about, and communicate without judgement; hence the tagline “Real Talk. No Limits. No Judgement.”  This particular blog post comes from a place of honesty and transparency.  Remember, “Real…

A Little Air Can Do A Lot Of Good

Yesterday, while at work, I slammed my finger in a cabinet. In the midst of hustling and bustling around the office and trying to fix something that I had totally screwed up, I made things worse. Not only was I then frustrated from my first mistake, I was also in severe pain and BLEEDING! In…