All About How You Rock

You rock - Allume

Let’s do something fun today. Let’s celebrate our gifts and talents and what makes us unique as bloggers.

We tend to beat ourselves up for what we don’t do right, don’t accomplish and haven’t  yet achieved.  Sometimes we beat ourselves up so much that we are paralyzed with fear to even take a step. I’m guilty of this very thing.

I have far more things on my to-do list for my blogging than I have actually achieved.  I have unwritten ebooks in my head and widgets to install and posts left half written in my drafts. But today, as I was thinking on these things and starting to get a little depressed, I was reminded that I need to take my thoughts captive.  God knows my limitations and most of these ideals are my own and not pressure that He puts on me.

Let’s allow ourselves to think today about how far we’ve come and what we have learned and achieved.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

Let’s praise God for how fearfully and wonderfully we are made. For our uniqueness and the way He weaves our stories together for His glory.

Because the truth is that YOU ROCK! There is no one else exactly like you. No one else has lived your life, walked in your shoes and has truth to tell in the same way that you do.

Your blog? It’s awesome! It’s a reflection of you and that is beautiful. Even if you have things to polish up, look for the beauty where it is right now.  It’s a process and I guarantee you that being grateful for where you are at each step of the way will get you farther than beating yourself up ever did.

Speak kind words to yourself today.  Go ahead.  Tell us something absolutely amazing about you and your blog today!  We can’t wait to hear and celebrate with you!

  • Nickolee Roberts

    Such truth! Thank you for this Kristin! I’m new to the world of allume but am loving it already – hope to meet you at the conference in October!
    My blog ( ) is about what God is teaching me through being a missionary in Madagascar, being a wife & a momma, and even ordinary things like doing the laundry. He has provided me with intentional time to spend writing out His story through my life this year and I am forever grateful. I so often have to write/type out stories before I can truly understand what He was teaching me!

    • Kristin

      Hi Nickolee, yes, I hope to meet you at Allume! Wow, Madagascar?! Love that you are sharing truth right where you are. Isn’t writing such a powerful tool in our own lives as well as in others?! Blessings, Kristin

      • Nickolee Roberts

        Hi – yep, we’ve been here for 3 years through the International Mission Board and my mom actually discovered your conference through something online…she told me about it b/c she knows how much i love blogging and now it’s all worked out for me to come! I’m super super excited! Yes, I love that He speaks so clearly to us! Thanks again for the encouragement today through your blog post!

  • Stephanie Romero

    What’s amazing about my blog,Treasuring MOMents (, is that it’s not sugar-coated. It’s a transparent look into parenting as a Christian–particularly with teenagers. I have received many comments from readers about how they appreciate my realness.

    • Kristin

      That’s awesome Stephanie! Parenting teens can be so tough. Love that you are being transparent and encouraging other parents. Blessings, Kristin

  • EdieMelson

    Kristin, I was feeling so discouraged today and God used you to redirect my focus. Thank you! My blog is all about empowering writers to spread the message God has given them through digital technology, especially social media. I try to share how to use it as a tool and NOT let it take over your life. Again, thanks for the uplifting message!

    • Kristin

      Hi Edie, So glad this post spoke to you! What you are doing is SO needed and important. Thank you for following God’s call! Blessings, Kristin

  • Mandy Scarr

    Thanks for the encouragement, friend! Great way to start off my morning…reading words of truth!

    • Kristin

      You’re so welcome Mandy! I think I need these reminders daily. Perhaps a “You Rock” printable is in order as a daily reminder? 😉 Love, Kristin

  • the Paisley Peanut

    Love that you are doing this! What a great idea, and YOU ROCK! Check – I love to write about how God is working in my life, plus I LOVE DIY projects, and my vintage booth at a local marketplace! {}

    • Kristin

      Super cute site! Love what you are doing! Will we see you at Allume this year? Blessings, Kristin

      • the Paisley Peanut

        I’ve never been, but would love to consider it!

  • Debby Hudson

    I typically think of the “better” post I could have written after I’ve published one. I should have left this out and used those words……It’s hard, but I’m working on letting those thoughts go. Your encouragement reminded me of one of those conversation hearts a girl in our church gave me years ago when we were pastoring a congregation. She was always so quiet but eager to learn. The put that little candy heart in my hand that had “You Rock” imprinted on it. I kept it for years. Thanks, Kristin for bringing that back to memory and adding your affirmation to it. WE are fearfully and WONDERFULLY made!

    • Kristin

      What a neat story Debby! I love that. We all need cheerleaders along the way. Today I am praying that we all become cheerleaders and have some people in our lives to cheer us on as well. Blessings, Kristin

  • Becky Stepp

    Your post was a gift from The Lord!! My blog is for those with chronic pain and needing encouragement. I want to help them Navigate Life with Chronic Pain. However, my pain limits what I can do. Fewer posts, no conferences or traveling, etc. Today is one of those days that I needed some encouragement, Thank you!

    • Kristin

      Hi Becky, I am so glad it encouraged you and what a beautiful gift you are giving to your readers! Praying for you today. Blessings, Kristin

  • Becky Stepp

    Thank you Kristin! You are so sweet. I am praying for you and your ministry as well.

  • Deb Anderson Weaver

    Sweet wisdom here.

  • Mary Bonner

    Oh sweet Kristin…this is beautiful, lovely, encouraging and just what I needed to read! Thank you for such a wonderful post.

  • Harmony Strong Vuycankiat

    This is awesome! Thanks so much!