About Kristen Harper

I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, a Sunday School teacher, a home school administrator, and the author of the Christian fiction novel, "Elephant in the Room." I host two websites: KristenHarperBooks.wordpress.com and SundaySchoolTeacherBibleStudy.wordpress.com

Defining Moments

Many years ago while visiting my friend, I observed her reading a storybook to her 4-year-old son.  During the story, Kaleb asked his mom what one of the words meant.  She stopped reading, thought for a moment, then told him a very basic definition using words and ideas that the little boy already understood.

Years later, when I began defining words for my own children and students, I realized how challenging it is to explain big words to little people. Continue reading


These are a Few of My Favorite (Online) Things

Now is a great time to declutter our e-mailboxes.  Don’t be afraid of missing out on important things.  Instead, find and focus on your favorite things. Continue reading

Gain Perspective

Here is the framework I am using to gain some perspective this year: stop looking in the mirror (too much love of self), look up to God (love God), and look out for others (love people).  Is this a reasonable perspective on life? Continue reading

What’s Important?

We were gathered together near a roaring fire when this general topic was broached:  What is important to you?  What do you value in life?  Some answers were spoken at the time, but other answers came to mind later. Continue reading

New Year, New Screensavers

As I get ready to boot up my laptop (after keeping it closed for 30 days), I think that now is a great time to add some spark to my screen.  I’ve made some new screensavers – landscape for computer screens and portrait for mobile devices – to inspire and encourage me in my goals for the new year.  And I’d like to share these free gifts with you! Continue reading