Your Help Is Greatly Appreciated: Krist King's Medical Fund

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sometimes, life throws us curve balls. At the end of November, my friend Kristi King experienced something that could have ended her life: in short, a stair at the top of her loft cracked and sent her down over the top and onto the floor below, where she landed on her head. Doctors say it is a miracle she did not break her neck. For that miracle, those of us who are her friends and family are grateful to God.

Kristi is healing well, but she still needs help. Her job had just approached its end due to employment cuts, and she had no health insurance at the time of the accident. Kristi is not one to ask for help; she takes personal responsibility for her life. But sometimes, we all need a hand up. I decided to extend a hand, and I started a GoFundMe to assist her, praying that the generosity of others could help eradicate that $13,000 debt she now faces.

I have included her story below, which is also posted on the page I launched. It fully details Kristi's story. Please read it and consider donating to Kristi, someone who would do anything to help anyone.

Some people prefer to give anonymously, which GoFundMe allows; when you click the Donate button, you have the option of having your identity hidden. Also, please know that as there is no donation too big, there is no donation too small, either; the $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00 donations mean just as much as the larger donations. Although GoFundMe is both legitimate and reputable, I realize, too, that some would rather not give online. If that's the case, please email me at, and I will let you know where to send your donation. Thank you so much for considering donating to my friend.

Here's the story behind Kristi King's Medical Fund:

On November 29, two days after Thanksgiving, Kristi suffered multiple injuries when the top step of her loft cracked as she was going downstairs. This sent her down over the top onto the first floor, where she landed on her head and was knocked unconscious. She eventually woke up and was able to call for help and get to the hospital. Kristi suffered orbital skull fractures, a concussion, and whiplash. The doctors said it was a miracle she didn’t break her neck. Though she has still been dealing with the effects of the accident, thank God she survived and is on the mend.

However, Kristi had no medical insurance when she fell, and she had recently received news that her job was ending, as her employer was cutting back. So with no insurance and no employment, she was faced with trying to figure out how she would pay for the medical bills from this horrific fall.

Kristi applied for a bill waiver in light of her financial circumstance, but she received word recently that she was not approved. It's for this reason that I have resorted to asking you to help. She has always taken personal responsibility for her life and has always worked hard. She prides herself on being a good steward of her blessings. Kristi has maintained great credit all these years, but that is now threatened, as she finds herself with a $13,000 medical bill—and no new job yet.

As Kristi’s friend, I have turned to GoFundMe to help her in her time of need, and I turn to you to ask for your assistance. Would you donate to help her? I know that we can make a difference, and I know she will appreciate every dollar you contribute. It will not go unnoticed and certainly not unappreciated. You can give once, periodically, or even monthly.

I humbly ask that you make a donation to the Kristi King Medical Fund. Thank you and God bless you!

Please consider both giving a donation and sharing this information with others. Thank you so much, and God bless you abundantly.


Video: Dr. King's Dream: Where Are We Now?

Monday, January 19, 2015

This past Thursday, January 15, I spoke to those gathered at the SEMO Pachyderm Club on the topic "Dr. King's Dream: Where Are We Now?" It was an honest look into race relations and challenged people to reflect on what Dr. King's dream actually was and if we have achieved it.

The inspirational speech, no doubt, validated the perspectives of some, but it also caused some to reevaluate. It was a discussion--a necessary one--that was simultaneously uncomfortable, heartwarming, and controversial.

To read the Southeast Missourian newspaper coverage of the speech, click the link.

Below is the video. Unfortunately, it cuts off toward its conclusion, but most of it is here:


Video: Bringing Motivation to Youth in New York

Sunday, December 28, 2014

If you have not already seen or read about the video of my recent workshop and motivational speech at the 13th Annual Youth Leadership Summit at Russell Sage College in New York, here it is. This event for high school students took place on December 4, 2014.

This video message about overcoming odds, thriving, and fulfilling dreams speaks to adults, as well as youth.

To bypass the workshop and watch the speech only, fast forward to the 15:00 mark:


Merry Christmas: Celebrate the Son

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas! Jesus is the reason for the season, so let's celebrate the Son!

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6


Thanksgiving, a Day to Give Thanks and Pray for Others

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much for which to give thanks. As you eat, and eat, and eat today, take the time to reflect on your blessings. Take the time, also, to pray for those who are not as fortunate or who are not with loved ones. For example, pray for our U.S. military, who sacrifice so much for our freedoms, many of whom are thousands of miles away from their families.

God bless you all.


Governor Palin: 'I Would Love To' Get Back into Politics

Saturday, November 8, 2014

In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity Friday night, Governor Palin discussed the magnitude of the loss Democrats suffered in Tuesday's midterm elections and what it says about Hillary Clinton's supposed inevitability in 2016. As is her wont, Palin also warned Republicans that their current standing rests on doing what they said they would do, on living up to their promises.

When asked if she would like to get into politics again, the Governor said, "I would love to," but she offered no details on the capacity in which she would serve.


Palins Highlight Media Hypocrisy in Addressing Abuse against Women

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I hope each of you will take the time to watch these two videos Gov. Palin highlighted, linking to Bristol Palin's blog. Like her, this makes me sick to my stomach--and if it doesn't bother you, while you pretend to be for women and against violence on women, you are as hypocritical as this so-called member of the media. When it's Rihanna, it's horrible, when it's Ray Rice's fiancé, it's devastating, and when it's you, it's unforgivable. But when it's Bristol Palin, it's funny??? I hate to break it to you, but the rules don't change just because a Palin is involved. Sickening! I'm glad this woman apologized, but CNN should suspend her.

Compare these two video:

Here's the first:

Now, look at this one:

I thought nothing could surprise me anymore with how the Palins are treated by the media and so-called celebrities, but I have to say this really grabbed and disgusted me in a way I thought was no longer possible. Hypocrisy is so unattractive.


Do Not Lose Hope

Monday, October 6, 2014

From my Motivation Moment Monday post at Adrienne Ross Communications:

This week’s Motivation Moment Monday is rather simple: No matter what you are going through, there is hope. No matter what else you lose, if you hold on to hope, there’s a comeback awaiting. Do not lose hope!

Despair comes when hope is lost. In extreme cases, suicide follows. The fact is, however, that things change. Circumstances get better. Often, situations that seem so devastating today reveal themselves to be temporary. Are they painful? Yes. Do they take their toll? They do. But do they pass? If we hold on, absolutely. Faith says they will. In the midst of it, talk to someone, get professional help, cry—but don’t give up.

Last week, someone I know lost hope and took her own life. The very thought of that is too large for my mind to grasp.

Fight against despair and a loss of hope. Hold on. Please hold on.

Stay informed about Adrienne Ross via her website by clicking here and visiting regularly.


Remembering 9-11-01: 'Whom Shall I Fear?'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We will never forget those who paid the price for radicals' hatred of America. Almost 3,000 lives were lost on September 11, 2001--innocents whose families still mourn their senseless slaughter.

As we continue to face danger, at home and abroad, let us do so remembering those who continue to fight for our safety, as well as those who have died in the process.

Today--and tomorrow--we pray that God will give us the grace to walk through these difficult times trusting in Him and possessing a boldness and courage--wrapped in humility--that will not be shattered by those who seek to terrorize and destroy us. As the apostle Paul said, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Philippians 1:21). With this as our true foundation, we have perfect peace. Psalm 27:1 states, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

God bless America!


Gov. Sarah Palin Launches Sarah Palin Channel

Monday, July 28, 2014

On Sunday, Gov. Palin used Facebook to unveil a new endeavor--one that bypasses the mainstream media and goes directly to the people. She launched Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based outlet that will feature video presentations by the former governor, discussions, quotes of the day, hot topics, and more.

She wrote:
Tired of media filters? Well, so am I. So, let’s go rogue together and launch our own member-supported channel! This will be OUR channel, for you and for me, and we’ll all get to call it like it is. Please enjoy this video about this new venture and visit:

I hope you’ll check out this new online community and help us build it. #sarahpalinchannel

- Sarah Palin

Things are already jumping over there. Check it out.


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