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See What Kristina has Inspired Me to Do Next (and a Special Video)

It was June. 2014. Life for the Barrett family changed forever on the 21st when we said “see you later” to our 12-year-old daughter, Kristina. She had battled cancer for 4 years. Kristina was (and still is) a spunky, creative, funny, adventurous little girl who loved to make people...

Why I’m Going to Mount Everest

This is a pic of Kristina when she began losing her hair due to the chemo treatments. Our fears of her feeling depressed because she will be bald were quickly replaced with laughter because, well… you can see why in this pic! This is how Kristina lived her life...

How the Enemy Fails Against You

Do you ever feel like giving up? Wanna learn how to endure with grace? Wanna find out how you can keep going through the storm? Learn how you can plow through painful events in life without giving in! Everyone battles this from time to time. There are some things,...

Release of Ebook about Our Daughter with Cancer–Friday, December 21, 2012

Melissa and I sat on Kristina’s bed. Her door was shut. The kids played in the living room. I put the phone on speaker. “I’m sorry, Mr. and Mrs. Barrett, but your daughter, indeed, has cancer.” Our hearts pounded—I thought I was going to vomit. (page 11) That day...

The Art of Perseverance: Nehemiah 5:1-13 (Without This We Fail)

Without this we fail. But with this we conquer! It was something the Jews with Nehemiah had forgotten. They’d done some amazing things already–endured extraordinary hardship from the outside. They were unshaken from the death threats from the enemies all around them. Guards worked overtime. Construction workers held tools...