Nashville or Bust

The trip that started a longer journey


I’ve been writing about myself — and my family — a lot lately. And while that makes sense, my life — our life — is bigger than five. And I need to acknowledge that.

So tonight I am doing something different. I am turning this time and space over to others. Like us, your life has been flipped upside down and your center has shifted.

Work struggles, aging parents, broken hearts, broken trust, separations, deployment, chronic illnesses, loss of jobs, loss of place, new surroundings, scary diagnoses, harassment, and forever good-byes. For all the small gifts we have received this year, 2010 has also brought major transition and uncertainty for many of you that we know and love.

We’re thinking of you.

November 11, 2010 - Posted by | Everyday


  1. This is why I love you so much. In the midst of all this chaos and upheaval in your life, you have the thought to throw the rest of us a life line. You’re such a beautiful soul. Heavy work is made light by many hands, I’ve read. I’d add that heavy burdens are lightened by many hearts. I know that’s been true in my life and hope it is in yours as well.

    Comment by Rainie | November 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. Well…Jac, your words are silk. I have a hard time reading them sometimes because they are so eloquent. Yet I do, and do, and then do again. Because YOUR words to everyone are important. Perhaps not only therapeutic to you, but to a lot of other people as well. For my person, your family is a regular place painted on the back of my eyelids, and I will leave that right there.

    Jac, you are now my official hero.

    Comment by a friend | November 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. And in the midst of all this, life finds a way to give us glorious moments rich with beauty if our eyes are open to see them. You Killens have been an inspiration to me to keep looking. May God continue to bless you with those moments.

    Comment by STeve | November 11, 2010 | Reply

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