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the website of Linda Pulver Cripps

I want to share experience, strength and hope for the rest of my life.


WP_20141119_007Welcome to my updated, greatly improved, web site!

Although there are lots of new things in my life in this last year, the thing that has not changed, is my resistance to technology. And yet, here I am, still trying to keep up in this age of social media thanks to the help of my good friend and tutor, Matt Shaw.

I am so glad that God has blessed him with patience for teaching the gramma’s of the world who are trying to keep up with their grandchildren including the 2 year old!

As I approach this upcoming Thanksgiving-Christmas season, I want to share the overwhelming sense of gratitude that I am feeling as I write this. I love the verses in Psalm 71 that say “Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone……Be not far from me……But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise more and more…..Since my youth you have taught me and to this day, I declare your marvelous deeds, I will declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.” It looks like I still have some work to do And, I am not quite sure exactly what that work looks like.

I am sure that God provided me a wonderful place to live while I care for my mother who will be 90 in July. I am sure that taking care of my temple/body is high on the list of priorities that God has for me. I am sure that I am still such a student of all that God has to teach me through the joy and the sorrow. I am sure that I love sharing my experience, strength, and hope with all who are looking looking for a more meaning life. Mostly, I am sure that I am a very blessed; my family, my friends, and the smartest, most loving and kind and funny (will you get the picture) grandchildren.

As I head towards this new year, I encourage you to “Draw the Circle in prayer, live more and more each day in the moment, and seek to see God’s Hand in your life so that you might see yourself as He sees you. And, if I can be of any service to you on your journey, please let me know. Do check out my blog as I share my story and let me know your story. It is all about the story!

My Latest Posts


November 15 Draw the Circle Day 23

I am half way through this life changing book about prayer and the day 23 selection feels so big to me: Sometimes God’s no really isn’t a no, but really it means, “not yet.”  I feel tearful as I write this.  When you are way past the half way... read more

November begins Draw the Circle Day 21

“Too often we quit circling almost as soon as we start.”  In other words, we get our prayer list together, we draw the circle around the needs of those we care about and throw in a dream or two of our own with emphasis on a Promise or two that we jut read... read more

October 19, 2014 Draw the circle

A few mornings ago, I found myself waking up to my own little pity party.  I was feeling impatient.  Some of my plans were just not getting the response I had hoped for.  I carried my heavy soul to the front porch to water the plants and literally was stopped by what... read more



She is honest but kind and she gives practical and useable suggestions. Although other therapists that I’ve seen were caring people, she creates a different, perhaps deeper, level of connection.


We were blessed to get connected with Linda for tutoring and that was only the beginning. She worked with my whole family on ever evolving issues of remarriage and adult children conflicts.


Linda Cripps has had a profound impact on my life. Over the past five years she has helped me through a career transition, step-parenting a child with OCD, marriage and relationship issues, and other life challenges.