We’re moving!


We’ve got great news – we’re moving!

And here’s the scoop!

In the next few weeks, kimwahl.com is moving to OneStepCloser.life. I’ve created the new site in conjunction with my husband Bill, and our goal is to help others take the next step in their journey with Jesus. This site has articles written by both of us that we hope will encourage and help you successfully navigate the twists and turns throughout the adventure of following Jesus.

We’ll continue to add tools and resources to the site, as well as send newsletters sharing with you the things we’ve learned (and continue to learn) on our journey, with Him. So be sure to sign up for our mailing list when you’re there. We want to keep in touch and encourage you on a regular basis.

The site also features our first book, The Complaining Cure: How to Quit Grumbling, Stop Criticizing, and Find Abundant Joy. We are very excited about this project and believe it is a powerful resource that will be very beneficial to you – we know because it was very beneficial to us! If you have not yet read it, we encourage you to order your copy, because we know it will help smooth out the bumps found along the road of life.

The book is available in paperback, ebook and audio. And can I tell you, the narrator of the book is just awesome!! Click hereto listen to his voice!

Thank you for your support of kimwahl.com over the past 5 years. I have been so encouraged by your response to each post, the comments you’ve made and the times you shared. Each one was a blessing as I dipped my toes into the waters of writing. We hope you enjoy OneStepCloser.life just as much.

And please continue to share! Share on social media, tell with your friends and encourage them to join the mailing list. Our hearts desire really is to help everyone get step closer to the heart of Jesus.

Here’s to new adventures,

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ps – if you’re not sure if the book is for you, take this quiz to see!

The Complaining Challenge Bonus Day

Sunday November 19

It’s over. You made it. You survived and lived to tell the tale!

Let’s do some observation and see where we’re at. Reflection is always good and gives Holy Spirit room to course correct us as needed and encourage us!

  • Can you tell a difference in your thinking yet?
  • Is there a shift in your perceptive or overall outlook? Your point of view on certain people? Situations?
  • Is it a bit easier to identify grumbling, complaining and criticism? Is it becoming more obvious to you?
  • Can you tell a difference in your words? Are there less complaints and criticisms flowing out?
  • Can you tell a difference in relationships? In the atmosphere of your home? At work? Has anyone noticed?

Let me encourage you to keep going. I know it’s not easy. I felt all the challenges and difficulties you felt. But, I believe the difference it makes is worth the investment. It’s worth the struggle. The reward will be so much greater than the sacrifice.

Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf says that it takes 63 days to change a habit. You are 7 days in. Seven days closer. Take this momentum and keep going. Keep journaling. Keep looking at these verses. Keep asking yourself the Reflection Questions. Talk about it with your husband and kids. Stay with your accountability partner.

One last suggestion, read the book of Proverbs. Read one chapter a day. Highlight and dig into all the verses about the mouth, tongue and words. These will give you a solid study for 31 days and will help you as you continue with this challenge!

Read Psalm 119:57-60, John 14:26, Philippians 1:6 and Galatians 6:7-9. Let Truth encourage you as you mediate on them. Journal what He is saying to you.

*Remember to ask yourself the Reflection Questions and record your answers when you end your day! AND connect with your accountability partner!


ps – a big “thank-you” to Tammy Forbes, Ellen Goulette​ and Tami Lindsay​ for all their help in proofing and editing our devotionals!

The Complaining Challenge Day 7

Saturday November 18

Let’s talk about those words. The words that originate from the thoughts in our hearts. It will take some time for the new thinking to take hold and create the positive words that we want to flow from our mouth. For a bit, our mouth may get ahead of us, spewing out complaints and criticisms. Until our thinking is renewed in this area, we’ll need to be just as intentional about our words as we are with our thoughts. As we choose to think thoughts of love, joy, peace, hope, thankfulness and praise, thoughts that honor and respect – we’ll also have to choose to say them. We will have to be intentional to say the love-filled, joyful, peaceful, hopeful thought – out loud. We speak words of encouragement, support and grace. We vocalize our thankfulness and declare our praise – out loud, even if no one is there to hear it. Even someone IS there to hear it. We let these new positive thoughts become we the new words we say.

I’ll be honest: it might seem awkward at first. It might even sound corny to let those types of words slip from your lips. You might even have a sense of embarrassment. But don’t get discouraged. Don’t let that stop you. Those words are sweeter than you think – to your own lips and to the ears of those who hear them. And in time, those will be the words that easily flow from your heart, through your mouth, without even giving it a second thought.

Ruminate on these verses and see what Holy Spirit is speaking to you: James 1:26, Proverbs 13:3, Proverbs 16:24, Proverbs 21:3, Psalm 141:3, Ephesians 4:29, and Colossians 4:6.

*Remember to ask yourself the Reflection Questions and record your answers when you end your day! AND connect with your accountability partner!