Heart, Life

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A friend recently said to me when we were talking, “Katie’s back.” I know what she meant. She meant that basically she had noticed that I had been flopping around like a fish out of water for awhile; in a constant daze; not functioning really hardly at all…and that I seemed a bit more “with it” now. Agreed. That hazy Katie in an almost constant daze–she’s gone. In fact, I may have set a record for the shortest lap of the relay of this thing we call life. Baton was Continue reading

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Resolve

Grace Upon Grace

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:4-5

The book of John has been a lifeline to me right now. John 6 towards the end? That floats through my mind daily…has for a long time now. I have NEEDS and He (Jesus) says I can reach out to Him, take all I need…whenever I need. However much I need. I’ll take it! Got a lot of darkness around me…I need that light He talks about. That Light which He is. And the life He offers? No way I’m missing out on that. Continue reading

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God

Eras Tú…lo sé…

 “He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, That hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions.” Deuteronomy 32:10-11

The song (below), Eras Tú, by Jesús Adrián Romero, has been speaking to my heart so deeply lately. I cannot say it enough—we serve an incredible God. He Continue reading

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God

Leaning Against His Chest

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. One of His disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus’ side, So that disciple, leaning back against Jesus, said to Him, “Lord, who is it?” John 13:1, 23, 25

Can you imagine being one of His disciples? Recipients of His attention; in His presence almost constantly? He loved them to the end. The true God. Highest King. All power, all glory–His. Walking around on dusty paths. Touched by unclean people. Sneered at by religious people. Invested in a small group of men He chose and called. Men who were sinful. Ignorant. Faithless. Selfish. He loved them to the end. And they could recline against Him as they asked Him questions? I can hardly imagine sitting at His table….but having such a close friendship that I could lean against Him and ask Him to explain it to me…again? Man leaning against God. Whoa. Whoooaa. Continue reading

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humor, Life

Enjoy the Simple Things

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.      Proverbs 17:22

I am amused pretty easily. It really does not take much. I try to find enjoyment in simple things. Cute road sign. Corny joke. Few years back when my daughter was sick we happened upon a cartoon called Postman Pat. (Not to be confused with movie about him awhile back–haven’t seen it but sounded like they added stuff that took a little away from the wholesomeness of the show.) Anyway, as I shared with my class awhile back when they were teasing a kid who liked a certain cartoon–I am a grown-up who really likes Postman Pat. There is no shame here. Poor guy delivers packages for a living and every possible (ridiculous) thing goes wrong. I enjoy it. Theme song, my “go to” ringtone. (Makes me smile.) Continue reading

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