Heart, Mind

A Prayer…

All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord,
And Your godly ones shall bless You.
 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom
And talk of Your power;
 To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts
And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.                                                       Psalm 145:10-12

Lord,

…”And Your godly ones shall bless You…”—I don’t even know what to do with that. How can we bless You? How is that even possible? I am so blessed. Blessed with life, forgiveness, love, security… How can we—I—bless You? Why would You allow that? Why would You permit that? Why?

Oh, thank You. My desire is to bless You. Oh, that’s my desire. You say it can be true? You say that I can bless You??!!  Me? Me! Continue reading

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Mind

Our Best

When we want to impress someone with our best, how does that look? Usually we clean ourselves up, dress nicely, clean up our language, act like we are pretty close to perfect. Like nothing really fazes us. But lately I have been thinking a lot about what our best really means to God. What can we offer the One who knows us so well that nothing is hidden from Him? Here are some of the things I’ve come up with: complete trust and dependence, desperate need, and brokenness over our sin that offends Him.  Continue reading

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Mind

The Good Shepherd

When I was young I loved animals. I wanted several. I wanted a puppy but we already had a family dog, my dad said. 🙁  Then I started wanting a baby lamb. I would carry it around in my arms. Play with it all day long. It would be perfect; just what I’d always wanted. My dad said, (and I quote) “Katie, you do not want a lamb.” Actually, I did. But he grew up on a farm and had some experience with sheep. He knew having a lamb wouldn’t be exactly as I Continue reading

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Wisdom

I am a thinker. Most things, I really think through. I observe; I make an attempt to understand. I look at things from many perspectives. I do not just settle for what someone tells me. I wrestle with it awhile. Come to my own conclusions on the matter. Definitely hold things related to God up to what is written in the Bible. (Hmmm, question is, is there anything that is not related to God?) I do not immediately dismiss or accept something based solely on its source. (Two obvious exceptions to that: Clearly from God–immediate acceptance. Clearly from God’s enemy–immediate dismissal. Using Bible as basis for what is clearly God and/or His enemy.) I do not do this with a rebellious spirit or intent, I just feel the need to seek the truth for myself. Continue reading

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