Heart, Life, Prayer

Ever Get Angry?

Ever get angry? I’ve been talking to God about something that has me feeling mighty angry right now. He asks me, “What are you angry about there, Katie?” My answer, “Well, not too pleased with decisions people have made. Furious about the way the devil has entangled them. The way he is destroying them (or attempting to). And, quite frankly, I’m angry at You, God. Not too impressed with Your apparent lack of movement. You promise things. It would be nice to actually see them.” Gulp. Whoa, there, Katie. You are angry with God? And you dare to express that? Trust me; I totally realize He is God. Oh, I do. And I’m pretty aware that I am just an itty bitty human. But I know that He intimately knows my heart and my thoughts. So, why would I care to be anything less than honest with Him? He already knows what is inside of me! I love Him desperately. If I could offer Continue reading

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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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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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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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