Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pray For Those Who Persecute You


There are people Satan does not want me to pray for: People who hurt me, talk about in hurtful ways behind my back, those who listen to the gossip and enjoy hearing it, and those who try to make me feel small so that they can feel superior over me.

Who do I choose to pray for? Those who hurt me, talk about me in hurtful ways behind my back, those who listen to the gossip and enjoy hearing it, and those who try to make me feel small so that they can feel superior over me. 
Could it be that the Lord does not tell us that He has assigned certain people, people who He knows will hurt us, for the sole purpose of to seeing if we will use our free will to obey Him? Could it be that the most powerful prayers are those that are prayed by a hurt person who chooses to love and pray for the one who hurt her? I am beginning to believe this to be true in my life. Blessings, Kathi
Jesus said this:
"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matt. 5:44

Blessings, Kathi

Friday, January 9, 2015

Joy Cometh In the Morning!

I'm so blessed. I got to enjoy seeing my daughter Victoria and her boyfriend Blake, before they left for school this morning. It's the little joys that add up! Thank you Lord!
 "My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed." Psalm 71:23


Blessings, Kathi

Monday, June 30, 2014

Does It Ever Feel Like the Rug's Been Pulled Out From Under You?


Today I got word that my job would change from kindergarten to teaching third grade. In an instant the rug was pulled from under me. And in another instant, the Lord caught me. This was disapointing news for me. Really, heartbreaking news. What I felt though was complete peace. This could only have come from the Lord. I'm so thankful my school has a job for. I'm grateful they want me. I'm blessed beyond measure. It really is true that our disappointments become HIS appointments for us. There are so many wonderful things ahead. I know I am going to love teaching third grade next fall. 

 "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God." Psalms 43:5

Blessings, Kathi

Hoops

                         
Today I jump through one more hoop.
In order for me to keep teaching I'm required to get my master's degree. My online class begins today. I'm thankful I can receive this degree by doing the work from my home office, during summer, and can still get out to my garden and 
spend time with my family.
                       
Hoops are just part of the process. I love my kindergarten job, so I will jump through this and the next hoop gladly.

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you." Psalm 32:8
  
Blessings, Kathi

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The First Wedding of Three This Summer

The day is special. For we are to be attending the wedding of a friend. Clothes and accessories ready... Gift is wrapped. It should be a sweet wedding for the couple is in their 50's and neither has been married before.

"...Each for the other and both for the Lord.
Oh, Darling Sweetheart, let the angels record;"
Vows sweetly spoken; may they never be broken;
Each for the other, and both for the Lord..." song by Jeffrey Osborne   


I must add that we are back from this precious wedding. The lovely bride looked radiant as she held the hands of her groom while he sang the above song to her.  After the service and simple but elegant reception of cake, nuts and punch, the happy couple waved and drove away on an antique tractor with tin cans trailing behind.    They were adorable. We are so happy for them. Now we look forward to two more weddings this summer. 
"What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Mark 10:9

Blessings, Kathi

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