Monthly Archives: October 2015

Servant?

Today.

ABBA, I want to be a real servant. I have doubts that I know how; either that, or I am lazy and selfish – maybe all the above. You said You came to serve, 28 For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve — and to give his life as a ransom for many.” [source] and so You did. And I don’t think I am going to be satisfied until I serve well too. You have already started working in me, haven’t You? 🙂 Thank You.

I write. That’s what I do. But that’s not enough. That’s too safe to be all I do.
I teach a class. I love it. I am grateful. But that is not enough.
I pray. Mostly alone. That’s good. I am grateful. But it’s not enough. I want more people to pray with, more often.

Then came this:

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2 Corinthians 3:18 (CJB)

18 So all of us, with faces unveiled, see as in a mirror the glory of the Lord; and we are being changed into his very image, from one degree of glory to the next, by Adonai the Spirit.

Romans 8:19 (AMPC)

19 For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].

And there you have it – Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ Kathie

Easy Access

I’m loading a PDF. It’s actually an advertisement from a magazine we received today. Even so it’s important that I share it. So I am.

Porn. So easily accessible. In my opinion, one can even get a dose of soft porn by watching a Hardees commercial on TV. 

Click the link below and hopefully a new PDF window will open for easy reading.

why men watch porn

Until Morning ~ ~ ~ Kathie 

Surely, I Did not Post This!

9:32 PM, Wednesday, and here I sit. Not a thing to put on the page, except saying I have not a thing to put on the page.

I thought I wish I had something funny to say. I write about serious stuff so often. Wouldn’t it just be fun to be silly?

It’s been a productive week so far. We’ve run some errands. JT baked a pie. An upside down apple pie. Would you like to have the recipe? See below.

I got my Christmas vanilla beans infusing for Home Infused Vanilla Extract. This is my third year. It’s really simple. Just purchase the beans and the soaking liquid; put them together in a canning jar and let them do their magic. It’s some kinda good for Christmas cookies, carrot cake and homemade ice cream. I have that on good authority. 🙂

Gosh! I wish I were funnier! I do have hope though.

Job 8:21 (CJB)

21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter
and your lips with shouts of joy.

Okay. Enough of this! Enjoy the recipe.

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ Kathie 

Upside-Down Apple Pie 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients: 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted, divided
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 package (15 ounces) folded refrigerated pie crusts
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 large Granny Smith or other firm apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat a deep-dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray and line it with waxed paper. Coat the waxed paper with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons butter, the brown sugar, and pecans; mix well and spread evenly over the bottom of the pie plate. Unfold 1 pie crust and place it in the pie plate, pressing the crust firmly against the nut mixture and the sides of the plate; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, and the remaining 2 tablespoons butter; mix well. Add the apples and toss gently to coat. Spoon into the pie crust.
Unfold the second pie crust and place over the apple mixture. Trim, pinch the edges together to seal, and flute, if desired. Using a knife, cut four 1-inch slits in the top crust.
Bake for 1 to 1-1/4 hours, or until the crust is golden. Carefully loosen the waxed paper around the rim and invert the pie onto a serving plate while still hot. Remove the waxed paper and allow to cool slightly, then cut into wedges and serve warm, or allow to cool completely before serving.

Sit Out at The LOFT

Okay, Leah, I’ve been thinking you have me stumped with this one. October 28 - Picture Prompt at The LoftPerhaps that is what our little fellow feels: stumped! Friends, I have been visiting at The LOFT this morning as I often do on Wednesdays. Leah’s Loft prompt this week, our writing opportunity, is this picture.

Leah’s posting regarding it is a good one. Click here to read and then scroll down the page to link up with some other offerings at The LOFT.

Now. What do I have to say about this?
Stumped.
Yep. I am.
I could sit out over at the LOFT and just read some capable writers and perhaps I’d get some ideas but I’m not so sure that’s the fair thing to do. Hmmm.

It seems to me our fellow is sitting something out. Perhaps he doesn’t want to put on that blue and white plaid shirt laying there. 🙂

Perhaps he does not like the plaid and thinks it would not bring out his best side. (I’m grasping here you know?) Ever done that? I don’t have a thing to wear so I’m not going! I’ll just sit this one out.  I admit sitting some things out is wisdom.

When we are tempted to sit something out, do we ask ourselves why? Is it because it’s out of our comfort zone? And if it is, is it possible we need to shake off the drag bag over our head and get out there?

I think the first question I should ask when I am thinking it is time for a sit out is does it line up with Scripture? Has DADDY GOD already said NO. If He has, problem solved, and I can sit; in fact I better sit! But what if Scripture gives the green light? Is that enough to get me up and on my feet? Not necessarily. I need one more prompt to get me up — do I have a HOLY SPIRIT nudge within? Yes? Then, Girl, you better get up and put that plaid shirt on and get out that door! 🙂

So, what am I trying to sit out on?

That was fun! Thanks, Leah. 🙂

The Loft: A weekly Hangout and Link Up for Christian bloggersGraphic by Kerry Messer

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ Kathie 

Well, Did It?

As I begin I am thinking this post will consist of a few random thoughts and hopefully come together by the end with some continuity.

Starting with an excerpt from my journal. imageDon’t think those words didn’t hit me square when they came from the end of my pen.
So now I have to ask myself am I driven or do I follow well He Who is here to lead me? Do I race around like a woman with her hair on fire? Not all the time. 🙂

JESUS does not drive His flock, He leads them. So if I am driven — who’s doing the driving? And how quick can we put a stop to this?!

Another excerpt: A timely Sabbath from affluence and technology making room for a tranquil sanctuary for our souls. What brought that on you might ask. Kay Swatkowski. Page 120 of her book a Grand Mother’s Prayers.  She wrote in part: “I am tired of the rush. I am tired of the noise. I am tired of the endless commotion and the unending demands heaped on us by affluence and technology.  . . .
What I can do is create a tranquil sanctuary in my own home.”
And so I prayed for a timely Sabbath, a tranquil sanctuary for my GRANDS and their parents. And then it happened again — that pen of mine! Could it be I should practice what I pray?

And another: Busyness. Pervasive and widely accepted she said.  (Kay Swatkowski)
And I wondered: Have we been deceived into being proud of our busyness? I wonder if we wear it as a badge of honor evidencing how important and vital we are? My journal did some meddling today. But I’m glad.

And so all this began when I wrote, I am here, ABBA, 10:11, late huh? But, ABBA, instead of me deciding how long I have to ‘spare’ to be here – You keep me here or send me forth as You desire. I want to be here. I want to hear what You have to say to me today. 

I think I will try it again tomorrow. Might spare y’all the details though. 🙂

And a verse that sums it up for me. 

Isaiah 30:15 (NIV)

15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:

“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
    in quietness and trust is your strength,
    . . .  .

Repenting of my sin and resting in His finished work gave me salvation; brought me into Relationship with JESUS.
Disciplined quietness, and trust keeps me in Fellowship with Him. 

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~Kathie
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