Give Me A Second

How long ago are 9 years and why do I ask?
Give me a second. 🙂

Nine years ago my grandson who is now the Father of a 3-year-old and a 5-month-old was himself a seventeen-year-old, finishing his Junior year of high school. 


Nine years ago I was prompted to write a post following a conversation about ‘don’t judge me’. 
I wrote another one today prompted by a Facebook post.  (A New Story)
Obviously, we are still dancing around that mulberry bush.

Here’s the start to that May 4, 2012 post:

Matthew 7: King James Version (KJV)
7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
via Matthew 7:1-3 KJV – Judge not, that ye be not judged. For – Bible Gateway.

I participated, mostly as a reader, in a Facebook conversation today (Thursday). It is that conversation that prompts me to present this verse to you for this fine Friday morning.

For sure, for sure I smell the hot breath of hell every time today’s cultural interpretation of this verse is thrown as a trump card on the conversation table. Hear me! Such usage of this verse is nothing more than a ploy from the abyss aimed to silence those who know the truth about sin, hell, and eternal life.

Great day in the morning! as my Tennessee family has said.  READ the BIBLE! All of it! In CONTEXT! The WHOLE COUNSEL of GOD warns me that I better tell folks that JUDGMENT has come already upon them if they have NOT believed the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST.

Click HERE for the rest, if you are interested. 

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We have the GOD-GIVEN RIGHT to do right in this WRONG world,

Please know your honest questions are welcome here, via comment or email.


A New Story

I saw this on Facebook today. 

And while I formulated a response on Facebook I decided to post it here instead. 

To us in our world who want no judging of one another, we are erring badly. 
You see ALL misery, sorrows, the whole gamut of pain in this world is due to SIN; either ours or someone else’s OR a combination of both – being that we sin in response to their sin – often that is due to a refusal to forgive and trust GOD to defend us and help us. 

So, here’s my first thought.  Likely I will follow with some more. 

I get the warm fuzzies of this sentiment but it does not liberate the one with the story. It gives excuses but not hope for a better story; for a story with victory over hurts and sorrows and pains. GOD has already done the judging – He has judged ALL sin for whatever reason committed, and our only hope for victory is to help one another COME OUT of our sins and live a NEW STORY. As I said I get the sentiment. I get that we all want warm fuzzies, we all want acceptance, but it’s not sentiment that heals, It’s repentance, forgiveness, and obedience in love.

I have heard it over and over: you can’t judge me
You are right I can’t but I am obligated by LOVE when prompted by HOLY SPIRIT to offer you victory over your sins.
And quite frankly if you are my brother and sister in CHRIST JESUS, you owe it to me when you see me practicing sin to come to me and offer me hope and help to forsake that sin. 

That’s the way I see it. 

We have the RIGHT to do right in this WRONG world,

Please know your honest questions are welcome here, via comment or email.

From A Few Years Back

I’ve been reading myself today.
SO, for tomorrow which is today by the time you get to read it, may I please go back to 2015 and give you a post from then to read today? 

Let me give you a portion of the post on this page and if you want to visit with the original, please do HERE.
There have been a few changes since the first writing – I’m a GREAT Grandmother now! 
And I’m several years older, Curves closed in our area but neighborhood streets still run to and fro. 🙂
And from time to time JT and I take a peppy walk. We can still do about 3.4 mph for a couple or three miles.
Enough of that.  To the 2015 post . . .

I am a rusher. I rush just about everything I do or think. Today’s Journeyof all things, is asking who am I. And what did I do as I began to read it? Yep. I rushed to read it, in fact as soon as I finish forming this sentence I am going to go back to it for I have yet to finish the reading as I rushed here to start writing this post. 

Other than one who rushes I wear many hats: wife, mother, grandmother, step-mother/grandmother, Sunday School leader/teacher; sometimes runner, more often walker, 🙂 active Curves member, which probably clues you in that I have a thing for fitness. The truth is I stay active because I like to eat. 🙂 And I like to cook; I try to keep things on the healthy side, most of the time. My hubby retired this year and we are still adjusting. Actually, we are flat-out giddy about 6 Saturdays a week! Our days are packed with back-to-back long-awaited to-be-done projects and GRANDS who keep us young with all manner of activities. It’s all good! 

Still, with all that, is that who I am? Am I, are any of us, the sum total of what we do?  What happens when my doing is done? Who will I be then when what I do now I can do no more? Valid questions for pondering, huh?  There is an answer.

Isaiah 43:1 But now this is what Adonai says,
he who created you, Ya‘akov,
he who formed you, Isra’el:
“Don’t be afraid, for I have redeemed you;
I am calling you by your name; you are mine. [source]

You are mine, says GOD. Could there be anything more identifying?
Whose I am determines who I am.  
That’s the cake! What I get to do with all the people I love is delicious icing!

So that’s about it. If by chance you have not read Our Story, check it out HERE.

Until next time ~ ~ ~ Kathie 

P.S. I am still trying to LEARN to NOT rush.