Two Verses Plus

As I open this page, it’s too late to be staring at a computer screen so I plan to be quick.
Just here to say hi and provide us with a passage of Father’s Word to use today however He directs us.

Seek the Lord while you can find him.
    Call on him now while he is near.
Let the wicked change their ways
    and banish the very thought of doing wrong.
Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them.
    Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.  Isaiah 55: 6-7

The whole of the chapter is a worthy read. I hope you will seize the time and read it.  HERE

LORD willing, see you again soon. 73388-Tuesday-Morning

Love, Kathie 

An Open Letter

To my beloved family, friends, and readers who come to this page.

Why do I do some of the odd things I do?
Why am I quirkish about more than a couple of norms in this world?
Like coming up quickly what most call Easter.
I try to call it otherwise. It has taken some practice.

I prefer Resurrection Sunday.
I prefer Passover.
Why do I have no fondness or appreciation for easter eggs, hunts, and bunnies?
Chocolate — well, yes I like that a lot, but not bunnies, please.

Because – well because these are of NO benefit to the Kingdom of GOD and of no godly use to mankind, especially little boys and girls. Their lives are not enriched by baskets or eggs, hunts, or any such things. Children (people) need to be told the whole truth and nothing but the truth at all age-appropriate times.

The same with what has developed into Christmas. The Bible does not tell us to celebrate His Birth – we are told to celebrate His Resurrection and to look with hope and rejoicing for His Second Coming.

This is what our children must be taught or they are in grave danger of perishing forever.

Not that remembering and telling, again and again, the story of His birth is not important and needful – it is, but there is no holy reason for what goes on each year for three to four months.

What holidays do I like?

Although the stories we are told about the first Thanksgiving are just that, stories; even so, gathering to give thanks to GOD is excellent and should be a big day with family and friends, I think.
Feasting on good food, sharing funny stories, praying, laughing, and loving family and friends — oh yes let’s celebrate this big!

New Years
Yes! I enjoy it so much! It’s a time for prayer and hope for new beginnings, letting go of hurts, grudges, and failings, and moving on with JESUS to better living.
Oh, yes! I’m about that and the eating of wholesome, simple foods – that too!
Not for luck or any such pagan idea but for thanks to the Father for providing all our needs and even some of our wants in the coming year.

And some of the others . . . Except for Halloween!
What a damnable thing to celebrate – satan and his underworld of trickery, death, and destruction. How heinous can we get?
It has no place in me, no place in my life.

No place in Scripture have I seen a command from GOD for us to attempt to sanitize and redeem these pagan festivals.
On the contrary, Scripture contains plenty of celebrations, gatherings, and festivals for us to honor and enjoy; but those we as a people have ignored.
What a shame!

Yes, I am aware of the culture in which we live.

I am also mindful of this: We are indeed in this world but this world must NOT be in us!
Yet here in The West, I see the ways of the world in many people who profess that JESUS is their Savior.
These things ought not to be so!

So in a nutshell why am I odd, quirky, old-fashioned, straight-laced, and my favorite peculiar — just to name a few?

Well, my heart is just not into being anything but peculiar. 1 Peter 2:9

I hope you see it’s not a condescending stance.
It’s just me doing the best I know how to humble myself before GOD so He can transform me from a wretched sinner to a saint who can live with Him forever.

And in Light of all this, how could I be different?
I dare not for your sake and the Gospel, be different.

And why is it my constant plea that you daily read your Bible, chapter after chapter, book by book?
Because you cannot KNOW GOD without digesting The Word of GOD, The Bible, for yourself; and if you do not KNOW GOD you will surely perish.

So my beloveds, KNOW GOD so when I depart this earthly life, you may in time come to where I will be then.

KNOW GOD – it’s why I am here: to know GOD and to make Him known (to you).  Some Scripture Verses 

Are you 100% sure you KNOW HIM?
Not what people (or even I) have told you but what the Bible says?!

I think that’s it.
I think that’s what I wanted to say – so now you know I am not quirky and odd for any other reason than trying to please GOD before I please anyone else.
When I can please HIM and you at the same time, I am elated!  pleaseGOD

Love, Kathie
(and all those other names I am known as)

Snap it Up

img_8038I’m not responding at the venue I found this but I am compelled to address it.

Submission has become as bitter as bile in the mouths of those who do not understand this God-given gift and sadly for these there is no vision for unwrapping or embracing this holy privilege. It is to them an undesirable mystery.
I hope I can help.

For the woman of GOD, submission is non-negotiable.
GOD expects it of us. Actually, He commands it.
And we cannot do well as daughter to Him, wife to husband, and mother to children, without Biblical submission.   And this is the whole of the bitterness to the women of the world and to many women of professing Christian faith.  It’s Biblical and it boils down to TRUST – not a lack of trust in the husband but of GOD Himself. 

The means and principles of living submission deserve a lengthy unfolding.

I’m not here to do that today.

I am here to plant a seed hoping it will take root and cause every woman who happens upon this page to reap a holy harvest as she digs deep and long into Scripture meeting the GOD who loves her on every page.
Additionally, there are some well-researched resources available. I am in the process of reading one of those resources now. Here check it out. Link

I also read this one. 51AM5FAXDRL._SX309_BO1,204,203,200_

And because it is out of print, it’s costly for a book so small but so HUGE.
I do advise keeping it in mind and should you find a copy in your budget, snap it up.

Let me close with this.
Biblical Submission is first Vertical and then horizontal – GOD is the Author and Finisher of submission both for the wife and the husband.

And yes submission is for the husband too.
Did you know that?
Do you know to whom he is commanded to submit?
By the Way, it’s not the wife — Go WAY Higher!

I hope you will start a detailed study to discover the means and principles of Biblical Submission right away.

Love, Kathie

One Rotten Potato

One rotten potato will stink up the whole bag of potatoes; more than the whole bag the stench escapes the bag and when you get close you can smell it!  img_8011 Phew!!

And if you leave that rotten potato in close contact with the other potatoes they will all go bad too.
Y’all know that right?

Now think people.

So the bag is a group, a congregation if you please.
The potatoes are  – you guessed it, People.

And if that rottenness is not removed — well, you know what happens.img_8012
If, however, you catch the spoilage early enough you can do ‘surgery’, cut off the bad part, and the remainder of the potato can still be used. It will still be nourishment to those who need it.

The one above, I did not catch it soon enough — no sparing that one, and all the others around it had to have a thorough washing before they were worthy to feed.

Got the picture?
It’s not a perfect picture but useful, I think.
Is Scripture coming to mind?

Yeah, mine too!

Like: 1 Corinthians 5.  Galatians 5.

Love, Kathie Happy Sunday (1)

A Must Phrase

A must phrase, I must make my own.

I strongly suggest you read this verse in CONTEXT because what I am about to write is out of context but for me muchly applies.

So. What’s the must phrase that I must make my own?

But so what?

Yes. that’s the phrase. But so what?

Let me give it to you from my study notes.
A phrase I need to make my own. 
So what if he or she said this or that or did this or that, or didn’t.
So what!
What matters is ‘is JESUS glorified by the way I RESPOND to it, to him, to her, to all people and all things? ‘

That’s it.  Goodnight. What-Must-We-Do.001

Love, Kathie