Zero out of Six

I shared a picture on Facebook. This one. 317806956_508534574584912_2745246140430129741_n I shared it because such clichés may sound good to the people of this time but they are foolish and dangerous. 

1 Listen to your heart. 
Absolutely not! 

3 Trust your gut.
Are you kidding?!

Proverbs 3:5  “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”  King James Version (KJV)

4 feel good about who you are. 
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

5 Happiness is what matters
Really?  Let’s see what GOD says.

Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.

1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” King James Version (KJV)

Psalms 53:3 “Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” King James Version (KJV)

As you can see those clichés are powerless to transform a single soul. BUT GOD!

HE can make YOU new. HE can make YOU clean. HE can make YOU holy and by the way, the way to be HAPPY (as everyone wants) only happens when we are HOLY in position with GOD and learning by practice to live HOLY.  It’s a life-long process.  Yet more than a process, it’s an adventure — like none other! 


Love, Kathie


Allow me, please, today to encourage you to read Proverbs 4 and 5.
Read them carefully and thoughtfully with a listening heart. 

The Word of our Father is for our good always; even when it smarts. 

I am reading from the Complete Jewish Bible but if you prefer another translation by all means pick your favorite.  I am offering you a LINK to Proverbs 4 and 5 for three translations: the CJB, NKJV, and NLT. 
If you prefer to read from here, please find the CJB following. 

4 Listen, children, to a father’s instruction; pay attention, in order to gain insight;
for I am giving you good advice; so don’t abandon my teaching.
For I too was once a child to my father; and my mother, too, thought of me as her special darling.
He too taught me; he said to me, “Let your heart treasure my words; keep my commands, and live;
gain wisdom, gain insight; don’t forget or turn from the words I am saying.
Don’t abandon [wisdom]; then she will preserve you; love her, and she will protect you.
The beginning of wisdom is: get wisdom! And along with all your getting, get insight!
Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will bring you honor;
she will give your head a garland of grace, bestow on you a crown of glory.”

10 Listen, my son, receive what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
11 I’m directing you on the way of wisdom, guiding you in paths of uprightness;
12 when you walk, your step won’t be hindered; and if you run, you won’t stumble.
13 Hold fast to discipline, don’t let it go; guard it, for it is your life.

14 Don’t follow the path of the wicked or walk on the way of evildoers.
15 Avoid it, don’t go on it, turn away from it, and pass on.
16 For they can’t sleep if they haven’t done evil, they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone fall.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.
18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, shining ever brighter until full daylight.
19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; they don’t even know what makes them stumble.

20 My son, pay attention to what I am saying; incline your ear to my words.
21 Don’t let them out of your sight, keep them deep in your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them and health to their whole being.

23 Above everything else, guard your heart; for it is the source of life’s consequences.
24 Keep crooked speech out of your mouth, banish deceit from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze on what lies in front of you.
26 Level the path for your feet, let all your ways be properly prepared;
27 then deviate neither right nor left; and keep your foot far from evil.


5 My son, pay attention to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding;
so that you will preserve discretion and your lips keep watch over knowledge.

For the lips of a woman who is a stranger drop honey, her mouth is smoother than oil;
but in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, sharp as a double-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death, her steps lead straight to Sh’ol;
she doesn’t walk the level path of life —her course wanders all over, but she doesn’t know it.
So now, children, listen to me; don’t turn away from what I am saying:
distance your way from her, stay far from the door of her house;
so that you won’t give your vigor to others and your years to someone who is cruel,
10 so strangers won’t be filled with your strength and what you worked for go to a foreign house.
11 Then, when your flesh and bones have shrunk, at the end of your life, you would moan,
12 “How I hated discipline! My whole being despised reproof,
13 I ignored what my teachers said, I didn’t listen to my instructors.
14 I took part in almost every kind of evil, and the whole community knew it.”

15 Drink the water from your own cistern, fresh water from your own well.
16 Let what your springs produce be dispersed outside, streams of water flowing in the streets;
17 but let them be for you alone and not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain, the wife of your youth, be blessed; find joy in her —
19 a lovely deer, a graceful fawn; let her breasts satisfy you at all times,
always be infatuated with her love.
20 My son, why be infatuated with an unknown woman? Why embrace the body of a loose woman?
21 For Adonai is watching a man’s ways; he surveys all his paths.
22 A wicked person’s own crimes will trap him, he will be held fast by the ropes of his sin.
23 He will die from lack of discipline; the magnitude of his folly will make him totter and fall.


This post is for professing Christians only.

If you have or you intend to vote for a political candidate that has said he or she will fight for you or anyone else to continue to have the legal right to obtain an abortion, you may not be saved.

If you have or intend to vote for a political candidate that has indicated he or she will legally enhance the distribution of taxpayer money to people who refuse to work, you may not be saved.

If you have or intend to vote for a political candidate that has indicated he or she will fight to legally advance or protect legal privileges for those who practice or participate in perverted sexual conduct, you may not be saved.
If either of these apply to you, I urge you to check your Damascus Road Experience. You may have missed it and you may not have a covenant relationship with JESUS.
Your eternity depends on it, please don’t delay to inquire.

Proverbs 14:34 (NLT) 34 Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people. source

2 Thessalonians 3:10

Romans 1:18-32



A sure way to avoid trouble this week. 

23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
via Proverbs 21 KJV;CJB – The king’s heart is in the hand of the – Bible Gateway.

A watch on the mouth! 

Speaking of a watch, I got a new one this weekend. The size, the color, the price were all just right, so we brought it home. wpid-img_20140622_221256_489.jpgPerhaps as my arm sports my new timepiece this week, I will be reminded my mouth needs a watch too.   Yours too? 🙂

Blessings my Friends. 

Day 174 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.


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Who that has children would not want them to be happy children? 

Define happy. Okay.

3. Being especially well-adapted; felicitous: via happy – definition of happy by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..

And I really like that word Felicitous.

1. Admirably suited; apt 2. Exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style 3. Marked by happiness or good fortune  via felicitous – definition of felicitous by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..

Who would not want offspring like that?! 

But how? How would we manage that? See verse 7

7 The righteous live a life of integrity; happy are their children after them.

First being a JESUS believer – having received the gift of YESHUA’s righteousness in exchange for our sins and thereafter live a life of integrity. That’s it! That’s all there is to it?

Yep. I think so. So why do we not have more happy children?  

It’s simple.

Simple does not mean easy! 

Oh to embrace the simple, hard work of living with integrity! 

Wish I had started this hard work earlier! How about you?  BUT the good news is as long as we are breathing, it’s not too late to begin!!! 🙂

Felicitous Friday to you my Friends!!

Day 171 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.


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Proverbs 20 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

1 Wine is a mocker, strong liquor a rowdy; anyone led astray by it is unwise.
2 The dread of a king is like when a lion roars; he who makes him angry commits a life-threatening sin.
3 Avoiding quarrels brings a person honor; for any fool can explode in anger.
4 A lazy person won’t plow in winter; so at harvest-time, when he looks, there is nothing.
5 The heart’s real intentions are like deep water; but a person with discernment draws them out.
6 Most people announce that they show kindness, but who can find someone faithful [enough to do it]?
7 The righteous live a life of integrity; happy are their children after them.
8 The king seated on his judgment throne can winnow out all evil with his glance.
9 Who can say, “I have made my heart clean, I am cleansed from my sin”?
10 False weights and false measures — Adonai detests them both.
11 The character of even a child is known by how he acts, by whether his deeds are pure and right.
12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye — Adonai made them both.
13 If you love sleep, you will become poor; keep your eyes open, and you’ll have plenty of food.
14 “Really bad stuff!” says the buyer [to the seller]; then he goes off and brags [about his bargain].
15 A person may have gold and a wealth of pearls, but lips informed by knowledge are a precious jewel.
16 Seize his clothes, because he guaranteed a stranger’s loan;  take them as security for that unknown woman.
17 Food obtained by fraud may taste good, but later the mouth is full of gravel.
18 After consultation, plans succeed; so take wise advice when waging war.
19 A gossip goes around revealing secrets, so don’t get involved with a talkative person.
20 Whoever curses his father or mother — his lamp will go out in total darkness.
21 Possessions acquired quickly at first will not be blessed in the end.
22 Don’t say, “I’ll pay back evil for evil”; wait for Adonai to save you.
23 Adonai detests a double standard in weights, and false scales are not good.
24 A man’s steps are ordered by Adonai, so how can a person understand his own ways?
25 It is a snare to dedicate a gift to God rashly and reflect on the vows only afterwards.
26 A wise king winnows the wicked [from the righteous] and threshes them under the cartwheel.
27 The human spirit is a lamp of Adonai; it searches one’s inmost being.
28 Grace and truth preserve a king; with grace he upholds his throne.
29 The pride of the young is their strength; the dignity of the old is gray hair.
30 Blows that wound purge away evil, yes, beatings [cleanse] one’s inmost being.
via Proverbs 20 KJV;CJB – Wine is a mocker, strong drink is – Bible Gateway.