Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Looking Forward to 2014!!

Poor old Eeyore. 

He is so gloomy. 
He loses his tail repeatedly. 
Because he expects to. 

If you walk around looking up at the sky expecting something to fall on you, you'll most likely walk right into a pot hole. When you get up, you'll say something like, "See? I am doomed." 

Walk around with your eyes forward, looking for the good things and you'll find them often enough. You'll avoid the pot holes and you'll see much more beauty along the way. You'll have fewer headaches and you'll find yourself smiling at people and they will smile back! 

I don't make New Year's Resolutions. They doom me to failure because I set the goals ridiculously high. BUT, I do intend to make some changes this year. Things that will in the end, lead me right into a better life here on this rock.

Here are a few:
1. I intend to ride my recumbent bike at least 10 minutes a day.
2. I intend to read more.
3. I intend to watch less television.
4. I intend to celebrate life daily.
5. I intend to make assumptions a rare thing.

So, what are some of your New Year's Intentions?

Blessings~ Kat

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Today I'm Thankful for…….

For the last couple of years, during the month of November,  some friends and I have been listing what we are thankful for on a day by day basis on our Facebook pages.  

 This was my post for November 12th, 2013 ~

"Today I am Thankful for our home. Doug and I are so blessed in our home. It is a home made of wood, brick, mortar and love. We built our home in 1979. Our friend Joey Byrd was our contractor. 

We'd chosen a house plan, made some ( 30 or so) changes to the original plan and broke ground in the early Spring of 1979. We moved in on December 9th 1979. 

I was expecting our first child in January 1980 and we were hoping to be in and settled before she arrived. We were.
God has blessed our home, kept us safe, warm and happy, allowed our family to grow for these past 35 years and we look forward to many more.
Thank you Father for our home and our family!"

God has blessed Doug and me with three beautiful daughters.  Sharon, our 
oldest is married to Ricky, with a blended family of 5 children.  Bethany, our middle daughter is married to Jeff and they have a daughter, 7 months old.  Kacie, our youngest, is in a relationship with Chris.  
All our girls have chosen wisely in their relationships.  All three are fine, Godly men and love our girls.  It shows.

Is our life charmed with no "bad times", oh no.  But, we have God on our side, and as the scriptures tell us 

"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"  Romans 8:31  KJV

Thank you Father God for the good times and the bad, for they make us strong!  

Blessings~ Kat 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Matthew 18:21-35 (NASB)
21 Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.


Have you been wounded by someone that you love, a family member, some one that you thought was a friend or even if they weren't a friend, they might have played an important role in your life? 
Sure. We all have. The question is, have you forgiven them?
Your first response may be that they haven't asked for forgiveness. True and they may never do so. But, for your own forgiveness and well being. You must forgive them. As hard as it might be. I know that it is really easy to say and extremely hard to do. 
If you don't forgive them, the anger will eat away at you and can even cause you to become unhealthy. Stress is dangerous. Repressed anger is dangerous. It can make you act out of your character, lashing out at others that are totally innocent, coming out in stressful situations like driving and your work place. 
All the more reason to Forgive.
Me? I forgive those that have hurt me with word and or deed. I forgive even though they don't ask. I forgive what happened yesterday and I will forgive what happens tomorrow. I might take a minute to do it, I am human after all. But in the end, I will forgive. 
I must.
If Jesus can forgive me of the sins of my life I can surely do no less. To not forgive would be a sin. A habit I'm trying to break.
Blessings~ Kat