Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;
29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

Matthew 6:25-34 (NKJV)


The dictionary defines it as:  “ give way to anxiety or unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.”

We are not expected to do as the animals, glean from the earth and flitting about place to place, taking, as we need.  We are to plan, plant and gather.  We all do, to one degree or another, depending upon our work.

He gives us example in the birds and the flowers of the field.  They lack for nothing and worry not about the lack they may or may not suffer.  He assures us of His over look and care of our needs, physical and spiritual. 

These verses are not about the physical need of our bodies so much as they are about trust, trusting in Him to do as He has promised.  These verses are about basic FAITH.


Hebrews 11:1 ~~  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Through this Faith, I know that my God is in control.  I know that He will watch over me and mine.  I know that He will keep all things that Satan means for evil away, turning them to good. 

How do I know this? 


Why do I have faith?  Because even though I do not physically see God himself, I see His fingerprints everywhere. 

I suppose, if it comes down to it, things I see reinforce my Faith! 

Father God,

You are Most Holy, a loving, giving and wondrous God. 
Thank you for the things you do for me and mine.  Thank you for the blessings we receive everyday, the Love you have for us evidenced by your Son’s Grace.

In the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit ~  AMEN

Blessings to you and yours~ Kat

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Oh!  The things you will learn…….

Good Morning Beautiful!  

We are you know, beautiful in His sight.  No lie of satan can ever change that.  

I am on week 6 of Breaking Free Bible Study by Beth Moore.  Oh my goodness!  It has been an amazing, terrifying, learning, eye opening AND freeing journey to date!  I can only imagine what will be the outcome and I am totally looking forward to it.  

Today's homework lesson is titled:  To Live Happily Ever After.

First let me say that when I saw this title, I laughed out loud.  Yea right!  I thought.  Well, I know better, that was satan's lie coming out as he whispered it in my ear.  You see, I know, that I know, that I know, I WILL live happily ever after.  Maybe satan forgot that I have the rule book, that also has the end results of his games in it.   

One of our reference points for this homework session was James 1: 2 - 4.  BUT, I as usual got lost in reading.  Reading the scriptures for me is like eating boiled peanuts, I just can't stop once I start!  One chapter leads to another and then another and pretty soon, I've read way more than I intend to when I started out and have to go back and read the focus scriptures again. Anyway, I wound up at James, Chapter 5.  It got me to pondering… …  but that is another subject for another day. 

James 1:2-4 (ESV)

Testing of Your Faith

Count it all joy, my brothers,[a] when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


  1. James 1:2 Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoimay refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church; also verses 1619

Oh my goodness did this one speak to me, yes of past issues, but more to the point for today's issues.  
I understand that I must rely on God's wisdom and do indeed trust Him.  I must remember that it is not my work to change someone, but to be steadfast in my own walk in order to be an example to others.  

This study has been eye opening in many ways as to who I am today and in who I am becoming.  I thank God daily for women of the word like Beth Moore, that haven't let satan win and in healing, are answering God's call to lead others into healing.  I thank God for our Study Leader, a Godly woman, that leads our group while learning as well.  For opening her home to us, feeding us physically and allowing God to use her home as a table for God to feed us spiritually.  For my fellow group members, that with me are walking a sometimes painful journey and are willing to share that they might help others.  

I know this study will be a changing force in my life and I thank God for the courage to go through it, because I know that He sees me as beautiful and worthy.  

Blessings ~ Kat

Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Monday Y'all !

I used to look at the pictures on Facebook of "It's Monday" and laugh.  This morning I could have posted one of my own!  

Today started with an unsettling discord. Crazy alarms going off at the wrong time, forgotten items and return trips, 1 cat wanting to go in and out every five minutes, the other cat racing around the house like it was running from the devil.  Rereading an email that makes no sense at all, spilled coffee, quiet time disturbed…..


God gives me peace above it all. I refuse to allow satan to win my mind, time and patience. 

God showed me something this morning. A beautiful sunrise!  What a gift.  

That crazy alarm going off at the wrong time, got my mind to going. 

The forgotten item and return trip, gave me an opportunity to pray with someone I love dearly. 

The cat unable to decide to go out or stay in, gave me the opportunity to watch a sunrise after refilling that spilled coffee with a nice creamer added. 

Rereading that email, encouraged me to pray for the sender, that they find peace in their heart.

As I sit here writing this, I am remembering those friends that have gone home to the Father, praying for their families and friends for peace and comfort.

Thank you Father God for the gift of knowing those who are with You now, and I pray that during the coming days, their families and friends are comforted knowing Your arms are around them. In the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit ~ AMEN

Blessings~ Kat

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Comfort Food?  YES!

Wait a minute!

How can I have things like Drop Biscuits and SawMill Sauage Gravy and still maintain a "wheat free" diet??

Well, I've told you already, but I'll tell you again!

Pamela's Bread and Pancake Mix!

It is wheat free, glutton free and tastes WONDERFUL!

I made these today to take to Sunday School and they were well received.  The photo you see is all that was left!  There were 24 drop biscuits and 1 1/2 quarts of Saw Mill Sausage Gravy.  YUM!

What started this all off was yesterday morning as Doug and I were enjoying our breakfast of …..WAFFLES…. I asked Doug if he would like me to try the biscuits and gravy idea.  He was all for it!  So, here you see my creation.  Perfect for a Sunday morning "brunch".

I am NOT affiliated in anyway with Pamela's company, I am just so very grateful to have found something that we can make that isn't to complicated and expensive.

Doug has been sharing this new eating program with his co-workers and they've been asking questions.  He in turn calls me and asks for the answers.  It is so neat to share this with our friends and family, but our family, mostly our daughters, haven't come around to our way of thinking on this.

I have an idea for supper on Monday night.  I think I'll make Spaghetti.  I have some gluten free noodles but I'm thinking of using my Spaghetti Squash instead.  We've done that before and really enjoy it.  And, I plan on making some Garlic Drop Biscuits to go with it!  Yum!

I told Doug yesterday that I wanted a Bread Machine.  I put it out on my page on FaceBook and within a few minutes a dear friend replies that she has one and would be glad to give it to me when she returns home from her vacation next week.  I could wait!  But, Doug couldn't!  So after much prompting, off we went in search of a bread machine.  I found a nice one at WalMart (yes, I know I said I hate that place but the one  in Peachtree City is clean and not as crazy as most) and brought it home.  I just put in a mix to enjoy tonight.  Doug, bless him, is about to perish for a sandwich!

"But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God."  Matthew 4:4

Blessings~ Kat

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentines Day 2014  

A sweet (pardon the pun) holiday.

Like most "holiday's" a trumped up commercialized reason to spend money.  I enjoy them, these "holiday's" but the aren't Holy Days.  Did you know that the word "holiday" actually means "Holy Day" ?

To quote a friends oft used phrase, "I said all that to say this", every day with my love, is Valentine's Day.

Sappy, right?  Yeah, but true.

He asked me a week or so ago, "What do you want for Valentine's Day?".  Now don't go off on him, we've been married for 37 years!  The man is no fool, he knows to avoid crisis, ask questions!   

My response?  "Baby, every day with you is Valentine's Day, so why should this one day be any different?

Now I know you all are looking at this quite differently than I am.  You're thinking in terms of "gifts", goodies as it were.  Okay, I have a question for you.

How do you top this:
I want a Kitchenaid Mixer, you know the ones that cost $399,00?  He says, "Mama, if you want a mixer, go get it."
I say something is pretty, he says, "get it!".
 I say, in passing, "that would be nice for the house."
Next thing I know, we have it.
The man is way yonder to good to me in the "stuff" or "gift" department for 365 days a year.  You just can't top that.

 So, "goodies or stuff" is not what Valentine's Day is all about to me.

Doug riding The Dragon Tail August 2012

To me, Valentine's Day is a day to smile at young love, trying to get it right.  A day to smile at the memories of youth.  And especially a day to look up in prayer at God on his throne and say, "Thank you Father for this wonderful man in my life." and let him hear you do it.

Now children, get about it.

Blessings~ Kat

Monday, February 3, 2014

I can has Waffles!?!

As you know, I've embarked on a healthy food plan.  

The first thing you should do when you begin a new food plan is purge your pantry!  

Purging our pantry is never a fun job!  It can be painful giving away, or in some cases throwing away, perfectly good food.  

I know some people that give themselves "time to use up all the stuff in there" and folks, that just doesn't work.  You never finish so you really never start!  I have found the best way to do it is to just do it.  Start at the top and work your way down.  

Here we go:

  • 1.  Gather boxes or bags to put the items that you are giving away into.  Food banks will love you.  Just make sure that the items donated to them are in date and unopened.
  • 2.  Drag your trash can closer to the pantry so you can toss the item in and not have to stop and ponder it.
  • 3.  I found that the best way to do my purge was to set my timer for 15 minutes and my iPod on my favorite playlist.  Then just get to it.  Don't think about it to hard, reading the ingredients will take you a minute but don't stop!  Check the ingredients against the list you printed from the link below:     http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/docs/Wheat_Allergy_Read_Label_Travel_Cards.pdf4.       When the timer goes off, step back and look at the pantry shelves.  You'll be pleasantly surprised by how neat and tidy it looks and not as bare as you thought it would be. 
  • 5.  Take a 5 minute break.  Drink a glass of water or just sit and look at your pantry and envision how great it is going to be having it neatly arranged and not be a mine field any more!
  • 6.  Continue by restarting the timer for 15 minutes after your brief break.  Keep repeating as   many times as necessary to get the job finished.  

Now, what on earth are we going to cook???  I know just how you feel!  I asked the same question.  That afternoon, after finishing up my pantry purge, I went shopping at my favorite store.  Kroger!
They have a great "healthy alternatives" section.  I want to share a really wonderful find with you!!

Go to this website:

There you will find so many great products!  I bought mine at Kroger.  They have a lot of the items on her website in stock.  I have only tried the Baking and Pancake Mix pictured but I LOVE it!  

I enjoy making Waffles.  Up till now I'd used another baking mix (I won't name it, you may have a box in your pantry) and I enjoyed them.  After using Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix I would never go back to the other one even if I could!  The waffles were so light and fluffy!  They had a wonderful tastes and texture.  I did enhance the recipe slightly by adding a few drops of Vanilla Flavoring to the batter but that is the only thing I changed.  Delightful! 

I made them for breakfast the Saturday after I purchased the mix and my husband, Doug, so enjoyed them that he was excited this past Saturday when I suggested them again.  

The link above has so many interactive pages, recipes, videos, products and useful information that you will enjoy cooking again.  If you're like me, you can get overwhelmed by all the "new" information about cooking without wheat products, and you just might not be inclined to do it.  Believe me when I say,  it is so very much worth it.  Not only for your own health, but your families health as well!

God's Blessings be unto you all as you go about your day.  May He place your angels on high alert to keep you and yours safe out and about through out this day and on.

~ Kat 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Two Weeks In!

I'm two weeks into my "KNF" lifestyle!  If you've been following me, you'll know that "KNF" stands for "Kat's New Frontier".  It's a new day, a new way and a new mindset!

Wheat is a leech!  It will show up in the craziest places!  Places you'd never dream of.  Even in trace amounts it does its evil deeds.  It causes us to crave more and more.  Much akin to an opiate drug like heroin or meth.  Once ingested it creates a need for more.  It creates cravings for starches.  Believe me, I know this to be true.  

The interesting thing is, much like the drugs I listed above, if you've been off of wheat for anytime at all and ingest something with it in it, the reaction is immediate!  You will find yourself going to the kitchen looking for that "something" to snack on!  I did it, I know this to be true.  But, I was able to resist the urge and get right back on the right track.  

This is one of the hardest things I have ever done.  I quit smoking on November 21, 1987.  That wasn't easy, but it was no where near as hard as this has been.  The first week I was enjoying the fact that the cravings hadn't really begun, I suppose my momentum was greater then.

As the week began last Monday, I found myself thinking about foods that I would no longer be able to eat.  It was that old, devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other.  Cliche I know but there it is.

This was a battle that went on for a couple of days.  I honestly felt like I was being targeted by demons sent to address the problem of someone that was kicking back.  But, with the help of God's love, Angels guarding and Prayer, I made it through that issue and have had no more real problems.  

Sunday was a test!  It was our Annual Congregational Meeting and following that was a Pot Luck Dinner.  I was very nervous!  That had the possibility of a field of land mines!  
If you know me at all you'll know that I am a carb junkie of the worst order.  Cakes, cookies and pasta were tops on my list of favorite things.  Especially the homemade kind.  Sigh…….
So, I cooked two lovely beef roasts, Green Beans and took them.  I figured that if nothing at all I could eat what I brought knowing I'd be okay.  

The ladies of Mount Pilgrim didn't fail in their usual lovely dishes.  Pasta, cookies, pies, cakes abounded.  BUT, I was able to avoid those dishes and had a helping of my roast beef, green beans and several other items that I know had no hidden torpedoes in them in the form of the dreaded Wheat.  

I didn't have any of the homemade Key Lime Cake, although the smell was heavenly, I avoided the pumpkin pie and it is one of my favorite things.  I did have some sweet potato soufflĂ© for my dessert.  It was lovely!  

I was dreading my first Pot Luck Dinner for the obvious reasons and with the help of my Father God and His crew, I did great!  The scale told the story yesterday morning as I showed a loss of 1 1/2 lbs!  Whoooo Hooooo!

One other thing I have noticed is I'm beginning to WANT to exercise!  I am getting restless.  Up to recently, I was totally content to snooze in my recliner and now know that my blood sugar level was the main reason for that.  Not the case now!!  

This morning my BGL was …… 101!!!  Yeah!!!!!!  So excited for this benefit of going wheat~less!!

If you are at all considering trying this life style, I whole heartedly recommend it!!  There is nothing to buy, you don't even have to buy Dr. William Davis' book if you don't want to, although I do believe it has helped me to understand the real magnitude of just what the food industry is doing to us in the name of the almighty dollar bill.  Simply stop eating ANYTHING with ANY wheat in it and increase your intake of WHOLE foods.  That is all.  

There are no vitamins or supplements to buy, no meetings to go to, no energy boosters to drink, no new kitchen appliances to purchase and best of all there WILL be new clothes to purchase cos you WILL lose weight as a by product of this new lifestyle of eating!  Your family and you will be healthier.  Your personal expense will drop as you drop meds due to being healthier.  

Go to the link below and print out this great sheet that details the HIDDEN NAMES OF WHEAT.  Cut it in half, the sheet has two copies on it and post it on your fridge.  Be sure to carry a copy in your grocery shopping list book so you can refer to it when doing your shopping.

I will be giving my finds to you here of the wonders of wheat~less eating.  I have found a great deal of goodies to help me and my husband as we travel down this new learning path.

I'll be checking in soon!

Praying God's Blessings to you all!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fake Food…..it's killing us!!!

Good morning!!! 

Yesterday was the first full week of KNF. "Kat's New Frontier". lol…That's what I'm calling my "new lifestyle". But you know what, it isn't new. It's very old. But, I digress, let me get back to my real subject for this post.

I just am so excited about this and now I'd like to share some things with you.  

I am not about to tell you that it has been an easy week.  I've had my moments, but with God's help as well as my sweet husband's support, I've made it through!  There are so many things that we eat, just popping them into our mouths without a thought of what the end result might be.  Immediate gratification is our goal as a rule and that is our downfall!  There are so many chemicals and genetically changed ingredients in our so called "food" that I have renamed processed food, "Fake Food".  

After watching a story about a man that found a McDonald's hamburger in a coat pocket that had hung in his closet several years (I think it was something like 10 years), and finding it (along with the receipt with the date on it) had not changed at all, I decided that I just couldn't be eating that stuff!  That was 2 years ago, I've not had a meal from McDonald's since January 2012.  In fact, fast food isn't something my husband or I eat a lot of these days.  

That was the beginning of my journey to a better me.  It's taking a minute (2 years to date) and the journey will never end until I go home, but this half of my journey will be infinitely better than the first half because of these changes.

There are so many benefits to my health and generally well being that I've discovered since going wheat less.  Below are just a few:

After 1 week of going "Wheatless":

1. BSL (Blood Sugar Level): Down from 200's average to 120
average at morning.
2. Sleeping: Through the night, no issues with going to sleep. No
more falling asleep if I sit down for more than a few minutes.
3. Energy level: Much improved
4. Mind Fog: GONE
AND last by not least by any means:
5. Weight loss: 7 lbs!

Do I see this as the "magic bullet" that we are all looking for?  No.  There is no such thing.  Stop looking for it folks.  Is this the cure for all my problems?  Maybe not, this is definitely a great starting place though.  

I've read Dr. Davis' book and will read it again.  I have it on my Kindle (one of my most favorite "things" in this world) and take it with me everywhere.  I've downloaded one of the cookbooks and might download the other, we'll see.

My grocery shopping list is much different these days, no cookies, candies, processed foods like sandwich meats and the like.  No breads, pasta, or frozen pizza's.  The money I spent on those things is now going to purchase fresh foods like, meats, fish, veggies and fruits.  So there goes the, "I can't afford to eat healthy" excuse.  I have found absolutely NO difference in my grocery bill price wise.  I do find that I'm not buying antacids, pain relievers and such as that.

I pray God's Blessings and His Angels around you and yours as you walk through your day!

Blessings~ Kat

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Good Morning from a new frontier!

It's a new day for this ole  girl.  I've decided to go "Wheatless".  Yep, in this day and age of this diet and that diet, I'm going backwards and going back to the old way of eating.  I am sure there is some "food plan" or diet labeling this but as for me, I'm calling it Kat's New Frontier.

What's it all about?

I'm removing ALL Wheat and wheat by products from my food chain.  That means no bread, noodles, pastries and the like.  

Why? You ask?

I recently watched a special segment on our local public television station called:  "Wheat Belly" hosted by Dr. William Davis.  Dr. Davis is actually a Cardiologist (heart doctor) that accidentally found a connection between wheat products and several issues they  cause in our bodies, from cardio issues to inflammation of the joints to literally producing opiate effects on our brains.

Now for starters, I am not interested in debating clean eating or any other forms of diet.  I'm in to day two of this New Frontier and I'm already feeling a huge difference in my body.  You see I am a RAGING diabetic.  Completely uncontrolled and running on the red line.  This morning I awoke to a BSR (Blood Sugar Reading) of 101~~!!!!
That is HUGE for me as my wake up levels have been in the 200+ levels for so long it is nuts.  My insulin injections are way to high level wise and I'm already seeing that I'm going to have to reduce them.  PRAISE GOD!

I'm going to post a link to the Amazon.com site where you can go to look at the book, read the details and reviews and make your own decision….OR you can follow me and see how it works for me.

I will be posting here my daily progresses, failures and issues.  You are going to be my accountability partners!

This morning I awoke at 4:30 am (my usual time) and after getting my husband off to work at 5:00 am I checked my BSR…101!  I was so excited!

I found I wasn't the slightest bit hungry.  Now THAT is unusual, I generally would away ravenous!  So I got busy and at about 10:00 am I decided that I'd better eat so I wouldn't have a binge issue later.  BSR was 76.  YaY!  I wasn't shaky or hungry either.

I injected my insulin 10 units on my NovoLog FlexPen.  That is my normal dosage, I use the sliding scale.  I can already tell it will be coming down as well as my Lantus (Long lasting insulin taken at bedtime, once daily) injections.

Brunch Menu:

4 egg whites, 1 yolk omlet
bacon bits (yep, the real thing, no fake ones that are made with WHEAT)
baby spinach
chopped onion
sharp shredded cheddar cheese (yep the real thing, not a lot just a sprinkle)
Mrs. Dash (to taste)
black pepper
(I'm not a big salt eater)


A cup of coffee and a big ole glass of water and call me STUFFED!

I plan on having a cup of homemade chicken veggie soup at about 3:00 pm to keep from getting to hungry before supper which isn't until 6:00 pm.

So, I call  day two a success already even though it isn't over.  I have my Prayer Warriors lifting me up in prayer, my sweet husband supporting me every step of the way and God is smiling on me, taking all the nasty side effects of withdrawal away from me once again.  That is all I need to succeed.

Here is the link I promised ya!


I hope I'm not violating any rules by posting it.  If it doesn't work by clicking on it you can copy and paste it into your browser and it will take you to Amazon.com.

Blessings ~

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Starting the New Year off with a repair!

January 1, 2014

I am truly blessed!  I am married to a real life "Doug of all trades!"  

As so often happens in our home, I begin to work on something and find a broken part on what ever it is that I am wanting to work with.  All I have to do is show it to my husband and the next thing I know…..It is repaired!  More often than not the repair makes the item even better than it was before.  

A good example is this morning's pot repair.  I went into the kitchen to begin preparing our New Year's Day meal.  Normally, Doug and I go on the "Ride to Buckner's" with our CMA Chapter, Blessed Riders, but not this time.  Doug had to work, water issues at work had to have immediate attention.  So, I am elected for our traditional Pea's and Collards meal.  
I reached in the cabinet and pulled out my favorite large pot.  It is sort of heavy with a copper bottom.  Revere Ware.  It is no where near a new pot!  As I lifted it up, I notice the handle is wiggling some.  Hummmm……now what do I do?  The handle is not screwed on so I can't tighten it.  It is riveted on.  Oh, no!  Not my favorite!  I could see the handle coming off and me trying to use it without one and the disaster that would surely follow!  

Doug hears me whining and comes to see what's up.  "Oh, no problem!  I can have that fixed in a jiffy."  he says.  Both Doug and my pot disappear down the stairs.  Some banging and clanging sounds drift up the stairs making me wonder at the fate of my pot!  
The pot appears on the stove a few minutes later and I marvel once again at my amazing husband as I lift up my favorite pot finding not so much as a slight wiggle on that handle!  

I  know I sound like I'm bragging…..okay, I am!  Doug has repaired things in and around this house that I had completely given up on.  I'm sometimes guilty of being a "the glass is 1/2 empty" sort of girl. That is something I'm working on, well, God and I are working on!  

But, for today, I'm Thanking God for my "Doug of all trades" and the blessing he has been and continues to  be in our lives.

Today, you might be looking at your life as needing some repair.  If you are, there is one that can help you with that.  Believe me when I tell you He is the Ultimate Fix.  Jesus Christ.  Oh no, you are saying…there she goes, bringing God into this post.  

Yep, I am.  I can't tell you what God will do for  you.  Your life is different from mine.  I can tell you what He has done for me.  He has made my path straight, He has blessed me with a wonderful husband, beautiful children and grandchildren.  He as blessed me with a warm, comfortable home and a means to keep that home up and running smoothly.  

Now, I'm not going to even try to tell you that it has all been smooth sailing!  No way!  BUT, with God at the helm of our lives, the ride, even when bumpy has been a wonderful one!  

I pray that, if you are needing repair, fixing up or a complete remodel, you will give God the control and let Him handle the repairs with you!  

A Happy New Year and May Gods Blessings be unto you all ~

In His Service For His Glory!