Introducing our sweet Bama Kitty 😻😻😻. I hope you can view this cute (and short) video of Bama Kitty at the water bowl. He has ways of making us laugh every day 😹😻😹😻
When It’s Hard (and when it’s not)
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary, and lose heart.” Hebrews 12: 2-3 NIV
When I wonder what else bad can happen in life, I try to remember what Jesus did for me. “Consider Him …” Jesus, our perfect and holy Lord, took on the sins of the world, the shame and the pain of it all, for me, for us, because He loves us! There is no hardship you or I can go through that compares. And He did that for our salvation and to help us “not grow weary and lose heart”.
Dear friends, we may get tired but let’s not grow weary and lose heart. I came across these verses while in search of another verse (I should know it’s location but my brain just won’t cooperate sometimes 🤦♀️😉 … ). But the Lord works in mysterious ways. While in search of that other verse, God pierced my heart with these verses. The enemy wants to keep us down in our life struggles. Here is where our hope really lies … keeping Jesus at the forefront … keeping our eyes on Him, our thoughts on Him, our prayers to Him, our goal to be like Him.
Dear friends, I encourage you to read these verses and the surrounding verses too! The Word of God, the Scripture, is our weapon against the enemy (check out Ephesians 6: 10-18… good stuff!). The enemy wants to keep us down, to oppress us, to hinder our walk with the Lord and ultimately keep others from seeing God in our lives. God is with us. He knows what we are going through and what we need to fight those battles. Let’s keep our eyes on Jesus!
May the Lord bless, comfort and strengthen you. May you know His presence and your life be a witness to others of His love.
You are Not Alone
And surely I am with you always… Matt 28: 20
You are not alone. No matter what the enemy whispers in your ear, you are not alone. Just before He ascended into Heaven, Jesus told His disciples “I am with you always”. He had taught them that a Comforter would come and He did! The Holy Spirit is here with us now! Praise God! We are not alone!
Through the years the Lord has comforted my heart with His presence while sick in many circumstances. One of the most vivid experiences though was years ago while hospitalized for asthma. I was having a hard time but seemed to be stable so, as I recall, I sent the hubby home to rest. I popped a CD of piano hymns into the portable CD player (remember those?) and put “His Eye is on the Sparrow” on repeat. I listened to that over and over while unbeknownst to me (and here I am a nurse!) my Oxygen started dropping. While laying there, I physically felt the Lord Jesus wrap His arms around me as His child and draw me close. He held me close and never let me go as my O2 level went lower. Even when the assistant told me the level was in the 80’s and I couldn’t lift a finger to call my husband, I wasn’t worried. God had me in His arms.
God brought me through that. Some may say I hallucinated. I beg to differ and to sing His praises. He was with me and I felt His love and comfort. I was never alone.
“Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
For His Eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.
For His Eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.”
“His Eye is on the Sparrow” by Cevilla D Martin, 1905
I’ve shared that story with very few people because it’s very personal and it’s not an easy thing to say verbally. For some reason, The Lord wants someone to know this story, this experience, so that they too can know He “is always with you, even to the end of the earth”.
When circumstances make you feel isolated, know that you are not alone. Jesus said, “I am with you always”. Go to the Word. Listen to Christian music. The Holy Spirit will comfort you with His presence.
Blessings, Kim 💕
For those whose lives were lost … I remember
For those families whose lives were forever changed … I remember
For our country that would never be the same … I remember
For our world that will never be the same … I remember
For the millions of lives lost since, and the families impacted … I remember
And I pray
Dear Lord, our hearts grieve for the loss of life and for all who have suffered. Please comfort their hearts as only You can. Our Hope is in You …
“To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in You I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in You will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse. Show me Your ways O Lord, teach me Your paths, guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25: 1-5 NIV
Redneck Charcuterie Board…
Just a little humor… lunch today is a Redneck Charcuterie Board … when only the best will do…
Take no thought for what you eat …. God provides!