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Read Through the Bible – Day #128 – Romans Chapter 12

Kate/ July 18, 2018/ Love, Uncategorized/ 2 comments

Dedicated Service Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. For through the grace given to me

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Risk and Reward

Kate/ July 2, 2018/ Life Lessons, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Radical obedience to Christ is not easy… It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us. David Platt <3 Kate

Read Through the Bible – Day #87 – John Chapter 19

Kate/ June 4, 2018/ Love, Read Through The Bible, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

The Crown of Thorns Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him; and they began to come up to Him and say, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and to give Him slaps in the face. Pilate came out again and said to them, “Behold, I am bringing Him

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Kate/ May 26, 2018/ Poetry, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

It’s vanity to think that I can offer anything Of import or significance to the Source of everything My praise, my efforts, and my prayers are made possible by my King. There is no gift that comes from me, no self-made offering. The life I live, the air I breathe – The lungs and voice that let me speak –

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Read Through the Bible – Day #67 – Luke Chapter 23

Kate/ May 15, 2018/ Read Through The Bible, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Jesus before Pilate Then the whole body of them got up and brought Him before Pilate. And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King.” So Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him and said, “It is as you

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Read Through the Bible – Day #27 – Matthew Chapter 27

Kate/ April 4, 2018/ Love, Read Through The Bible, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Judas’s Remorse Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death; and they bound Him, and led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor. Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief

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Read Through the Bible – Day #26 – Matthew Chapter 26

Kate/ April 3, 2018/ Read Through The Bible, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

The Plot to Kill Jesus When Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.” Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas; and they plotted together to seize Jesus

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Kate/ March 30, 2018/ Encouragement, Life Lessons, Love, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

In all transparency, today has felt somewhat like a journey into Hell. Relational/friendship stuff, unexpected tax issues (a notice from the IRS, which turned out to be fairly benign – but required my time to address), and painful remarks from a family member (who does not want me around at all right now) made a painful, stressful combination. Top it

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Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

Kate/ March 15, 2018/ Encouragement, Love, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

When something good happens to me, I’m often afraid it’s too good to be true. I almost expect any joy I experience to be paired with pain or sorrow. My brain can’t accept the concept of pure, isolated, unadulterated joy. And it’s true that often our greatest joys are discovered in times of great pain, so the two often do

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