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From Kathy’s heart to yours.

 

A Living Legacy

8/4/2020

Recently I heard an interview with the United States Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.  He shared that when a new law clerk comes to work for him, he asks them to write their obituary.  Why, you might ask?  He did not want them to lose focus or forget who they were and why they were there.  Oddly enough, he found upon reading the obituaries that it was not fame or fortune, but family, friends, and making a difference that they wrote about.  He also asked each one to keep a copy in their desk and to look at it each month in order to remind them of who they wanted to be!

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Kathy Niswender is the wife of our pastor.

 

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Communication – God’s Phone

9/24/2020

How we communicate with each other has been changing constantly from the beginning of creation.  For example, God verbally talking to Adam and Eve in the garden, the Ten Commandments written on stone, God speaking through a burning bush, dreams given to men, clouds, fire, messages written on walls, plagues, donkeys, storms, written letters, TV, iPhones, texting, or person-to-person communication.

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Reflections

9/16/2020

Recently while walking around a lake near my home, I saw a beautiful reflection of trees, sky, and ducks in the water around me.  It got me to thinking about reflections. Upon further observation, I realized that the reflection needed light and calmness of the water to produce the image I was seeing.

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God’s Computer

9/9/2020

My youngest grandson was asked to draw a picture of heaven at school.  In his picture was the Tree of Life, River of Life, golden streets with mansions, and God sitting at His computer!  When I asked him what God was doing, he immediately replied that He was controlling the world!

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Royalty

8/13/2020

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord: my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness. (Psalm 61:10 NKJV)

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The Birds

8/4/2020

Recently my husband’s sister had to be hospitalized for an infection in her leg.  She then had to go into rehab for several weeks.
She has two parakeets, which needed care. So every four days we would go to her apartment to take care of the birds.  On one of those occasions one of the birds escaped from the cage.  Oh, what a fiasco!!

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Hide and Seek

7/30/2020

My grandchildren love playing “Hide and Seek.”  They not only like hiding themselves but hiding objects and finding them.
Our Christian lives can often find us playing “Hide and Seek” with God.  “Where are you, God?  Am I hot or cold?  Give me a hint of where you are and what you are doing.”  At times, we even wonder if He had given up on finding us!

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You Are My God

5/20/2020

From Kathy’s heart to yours
As I sit in my “meeting-God” chair each morning, I can look out at my garden.  Every morning God sends the birds to bathe in the birdbath and sing.  Every morning God wants to remind me of who He is and what He desires to do in my life.

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Forever Young

5/12/2020

From Kathy’s heart to yours
In one of Sarah Young’s devotionals, she makes a statement that caught my eye: “Regardless of how old you are, you are always young in My Presence!”
Have you ever thought that, as one of God’s children, He sees you “forever young?”

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Light is Life

5/7/2020

I recently saw a Windex commercial whose catch phrase was “Light is Life.”  It caused me to think about the difference between light and darkness.  The definition of darkness is the absence of light–wickedness, evil, unhappiness, distress, gloom, and secrecy.  Light, however, is quite the opposite.  Light stimulates sight and makes things visible.  Light illuminates.  Light shines through truth.

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Jesus: the Author and Finisher of Our Faith

4/29/2020

Hebrews 12:1-2
Oh, God, help me fix my eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of my faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, has sat down at the right hand of your throne, O God.

Who is your favorite author?  I have several who God has used in my life and several who take me to places or times I wish I could go.

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Searching for the Treasure

4/21/2020

I love treasure hunting, whether it’s going to the antique mall with my husband or grandkids, the thrift store or a garage sale.  A treasure can take on many shapes, sizes, and forms.  It can be very old or brand new.  It might be something that was given to you by a friend, family member, or even God.  Treasures remind us of times past and the people who gave them to us pictures my grandkids have drawn or painted, a teacup that invokes a memory of a special day with friends, a photograph that makes me laugh or smile, a rose that takes my breath away and takes me to the very presence of God!

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Separation

4/17/2020

Matt. 26:36-46 and Luke 22:41-44
    As I am sitting in my quiet place watching it lightly snow, I find the Lord speaking to me about the word “separation.” It is hard being separated from my family, friends, church family, the sweet lady at Wal-Mart that I enjoy talking to or just the face-to-face contact with people I so miss!  On Saturday, preparing for Easter service, a precious gal whom I usually hug looked at me from a distance and said “air hug.”

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A Shot of Faith

4/8/2020

Matt. 6:19-34
    As I was praying about what the Lord would have me share today, the word “faith” kept appearing on my radar. That word is at the very core of Who God is.

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A Shot of Hope

3/31/2020

 Remember having to go to the doctor for vaccinations? Was it something you looked forward to? Of course not. Then why do it? To protect our very lives.

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