Thursday, June 15, 2017

                 “It’s Just A Thought”

Happy Father’s Day!

In a few days, we will celebrate our “Dad’s”. Families will gather together and show their father’s how much he is loved. Cards will be distributed, gifts will be exchanged and “Dad” will be made to feel super loved, a super hero, and #1.

Families who have a caring dad are blessed. It also is a proven fact for families to have a father who is present for his children, have a much better outcome than those who do not. A loving father builds a family from the inside out. He brings emotional, physical and spiritual dignity to his loved ones. One look into his eyes guarantees “Everything is going to be all right”. For a child this is epic.

Holding a family together with loving leadership is not always easy. We are real people living together as a family, engaging in a complex world, working through personal issues. There needs to be a constant within all the variables life gives to us. Somehow this unique responsibility of protecting and leading has been wired into our outstanding Fathers. They love to provide for their loved ones while daily slaying the dragon. Yes, good dad’s are eager to be the role model for their children and enjoy the fruit of their labor, every time their child excels in life. Proper instruction results in happy lives, and brings a sense of peace to the whole family.

What can we do to show our love and gratitude to the fathers who give so much? I think true understanding of their uniqueness is important. Sometimes it can be difficult for dad to express his thoughts, concerns, or fears. He needs to feel from his family a deep respect for who he is and all he tries to do.

We can welcome him home and lavish him with loving compliments. We can show our eagerness to be loving and present for him. It is the little things that establish the big results. Here are a few suggestions:

·         Show Dad Kindness.
·         Show an Interest in his daily routine.
·         Tell Him over and over ‘I Love You.’ And ‘I Respect You.’
·         Show Dad respect with obedience.
·         Never take Dad for granted.

Life is a process of growing. As we move into different seasons, may we remember family is our greatest asset. Keep giving and receiving understanding, love and respect. These three ingredients will produce an everlasting, positive, result. We all make mistakes and there are times we wish we could do somethings over. We are fallible human beings and with the grace of God as we grow we will be able to make less of them. However, keeping love as our focus, each member of this great human relationship called family grows and produces a living generational legacy. Who does not want that?

“Thank You” to every Dad who lives to give his family the love and understanding they need. May you live long, enjoy your children and grandchildren. May you see the labor of your love, live on in your children as they repeat all the wonderful values you instilled in them. Don’t get weary in well doing, never give up, your kindness, your love, and honor, will live on forever.


God Bless You,
Until The Next Time,

Prophet Kathie

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

“It’s Just A Thought”

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! For those of us fortunate to still have our mom with us, we have another opportunity to say “Thank You”.

Although men have come a long way since the 60’s, only a woman can understand the miracle of life. As women we have been given the privilege by our creator to carry life and give life. Sure there are the days that we all have wondered “What’s next?” Too much to do and so little time to do it. Eventually, we figure it all out and life rolls forward. The seasons we face continue to flow and we watch our children grow, mature, sometimes fail, but always as we pray for them, we ponder all of the experiences in our heart, “Thank God” and leave the results to Him.

Wherever you are in life and whatever stage your children are in, know this, you are so important for the next generation. Our boys and girls need to know they are loved and above all ‘special ’. When they walk into the room, we need to be sure they understand how valued their life is. “Congratulations”, for the labor of love, understanding and your beautiful inspiration. You are the best and hopefully this poem will bless you.


A Mother's Love

A Mother's love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendored miracle man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence of God's tender guiding hand.

Helen Steiner Rice


Until The Next Time,
Prophet Kathie

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

“It’s Just A Thought”

Choice is a gift that we own as citizens of Christ’s Kingdom. We are able to exercise our free will and as believers hopefully we surrender to the Word of God as we make our decisions. Connecting our decisions by faith, to Christ led by wisdom, make them become divine. Every decision made by choice has attached to it a process. Where we are today, is a combination of everyday decisions let’s see how we can make good ones.

·        All successful people often joke that it took years to become an overnight wonder. It is the daily faithfulness to do mundane things well to develop productive habits and to remain faithful that eventually leads to successful endings. When we decide to serve life faithfully everyday favor leads us to great places. As women learning to become faithful, patient, influencers we can change another generation for good.

·        Refuse to allow things to get in our way. Determine if you’re headed in the right direction, if not change course and get on the right track. God does not want you to juggle so many balls that it feels impossible to keep going and impossible to stop. Learning to say no might help, you cannot do everything. Really, you cannot. Wait, get some good rest and get some godly wisdom from people you trust.

·        Stay where God planted you. When things get tough we sometimes want to throw our hands up and quit. Before making that decision, perhaps we should ask God first: “What do you want me to do?” Walking away may look very inviting, but what can God do if you have the courage to stay? Allow God His opportunity to turn things around, that is a GOOD decision.

·        Move as God says to. When God gives us a direction to move into, it can be scary. We usually want details and a sound assurance all will be well. However, God does not lead in that manner. He expects us to follow His directive by faith, trusting in a positive outcome.


We can be assured the road less travelled will be hard. You don’t need a detailed plan following the Lord, you need faith! You need to keep doing what you have done that brought you to this new place. Keep placing your trust and decisions on the faithfulness of God.

Try to remember the journey is everything. The day to day walk with the Holy Spirit is a thrill. How God is able to change us along the way while enabling us to a victory is everything. Your purpose is performed every day of your life; choose wisely. Your destiny is to be with Christ in Heaven forever. Enjoying His presence and rejoicing over His daily provision that got you through your day, to day.


God Bless You!

Prophet Kathie

Sunday, February 19, 2017

“It’s Just A Thought”
                                                  
          America has become a very angry nation. We seem to be going in a bad direction and if not checked by all of us, something is going to blow. Adults and young people are out of control with rage. We put our hands and use our mouths inappropriately with others, showing little tolerance for other’s opinion’s. Trashing public property is now common place, and we cannot do not accurately HEAR what is being said, because we are too busy re-acting. Esquire magazine asked over 3,000 Americans if they felt more anger this year than compared to the year before. The resounding answer by 49 percent was “YES”. Unresolved anger will ruin our health, our relationships, and peace. Anger is responsible for ultimately destroying whatever gets in its way.

          We can and must fully acknowledge our angry feelings. We anger ourselves by concentrating on the unfairness of a situation. We can learn to look at the wrong of a circumstance without it robbing us of our dignity. As we accept ourselves, rage and all, we can then admit to the wrongness of our feelings. If my feelings go unchecked, chances are my actions will also. At some point, I must be responsible for my decision to act out inappropriately. If not, I will continue to excuse my behavior. Where does that lead to? I think we all know the answer to that. We see the negative over and over again. We see actions, do we like it? No! It is painful to watch anarchy play out. Usually, by that time outside authority must be called in to stop the insanity and restore order. All the while, each of us has that power of authority to hold ourselves in check, so someone else does not need to get involved. Yes, we need to check ourselves before we wreck ourselves or someone else.
      
          Have we lost all ability to Reason Together? If everyone wants to see the best for humanity, why is there so much hostility? Sit down, talk and keep talking until we can agree and make adult changes. Can we stop condemning and start healing? To me, the one who just wants to make a point at the expense of the innocent is dangerous. Your ego is too large and all you can see is your point and no one else matters. This is nothing new. The Bible tells the story of two women arguing over a baby. Both women claimed to be the birth mother. When the ladies were brought before Solomon, who was considered the wisest man of his day; He said something very interesting: “Give me a sword. Now I will cut this baby in half. Then both of you will have a part of the baby.” Of course, the real mother said “No” and was willing to let go because of her true love for her child. So, I bet you can guess who walked out with a child? Exactly, the true mother. She really loved her baby. True love will be willing to come together, listen and resolve for the greater good. Don’t ever forget that. Children always want their own way. Mature adults know how to come together.

          Destruction is the path of evil. It will ruin anything in its way. Love will extend healing. Arrogance will be replaced with understanding. After all, whoever thinks He or She is right should lay down their life for the sake of all. The blame game, finger pointing, lying, accusing is getting us nowhere. Jesus Christ who by the way makes Solomon look ignorant in comparison said this for a very wounded woman one day; “To you who has no sin, cast the first stone.” Maybe we could leave our collection of stones in the woods? When no one took the bait, Jesus asked the woman “Where are your accusers?” you see none of us are without error. We all have stuff. However, if we want our idea or solution heard, we better come in LOVE. That is the only working principle that will bring lasting, universal change. Not our politics. Remember: Jesus prayed like this: “Come thy Kingdom. Be done thy will, on earth as it is in Heaven.” Now, I ask you is what we’re looking at resemble Heaven? O.K. then, let’s get on our knees and begin praying. Change must first begin in the heart and then it will reach to the streets of our Nation.


See You In The War Room,

Prophet Kathie

Thursday, January 12, 2017

“It’s Just A Thought”

“Happy New Year” and may the next 12 months prove to be satisfying in every respect. As this year rolls out month after month we can decide to look forward and make choices consistent with our values or we can waddle through and hope for change. I don’t necessarily believe in “New Year” resolutions. Experience has taught me it is the daily resolution to follow God and His Word that brings to me a good result. Conditions change as I learn to live my life from the inside out. When I allow the Lord to change me, my mind, my attitude, my decisions, my outward situations begin to take a new form and things get better.

I choose not to live in the rear view mirror. I don’t rehearse; “I wish I could of”, “Why didn’t it happen another way?”, if “I could do it over”. The point of looking backward is only to give God praise for helping you learn from your mistakes and be so grateful for the opportunity to make better decisions because I have learned my lesson! This is why from one generation to another we learn, we grow, we push, we live, we love, we change and pass on to those coming behind us graceful mentoring, so the achievement of those behind us can go to a higher level. Consequently, the next generation starts at a higher marking place and in turn do the same loving mentorship to those behind them.

Making an investment for others to do more is always worth the effort. Long after you and I are gone, the light of legacy shines as a guiding pathway for others to follow. Choose to pursue significance not just success. Keep putting a picture in front of those following you of what can happen when the priority is to build something that lasts longer then our life-span. In other words, selfishness must be dealt with. Large houses, fancy clothes, big bank accounts, luxury cars do not denote a satisfied well lived life. Someone watching you who has determined “I will change” because of what I saw in you is what we must recognize as lasting significance. Although everyone likes to be awarded for a job well done, we cannot live solely for the award. Influence is the mark of a good leader. If we can influence a generation to follow after a relationship with God rather than Facebook, what an accomplishment! If a street, building, or statue bears your name that is nice, but it ends with you. Strive to model a behavior that will impact and change a people who will do unto others as they have had done for them.

When we focus on developing people rather than personal fulfillment, we can leave this planet with a hope for it’s better future. People make a difference. Our families, communities, friendships and faith in God are what make life a beautiful gift. Our ability to think, create, develop, love add to the quality of those we touch. As we move into every new month of this New Year, may we ask our God for favor and the courage to be there for someone else. Who knows, you may be molding the next Billy Graham or Martin Luther King.

Think About It!
Prophet Kathie