Birthday

June 11, 2014 — 6 Comments

birthday

Hi Lovers,

I’ve missed you all and wanted to say hi. Today is my birthday and I can’t believe another year has flown by. I’m always grateful for another year because I know that tomorrow isn’t promised to us. I was praying about what this year should be about, if anything more or less. And I was brought to the same verse over and over again.

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” – James 1:27

I was just invited to go on a trip to Ecuador with my good friend Miranda where we will work with orphans and other things. I was also invited to help at an orphanage in India this October for a week. I’m going to do both. But the second part of that verse is to “keep oneself polluted from the world.” I believe this touches that cord in me that wanted to be a nun as a child. When I was in Hawaii last fall God gave me that dream where I was dressed in white and I knew it was about being set a part. Over the past several years I have grown to love the things of this world less and less. But I think this is the year I am called to really live a separate life.

What does that mean? Well, I’m sure some of you have gone through this and continue to go through it. For me, I will just have to find that line with working in Hollywood and not being polluted because a little bit of leaven raises the entire loaf. Or maybe this is where my life completely changes and I work with orphans and widows for my life’s work. I’m not sure, but I am walking by faith and not by site. I trust that whatever is in store for this coming year is exactly where I need to be because I am abiding in Him.

When I look back at who I was a year ago I’d say that I’m much more comfortable in my skin. I think part of this is being happily married and the rest has to do with changing the way I eat and also finally using my gifts when it comes to the work of my hands. I don’t feel like I have to search for God anymore because I am secure that He is always with me.

I’m very grateful.

6 responses to Birthday

  1. 
    Melita Murphy June 11, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Amen ❤ Happy Birthday, sweet sister of mine. Your light is shining bright!!

    xo, Lita

  2. 
    Pastor Walter June 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Blessings to you on your birthday!!!

  3. 

    You do sound content! It’s true that we never need to search for God anymore–once we’ve found Him. Praise God you have!

  4. 

    Thank you sister ❤

  5. 

    Thank you Pastor Walter!

  6. 

    I always thought I’ve have to search Kathleen, it’s a great feeling to be secure in Him :).

Love.

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