rambling child of God…

March 24, 2019

weekend homebody…

Last week was rather stressful at work. By Friday I was so exhausted. There is just so much on my mind about work these days, but that is a story for a different day.

So Friday night after getting home and getting dinner together, etc… I just sat on the couch and watched tv. Some Food Network and then into the rest of Mr. Robot, season one. (It’s a show I just learned about  maybe 3 months ago and it’s REALLY good!)

Saturday morning I knew what I wanted to do this weekend. I wanted to get some stuff DONE. Totally clean the kitchen and living room…rearrange the downstairs bedroom (which will be done as soon as I post this blog), go shopping, cook some food for my husband to have during the week, you know, the homebody kind of stuff. As crazy as it sounds, that is a way to relax for me. It gets my mind off of work and gets me focused on something productive.

So, it’s early afternoon on Sunday as I type this entry out. I have a new class starting tomorrow, my 17 year old is already making plans with her friends to move to a different state sometime after graduation, my husband has been home for 5 days after having been in the hospital for 8 1/2 days, my older daughter is booking a trip far away this summer and she will be traveling alone, we are adapting to my husband’s new required diet restrictions (pretty much no salt and lower potassium intake), there is still work stuff, and we are still considering a move back west at some point after previously mentioned 17 year old graduates. Do I have a lot on my mind? Yeah. And this is not a comprehensive list of stressors in my life. LOL

I am glad that I actually had a few moments to sit and write. It has been a very long time. So much I could write about regarding that time, but I won’t. At least not now. Not sure how I would put it all into words. Not sure I really can at this point. Just glad things are improved now.

The downstairs bedroom is calling my name. It needs some organization. Then, my youngest will be making homemade marinara (low sodium for her father) and chicken parm for dinner. Yum! I love that she loves to cook. My oldest girl hates to cook. I think another couple episodes of Mr. Robot are on the agenda for later. I want to get through the first three seasons before season 4, and final, season starts! And my dear hubby needs some TLC. For some reason his arthritis has been raging for the last couple days. Of course, it could be a side affect of the Humira he takes. We’re not sure. Anyway…

Until later…




July 31, 2015


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I almost left. They ran my teacher friend out of our church and I was mad. Beyond mad. But I stayed at my church because of my family friend.

Then that same family friend had to move away. I almost left the church again. I didn’t think I had reason to stay. Who were my real friends there? I wasn’t sure. But my husband and I were serving in the church and I felt we should probably stay.

And…turns out I did have real friends…two really good ones in fact…there at church. So for the second time I stayed.

So beyond glad that I did!

But this time…I would leave. Because of the strangeness happening I would have to. If my family wasn’t moving away I would be outta there.

I love my friends so very much. It’s hard enough that I won’t get to see them regularly. But if I was staying in town I’d be leaving.

There are just some things that are inexcusable. Trust and integrity…yep…that’s gone. (thank you friend for that observation)

It pains me to see my dear friends hurting so much. It is hard to witness such deception. It’s no wonder my friend is having such a hard time.

And it’s beyond sad to see the church I have called my home church for nearly 10 years seemingly headed down the drain.

Nope. I wouldn’t be able to stay.

That’s what I’m thinking.


November 14, 2014

Jesus Freak…

Filed under: Uncategorized — kim @ 9:03 pm

[[[This blog was merged from another blog that I had attempted to start]]] I had a hard time deciding which song with which to start this blog. The idea for this blog has been marinating in my brain for quite a while.

My “Rockin’ Worship” page over on Facebook just doesn’t seem to be all that I thought it could be. So here I am…sharing songs I love and some of my words to go with it.

Do people really want to read what I have to say? Honestly, I don’t know. My hope is that maybe someone out there just may be able to relate to what I’m saying and think, “I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way/thinks that.” Sometimes it’s just nice to know that you’re not the only one with those thoughts and ideas in your head! Let’s get some dialog going! Feel free to leave comments.

So why the song “Jesus Freak” by dc Talk?

As long as I can remember, or at least since junior high, I have worried about what people have thought about me. These days, deep down, I know that what others think is 1) not my concern and 2) not what I need to focus on. Over the years my dear husband has reminded me of the same thing many times! I need to keep my focus on the only One who’s opinion of me actually matters. But I’m human. And as many like me still do…I worry – even if just a little bit…or a lot on occasion.

Many can relate to how that plays into our lives when we become Christians…we choose to live a life serving Jesus Christ! We think, “What will people think?” Or more accurately, the enemy bombards us with thoughts that our friends and family will think we’re crazy Jesus freaks.

What will people think?
What will people do when they find that it’s true
I don’t really care what else can I say?
There ain’t no disguising the truth
Jesus is the way

So basically…and very respectfully…we must just brush off any negativity we get from others. It may be a friend. It may be a family member. But we still have to be bold in our beliefs…gentle in our sharing. And whatever we do…don’t believe the lies of the enemy! It is pretty unlikely(in most situations) that your friends and relatives will turn away from you…or me.

Praying for boldness for us all!


November 10, 2014

God is good…

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It’s been a weekend full of many emotions and experiences.
The joy of seeing family.
The sadness of saying goodbye to a loved one.
The realization of darkness taking hold.
The relief of not being caught up in those chains.
The fear that they may never be released.
Worse yet…they may never want to be.
The worry of illness.
The joy in physical healing…with the help of doctors.
Children growing up together.
Relationships being built.
Shoulders to cry on.
Arms to hold each other up.

The best thing this weekend…

The awesome and beautiful reminder the not only does Jesus love me/us…He is always with us no matter where we are on this road of life.

As a dear friend said this weekend…”It’s not just a trite saying…God is good all the time. ” That’s the truth. I will stake my life on it as well.


November 1, 2014


Filed under: Uncategorized — kim @ 10:10 am

Im looking forward to the cleansing rain
I wish it would just wash away
This filthy sin
Of selfishness

I know He is here with me
And helped me to be free
But something has
Me believing the enemy

Entitled to
Nothing more than punishment
To act otherwise is foolishness
Help me, Lord to get rid of my selfishness

I’m no better than they


September 26, 2014

you will never walk alone…

Filed under: Uncategorized — kim @ 6:14 am

I think the lyrics to this song speak volumes. That is all for now. Take a listen.

“You Will Never Walk Alone”

Along life’s road
There will be sunshine and rain
Roses and thorns, laughter and pain
And ‘cross the miles
You will face mountains so steep
Deserts so long and valleys so deep
Sometimes the Journey’s gentle
Sometimes the cold winds blow
But I want you to remember
I want you to know

You will never walk alone
As long as you have faith
Jesus will be right beside you all the way
You may feel you’re far from home
But home is where He is
And He’ll be there down every road
You will never walk alone

The path will wind
And you will find wonders and fears
Labors of love and a few falling tears
Across the years
There will be some twists and turns
Mistakes to make and lessons to learn
Sometimes the journey’s gentle
Sometimes the cold winds blow
But I want you to remember where ever you may go

[Repeat Chorus]

Jesus knows your joy, Jesus knows your need
He will go the distance with you faithfully


September 21, 2014

just sayin…

Filed under: Uncategorized — kim @ 7:55 pm


Sometimes you hear things about people you know. You wish you could un-hear them.

Sometimes a distance between two people is there. For true friends it’s okay. They can pick it up right where they left off. And I know one day we will.

Enjoying new and growing friendships is a gift from God. I am so thankful for them.

Loving and taking care of my family is what the Lord wants me to do. It’s what I love doing. Thank you, God, for the privilege.

Sometimes stuff just goes round and round in my mind. I have to “write it down. ” Lol.

Lately I have been reminded on so many levels that God is in total control. He’s got us in his hands.

A sweet friend told me recently that our lives reminded her of an artist making a mosaic tile piece. God is the artist. He breaks the pieces of glass and tile and places them where they should go to make the perfect piece of art. In other words…He breaks us. He puts the pieces of our lives in their proper place…the places that He chooses. We don’t have a say in the matter. But when the piece is complete, we see that all of the broken pieces of glass now make beautiful artwork. All of it works together for good.

Just rambling…I’m just sayin’.


August 24, 2014

more of you…

Filed under: Uncategorized — kim @ 6:17 pm

At church this morning the subject of the sermon was temptation. I know at first glance that topic doesn’t seem to match the song “More of You.” Well…it did to me.

Essentially the passage we covered (Matt. 3:13 – 4:4) talks about how the devil tried to tempt Jesus in every way possible in those 40 days in the wilderness. The message is this – Jesus recognized that there is more to living than simply meeting our physical needs. There is a spiritual dimension to our lives. So…no matter how the enemy tries to tempt us…tries to get us to give into our flesh…we have a holy God that we can depend on to satisfy us.

Again, I understand our this topic doesn’t seem to mesh with the song…Let me put it another way.

Sometimes we give in to our temptations. It could be a food we should avoid, it could be putting off chores that need to get done, it could be anything…even the temptation to focus on ourselves instead of God. Right? We’ve all been there!

The temptation to focus on self instead of God or others is so common. We’re born selfish! We come into the world wanting to be cuddled, fed, loved. We want what we want. However, as adults and mature Christians we should be moving away from that. I struggle. I have to admit that. But I know that this life is not all about me.

So when I find myself thinking about what I didn’t get exactly when I wanted it…I just have to tell God, “Lord, please give me more of You and less of me. Make me who I’m meant to be.”


April 8, 2014


Filed under: Uncategorized — kim @ 9:41 am

Even spiritual

My friend…
It is not
Nor his
Or hers

It is there
As a thorn
On a rose

He is here
To pluck the thorn


April 6, 2013

Poetry #6

Filed under: Uncategorized — kim @ 10:27 pm
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Assignment to write
Ideas elude me

I want to keep up
With the others

There’s no flow

My thoughts today
Not bright

I will pray
Will come to me



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