thoughts by Katherine Kehler

What My Dad did Right

What My Dad did Right

“Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you” Deuteronomy 5:16 During my teen years, I tended to focus on what I thought my dad did wrong. Now that I have raised my own…

Heart Fully Committed to Him

Heart Fully Committed to Him

“The Lord’s eyes range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.”  2 Chronicles 16:9 Do you want to be a revolutionary for Christ? Do you know how to be one? When people are talking about committed service for Christ they often use phrases like, “Go for it” and “Sold…

Guiltless

Guiltless

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1 I purchased an expensive picture for our bedroom. I had been looking for one since we moved into the house and I had finally found the perfect one. At least, so I thought at the time of the purchase. There…

Samson’s Mother

Samson’s Mother

“Then one day the Angel of the Lord appeared to the wife of Manoah. . .” Judges 13:2 We have heard sermons about Samson, and we have watched movies about Samson and Delilah, but I don’t recall ever hearing anyone teach or speak about Samson’s mother. The Bible doesn’t even mention her name — only…

Asking Specifically

Asking Specifically

“For God is at work within you, helping you want to obey Him. And then helping you do what He wants” Philippians 2:13 The day I found this promise in the Bible I was very excited. I was beginning to understand that I didn’t have to change myself. God would change me and this verse…

Are We Thankful for God’s Miracles?

Are We Thankful for God’s Miracles?

Are we rationalizing away God’s miracles? Or are we thanking God for all He has done and is doing for you?  “One of them came back to Jesus, shouting, ‘Glory to God, I’m healed!’ He fell flat on the ground in front of Jesus, face downward in the dust, thanking Him for what He had…

Anguish of the Soul

Anguish of the Soul

“And He [Jesus] said to them, ‘My soul is very sorrowful, even to death’” Mark 14:34 Jesus and His disciples went to a place called Gethsemane to pray. He was well aware of the rejection, torture, and crucifixion that awaited him. He became greatly distressed and troubled and said to His disciples, “My soul is…