Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thought Filled Thursday!

I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow. ~Elder Sammy Bryant

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday!

~ James 1:2-27 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will fade away even while he goes about his business. Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does. If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 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.~

Monday, April 26, 2010

Giann- Guarding Your Heart

Guarding Your Heart

Okay....My name is Giann and I blog over @ I asked Jen if I could write a post about guarding your heart so, here I am. :)

I came across a way to look at how to guard your heart.* Back in the Old Testament (OT), God's Temple was divided into sections of holiness. You had the "outer court", "the holy place", and the "Holy of Holies". This is a way to look at 'how to guard your heart'.

Lets start off with the "Holy of Holies". This is the area only open for God and your husband. No one else, not even your intimate friends! In her book Set-Apart Femininity, Leslie Ludy says this "The Holy of Holies include such sacred things as sexual expression, sexual touch, .....and the deepest most personal dimensions of the heart and mind........Giving away your physical purity is not just a matter of "crossing the line" but of sharing any part of your sexuality with someone outside of a marriage covenant." So, definitely this something that should not have to be discussed. Unfortunately, this is not so. (I must tell you though, that I am NOT condemning you! I merely want to share what is on my heart.)

Just think about that for a minute. What does that really mean?? Well, it is not merely saying wait until marriage to have "it" but, to to guard your heart and mind from getting emotionally attached to a guy. Sharing your most intimate feelings with him and your physical being. I believe at one point in our lives we will be grateful for doing this.
Please girls, hear me!!! Guard this with your life!!!!!

If you have made mistakes and done this already, don't worry God will forgive you!!!
Now, "the holy place". This area only allows family and intimate friends. Again, Leslie Ludy says this "The holy place includes such sacred things as deeply personal expression (nonsexual), deeply personal touch (nonsexual), dimensions of the heart and mind containing highly sensitive and sacred matters (hurts, vulnerabilities, fears, weaknesses, dreams, desires, longings). She goes on to say that "The holy place should only be entered with an unrelated member of the opposite sex when you are in a serious relationship, led by God, headed toward marriage." This basically explains itself. If you have any questions please leave a comment.

The last one is the "outer court". This is open to friends (guys and girls) and family. Leslie Ludy says this "....the sacred things in its domain still deserve a heightened level of guardedness and special protection. The outer court includes such things as friendly touch, words of specific encouragement, character endorsements, intercessory prayer, friendships with believers, the teaching and discussing of doctrine, and communion." This explains itself, again.......

This is just a thought as you go about the rest of your week! Please feel free to contact me on my blog!!

*Set - Apart Femininity by Leslie Ludy is a great read!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Real or fake purity?

Before I get started on my hearts passion tonight I want to let you know that I'm posting a little early due to the fact that I'm working all day tomorrow and I couldnt go to sleep because God was working so hard on me about this. I just had to share! :)

Here's the truth... we all know how to look good, say the right things and act oh so Holy. The question is... how deep does that "Holiness" go? Of course we are all sinners and of course no one except Christ is perfect, but are you really who you say you are?

Here's a few questions to help you see how real you are...

*Whats your thought life like?

*What do you look at on the internet when you are home alone?

*What do you txt to guys?

*While laying in bed what do you think about?

*What music do you listen to?

*What movies do you watch when you are alone?

Chicks, here's the deal... you can act as if you are totally pure, yet if when you are alone your life proves different than who you say you are then you are living a straight up lie. Truth

I often struggle with this myself. Just being straight up honest with you... Who doesn't like a hot romance scene in a movie? The bad part is there is at least one in just about every movie.

James says a few things about being real...

James 1:26-27 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 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.

(I believe this verse also applies to our thoughts, not only our words.)
James 4:4 You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

James 4:17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.
(Do you know that you shouldn't be watching that movie or listening to that music?)

Girls, one of the biggest things that non Christian have against the church today is that there are so many hypocrites in the church. Are you one of them? *taking mask down* I was... For the longest time I had everyone fooled. I could talk the talk and knew how far I was willing to go physically before I was married, yet I had allowed satan to come in other ways. It took God literally knocking me off of the pedistal that I had put myself on to realize, "Hey, maybe there is more to this than just not having sex until you are married or even just touching a guy...". Trust me.... been there and done that! If i could do anything to save you from that I would. I remember a lady that I highly admire once told me, " Faking purity is like a guy and girl seeing each other naked yet not having sex". You may not be near that far, but when you look at it like that it makes more sense. Atleast it did for me! See, since the couple dadnt actually have "sex" then they still see themselves as pure. They are so far from it though...

1 Corinthians 6:18 says to FLEE sexual immorality!! Does flee mean hang around, but just try to not get to close? Not at all!! RUN!!! If you get anything at all from this blog please realize that purity is not just not having sex.... Purity is all about Loving God and loving Him more than anything else!

I pray for each one of you girls that you seek a level of purity that is umcomprhendable to the world! That you would live your life in such a way that there is no question who you love...they will know that you love God more than anything!!

With earnest care,


P.S. As normal.... WE CARE ABOUT YOU! If there is anything that we can be praying for you about please let us know. If there is anything that you are going through or would just like to talk about please let us know! We always love being here for you girls! Its our passion! =)

Thought Filled Thursday!

So I don't know why, but God placed this song on my heart today when I was thinking of a thought to put out there for y'all. Maybe you are this girl, or maybe you've seen this girl. The question is, what are you gonna do about it?

Does Anybody Hear Her- Casting Crowns

She is running
A hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction
She is trying
But the canyon's ever widening
In the depths of her cold heart
So she sets out on another misadventure just to find
She's another two years older
And she's three more steps behind

Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even knows she's going down today
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that's tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?

She is yearning
For shelter and affection
That she never found at home
She is searching
For a hero to ride in
To ride in and save the day
And in walks her prince charming
And he knows just what to say
Momentary lapse of reason
And she gives herself away


If judgement looms under every steeple
If lofty glances from lofty people
Can't see past her scarlet letter
And we never even met her


He is running
A hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Word-Filled Wednesday!

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 "A Time For Everything"

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Little Challenge...

Okay girls, so I will be honest, I don't have a real topic to post about tonight. But something I've been learning lately is how powerful encouragement and accountability are in our daily lives. So I wanted to encourage you a little, and challenge you at the same time. So tonight I want you to read the following questions, and be honest with yourself in answering them. Are you really making the commitment to purity, or are you still standing on the sidelines?

1) Have I drawn a line in the sand? Have I said to myself "I will not 'go' any further than this?"

2) Have I asked myself what I'm looking for in future husband? Have a made a point to say "I will/will not date a certain kind of guy?"

3) Am I putting modesty into practice? Am I showing respect to myself and others in the way I dress?

These are just a few things we've talked about before, and I want you to ask yourself, are you putting it into practice? I want to encourage you girls, don't put it off until tomorrow to commit to purity, start today! I can guarantee you are not alone! Jen and I are right there with you, and I'm sure many other girls can say that too! Girls, we were never told this would be easy, but we were told this would be worth it. Don't ever forget that! Remember girls, God is with you every step of the way, and he has the absolute best in mind for YOU! I urge you to embark of the wonderful journey of purity, you'll be rewarded. :)

Love, Kat

Friday, April 16, 2010

Where did our fairy tale dreams go??

Right down the drain just to be honest… I keep three year olds a couple times a week and it amazes me to see how big of an imagination they have and how easily they play Prince and Princess. Then within a couple of years (soon after puberty) they will barely even be able to remember their dreams. They will seem impossible and unrealistic. Why is that? It is because in our world women are taught that guys are jerks. They do not know how to respect or love us and that if we want anything in life we have to get it all on our own and in our own power. Is that the way God created it though? I do not believe it is at all… We’ve discussed this some, but what are the roles of the man and woman in the relationship? The man is to love his wife as God loved the church and the woman is to her husband. If we each did these things do you think life would be more like a fairy tell? I believe it would! Life can never be perfect, yet if we lived our lives the way God planned on us doing it would be a whole lot closer to a true fairy tale.

Ephesians 5:22-33 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church for we are members of his body. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

So, what can we do about it? Can we push guys to show true love? What can we do? The truth is we can not change others… we can only change ourselves and the way we treat others. Bummer huh? I think we often miss the fact that if we were to treat guys with respect they might actually do the same thing to us! I remember watching a movie a while back and in the movie a dad didn’t respect his son at all. The son treated his dad the same way though. When someone confronted the son about it he wanted to blame his dad, but the person told him, “How can you judge your dad by his actions yet judge yourself by your intentions?” . The same goes for the way we treat guys… I do totally believe that there are guys that are “jerks”, “players”, or whatever you want to call them, yet I also believe that they are many good guys that we degrade when we classify all guys as bad. Does that make sense? With all that said, what can WE (You and I as girls!) do to change it? We’ve all heard the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”. If we begin treating guys with respect I promise you they would begin doing the same to us… Do you know how our world would turn upside down if that actually began happening?? Of course not every guy will, but the ones who are worth having around will! It kills me how often women want to throw up the fact that their husbands are to love them as God loves the church, yet then they do not submit to their husbands, which is just as much God’s will as for the husband to love his wife! Before I go on though I want to give you some examples of what I mean… We’ve already discussed belittling guys by calling them names, but also just talking about them behind there back. It hurts them just as much as it hurts us to have someone talking about us behind our back. Making low remarks or degrading their attempts to be sweet. Even if it seems to be a sorry attempt, at least they are trying. Also in the clothes you wear… If you do not want a guy to look at you in a lustful way then please do not advertise yourself in such a way to make him want to! I realize that guys are guys and they are going to be drawn to women, but if you could realize how much easier it would be for a guy to respect you and treat you with honor if you dressed different I believe you would be getting rid of any clothes you own that might cause them to stumble. I feel like I’m rambling… but this is something that really means a lot to me. If we cant respect our guy friends or bf at this point then what on earth makes us think that all of the sudden we will be great at it once we get married?

With all that said I want to add one more thing… If the guys in your life are not worth respecting… please for your sake move on and find other guys. If the guys you hang around whether it be just friends or actual boyfriends curse around you often, hit you, or often push you to be physical it is about time to start looking for new friends! It wont be easy, but if you care to ever get back the fairy tale dream you use to have it is a must to get rid of those guys.

I love you girls and I want you to have the Fairy tale that you always dreamed of! :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thought Filled Thursday!

This is my new favorite song!! You guys can share any of your favorite songs!! =)

In Christ alone my hope is found.

He is my light, my strength, my song.

This Cornerstone, this solid ground,

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace;

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease;

My Comforter, my All in All,

Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, who took on flesh,

Fullness of God in helpless babe.

This gift of love and righteousness,

Scorned by the ones He came to save.

‘Til on that cross as Jesus died,

The wrath of God was satisfied.

For every sin on Him was laid,

Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay.

Light of the world by darkness slain.

Then bursting forth in glorious Day,

Up from the grave He rose again.

And as He stands in victory,

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me.

For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand.

All other ground is sinking sand.

All other ground is sinking sand.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand.

All other ground is sinking sand.

All other ground is sinking sand.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,

This is the power of Christ in me.

From life’s first cry to final breath,

Jesus commands my destiny.

No power of hell, no scheme of man,

Can ever pluck me from His hand.

‘Til He returns or calls me home,

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Equality or Submission?

Ephesians 5 spells things out pretty clearly (v. 22-24). Wives should submit to their husbands. Their husbands should be the head of the family. But what do we see in this day and age? "All people are created equal." Women's rights are advocated around every corner (it is also a large argument for pro-choice groups). We also see women bossing their husbands around, and men in turn, shirking their duties to be lazy. We as Americans have honestly taken women's rights too far. We have taken the average women and told her- not that she is an equal to everyone else- but that she is better than other people. We have put guys down, telling them that if the have the least bit of superiority over a girl that they are in the wrong. And the result? Guys in general are lazy and will not take a stand for anything. I mean, why should they if everyone is just going to shut them up? Well it's time the tables were turned. During this post I'd like to dissect Ephesians 5:22-24. I would like to discuss submission, a topic that is forbidden among women now-a-days.

"Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything." -Eph 5:22-24

First off, the Bible commands us to submit. But what does that mean? Well it doesn't mean that you get no say in the family matters. It also doesn't mean that the husband has to do all the work in the family. This isn't an excuse for wives to bow out of participation in their family. But it does mean that everyone in the family answers to the husband/father. Everyone in the family knows that when he says no, he means no.

But the passage goes on to say that the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is to the church. 1 Corinthians 12: 22-25 "On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other." You see? Every part is needed and important to the body of a family. Just because the husband is the head doesn't mean the wife is pushed out of the family for good.

But you see, this where we've gone wrong. Women have always been told they either step up and take the reins, or they'll get no say at all. That is not what I'm advocating here today. I'm merely asking you to take this into consideration, if wives refuse to be the head, what will happen to the guy population? They'll either have to step up or step out. They will be forced to take responsibility for their family. So girls, in obeying the Bible, we are also encouraging the guys to obey. In obeying the Bible, we are putting the family back where God wants it. So wives, I urge you, submit to your husbands.

What does this look like for those of you who, like me, are not married yet? Well we can practice submission everyday. We can submit to our parents, we can submit to those in authority over us. In doing so we are practicing for how we'll treat our future husbands. We can also stop belittling guys. We need to be more encouraging to them, let them know that we believe in them and know that they can step up and be the leader they were called to be!

Love, Kat

Friday, April 9, 2010

Why should we get married?

So this will be more like a series and continue over a few weeks. There are a few reasons that I've come up with that God says we should get married for and then there are some reasons that the world tells us that God's word disagrees with! Tonights reason would be the one that the world tells us.... "Because you are in love!"!

First off, the world tells us to get married because we are, “In love”. Is there such a thing as, “In love”? When I first began thinking about this my first response was, Of course! I mean I’ve heard it so many times and it seems to work. Well, some of the time... Did you know that 50% of the average married population is divorced. That doesn’t seem like it is working all that great…. Then I began thinking… if you are, “In love” then how easy is it to get, “Out of love”. Get where I’m going? We each want to feel loved and have all of those great feelings running through us, yet how long will those last? The Bible says that beauty is fleeting. That means that it goes away! Will a man who married a woman just for her looks fall “Out of love” as soon as she begins looking a little less attractive than she did when he married her? By the world’s standards of love he will… What about the girls. She marries a man who makes her feel safe, can hold her tight, will listen to her for hours on end, but then he becomes ill. I’m not talking about once he is 80 or older. What if he becomes ill at age 30. How easy would it be for her to, “Fall out” of love? Again, by the world’s standards very easy… We’ve all have heard the verse, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrong doing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all thing, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7″. That is God’s view of love guys. We pick and choose which of these we do. We do all of them at different times, yet there are still those few that in the back of our mind when things come up that we need to use them we say, “Well God knows I’m not perfect and this just isn’t my strong place. It will be ok.”. That is if we actually take the time to think about it. God never once said just obey the ones that are easy…. He said show love and then he wrote out as plain as day what true love was! Back to our discussion of dating though… Are you looking to, “Fall in love” and then get married? I propose to you that you seek the face of God and find out what true love is all about and then once you have just a glimpse of it (I honestly believe that we can not fully comprehend the love of God!) see who God leads you to. Yes, there does need to be some physical attraction and an emotional connection, but if you allow God to lead you to the correct person not only will there be those things…there will be SO much more!!

I want to leave you with a quote and I can’t remember who said it, but it is so true!

“God never once said marry who you love, but He said over and over to love who you married!” ~ Anonymous

Just following Him,

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thought Filled Thursday!

~ When someone you love becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure! ~

Is it just me or does it seem that everyone has been dying lately? I've lost extremely close friends. Seen many people loose parents, friends, spouses, and just mere acquaintances. I read people's blogs and I see how it is not only me. I joke with mom about how it makes you want to get a life insurance plan, but the truth is it makes me more determined to share the love of God with our lost and dying world!!! This is not a normal subject that we discuss, but death is real... we each have a time to die. As hard as it is to hear it's the truth. The awesome part about it is that we do not have to fear death!! I've realized this more and more lately. I have friends who are not saved and they do not totally understand the prayer thing, but they will txt me and ask me to "pray" basically comfort them when they or a close friend of theirs is close to death. My heart breaks for them... They have no hope!

Normally on thought filled Thursday we just share a quote or lyrics and that's it, but i feel led to go a little deeper today... If you were to die today where would you go, Heaven or hell? Have you ever thought about it? Do you have a fear of death? John 3:16, which almost everyone knows, says, "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that who so ever believeth in his should not perish, but have everlasting life.". This is good news guys! The Bible tells us that because we have sinned, messed up, and basically are just not good enough to get to Heaven (Romans 3:23) we have to be punished. What might that punishment be you ask? Eternal separation from God... hell. Here is the good part though... God loved you SO much that He was willing to send His one and only son down from Heaven to die a terrible death for you! Yes... you! He did it all for you! Before we go on though you have to realize that He didn’t stay dead. Three days later He came back to life! We do not serve a nice God who is dead now, but died doing a really nice thing. We serve a living God who overcame death!!! You may wonder what the big deal was.... I mean how can one person save all of human kind, anyone who trust in Him? The thing is He was perfect. He lived life, faced the same things you and I do, yet He never once sinned! How cool is that? So, because of what Jesus did you have a way to Heaven! All you have to do is realize that you are a sinner and basically be willing to admit that you have messed up. Then believe that Jesus is who He says He is. That He lived a perfect life and died on the cross for you (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)! What happens then (This is my favorite part!! :))? The Bible tells us that we become His child! John 1:12 says, "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.". I love that! Unlike some parents though He promises to never leave you... period! Hebrews 13:5 says, "I will never leave you now forsake you.". I absolutely adore that promise!

So, why do I tell you all this? I'm sure many of you could have said it better than me... yet God led me to share this tonight. We are never promised another breath... I ask you again... If you were to die today, where would you go? If you have any questions that you rather not post as a comment feel free to e-mail me! This is my passion and I love each one of you! It is the desire of my heart that not one person may perish... I pray that each one of you has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Word-Filled Wednesday!

Psalm 91:1 "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." Take rest in the God's shelter today!

Love, Kat

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lost in God...

There's a popular saying, I think we've even used it on here before. It goes something like "A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man has to seek him to find her." Something about those words have weighed heavily on my heart tonight. I know we've discussed focusing on God rather than guys many times, but I wonder if we've really let it sink in. Several times my youth group has discussed the cost of being a disciple. Luke 14:25-27 says it like this, "Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 'If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.'" Now this is not talking about literal hatred, after all the Bible preaches against hate and tells us to love right? This passage simply means that our love for God should be so passionate, so deep, that when compared with our love for life, the love for life looks like hatred. We should love God so much, that the most prized earthly things (family, friends, life) won't hold him back from God's will. This easily translates to purity. Our love for God should be so deep that compared to our longing for a future husband, it comes out far more important. You know there are woman who have given up their fairy tale dreams to serve God? He is there first and only love. Could you do that? There's a song by According to John that beautifully depicts a love like this. I encourage you to read these words, let them sink in. How does your love for God compare?

What a beautiful smile
A radiant girl
Fell in love first time I saw her
She stays on my mind
Id give anything
To know everything about her

Theres light in her eyes
And I know its all for him
She carries on and on
Like he was her best friend

Shes in love (echo)
Its not hard to see
But I would like to believe it was with me
Someone got a hold of her heart
And he wont let go
And I know Shes in love

She looks to the sky
When she talks about him
She believes he hung the moon
Said he had to go away
She waits for his return
Says hes coming for her soon

How can this be fair?
This guy can walk on water
Dont guess Ive got a prayer
Hes written love letters - to reach her

She worships the ground he walks on
She just smiles when she says his name
Its a match made in heaven
I cant compete with the King of Kings

Love, Kat

Friday, April 2, 2010

Going agianst the grain once again...

So we have all read the verse that talks about how you are not supposed to be unequally yoked with someone, right? This verse is used time and time again. It is a great verse, but I truly believe that our culture has weakened it to a, “Do not date a non Christian” statement. Does it mean that we should not date an unbeliever? You better believe it! Is that all it means though? I believe that it means wayyyyyyy more than just that. Now before I even begin I want to make the disclaimer that I know without a doubt that this post will not only step on some toes… it will stomp on some. Feel free to share your view in a comment! Please just realize that I have done much research in God’s word and prayed for a long time about this and this is the way I see it. Cool? I hope so!

What does, “Unequal” mean? Webster’s meaning for it is, “not of the same measurement”. Please do not get me wrong… it is definitely important that you do not marry an non Christian, yet what about someone who professes to be a Christian, yet doesn’t act like one or is spiritually less immature than you? Unequal to me can also mean that you may have a little bit of the same thing, yet one person has more than the other. Make sense? Also, the fact that they say they are Christians, yet do not live a life that proves it may show that they are not true believers. By no means what so ever am I judging someone else’s salvation. I’m just following God’s word. Matthew 7:21 says, “Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”. Also, God’s word talks about how you can tell a person by their fruits. What are their, “fruits”? The words they say, the things they do, the choices they make, the way they treat people, etc. The honest truth is that if you like a guy you will automatically make excuses for him. God’s word makes it plain and simple. You can continue to make excuses, but in the long run that will do you no good. It once again (as all the other against culture truths) all comes down to… who do you value more? God or your boy friend? I wish so many times that I could step into some girls lives and show you what your life could be like if you left the world behind and ran to God! Girls… IT IS WORTH IT!!!! It may take your being single until you find a guy worth your time, but that is not a bad thing! Want to here how come? First off, it gives you time to grow closer to God! Secondly, you do not give your heart to someone who isn’t worth it. Also, it shows that you love God and puts what He thinks above what the world thinks!

Finally… I want to mention one thing that we may discuss in more depth later on. That is the fact of dating with the purpose of marriage. Everyone has different opinions, but here is mine. Dating is meant to be used for finding a husband. Period. If you are dating a guy just for the heck of it and continue to make the disclaimer that you aren’t going to marry him, that you are just dating him then you are setting yourself up for heart break! Our culture says it’s ok to go from guy to guy. Get together, break up, get together, break up… and so on with this furious cycle. Do you know what that’s preparing you for once you get older? Divorce! Think about it…. You will not know how to stay in a committed relationship! I whole heartedly believe that if you are too young to be looking for a future spouse then you are also to young to be dating.

With love,


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thought Filled Thursday!

~ The world takes us to the silver screen where flickering images of passion and romance play, and while we watch, the world says,"This is love." God takes us to a tree where a battered and bloody man hangs, and while we watch, God says,"THIS is love." Joshua Harris~