We often ask, “How are you?” We may even sound sincere.
The problem is our listening skills. We sometimes never hear.
We’re so much in a hurry. We think we’re being nice,
But if it meant you’d help someone, five minutes would suffice.

It doesn’t take that long to ask if things are going well.
They may be really suffering – going through their private hell.
It’s up to us to give them hope – a friend to lean upon.
Someone to tell them they are loved, by God’s own precious Son.

So when you ask “how are you?” prepare to stay a while
And don’t forget to listen and greet them with a smile.
Your love and understanding will go the extra mile
So show you really care for them. Through every single trial.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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7 Responses to DO WE REALLY CARE?

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    This is so beautiful, Kathy. And so right. I want time to sit and listen. To share and empathize-provide support and prayers. Those are the connections I long for these days. In the midst of my Dad’s health, my grandgirl possibly coming early next week in Alaska (she likes being upside down in Mommy), my trials with technology and the little book, my home projects, volunteering….through it ALL my Savior sits with me every morning, multiple times a day, and each evening to listen and hug me. I hear his simple words, “I have you.” Isn’t it a miracle? He speaks through you with your words and in Paul’s art. It’s such a peace. Love and hugs to you. 🤍

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    • says:

      You are too kind. Paul and I are glad to share our love of the Lord by using the gifts He’s given us. We’re merely his instruments and pray that we can glorify him this way. It’s so nice to be complimented too. Thanks for your constant encouragement.

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  2. davidkitz says:

    Great poem! Great painting! What a team!

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  3. Lifetime Chicago says:

    Thanks for reminding me…..I get into my head…not in a bad way but my goal is to take more time really listening to others and responding. Beautiful painting!

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    • says:

      Thank you for your kind words. I used to teach interactive communication and it blows my mind how many people don’t really listen.


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