Do you ever feel like you’re drowning – not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually? There are days when I wonder if I’ll ever be able to accomplish a given task.  I fear I’ll never have the strength or energy I did even ten years ago.  There are days when I can get a lot done and other days when I feel totally useless.

I come from a long line of strong women.  They all possessed a pioneer spirit – were willing to work hard and make sacrifices.  They lived long lives, filled with trials and adversities, but always came out like tempered steel.  I often feel more like a wimpy piece of aluminum foil.

So where did those women derive their strength – their persistence – their fortitude?  My own mother was a God-fearing woman who suffered through betrayal, chronic persistent pain, struggled to make ends meet, loved her husband until her death and never gave up.  I would hope that some of that stuff has rubbed off on me.

When I feel that way, I know it’s just another of the devil’s tricks to get me in his clutches.  He can turn any situation to his purpose.  We therefore have to be on guard at every moment.

Jesus told His followers that worry gets you nowhere.  When he talked of the lilies of the field in all their glory, He was demonstrating how God cares for every part of His creation.  If He clothes those flowers with delicate beauty and nourishes them, how much more will He care for us.

So, on those days when I need to be rescued from the rushing water of anxiety, restlessness and trouble, I must turn to the rock of my salvation and just shut up.



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 GET OVER IT!

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    Kathy, my Mom and I just had this conversation 30 minutes ago. She asked me where I get my strength despite my back and neck and such,…I said, “Momma, God does not want us wasting his precious creation, US, on worry…that’s given the hand to the Devil!” Yes, as humans, we will worry. Kathy, you are strong. When I found you I knew you were the example I longed to be as I grow older. There are days I feel like aluminum foil. How could I be afflicted with such challenges so young? And God tells me to be quiet. My friend found out her two youngest, ages 9 and 10 (only 13 months apart) have a life-limiting disease. It begins in the mitochondria. By their 20’s they will lose neurological functioning, most movement, and have dementia more than likely. We are all stunned. There are no words but “We love you and will help in any way!” She wants to have hope and believes! So now, for 10 years, her faith will be tested daily. Lord, give her strength. Lord, give Kathy and Paul, my Mom and I,…everyone who believes, strength. For we know that it is all in your hands. If I don’t accomplish what I want today, may my love and faith in you be what is my bedrock in all I do. For that is all that matters. I love you dear Kathy and am so thankful for you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻💕💕

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    • says:

      Your words touched my heart this morning. Feeling a little melancholy in spite of the fact that life is slowly returning to normal. God is still good through all of it. I am often weak and self-abasing, Must come from a life of feeling inadequate. I don’t consider myself any kind of role model, but I thank you for your confidence in me. Love you, sweet Karla.

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  2. “So, on those days when I need to be rescued from the rushing water of anxiety, restlessness and trouble, I must turn to the rock of my salvation and just shut up.”

    LOL! This was beautiful, Kathy. I’m laughing because I’ve gone and lost my voice so I can’t go to work. I really have no other option but to shut up! I like that 23 Psalm, He “maketh us” lay down in green pastures. Maketh. Resting and abiding in Him is not optional, it’s a mandate 🙂

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