God gives us some good advice in James 1:3 & 4. He tells us to hang in there – to hold on to our beliefs – to trust in His wisdom. It isn’t always easy to do that, especially when our lives our packed with tough times. More often than not, we can feel defeated before we even start to move forward.

Don’t let outside influences affect your walk each day. Be confident that God has a plan and He is making it happen on His timeline. Trust in your own good judgment and with His help don’t give up on your goals. He has instilled those goals in you. He knows what you need even before you do and He’s the one who will help you fulfill the desire of your heart if He thinks it’s good for you.

When we’re young we listen to our parents’ advice because we trust them. When God tells us something, we can have faith that He is going to make good on His Word. He is the perfect Father.

Here is your Tuesday pep talk. You can do all kinds of amazing things when you have God with you. You are an important member of His family. He loves you so much that He sent His own flesh and blood to suffer and die on our behalf. He then rose from the clutches of death and went back to heaven to get our spot ready for us. He’s also going to make sure we’re ready for that place by refining us. Refining requires going into the fire at times. Life isn’t perfect. We’re going to have difficulties. There’s even a plan for all the junk we encounter. All our cares, worries and losses are designed to temper us into pure gold. God will be with us in every struggle – carrying us when times get too hard to endure. Don’t despair – don’t lose faith – never give up and trust in God.



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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5 Responses to DON’T GIVE UP

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    Sweet Kathy, I needed this Tuesday pep talk! The weather is being erratic, as usual, and my back and neck are painful. I know that my pain is not as bad as what others have! Dad just told me that the doctor thinks his eye degeneration can only be “fixed” with cornea transplants. It’s too progressed for shots. Now his good eye, or the one he thought was his good eye, is actually worse. We are not promised an easy life. We will have struggles. And as you so beautifully-stated, God is with us through every step! Through it all we can count our blessings in HIM! Lord, you know our struggles. And you’ve seen us through so much. May we hang on to faith as we continue to stay in your will–through the good, the bad,…there’s hope! I love you, Kathy!

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    • says:

      Thanks for the update on your dad. Paul has macular degeneration in one eye and was getting shots for a couple years. When the pandemic hit, he just stopped going in for them and his vision hasn’t changed any. Today he had to go back to the ER because the catheter he’s had in for almost a month isn’t working. I’m afraid that he’s losing too much blood. His blood pressure is down and he’s fighting hard to live. I write words of encouragement but fear I don’t always heed them myself.

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