When I wrote my memoir several years ago, I was in my 60s and thoughts of retirement were not yet in the picture. They still aren’t. I have survived eight decades and am eagerly moving into the next one. Yesterday was my birthday and I celebrated along with fathers all over the place who were being honored as dads. I am truly blessed to have a wonderful family and loyal friends. They have been the source of my joy for most of my life. I guess I’m still not retired, but I sure enjoy being able to take an hour nap when I feel like it. I enjoy the work I’ve been chosen to do. I continue to write, focus on the things that are important to me and treasure the love of Christ in my life.

Getting older doesn’t have to be a death sentence. When we give up, it becomes one. As long as I’m able, I will continue to work and I’m confident that God will bless what I do. I told my children that they can now consider me a wise old woman. They replied that I was already wise. That made my day. I’m still a wise guy.

Thank you, Lord for another year of life. Thank you for using me to share your love with others. Thank you for showering me with so many treasures without measure. Thank you for giving me all I need to get through life. Thank you for your Son, Jesus. Thanks for taking away my sins. Thank you for releasing the burden of worry from my shoulders and carrying the load yourself. Thank you, thank you, thank you, God. Amen!



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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  1. Myrna Migala says:

    Happy, happy Birthday to you ♫
    You do look lovely in pink! My 82nd was last month!

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  2. ken riddles says:

    Many Happy returns of your birthday – may you continue to be the blessing you are for many years to come. 👍🌷🙏🏼 (Like the hat)


  3. Adelheid says:

    Belated happy birthday, Kathy! More strength and love. More words to share with us. 🥰🥰🥰 God bless you more!

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  4. Salvageable says:

    Happy Birthday, and blessings upon the next twelve months. J.


  5. Happy Day After Your Birthday, Kathy! You have a beautiful smile. ❤

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  6. K.L. Hale says:

    Happy birthday to one of my favorite women in the world! I’m sending this to my family! Oh, how I love you and am so thankful you’re in my life. So is everyone else here. The picture of you is just darling. I want to hug you so badly. Today is the best day I’ve had since May 11th. And seeing you just made it better! God bless you and the testimony you are. I love hanging out with wise guys! ❤️💛💕😘🤗💙💚

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    • says:

      I would so love to give you a hug too. And I’m delighted that you like hanging out with wise guys. So happy you’re doing better. Are you still doing chemo? I know the effects can often be more difficult than the illness they treat, but I know you’re strong, a fighter and a blessed child of God. Always hang on to him and don’t be afraid to ask for miracles. He’s really good at providing them. Love you Karla and thanks for the lovely birthday greetings.

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      • K.L. Hale says:

        Kathy, I’m on break day #3. After my first treatment, 14 days, I thought I’d be ready to go. Nope. Fatigue is real. Nausea too. BUT for God. All my alarms are off on my phone~eat a snack, drink more water, take nausea medicine, move, take first chemo, snack, eat, take 2nd chemo~you get the idea. It’s very complicated. I’m so thankful that God has me organized. I’ll begin again Friday, July 1st. It’s 14 on, 14 off. I’ll use EVERYTHING in my spiritual arsenal that God provides to keep fighting. The effects can be strange~even tastes and weird pains. God has me! I love you dearly and I do pray for miracles. 💛💙🤗🙏🏻

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  7. Blessings to you Kathy. Your life continues to share a wonderful legacy with others, who appreciate your timely wisdom (it never grows old).

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  8. SLIMJIM says:

    God bless you with your online ministry

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