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Thursday, June 15, 2017


  1. the quality or state of being unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one's abilities.

    "with typical modesty he insisted on sharing the credit with others"

    synonyms:self-effacement, humility, unpretentiousness; More
    • the quality of being relatively moderate, limited, or small in amount, rate, or level.

      "the modesty of his political aspirations"

      synonyms:limited scope, moderation
      "the modesty of his aspirations"
    • behavior, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency.
      plural noun: modesties

      "modesty forbade her to undress in front of so many people"

      synonyms:unpretentiousness, simplicity, plainness
      "the modesty of his home"

Just a reminder.
In His Love ~ Kim
"With Jesus in Her Heart, and Coffee in Her Cup" 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Count It All Joy

"Every day is a good day, but some are better than others." ~ We met an elderly gentleman recently and made a connection with him immediately. We discussed life ~ marriage, business, kids, Bible. We dined together, had coffee together, and sat and watched the ocean together. "Can you ever get over that view?" he'd ask. I told him never. Every day it took my breath away. The waves of life may come and go. He recently lost his wife of 58 years. He spoke of her with great love and adoration. Today I was thinking of people in the midst of life. The beautiful and the messy, the peaks and the lows and I remembered his words again. "Every day is a good day, but some are better than others." ~ I pray that I can see the gift in each day as he did and my question today was this: Life ~ are you trudging through or dancing through? Count it all joy. 

In His Love ~ Kim

"With Jesus in Her Heart, and Coffee in Her Cup" 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Back Road Trippin' ~

My husband and I were able to take a road trip this last ten days.  We put over 4,000 miles on our rig and had so much fun seeing the country together.  We spent many hours watching bison and trying our best to photograph them. Can't wait for another trip ~ feel so blessed and fortunate for the sights we saw, and the time together.

In His Love ~ Kim
"With Jesus in Her Heart, and Coffee in Her Cup" 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Smile! Jesus Loves You!

Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart

Psalm 126:2-3 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.

Job 9:27 If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint,I will change my expression, and smile,’
Being a believer means that we should possess that content joy that the world doesn't have.  Will life be easy? No.  Will we always "feel" happy? No. But put a smile on your face! Joy is a fruit of the spirit that we are to possess, and that is something that comes from Him, not our circumstances.
Our good friend, George always says that he wants to tell people "So, you're a Christian? Why don't you tell your face?". Always makes us laugh, but it's so true. When you are unkind or stand~offish, or won't speak to others around you, even other believers, you have no light to shine.  Always smile and act like the woman of kindness and grace that we are instructed to be. None of us are perfect, or always have a good day, but we can always greet each other with a smile and a "Hello" ~ it really isn't that difficult.  
Remember who you are in Christ and what He has done for you. That gives us the biggest reason in the world to smile and be kind to everyone around us. 
In His Love ~ Kim
"With Jesus in Her Heart, and Coffee in Her Cup" 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

After The Storm

We haven't had a very snowy winter, and have had bare ground, until yesterday.  We got 2-4 inches of snow.  This morning the blue skies looked pretty stunning in contrast to the white!  By noontime the sun had melted all the snow off the trees.  Amazing how much warmer the days are already getting.   As it melted, it sparkled like diamonds.  Quite a beautiful day!

Loved the look of the clouds above the mountains and the fog lifting out of the valley in this picture. 

In His Love ~ Kim
"With Jesus in Her Heart, and Coffee in Her Cup" 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Living a Legacy for Christ

My maternal Grandmother ~ Grandma Stacy, was probably one of the biggest influences in nurturing my faith and my walk with Jesus.  She did not have an easy life, but she was always "real", positive, and loved Jesus and shared her love for Him and what He had done in her life with everyone she could.
When I was 8 she brought me to her Vacation Bible School with her.  It is there that I was led to Christ by her pastor.
Grandma Stacy has since gone on to be with the Lord.  I miss her daily.  I miss picking up the phone to chat. She always answered with such a melodious hello and ended with the same melodious goodbye.  I can see her sitting in her chair listening to her Christian music with her eyes closed like she was picturing heaven, and her hand and foot tapping to the tune.
On Sunday, her Pastor and his wife visited our church.  I was able to bring the tiny Bible that I was given by him that day I asked Jesus into my heart.  My sweet hubby snapped a quick picture of us.
Feeling blessed!

In His Love ~ Kim
"With Jesus in Her Heart, and Coffee in Her Cup" 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Focus ~

I don’t really make specific New Year resolutions.  Most people make a resolution and can’t keep it until the evening of January 1st.  Most things that I would resolve to change are things that I should be doing anyway.  I was thinking a lot about focus.  Where is your focus? Focus often is what prioritizes things in our life.  If we have the focus where it should be, things more easily fall into place. 
It made me think about a kaleidoscope. I’ve always loved them! I have marveled at the beauty that a little tube with tiny pieces of glass can create. The word kaleidoscope comes from the Greek words “kalos”, which means beautiful, “eidos” which means shape, and the Greek verb “Skopein” which means to look.   Hold it up to the light and look through it.  Inside are beautiful pieces of brokenness.  It contains shards of glass or small beads that may be beautiful, but are often pieces of something broken.  You must hold it up to the light and turn it to focus it, and then the light shines through all of the broken pieces and the pieces come back together and it becomes something that is beautiful.
It is much like our lives.  They are ever changing, and when we take them out of the light, the images are blurred and out of focus.   We can have many areas of brokenness.  Beautiful and not so beautiful shards from this daily walk.  There is only one thing that can mend the brokenness of our lives and put things back together in a beautiful way.  Looking to Christ, the Light of the World, turning your focus on Him and what He has done for us, can bring our lives back into order and mend the areas that are broken.  And the only constant we have, is Christ. When the focus is skewed, or the light dims, the pieces fall apart again. 
Many of us may make resolutions, but I choose to continue with my focus.  Focus on Christ and HIs Word, and place things in the order He has intended.  He leads and guides us by His word, shows us the importance of our relationship with Him.  It is then, that  our marriages are strengthened, our families become stronger, we seek to follow Him more urgently and with greater care, tend our temples, and share what He has done for us. 
In the coming year, I pray we can all look to Christ, the author and finisher of our faith.  Let us seek Him in every aspect, let us put our focus on Him first of all and let His light shine in us and through us. 

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
"Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid."
"And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they knew not; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them."

In His Love ~ Kim

"With Jesus in Her Heart, and Coffee in Her Cup"