Sunday, October 20, 2013

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The restoration of the church will surely come from a sort of new monasticism which has in common with the old only the uncompromising attitude of a life lived according to the Sermon on the Mount.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jan 14, 1935

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Recent favorite quotes

Warriors long to recover the passion and power of raw, untamed faith.
Warriors are guided by the wind of God and ignited by the fire of God.
Warriors see the invisible, here the inaudible, and do the impossible.
Warriors have hearts that are fully alive.
Warriors are about love, intimacy, passion, and sacrifice.
-Rex Holt

Encounter people! See them in the image of God.
Where we stand determines what we see - get into the mess!
The disturbing disconnect between the lives we live and the things we consume
to the lives that produce the very things we use.
-Deb Hirsh

Love demands sacrifice. But if we love until it hurts, God will give us His peace and joy.
Love Jesus and keep a smiling heart for Him.
A carrier of God's love - the love of an infinite thirsty God.
Be brave and keep smiling. You know He loves you with a tender, eternal love...
I am longing - with a painful longing to be all for God - to be holy in such a way that
Jesus can live His life to the full in me.
Love Jesus - live with Jesus that you may live for Jesus.
-Mother Teresa

God is not a kindly old uncle; He is an earthquake.
-Hebrew Saying
Whenever we give our time and passion to
prayer and mission, and earthquake of
God's presence is born...
-Pete Greig

Saturday, May 8, 2010


"All things exist to demonstrate something about God's infinite perfections."
John Piper

I love rocks!!
As I was walking on the beach in Mexico there were tons of rocks.
My heart was so happy to see the all.

God showed me that the rocks were like people
all different shapes and sizes and colors.
And He loves each one
And made each one
And each one is precious to Him.

As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, your yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:4-5

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Proverbs 16:9

A picture of the sun as we drove out of the community we spent time loving on!

"The mind of a man plans his ways,
But the Lord directs his steps."
Proverbs 16:9

One morning as I was standing in my favorite spot over looking the ocean I had the following revelation of Proverbs 16:9 "The mind of a man plans his ways, but the Lord directs his steps."
The thoughts and plans in my mind are good and are right. God tells me how to walk them out. My plans and His direction do line up!!

Serving a community and Building a Home!!

The beach!!!

Class time!! Learning about biblical world view! Challenged to love God with all our mind!!

A few pictures of our time in time in a very poor community called Antorcha located near Tijunan, Mx. We spent an afternoon playing different games with the children of that community
and spent the weekend building a house for one of the families in that community.

or football


The home they were living in.

The walls go up!

The roof is put on!

The family entering their new home!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kathryn's Journey

I had been telling God that I wanted a place to land and all I needed was a bed and a bookshelf. Well, I got it. The bookshelf is actually on the other wall and I only have the bottom shelf of the bookshelf, cause I share my room with an eighteen year old. Her name is Meredith and her side of the room has lots of pictures of James Dean. I guess I should have been a little more specific in my prayers. ha ha. My half of the room is bigger than some of the homes of people I have visited with in India and Africa. God has reminded me of those times and I know I am truly blessed.

YWAM Los Angeles will be my home for the next year or two. During that time I will be working with the training department. I will be staffing the upcoming fall Transformation Dicipleship Training School (TDTS). Please check it out on line: They have posted my picture and written a little something about me.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I Am A Disciple

"I am a Disciple"

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.

I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power.
The die has been cast. I've stepped over the line.

The love of God controls me. The decision has been made. I'm a disciple
of His. I won't look back, let up, slow down, or back away.

My past is redeemed. My present makes sense. My future is secure.

I'm finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning,
smooth and ease, colorless dreams, mundane talking, cheap giving, and
dwarfed roles.

I no longer need prosperity, position, promotion, preeminence, or

I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or

I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk in patience, live by
prayer, and labor with power.

My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal is the Kingdom of God. My road
is narrow. My way is rough. My companions few. My guide reliable. My
mission clear.

I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back,
deluded or delayed.

I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of
adversaries, negotiate at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of

I won't give up, shut up, let up until I've stayed up, stored up, prayed
up, paid up, spoken up, for the cause of Christ.

I must go until He comes, give until I drop, teach until all know, run
until He stops me.

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ

(by Ed Cole)