Sunday, February 5

Kisses from Katie

Wow, it's been a really long time.  I started working (for money, that is ;) in December and my free time meter went down so drastically, there's little time for freelance writing!  But, as I sat here and stole a few moments to read Kisses from Katie my heart was resounding so strongly that I had to jump on and write an excerpt.  PLEASE read this book!!  And in case you didn't know, by ordering it from and putting Awake&Alive as the promo code, you get free shipping for orders of $25 or more and Awake and Alive raises more money to start the school for children in Kechene, Ethiopia.

Many times, as I looked at the candle illuminating my room on those dark and sometimes lonely nights, He reminded me that I could light candles in the hearts of others as long as I let Him fill my heart first.  He reminded me that I was indeed the light of the world and I was to shine before those around me so that they would glorify Him (see Matthew 5:14).  In the soft glow of candlelight one black night in my room, I opened my journal and began to write:  My candle is lit; I am on fire for God, for this place, for these people.  My purpose here is to spread His light.  One candle can light up my entire room.  Jesus can light up this entire nation, and my flame can be a part of that.  I am blown away that my Gd, who could do this all by Himself, would choose to let me be a little part of it.

This is my heart's cry, as I imagine it's countless others' as well.  May we all be strong and courageous in order to put this cry into action, by the grace of God!!


Jolene Shrock said...

It is so amazing to me as I read Kisses from Katie that I could feel the Holy Spirit actually LEAP inside of me when I would read certain parts! It was like she could take my heart song and actually put it into WORDS!! This book spoke so clearly to my heart! I am so glad you are getting to read it to!

Danielle said...

Oh my goodness, you say it so perfectly! yes, yes YES!!! Bring it ON!!