It’s Not About Me

There is a song I sang all through my childhood and although it is a song about my Savior, Jesus, I find myself feeling anxious at the thought of typing the words.  Do you know them?

Jesus loves the little children

All the children of the world 

Red and yellow, black and white

They are precious in his sight

Jesus loves the little children of the world

As a child, it was simply a song about Jesus and how He loves all of His children.  I’m sure you can see the cause for my anxious feelings.  In MY heart, it is still the same song about the same love.  It isn’t about the color of our skin.  It’s about love, from Jesus, who has been, IS, and always will be.

     In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and   the Word was God.  John 1:1

I am and have always been a sensitive soul.  Anyone who knows me knows that.  I tend to operate from my heart, seeking what is right (just) and good in the world Blog 3 Philippians 2 3-4and in other people.  I prefer to believe in the goodness of people.  I don’t watch or listen to the news.  I feel it is a vehicle for negativity, divisiveness, and inflammatory bits that simply add fuel to the fire, about everything.  I don’t like it!  Uninformed?  I don’t think I am.  Worldly news is near impossible to avoid these days.  I just choose to limit what and how much I expose myself to.  I see and hear what goes on in the world and it breaks my heart.  I do my best to live, not in fear, but in faith.  Not faith in the world or in myself, but faith in the One who created the world, the one who created each one of us, out of love, in the image of love, in the image of Jesus.

There are a lot of scary and evil things taking place in the world, a lot of bad news.  Controversy, racism, hate, violence, and selfishness have brought us to where we are.  By no means do I think that one blog can fix the world’s problems.  I do believe the through faith and prayer, by saying, good-bye to selfish ways, opening our hearts, and putting others first, I, YOU, WE, can begin to change the world.

     Do nothing out of selfishness or vainglory; rather humbly regard others more important that yourselves, each looking not out for his own interests, but everyone for those of others.  Philippians 2:3-4


How To Put Others First

  1. Pray for them:   God knows their needs and hears our prayers.  It doesn’t have to be a long, formal prayer. It can be a short prayer on your drive to work or to pick up the kids.
  2. Empathize: Try to imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes.  How would you feel and how would you want others to respond to you in the same situation?
  3. Send a card, a note, or even a handmade piece of artwork (my favorite):  I don’t know about you, but I love to get personal snail mail.  A card or note from a relative, a friend, or even an acquaintance can be the turning point in someones day.
  4. Just be kind

How do you put others first?  What one thing will you do today to make a positive difference in someone else’s life?

Please comment below.  I would love to read your thoughts and ideas.

Peace & blessings,


I can’t see the whole staircase…

…but I don’t have to, God knows and He tells me in Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.”

Today is the first step in what I believe is part of God’s plan for me.  I don’t know what is to come, but my faith and trust in God are the compass for the next step on the journey of my life.

the first step - blog 1 wordpress Blogging has never been a dream of mine, but through faith, prayer, and tuning my ears to my savior, I trust I am following His plan.

My name is Kimberly.  I am almost 47 years of age.  I currently reside in Northern Virginia with my closest and dearest friend, my husband, Paul.  We recently celebrated our 23rd anniversary and are so thankful for our 3 greatest blessings, the 3 beautiful children/young adults God entrusted to our care.  We are the proud parents of 2 young men, ages 21 and 18, and 1 young lady, age 17.  For the better part of 21+ years, my children have been and still are my true labor of love, they are my heart, walking outside of my chest in the form of 3 young adult human beings.  I love being a wife and mother.  It is truly the only thing I really knew I wanted to do from a very young age.

I don’t have a college degree.  I know the world says they are important and I understand why.  But being a wife and mother is my school and my learning experience in the college of life, and most importantly, in my life of faith.

I am a Christian, a humble servant of God, doing my best to live a life pleasing to Him.  I am an artist. I am a compassionate, caring, giving, kind, and loving woman.  I pray that this place for me to share my life and faith from my heART, through my words and art, will be a blessing for you, inspire you, touch, and and maybe even plant a seed of faith in your heart.

This blogging thing is all new to me, so please be patient as I learn and grow in the process.

Peace and blessings,