In His Presence Family Connection March 28



Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.

Today’s Post…

Read Jeremiah 29:11

Talking Points:

  • Discuss your Spring Break plans.
  • It’s great to make plans.
  • God makes plans for us too. Discuss the difference between the day to day plans we make and the ones God has made for us.
  • Sometimes we have a plan in mind and when things don’t go as “planned,” how do you respond? Discuss.
  • How can we be open to God’s plans – even if they differ from our own and even if we initially don’t want to accept them
  • Discuss Kent Brantly whose plans were to be a doctor.  God had a plan for him to move his family to Africa and practice there.  He obeyed.  Later, there was a terrible sickness called ebola that was spreading.  God’s plan for Kent was that he stay and continue taking care of the sick people there.  He was afraid, but he knew this was God’s plan.  He chose to lay down his own plans for God’s better plans.  How did God use what happened to Kent to glorify Himself (awareness to this sickness, opportunities to share the gospel to the masses, etc.)

Reminder, Facing Darkness, the movie featuring Kent Brantly is playing in select theaters this Thursday.



In His Presence daily Online Bible Study March 28


Today’s Scripture:

Mark 1:16-34

(Seems like a lot , but I believe it all happened the same day.)

*I’m  having trouble getting the Youtube live feed working.  I’ll keep trying and hopefully have that all set up by next week.

In His Presence Family Connection March 27


Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.

Today’s Post…

Read James 1:4

Note: Some Bible translations use the word steadfastness, which is patience.

Talking Points:

  • Do you ever struggle with unanswered prayer?
  • Let family members share about something they have prayed repeatedly about.
  • Do you ever think, what’s the point?  I don’t believe God will ever answer this prayer?
  • Do you ever question God because what you’re asking for seems like such a good thing that God would want to do?

Read John 14:13-14

Anne Graham Lotz wrote a beautiful article in the April edition of Mature Living (published by Lifeway).  Although I’m not a senior, I always pick up a copy because the articles are so rich!  I plan on reading the article to my family tonight.  If you can get a hold of it, it would be a good read.

Here are some main points from the article…

  • Whatever you ask when it’s in My will is much different than I’ll do whatever you ask.
  • We often believe surely God wants to answer this good prayer I’m praying.  Since His Word is true, we know that if our request were in line with His will, He would answer favorable.
  • So, there must be another reason.
  • For Anne, after praying her husband would get well from a terrible infection that had hospitalized him, she felt God wanted to do something for her husband on the inside.  Something spiritual.  Not physical.
  • She began to pray differently, asking God to give Danny a fresh touch from heaven – a glimpse of the “Lord seated on the high and lofty throne.” (Isaiah 6:1-8)
  • It’s then that she began to see God’s Spirit at work.
  • I am not to demand and assert my will, but to ask Him what He wants.
  • Ask Him how to pray so that His will is done in my life and in the lives of my loved ones as it is done in heaven.
  • Praying in His will takes the struggle out of unanswered prayer.






In His Presence Online Bible Study March 27


Today’s Scripture:

Mark 1:1-15

Today we begin reading the book of Mark.  Remember, we are reading through the Gospels to find out more about Jesus’ personality.  So, keep that in mind as you read.  We’ve read through Mark before here on the blog, but since we have a different purpose this time, I didn’t want to skip it as we make our way through the four Gospels.

I’m posting this a few minutes early, so you can JOIN ME LIVE at 6:30 this morning where I will livestream today’s Bible Study on YouTube.  Here’s the link.  The video will be recorded, so you watch later if you miss.



Youtube In His Presence LIVE daily Bible Study

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I have some EXCITING NEWS!  Starting tomorrow, you can visit our In His Presence Youtube Channel at 6:30AM and watch a LIVE Morning Bible Study.  I’ll introduce the Scripture selection for the day (the same one I post here on the blog) and pray with you.  I’ll do the same M-F each week.  To be clear, the Scripture selections will still be posted daily on the blog as usual.  I’ll keep my videos brief so you can get right to your time In His Presence by reading the scripture selections, journaling, and praying.

The daily live videos will be saved, so you can watch later in the day, if you are spending  your time In His Presence later in the day.

Here’s the Youtube link.

Here on the blog, we are in a series of reading through the Gospels looking to learn more about Jesus’ personality.  We just finished Matthew on Friday and are about to begin Mark on Monday.  Even if you weren’t with us for Matthew and even if you miss a day here and there, don’t stop!  Each day’s Scripture reading can stand alone.  I try to divide the passages up that way.  So, just jump in whenever!  The Bible is alive and active, no matter which part you’re reading!

I’m looking forward to sitting with you on Monday.  Get your Bible, journal and, of course, your coffee and join me at 6:30AM every morning Monday through Friday.

Here’s a little theme music to get us motivated!  See you Monday!

Purchase John Waller’s awesome new song, Awakening, here on iTunes.

Only 7 more days to Pinch Your Pennies & Share for a Freebie

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(Scroll to bottom for a Freebie offer.)

Grab your pennies and pinch them because there are only 7 more days for our Penny Pincher Sale!  This is your chance to stock up on great titles at low prices – under $3, to be exact. That’s right!  Everything in this sale is less than $3! No need to wait for great savings because the sale is going on right NOW!

WAIT!  A couple of things before you get started:

  • This sale starts at 9am Central Time on March 20th and runs through March 31st.

  • During this sale our servers get busy!  If the site is a bit slow, please be patient or try again later.

Ready? Just click on the link below to get started!

My products are all on sale as part of this promotion.  You can click here to go directly to my items.  ~ Kathy

**I highly recommend the Growing Character Bible Study Journal for girls at this price.  It’s a growing bundle and will have 47 weeks worth of materials by the end! Share this one with anyone you know and let me know to receive a FREE one for yourself! Email me at

(If you already have purchased Growing Character, pick anything else FREE.)

Kickstarter update

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Kickstarter Update

Perhaps it was ambitious, but so’s my Mission Statement:  To see ALL people fall in love with Jesus, break free, and live victoriously the rest of their lives.

The purpose of my Kickstarter is:

  • Online Bible Study at redesigned website
  • Journals redesigned
  • In-house printing

I will continue the In His Presence morning Scripture posts and afternoon Family Connection posts, but I’d love to do so on a paid blog platform that is well designed and organized. I’d like for it to have a way for people to purchase Journals and Bible study materials right from the site, so it needs eCommerce capability.

I’d like to hire my friend, Meghan, who is an amazing graphic designer and is tucking money away for future missions work.  She will redesign the website, Journal covers and interiors, and Bible Studies for Preteens as well as the Growing Character Bible Study Journal for Girls.

I’d love to be able to print the Journals myself.  Selling them digitally means that you have to print 340 pages and take to an office supply store to spiral bind.  I can sell these cost effectively if I can print and bind in-house.

Yes, it is ambitious, but I firmly believe that He is “able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20)

Please pray, even if you aren’t able to give.  I know that God’s favor will have to rest on this project for it to be successful and I wouldn’t want it any other way. 

Please share this with anyone you know who will pray or give.  The deadline is two days away!

Here’s the link. (Special thanks to my friend, Sarah, for putting together the video.)

Thanks so much,




In His Presence Family Connection March 23


Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.

Today’s Post…

Read Psalm 19:14

  • Why is it important to watch what you say? Who should we be aiming to please?
  • Do you tear down or build up with your words?
  • What does it say about your heart when you speak negatively toward someone?  Are you putting that person before yourself?  Why is that wrong?

Watch this short video from the Skit Guys. (Christian sketch comedy group)

You may choose to also read James 3.