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Simple Compassion – Kisses From Katie

Wow is about all I can say about this girl.  I have heard of her before but never really looked into her site.  It was my husband that has told me (a few times) that I need to feature her in this section.

Wow.

Simple answers to a simple problem but such a huge shift from societal norm.  Such a huge and gutsy change.  But like she says, she is just doing what God tells us to do.  Looking at her story makes me uncomfortable with how much I say that I care and how much I actually do.

Check out  this movie for her book:

Here is the link

If you typically don’t watch the movies please take the time to watch this one.  It is short, and it is very challenging.

I have her book requested at my library.  I am a few months down the list, but I look forward to reading her story.  This week and last week have been a bit hard for me.   I think it is awesome these people can make a huge difference but it sure makes me feel like I could/should be doing more.  In simple living and minimalism I talk a lot against all the ‘should’ feelings because they stress us out and are created by society.  However, compassion and helping others is a huge responsibility and a privilege.  Being able to make a difference like these ladies are doing is success much more than figuring out how to make lots of money or keep my kids toys organized.

Thanks for reading and watching.  If you would like, pray with me this week about how God can use us to make a difference in this world.  

9 Comments

  1. OK, I’ve GOT to read this book. I think I’m the only blogger now who hasn’t read it. I’ve seen too many amazing stories and read too many quotes full of wisdom to put it off any longer.

    • yeah, I have heard of her a few times too. Got the book on this list but I am way down the list on library holds 🙁 Hopefully I will get my hands on it in a few months.

  2. Excellent video, you’re right. It’s funny because we often say that young adults aren’t READY to really do anything in life… That’s definitely not her case!
    As far as your feelings I can understand. Just remember that God calls us mommies to take care of and train up our little ones. Maybe at this season in your life your ministry looks a little different. You, obviously, are helping others spiritually through your blog, and there are probably members of your community who are in need physically.
    Between the government and non-profit agencies we don’t have the same needs in a “developed” country, but I know for me and my family we are working on finding ways to help those close to home. This has been a little hard because most programs in the area just want donations, without any real commitment or involvement. We continue to pray for opportunities and guidance.

    • yep, we do stuff around here and I try to do as much as I can. I still look and pray for the ability to do more. Thanks for your comment 🙂

  3. Carol Carol

    I highly recommend the following link of Katie Davis being interviewed by David Platt. In it you will get a lot more of Katie’s experience following God’s calling on our lives.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZmWW_qL9Io

    I have read the book and I believe it would be very difficult to read it and not be changed.

    There are many things that we can do for the orphan even in this country There are things that can be done for the orphan in other countries while we are here in this country.

    Lorilee, I have written an article on this subject that was published, but is not available without subscription. It is now copyrighted so I can’t let you post the whole thing, but I can email it to you though.

    I think you probably know that we in our family are involved in foster care.

    I will be back in a bit with links and ideas in how to get involved.

    In the meantime I would suggest a meditation on James 1:27.

    • Thanks for sharing the link 🙂

  4. It’s a great book. I’ve been following her blog for at least a year now and am always inspired by what God has accomplished through her willingness to obey Him. There is plenty of work to be done and the question I ask myself over and over is “Am I willing to let God work through me?”

    Katie is a great example of someone who was not scared to say no to God.

    • yes, I think I am willing to let God work through me… but looking at some of these other stories challenges whether I really am. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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