Kathy King

Some Spiritual Applications of Running a Marathon

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Kathy King | 0 comments

  On November 15, 2014, I had the opportunity of running my first marathon. On that chilly morning of November 15 as I lined up with everyone else who trained for several months leading up to the same goal—completing 26.2 miles—I felt a commonality among us. Whether an elite runner setting out win it all or as a runner just with the goal to finish the race, each of us was setting out on a journey—a journey that would entail crossing the finish line. I couldn’t help but to think of Hebrews 12:1-2:   “Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw...

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The Humility and Difficulty of Surrender

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Bridgehaven Team, Kathy King | 0 comments

In John 15, the Lord notes that He is the Gardener. Christ is the vine, and we are the branches. There are certain times in our lives that the Lord may bring about a time of pruning. Surrendering one’s rights or desires to the Lord may be a type of pruning. He may be about teaching us that He is the only one who ultimately satisfies, gives life, and sustains. Surrendering may come in the form of letting go of a position, possession, relationship, or some other desire. Webster gives the following definitions to the word surrender: 1:  to agree to stop fighting, hiding, resisting, etc.,...

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The Danger of Comparing Ourselves to Others

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Bridgehaven Team, Kathy King | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp: A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People “In the face of his [God’s] glory I am left naked with no glory whatsoever to hold before myself or anyone else. As long as I am comparing myself to others, I can always find someone whose existence seems to be an argument for how righteous I am. But if I compare the filthy rags of my righteousness to the pure and forever unstained linen of God’s righteousness, I want to run and hide in heartbreaking shame” (Paul David Tripp in Dangerous Calling, page 121). Comparing ourselves to other...

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The Many Meanings of “I Don’t Know.”

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Bridgehaven Team, Kathy King | 0 comments

Television programs at times have interruptions due to important events, noting, “We now interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring this important announcement.” This blog will be an interruption of the “regularly scheduled” one on Dangerous Calling to address multiple meanings behind a phrase used on a daily basis: I don’t know. At first glance, you may be wondering, “What do you mean there are different meanings behind the phrase? Isn’t it self-explanatory? When a person says, “I don’t know, doesn’t he or she really mean there is a lack of knowing, and that the person really...

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Running to the True Refuge

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Kathy King | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People   “In the middle of trouble, when you are in the heat of the battle, you will run somewhere for refuge. You will run somewhere for rest, comfort, peace, encouragement, wisdom, healing, and strength. There is only one place to run where true protection, rest, and strength can be found. You and I must learn, in life and ministry, to make the Lord our refuge” (Paul David Tripp in Dangerous Calling, page 109).   Refuge: (1):  “Shelter or protection from danger or distress...

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The Product of Community

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Kathy King | 0 comments

  Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People     “None of us is wired to live this Christian life alone. None of us is safe living separate and unknown. Each of us, whether pastor or congregant, needs the eyes of others in order to see ourselves with clarity and accuracy. And what is this daily ministry of intervention protecting us from? The answer should sober every one of us: the grace of having our private conversations interrupted by the insight-giving ministry of others is protecting us from becoming spiritually...

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