My Story My Divorce God’s Promise The Beginning….

  Click here to order my book….thanks:-) As a pastor’s wife, KathieyV witnesses the ups and downs of every type of relationship over the years as she partners with her husband while he serves the church community. But one day—out of the blue—her husband of thirty-seven years breaks his vows and leaves her. The despair…

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Monthly Motivation-I Will Sing in the Morning-Psalm 63:7-8

Thank you, Lord, for the shadow of your wings.  Thank you that I find protection, fatherly encouragement, direction for my path,  and your endless unfailing love in the shadow of your wings. Thank you because you uphold me in all things, and because of this, I have the strength to sing:-) Happy Monday, Everyone! KathieyV:-)

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Travel-Watkins Glen Park in Upstate NY with the Road Scholars

This post is a blast from the past. Even if Covid is preventing my from traveling at least I have fond memories of travel in the past. Getting ready to descend the gorge at Watkins Glen Park in NY.  My new buddies and I were ready with cameras in hand and over 800 steps ahead…

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Divorce Diversion, Journal Prompt. What Song Has Given You Strenght in a Difficult Time?

Music has been my source of hope and strength since I can remember.  As a child, I remember singing along with the Hermans Hermits and The Monkeys for hours on end.  As I entered my teen years, I loved rock music and listened to it every chance I got. As a teen, I gave my life…

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Journal Prompt-Family History-Talk About the Story Behind Your Name

So, what is the story behind my name?  I will tell you what I know based on my mother’s telling of how I was given my name.  My first name is Kathy.  The story goes that my dad wanted to name me Ronnie.  I was told that Ronnie was a popular girl’s name in the…

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Journal Prompt-What is Your Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream? Share an Ice Cream Story.

What is my favorite flavor of ice cream?  That is a tough question because there are so many delicious flavors to choose from.  I guess my favorite flavor is chocolate, although my favorite emotional flavor is Butter Pecan.  My mom loved Butter Pecan ice cream, so when I indulge in that ice cream flavor, I…

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Home-Tips and Tricks. Help My Oven Won’t Heat!

 I have a double oven, which I love.  A double oven gives you the ability to make several things at two different temperatures to have some flexibility in making your meals. I am not thrilled with any of the appliances I have from GE.  They all have issues, and they are only four years old.…

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Journal Prompt-Do You Belive in Ghosts? Have You Ever Had an Otherworldly Experience?

The question is, do you believe in ghosts, and have you ever had an otherworldly experience?  The answer to that question is maybe and maybe.   I remember growing up and hearing other’s experiences and I too wanted to experience something beyond the norm.  My dad had a near-death experience that included finding himself swept…

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Divorce Diversion-Travel NC, Point Lookout Vineyards

 I just took a trip to the western part of  North Carolina.  I decided to try to find a  nice vineyard, and I did.  Point Lookout Vineyards in Hendersonville, NC.  It was lovely. Here is a quote from their website “OUR VINEYARD IS ATOP THE SOUTHEAST SLOPE of Point Lookout Mountain with 30-mile panoramic views. The…

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Stress Relief-Try Spending Some Time in the Sun

The stress levels that we experience can directly affect our physical, emotional, and mental health.  Divorce is listed as one of the most stressful events in a persons life.  Having experienced the pain and stress of divorce I decided I would look for some ways to decrease the effects of stress in my life.  Here…

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Divorce Diversion-Food, Let’s Try a New Recipe, Moist Pumpkin Bread

It’s fall and a good time to try some pumpkin recipes.  I found this recipe on Pinterest, and I was excited to give it a try.  The recipe comes from a website called Mom, Wife, Busy Life. I studied the ingredients and took a trip to Harris Teeter to bet all the needed ingredients. I used…

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