Spiritual Sundays

My Spiritual Sundays post is short, but it's powerful! My daughter sent this to me after I told her about the rough week I've had since the election. I just love it when my children give me counsel! Here's what she sent me by email:

"Base your knowledge of God on scripture, not experience. He always hears us.

In this case, I think the majority got exactly what they were praying for. Other times, when we get a "no" or "wait", we'll never understand why this side of heaven.

His ways are not our ways. We can't understand it all. That's faith -- even though we can't see. "

Thank you for your interest, it is so appreciated. Please leave a comment, and please do return soon!



Smilingsal said...

Never apologize for a short post; I happen to think they "hit the spot!" God does NOT salute the American flag, and we need to pray (as instructed) for our leaders. Thank you.

Adrienne said...

Good moring Katherine -
What a great thing for your daughter to send you. Thank you for sharing it with us today. Yes, it will all make sense when we get to Heaven. ~Adrienne~

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

It was short but to the point. Thank-you

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Good Morning Katherine,

What wonderful words of wisdom from your daughter. We shall continue on to pray without ceasing won't we :). Have a wonderful Sonday!

Kathi :)

Anonymous said...

You have a very wise daughter, Katherine. I suspect she got some of it from her mother. Thanks for sharing this.

Clif said...

Aren't daughters great? You have a very wise one. He advice was simple and to the point. It was a loving message from one who cared. Thanks for sharing. I needed the same words you did.

Betty said...

Hi Katherine,

We haven't been in touch with each other in a long time. How have you been?

I didn't realize you are participating in Spiritual Sundays. So do I, and I hope you can visit today.

Your post is so true. God's ways are not our ways. Short but powerful post.

Lady Katherine said...

You have done well with your daughter. I wonder sometimes when mine are going to grow up! 26 and 27, they are happy go lucky like there Daddy. I am the stressed one!
Bless You!

Anonymous said...

In church today our pastor voiced similiar thoughts and "PRAYER" is what we can keep faithfully doing. We may not have voted them into office but we sure can Pray for and about them!!!
Blessings! You are not alone! Karyl

Alice said...

Yes, that is faith. Thank your daughter for this message, please.

Sharon Kay said...

It seems like our children are always there when we need a pick me up and I am glad she was there for you.

Cathy said...

How wonderful to have your daughter give you spiritual advice!

Mary said...


I hope you are feeling better soon. You must be very proud of your daughter.


A Hint of Home said...

Hi Katherine,

Thanks so much for your prayers on behalf of my hubby. Your good wishes meant so much. All is going well.

Sr. Lorraine said...

Dear Katherine,

That's a very beautiful and encouraging thought. So true, God's ways are not our ways. I remember I was a novice in 1978 when Pope John Paul I died only a month after he was elected. We were all so sad about the death of this new pope, who seemed to hold such promise. But then John Paul II was elected, and we know how God anointed him to evangelize the whole world.
God will bring good out of this election too. Meanwhile I'm praying that things like the "Freedom of Choice Act" will get blocked and stalled and never be signed into law.

La Tea Dah said...

Missing you in blogland, Katherine. I hope all is well. May your day be blessed.


Breath of Fresh Air said...


I have just discovered your blog through Kelli's No Place Like Home. I will certainly be visiting back and looking into Spiritual Sundays postings. I love meeting people through the blogs and to see others who love God. It makes me think of the prophet in the Old Testament that God showed he was not the only one that hadn't bowed his knee to idols. One of my posts after the election was about the scripture where God said "Nations are just a drop in the bucket". He is the one who is in control. It is hard for our human eyes to see this but He keeps reminding me. I have 2 daughters who sound like yours. They are great encouragers even though we don't agree on everything.