KATHIE’S KORNER — Kleaning my Korners

Published 12:04 am Saturday, February 15, 2020

Please forgive the spelling on both of my title words.

If you know me personally, you know I’m a “grammar cop” — always noticing incorrect store signs when shopping. When I’m proofreading a document that needs to be corrected or adjusted, I’m your girl. I try not to be obnoxious about it, but since I took typing and business machines in high school, my eyes automatically spell everything. It’s ingrained.

This time of year I go through our files in our office to set aside the previous year, filling a container, alphabetizing them for Mike as he prepares our taxes. I then make new files for our current year.

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I am also going through clothing, keeping my closet current and organized, avoiding “clutter” and blessing others who might need my extras. I always give away good stuff, no matter what it is, never old or damaged goods. I want to bless others and reap a good, clean harvest.

Living in the area of Texas we live in — on the gulf by the water and on a dirt road — we deal with critters small and large depending on time of day and year. I detest “creepy, crawly” ones near my food, sealed or not, so we have an exterminator who comes every couple months and sprays with their equipment inside and out, which is safe for humans. This time around, I took everything out of my pantry including my cookbook collection and cleaned the shelves. They sprayed and hours later I re-organized everything, sealed the unsealed and moved my books to a new location on a new bookcase with several new covers. I really enjoyed going through my books, eliminated some not part of my current plan. I have my Julia Child French books, a German cookbook a young man wrote, three Chinese books and a “How To Make It on the Land” book we enjoyed on our 55-acre farm we lived on in Washington for 10 years.

I also endeavor to keep the corners of my mind uncluttered, tidy and clean. I’ve found in all my years of experience and study, the scriptures that God’s plan and path have for me include renewing my mind as a dedicated, loyal disciple. By hearing my Pastor Ron teach, encouraging and often reminding me of how wonderful Jesus loves us and is always there, praying and reading His Word, I’m refreshed and blessed.

So believe me — this scripture is so critical at this time in our world. Grab it and clean your brains.

“…do not be conformed to this world, (with its superficial values and customs) but be transformed and progressively changed by the renewing of your mind…” Romans 12:2 Amplified Bible

If you need prayer please let me know: kathiedeasy@hotmail.com