The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rollerskating



I recall one funny experience while rollerskating. It was about a month ago when we had a group of kids over to rollerskate in our large pole barn. At first, I was cautious and went rather slow, but as I got more confident I started to go fast and try new things. I had just told Johannah that I could clog in my rollerstates too. I started to try to clog in them and said, “and a one and two and a three and SLIDE!” There I went, sliding down to the ground and landing on my knees. We all had a good laugh at my stupidness.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Grandma's advice

My Grandma Brown wrote this to me as her advice on my 17th birthday. I thought is was very sweet.

I've traveled paths you've yet to walk
Learned lessons old and new
And now this wisdom of my life
I'm blessed to share with you.

Let kindness spread like sunshine
Embrace those who are sad
Respect their dignity, give them joy
And leave them feeling glad.

Forgive those who might hurt you
And though you have pride
Listen closely to their view point
Try to see the other side.

Walk softy when you're angry
Try not to take offense
Invoke your sense of humor
Laughter's power is immense!

Express what you are feeling
Your beliefs you should uphold
Don't shy away from what is right
Be courageous and be bold.

Keep hope right in your pocket
It will guide you day by day
Take it out when it is needed
When it's near, you'll find a way.

Remember friend and family
Of which you are a precious part
Love deeply and love truly
Give freely from your heart.

The world is far from perfect
There's conflict and there's strife
But you still can make a difference
By how you live your life.

And so I'm very blessed to know
The wonders you will do
Because you are my Granddaughter
And I believe in you.

Love Grandmother

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The second day's hikes

The second day we were at our cabin, we got to go on a paved easy hike. The hike probably took about 20 minutes and we got to see some original fire places.


Dad and I next to a fire place.



These weird detours were made to confuse the pigs, who would go up the trail and eat the trilliums. The bridge was too hard for the pigs to figure out, but people could still get around them.

The next hike we went was supposedly easy, no way! The hike went up hill nearly the whole was and was about 5 miles round trip. Our hearts pumped hard, as we "rock climbed" our way to the top. Just kidding, although this WAS a very strenuous hike.



Here's a picture of all who made it through that hike.

Hiking to the falls

A week ago, we went to Pigeon Forge TN, to stay at a cabin with friends. The Meyer's and Martin's stayed with us in the cabin. The cabin's living room was big and spacious. Of course the porch overlooked beautiful mountains! We all had a great time. The last day the Martin's and I hiked this shorter trail to the falls. The snack we packed tasted great as we watched the water.


This is me on a big cool rock beside the trail.



Meet my good friends from MI, Uncle Bill and Miss Linda.



Here's a friend we met from the trail. Think of how many extra steps he'd have to take to get to the falls, poor fella!


Uncle BIll is restraining the unruly child that could fall off the ledge.


A beautiful view on the way to the falls.


Here's the result of our hike! THE FALLS!


Another picture of the gorgeous falls from the spot we ate our snack.

What a great time to reflect of how our God is awesome. Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created. ~Psalm 148:5

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Prince


"But I am not a man; I am your Lord and Your Prince. I will never leave you nor forsake you, My beloved bride. I will not let you down as long as you look up."
Psalm 23:4 He is close beside me. My Prince protects me and comforts me constantly. Thank you for being the One who walks in when everyone else walks out. I am never alone when I have You my Prince, as my Guide.

Soar with God



"Keep going, I'll give you new strength." Isaiah 40:31
"But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." I am yours O God and I long to fly with You. Put me under the shadow of your wings.

Zechariah 6:15 And this shall come to pass if ye diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God. El Shaddai loves me like a mother protecting me with her wings. He takes me to fly with Him. This is so comforting to me because I have a great example of a mother. My mom protects me, even if it means putting a bad wrap on her name, even if it means hurting herself. What a privilege to have godly parents who model Christ.

After reading the Isaiah 40 passage, I am reminded of this story that so beautifully pictures God's perfect protection.

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers
began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.

One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched
statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat
sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick.
When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under
their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of
impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the
tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing
that the toxic smoke would rise.

She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her
babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her
small body, the mother had remained steadfast... because she had
been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.

'He will cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you will find refuge.'
(Psalm 91:4)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Kimberly Krause name meaning



Kimberly Jane Krause

Names have importance; they have the power to tell who the person is. Living up to my name would be a great accomplishment because my name has a high meaning. My full name is Kimberly Jane Krause. From a variety of online sources, I learned of a few meanings of my names.

Kimberly, my first name, is Old English for “Of the royal fortress.” The “-ly” suffix indicates a meadow. Additional meanings are “Seeker of Truth” and “Noble One.” These last two have a special significance to me. They have a certain air about them, of greatness, and of purity.

“Seeker of Truth” could mean some things that are eminently important. One is that I
could be a seeker of the God, who is Truth. Second, I could seek the truth in all matters. Specific steps I would have to take to be a “seeker of truth” would be studying the Word of God daily, and memorizing it, so as to know it.

To be a “Noble One”, I would have to ask God to cultivate fine personal qualities such as: kindness and truthfulness, being loving and being giving, and the most important is being selfless. The Commandments of Christ and loving your neighbor as yourself, would also be good qualities to practice.

Jane means, “God’s grace” and Beloved. Originally from Hebrew, Jane is also a feminine form of John.

My middle name is shared with a very dear lady named Jane. Jane showed an abundance of kindness in hospitality. The greatest characteristic Jane possessed was listening and caring about your heart. Jane provided shelter and food for a short period of time while my family looked for a place to stay. She gave to my family; in turn, my parents gave me my middle name Jane. In order for me to live up to her example, I would have to be lavish in the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.

My last name Krause is a German surname that means the descendant of the curly headed man. My great grandfather was adopted so the meaning does not literally apply, although my dad has curly hair.

The meaning of Kimberly Jane Krause, has a great aspiration of being noble in both conduct and character. I aspire to be noble, and in essence I am. Because I am a child of God, I am already a princess of a King. That doesn’t mean that I have a sufficient amount of nobility in fact, God has a lot of work to do in me. I want to be different from the world and I want to be sanctified for the One who created me. God is actively working in my life to shape me into His perfect princess, who is both noble and truthful.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Meditations of Ephesians 1



The Lord has shown me three truths from meditating on Ephesians 1. As I studied Ephesians, I discovered three questions to analyze and answer. The first question is “What has God done for me?” The second is “What does He give me?” Lastly: “What is my response?” These insights have taught me more about my God, who loves me with an unconditional love, and gave everything to pay for my life.

What has God done for me? God chose me in the midst of millions of people. God chose me before my birth was considered. God chose me even before the foundations of the world were established. He has predestined me to be adopted by Jesus Christ. Predestine means “destine someone for a particular fate or purpose.” In that definition, He has a purpose and a plan for my life. He makes known to me the mystery of His will and guides me every step of the way. The most important thing that He did for me was giving His life to pay for mine. I was a slave to sin, worthless. By dying on the cross He gave me redemption. I have forgiveness of my sin because He has reconciled me to the Father. He is my Prince, my Rescuer, and my Knight in Shining Armor.

What does He give me? Now that I am His child, He gives me an inheritance that I do not deserve. I receive the benefits of a daughter and princess of a King. Being His daughter means wealth and riches, not necessarily physical riches, although I am abundantly blessed in that area, but spiritual blessings. I can go to Him through prayer, and at any time get access to His outpouring of power. In His great kindness, He not only makes known to me the mystery of His will but also helps me fulfill it. When I ask God, He gives me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, resulting in the eyes of my understanding, my core, being enlightened.



What is my response? The fact that I have forgiveness of my sin because He has reconciled me to the Father compels me to praise Him: He is holy! Everything He does is holy and just, compassionate and forgiving, loving and kind. What an awesome God. I deserve to be cast into Hell, but He gave and still gives me compassion and love. God being loving and forgiving is a mystery which I can not understand, but certainly appreciate. Since I know that He holds me in the palm of His hand and that He controls everything, I can trust Him completely. My biggest response is to lay my life in God’s hands, strive to serve Him in everything, and worship Him every hour.


These three questions lead to my knowledge of God being broadened and widened. They remind me of His sacrifice and His love for me, which He has revealed to me in a personal, special way. I praise Him for all the things He gives me and for what he has done for me. My concluding thought: He is worthy to be praised!

Rest Within His Sanctuary


Rest Within His Sanctuary is a beautiful song that we sang at EXCEL 33. It means a lot to me and thought I should share it with you all.

Why, in this, a time of trouble,
do I sing a song of peace?
Why, with all man's strife and struggle,
do I thank God for release?

Why? Because I know He loves me,
and by faith I enter in
To the safety of His refuge,
where He saves me from my sin.

He brings comfort to the suffering,
strength to those lost and alone;
For He offers an asylum,
calling us to be His own.

Listen, you can hear Him calling
from the cross and empty grave,
"Enter in My sanctuary;
all who enter I will save."

Rest within his sanctuary;
there is shelter from the storm.
You are safe within His refuge
till He comes to take you home.

Soon the young and old will gather
in that city filled with song.
Walled about by His salvation,
Christ the Lord has made it strong.

See the city gates are open;
enter in while time remains.
There is room for all who trust Him;
death to lose and life to gain.

-Dan Whittemore-

Kimberly's Life


My name is Kimberly Krause. To get to know me, start with three things: my faith, my family, and my hobbies.


My testimony begins with being raised in a Christian home, where my parents taught me daily about loving God and others. While attending a Christian camp at age six, I accepted Jesus as my Savior. Then when I was twelve, we moved to a ministry which gave me plenty of opportunities for spiritual growth. At that time, I rededicated my life to God and truly knew Him. 


My faith is founded upon these principles:

1. There is only one God. (Deuteronomy 4:39)

2. The Bible is the infallible word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)
3. The Bible tells us that Jesus is the Son of God. (John 3:16)

4. Jesus was born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14) 

5. All men have sinned. (Romans 5:12)
6. Jesus died and rose again to pay for my sin. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)


Let me introduce you to my family. Ken, my dad, owns his own metal fabrication business in which he builds parts for the military. Penny, my mom, is a homemaker who delights in short term projects such as sewing and cooking. Jennifer, my half sister and lives in Michigan. Last but not least, Ebony and Clementine are my two rascally cats.

Crafts and hobbies that fill my time include sewing, crocheting, piano playing, and letter writing. My favorite hobby is probably sewing and quilting. My mom taught me to sew when I was old enough to sit on her knee. I sewed a matching wall hanging and bedspread that are displayed in my room. Crocheting helps me to stay occupied on the long car rides my dad takes pleasure in. On those long car rides, I have crocheted two sweaters and more afghans than I can remember. When we moved, I gained a few pen pals and my letter writing has grown to be a significant part of my life. Recently, the Lord has given me great opportunities to serve Him through piano playing at Church. The warmhearted people there kindly listen to my mistakes.



Now you know a little bit about me. If I didn’t know God had a plan for my life I would think my life nothing but scattered bits and pieces. However, I know that God is using me like a puzzle piece in His master picture. The Potter knows what shape the pottery will look like; we just have to trust Him. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28