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  • My name is Kasia and I’m a rescuer. This past Sunday, I had the honor to stand before my entire congregation and share the power of the cross in my life and about my rescuing ways. Rescuing can be a good thing, like saving a child from being hit by a car, but the type of rescuing I am talking about is not what God…
    June 14, 2016
  • To blame, is to assign responsibility for a fault or wrong. There are times when I can assign blame instead of seeking to understand or focusing on taking responsibility for my own actions. The only variable I can change is myself. Blaming also spills over into setting and enforcing my own boundaries.   When…
    June 7, 2016
  • What do you long for from others and from God? What are the motives of your heart? These are the hard, and let me be frank, terrifying questions I am learning to ask myself, the questions God has been prompting me to grapple with so I can entrust all to Him. He asks the questions that get to the root…
    May 24, 2016
  •   What Should Be vs What Is Accepting what is vs what should be is a key to unlocking joy and embracing the present with gratitude. It can also be incredibly hard. I battle exchanging my shoulds for my what-is on a daily basis. Ps32:3-5 (NIV) “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all…
    May 3, 2016
  •  That moment, when you do things differently, when you break the unhealthy pattern and you can see it, you’ve been transformed. Romans 12:3-4 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober…
    April 19, 2016
  •  By the time you read this everything will be different. All the moments I am about to describe will have passed, but right now, right now there is a friend getting ready to put on her wedding dress, another prays for her child to live, yet another boards a plane for a funeral. In this moment I am standing at a traffic…
    April 12, 2016
  • We all have blind spots–those things in our character that limit our ability to love others and ourselves better.  In the past when these limitations were exposed I wanted to hide them or make them go away. Now I want to see them so I can embrace them and grow from them in a healthy way. Ps51:1 Have mercy…
    March 29, 2016
  •  I’m learning to be more merciful with myself. In order to do this I first had to learn to be honest, admit to myself and others when I’m not where I would want to be, and accept it. Being gracious with yourself can be hard. It takes humility to admit your limits. I’m learning that it takes more courage…
    March 15, 2016
  • The strength to forgive repeatedly is rooted in God’s powerful love for us. It’s the forgiveness that says, I forgive and still chose to love even when the offender has not recognized, apologized or atoned for his or her offense. When I truly lean into God’s grace and mercy for me can I find my…
    February 23, 2016
  • Over the last few weeks the theme of death has come up in a lot of my devotionals. The scriptures I’ve studied out, sermons I’ve heard, and books I have been reading caused me to pause and ask, “God, what are you trying to teach me?” I think there are different types of deaths that need to occur…
    February 2, 2016
  • All of us have convictions, and they come from somewhere. Our experiences mold and influence us. I grew up expected to take care of others. I was not asked about what I felt, wanted or needed. I was taught to hustle for my worth early on. I grew up feeling inadequate and defective. I was driven by shame and feelings of…
    January 19, 2016
  • Every year I choose a word or theme for the year. This past year the word was faith. The year was incredibly faith building, but also extremely painful in many ways--the needed kind. Sometimes endings bleed into new beginnings.  I’ve learned that I can feel joy and sadness at the same time, which struck me because…
    January 5, 2016
  • Nothing worth having ever comes easy, or cheap for that matter. When you live life with all of who you are it requires great risk and discomfort. A year ago I set out seeking greater faith, but I was not ready for the journey and the work it would require of me. I wasn’t ready for the sacrifices or the pain. I wanted…
    December 22, 2015
  • Sometimes I think that I need to do extraordinary things to impact the world. We want a purpose, to impact greater change, to do or be a part of something bigger. We can forget that as Christians, we already are. It’s the small everyday things we can do and say that can change someone’s eternity and show us…
    December 8, 2015
  • When we serve we often get to experience God in intimate and personal ways. I recently returned from a service trip to South Africa with an organization called HOPE WorldWide. As we worked with children in some of the poorest communities in Johannesburg we gave our entire hearts to these communities but what we received…
    December 1, 2015

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Gods brought me a long way from the New York City Housing Projects. I studied the Bible, repented, and was baptized for the forgiveness of my sins when I was 17 and have been repenting and striving towards heaven ever since. The hardest thing about becoming a Christian at 17 was trusting that God would take care of me, meet my emotional teen needs, and help me overcome my enormous insecurities…what else would a teen girl have trouble with?

Since those first days, I have made it out of the Projects, finished my Masters degree in International Development, and moved  to DC  to work in my field. As a young single Christian woman my struggles today are a little different than they were when I first came to know God, but who am I kidding, not much. It’s the every day battle for my heart to be pure before God, to strive to please him, and help others to seek and know Him.

Over my years of a faithful walk with God I have received much grace and compassion and have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams. Through out it all one thing has stayed consistent: God’s word. Through His word I have been inspired and it has kept me faithful even when faith seemed like a foreign concept and God seemed deaf to my prayers. I started emailing my Quiet Times which helped me stay accountable as I shared my struggles and fought for understanding. Some wrote back and said they too were inspired and could relate. I hope some of my times can help inspire others who are seeking and fighting just like I am, to get to heaven and take as many as possible with me along the way.

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