The Stages Of ME

The Stages Of ME

Why did I start to Hub? Well, my journey began after completing a simple inspirational book called the stages of ME, writing altogether was a new venture for me. I prayed long and hard about sharing not wanting the focus on myself, but rather my faith story. I didn't want to be egocentric in any way, although the title may seem a bit misleading to that end. The goal of writing, in general, is to share a message and this is what I hoped to do with all my writing, I hoped to share the journey of my life experiences with the focus on faith.

I have always heard that when you write, you should write about what you know. Using life experiences, I jotted down my faith journey. After my book ministry began, I enjoyed the connection with others. I really enjoyed, sharing their stories, and mine along the way, hence the reason for my hub writing. I wanted to continue to grow as a person and a writer always remaining open to new viewpoints. This connection with fellow Hub writers, around the world, afforded a great venue to share with other writers. More importantly, it provides encouragement and constructive criticism while meeting some really amazing people.

I struggled with the idea of this work, was I doing it for the right reasons? Would it be self-serving? If it was I wanted nothing to do with it. I considered letting it go into the abyss of thought. I was becoming confused as to whether I was following the plan of God or was this distraction from my personal faith journey. Then, some dear friends directed me to some Bible verses. Specifically these verses, 2 Corinthians 3:1-5.

When I read them I felt a whisper from the Holy Spirit. I immediately knew if my story could help one person it would be the ministry for Christ that I hoped for.

We are a letter to be read by everyone for the ministry of Christ. If we believe in Him as our loving sacrifice and savior, then our hearts are hopefully shining for HIM. When we allow it and step away from our own purpose, God will use things for His good. It has been a few years since my little book was released and I have to say, "It has been a ministry." I am very aware that we all have a story or a letter, if you will, to be read by everyone. I shared mine hoping to learn about others and their journey's with Christ.

It has been a blessing to meet a new people seeking God or trying to re-focus on Him. This is what my hub The Stages Of ME is about. It has brought me to so many hurting, it has brought me to so much stronger than myself, It has brought me to a place where I feel God continues polishing me through His word and through others and for this I am truly grateful.

Hub Pages allows me a continued ministry, as well as support on the life journey. It's a blessing to connect with other writers. I have interacted with people from all around the world. That is pretty cool, keyboard to keyboard connecting through ideas!

Kathy Henderson ~ The Stages Of ME

It Only Takes A Spark

We have only one voice in a very big world. We have but one set of ears to listen to the cries of so many. We have one set of eyes to see the good and also see the sad destruction of our humanity.

We are blessed when we have FAITH in the storms of life, and yet we realize we live in the flesh. How we wish our flesh would not control our thoughts or feelings for even one minute. How we wish complete surrender to God our loving Father knowing we could rest in the peace that would then dwell inside of us, yet we know a war is raging, a spiritual battle that attempts to root us in this world.

How we wish the hurdles would no longer present themselves, sadly that is not possible here in this earthly world. We must accept our trials and learn to do so with GRACE. Knowing we are forgiven, we walk in faith and in the example of Jesus Christ our Savior, but again our flesh is the limit to complete peace. Every day we fight against the rule of sin that is part of this earthly body. Sin presents itself in so many simple ways, in a harsh word, impatience, frustration, so many things we are in our imperfection. So, my friends, we will wait here patiently for God's perfect plan to unwind.

We challenge our humanity, do not judge one another, but rather reach out and link arms to be a force of strength in God's promises. His example of the CROSS was so amazing. Stop comparing your differences. Stop hurting others believing it's without consequence. Stop being comfortable with your circle and reach for others who do not know the solace of a life walking in FAITH. Gently welcome others to your understanding. Listen for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in your life. Maybe then we can all live with the awareness that God is watching and ever present. He shows us what to do in His Word. Maybe we could read it again, we need to remain in His word.

"In God We Trusted, One Nation Under God." Close your eyes for just a moment and imagine a world of only love and kindness. Now open ~ that is what heaven will be like ~ I want us all to be there! We can step it up, I know we can. It only takes a spark ~ Peace out ~

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The Stages Of ME 12 months ago Author


You are a beautiful inspiration and your words uplifting. Thank you very much, sweet lady.

Hugs and blessings always

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MsDora 12 months ago from The Caribbean

Kathy, your struggle to write for the right reason comes from your desire to please God, and you are doing just that. Encouragement is a gift. More blessings on you as you bless others!

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The Stages Of ME 19 months ago Author

Patricia thank you so much, angels heading right back to ya, hugs and blessings.

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The Stages Of ME 19 months ago Author

Thank you Jo for your sweet comment God Bless you always!

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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

The Stages of Me....It takes courage to do what may prove to be less than what we expect. But even if your work has only touched one person it was worth the effort.

What a blessing.

Many Angels are headed your way this afternoon ps

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Jo_Goldsmith11 20 months ago

I feel very blessed to be re-introduced to you again. So very encouraging and filled with so much love through your words.

I enjoyed very much what felt like a one on one conversation in your living room. Great writing. Shared and Up for all the right reasons!

Wishing you many blessings. Peace and creativity! :-))

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The Stages Of ME 3 years ago Author

Inspired heart

Thank you for the sweet comment. I wish you many blessings as well and always peace in your own stages.

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Inspired Heart 3 years ago from Jamaica

Congratulations for stepping out and and doing what you had in your heart to do! Much blessings.

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The Stages Of ME 3 years ago Author

Cam ~

Amen to your comment I see you understand quite well that we have but one Director. Blessings to you as you continue to allow Him to guide you. Always in His grip :)

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cam8510 3 years ago from Colorado Springs, CO until the end of March

The Stages Of Me, I love your emphasis here of not judging, but reaching out to others to provide strength. We are all travelers here. God is the Guide. May we allow Him to do His work His way in each life.

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The Stages Of ME 3 years ago Author

Why thank you Prairieprincess for stopping in. I do hope your days are blessed and your own future stages are full of His Direction and love.

Peace in your stages

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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada

This is beautifully written and makes me want to read your book, too. Glad to be your latest follower. Blessings to you.

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The Stages Of ME 3 years ago Author

Thank you Caleb for the encouraging comment and tip ~ have a wonderful and blessed day :)

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Caleb DRC 3 years ago

Hello Kathy,

I'm glad you decided to publish your book. Whenever we become apprehensive concerning whether or not action should be taken, then just asking the question, "Will this action benefit others?" usually makes the decision clear.

Kathy, to get ALL your hubs on your profile do this:

1. Go to your profile, and click "edit profile." 2. Scroll all the way down to "Show only featured hubs on my profile," and click "NO". 3. Go down to "Save changes", and click that. After you do that all your hubs will be on your profile.

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The Stages Of ME 5 years ago Author

Awe ann ... now I am blushing ~ really thanks so much ~ my writing is very cathartic in this stage of my life. I am battling a little bit in the health area but everything else is full speed joy. I am loving every minute of every day with my hubby, kids and friends but most of all with God. It is amazing how when trials come that grab us by the ankles God has the ability to calm us inwardly. He continually sends guidance through the Holy Spirit and I suppose when in a bit of suffering we are so in tune with the message of HIS WORD ~ blessings to you and see you in Hubville :)

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anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

You are an inspiration. God bless.

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The Stages Of ME 5 years ago Author

Frogyfish ~ Thank you for your comment. Yes one of my favorite reminders when in trials of this life is close your eyes and remember your Father is right next to you by our side in highs and lows.

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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

Wherever we are, whatever our surroundings...God is there. And He just keeps working while we wait...or write. Thank you for sharing your gentle heart.

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The Stages Of ME 5 years ago Author

Thanks Mike ~ it will be so awesome :)

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mikeq107 5 years ago

Stages of me :0)

thank you that was a beautiful looking forward to Heaven :0)

Mike :0)

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The Stages Of ME 5 years ago Author

Thank you sweet Courtney ~

Courtney 5 years ago

Everyone should read this book! It is an inspiration for EVERYONE and will change your life!

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