Posts by Katie Pate

Posts by Katie Pate

That Doesn’t Go There

When I was a little girl, my mom would tell me to clean my room. I would rush in my room and shove toys here and clothes there with no rhyme or reason to putting things where they actually belonged. My mom would walk in and look at me with an exhausted look and say, “Katie- these things do not go there, this room is not clean, let’s try again.” She would…

In the Eye of the Storm

As a relatively new resident of the gulf coast of Alabama, I was not positive on how to react to the incoming storm, Tropical Depression/Tropical Storm/Hurricane Nate… I did not even know what to call it, much less how to prepare for it! I had some friends telling me we should evacuate to ATL, I had some friends telling me nothing would happen, and I had some…

This is My Song

One of my favorite songs is Blessed Assurance. Particularly the lyrics, “This is my story, this is my song.” Another one of my favorite songs is Place of Freedom with the lyrics “I’m gonna sing my song, like I am unashamed.” This week I have been thinking on the power of these lyrics, of the importance of singing “my song.” Psalm…

Rush Hour

It seems to be the culture of Americans to constantly be in a rush. The drive thru line is more than 2 cars long…no way, & if we have to pull forward and wait for our food, that is just unacceptable! This Frozen Dinner has to be microwaved for 5 min then stirred and microwaved again…who has time for that?! That light has been red for 1 min…it must be…

Cut it Off

Over the weekend, my parents were down visiting and my mom said, “Be careful not to let your fingers start swelling or you wont be able to get your rings off.” I did not think much of it as my fingers had not been swollen so I did not take her warning very seriously. Then- last night I looked down to see my fingers had suddenly swollen a significant amount and…

Spoiler Alert!

In church yesterday, Pastor Richie referenced Star Wars in his sermon. He told the condensed version of Luke and Darth Vader’s relationship. He told how Darth Vader turned to the dark side, how Luke’s mother died, even how Luke had the opportunity to kill his dad, but chose not to! As someone who has never seen Star Wars, I wanted to say SPOILER ALERT as he…

It’s Monday

I think we can all agree that Mondays are not always our favorite day of the week. The early morning alarm clock jolting us into the reality that the weekend is but a memory and the work week has begun. The frantic search for something to wear, the marathon to get out of the door in time, the frustration in the commute. All things associated with MONDAY! The struggle can…

Revival in the Surrender

This past weekend, Pastor Jessie and I were blessed to have the opportunity to serve as chaperones with the Crossroads Students at Winterfest in Tennessee. As I get older, I am reminded of how generational, multi-cultural, and diverse Heaven will be. All ages, backgrounds and cultures in one mind and one accord worshipping the King of Kings forever. Trips like Winterfest…

My Praise is a Weapon

I once heard a story of a little boy who was kidnapped out of his front yard in Atlanta, Ga. In recounting the story, the boy said that the kidnapper put him in the vehicle and instructed him not to make any noise. Instead, the little boy began to sing the song “Every Praise” by Hezekiah Walker. He sang the song for three hours until the kidnapper could not…
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