Author Archives: Kate Kresse

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)

Cast your cares

Sometimes we can become consumed by worries and anxieties, or at least I can. Of course, worrying and fretting never improves a situation. What is called for is a clear head. That is easier said than done when we are … Continue reading

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Writing can heal and change

I have always felt that sharing and openness can help to effect change–not only in ourselves, but in others. I came of age during the time when my generation shared their feelings, journaled, participated in encounter groups, went on retreats, … Continue reading

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Vegan Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Muffin

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins What You Need 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup quick oats ¾ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon cinnamon 1½ cups of mashed banana … Continue reading

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You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst

There is a song we sing at church sometimes called “Be Not Afraid“. It begins with “you shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst”. I find that reassuring. It is especially reassuring to me during … Continue reading

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Good things take time

I have been reading Coach Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success“. I am always on the lookout for insight, succinct sayings that can serve to propel me, or my students, or my loved ones forward on the path of life. Over the … Continue reading

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Roller Coasters and Jesus

For the past few few months, I have been on a roller coaster. No, not an amusement park roller coaster, but a multiple life events type roller coaster. You see, sometimes there are many twists and turns on our road … Continue reading

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What will you plant in your soul

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul”. ~ Thomas Merton Our days are filled with a series of moments and hours. Sometimes they fly by, sometimes they move slowly, and sometimes … Continue reading

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