Kathy Rothaar

Kathy is a woman who has a heart for the Lord and commitment to living out His Word. Her writing is steeped in personal experiences and biblical truth, as she reflects on her role as a mom of a college age son, high school daughter, and middle school boy. She is a freelance writer and editor who lives in the North East with her husband and children.

A Truth for All Seasons: God Has a Plan

A Truth for All Seasons: God Has a Plan

About three years ago I participated in a women’s Bible study that changed my life. The focus of the study was Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”     Studying this verse taught me how to take control of what enters my mind, or “to take every thought captive” as the Bible instructs in 2 Corinthians 10:5. But there was that one morning when I watched our middle child pull out of our driveway to…

Are you on a mission or a journey?

Are You on a Mission or Journey?

I was having a conversation with a friend about redoing my kitchen, telling her the story of my visit to the kitchen store with my husband. I relayed to her how my husband was dumbfounded at how the process of selecting a new kitchen was taking so long. Now, admittedly, I did take longer than the average person because I loved everything, but my indecision aside, it is a process! Once you find the cabinet color you like, you have to select the style. Then, once the designer prices out your dream kitchen, you have to decide if it’s within your…

Blessed, Not Impressed

Blessed, Not Impressed

I recently gave a missionary friend a gift. It was a fairly expensive gift. I had not purchased it; I was the middle-man. It was given to me to give to her as a love offering for her tireless efforts on behalf of those less fortunate. Her response was not what I expected. The gift was a Thomas Kinkade painting, and it appeared she had never heard of him. She was not aware of the value of the painting. I was a little taken aback. The painting even had a certificate of authenticity, which I quickly pointed out to her, hoping…

This is a Test . . . of our faith!

This Is a Test

The other day I was driving with the radio on, and all of a sudden the song stopped playing and a strange noise emanated from the speakers. This noise was followed by an announcement, “This was a test. This was a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. If this had been an actual emergency, this signal would have been followed by . . .” The sudden announcement got me thinking about my life and my walk with the Lord. I thought to myself, “This is a test!” This life is a test for all of us as believers. I thought…

Raising Parents

Raising Parents: It’s a Tough Job, But God has to Do It

I honestly asked the Lord this morning, “If I jump up and down and throw a temper tantrum, will you give me my way?” I was desperate, with a capital “D.” You see, what I wanted, I knew He could do. Because He can do anything, right? All I was asking Him to do was not let my kids grow up and leave the nest. I didn’t think that was a lot to ask. I wasn’t ready to say good-bye to my oldest son as he embarked out on his life journey – far away from me. I’d spent 22…

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