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September 22, 2006


Kat in Ga: A Soldiers' Angel

Wow. And Amen. I do know about those "vast open spaces" of the heart -- I've been in times in my life where God has said to me, "Let the pain teach you" - just as you said about the emptiness... I found that when I lost *everything* but Jesus (literally, my every possession, my home, my car, my job...had nothing but a couple garbage bags of clothing for me and my two then-infant/toddler kids and that was IT!) -- that Jesus was all I needed. What I learned during those desert times is priceless and has sustained me throughout many other trials. God eventually took what was tragic and turned it into a triumph - a testimony to His power and goodness. :) Amazing stuff.

Thank you, sir. :)

Kat in Ga: A Soldiers' Angel

OK, felt led to share this poem with you that I wrote back in 1989:


Desert rose, enjoy the silence
Desert rose, enjoy the heat
For in the blazing sun
The master you will meet

Desert rose, enjoy the silence
Desert rose, enjoy the drought
For in the dryness of your soul
His living water will make you whole

Desert rose, enjoy the quiet
Desert rose, enjoy the still
For in the silence you will learn
The mystery of his will

Dig your roots down deep
And drink his water sweet
Lift your head up to the son
He will finish what he's begun
And even in the desert dry
Roses will bloom
And streams of life will run

* * * *

"For I will pour out My Spirit on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground. I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring.." Isaiah 44:3

Additional Scripture readings:

Isaiah 35:1-10
John 4:1-14
Poem Copyrighted 2006 by Kathy Orr, all rights reserved


Dear CB,
That was beautiful and encouraging. I have sent it on to someone I know who is going through a difficult time right now. Thank you.

Dear Kat,
That is beautiful! But then again, you've always had the gift. ;)

Kat in Ga: A Soldiers' Angel

Thanks, Rosemary! :) You're too sweet. :)

I also sent the Chaplain's post to someone I know, going thru a difficult time. :)

Thanks, Chaplain, for all you do for ALL of us, spiritually and soldier-ly. If that's a word. ;-)

Oh, before I forget - I shipped off another box of "stuff" to you today. It doesn't have a letter with it (sorry - letter coming soon, promise!) but all the "stuff" in there is for you to use however you see fit, whether for y'all's clinic or for soldiers, or just whatever. Filled with things like travel-sized shampoos, toothpaste, sox, a few gillette disposable razors, etc. Just stuff like that - nothin fun or fancy, sorry, lol. But hopefully y'all can use it. :)


Great msesage of God's love. There have been many times when God blessed me after I slipped. It's always a reminder of His unconditional love. He longs to shower us with His love!Thanks for the post. God bless:)

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