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Kathi lives with Roger and a bunch of chickens in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. There they host writer retreats, and Kathi writes about how to do life with God a little closer today than yesterday. She’s a best-selling author and absolutely loves her Clutter Free Community on Facebook.

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  1. Kathi,

    This sort of story is the hardest; when you shared about Jenn, I hurt with you, for you and her children and family and family of choice… And yet. Here you go with seeing and sharing Jesus, to encourage and challenge others to see something in new light. “Pushy” can get a bad rap, but when Jesus came into contact with someone others might’ve criticized, He poured into and healed her. I wanna be more like Him (and you, my friend <3 ).

    • Robin, thanks for honoring Jenn with your comment. She is the best kind of human and representative of Jesus. (And I feel the same about you.)

  2. Oh Kathi, so sorry to read about your friend. I only hope when my time comes I am surrounded by so much love.
    While I was reading this, two stories came to mind- the one you mention about the bleeding woman and the “Mary and Martha” passage. I have been called pushy, among other not so kind terms. But, I believe it was the women who were part of Jesus’ ministry that “pushed” the envelope as we say today and were so vital to that ministry. When I saw the title of this post, I could not wait to read it and it did not disappoint!

    • Madeline – I love all the pushy women you mentioned. We have so much to learn from each of them.

  3. I love this except the heartache of losing your friend. Thank you for having the courage to share Jesus from your trip you didn’t want to take. May you have His continued comfort, peace & strength!

  4. What a legacy of faith your friend Jenn is giving to her children. I pray when my time comes that people remember me as being “pushy and woke” to the needs around me.

  5. Sorry about your friend not well. I know another woman who has friend who had cancer it had come back again. She has said this Friend to her family and friends. I win even if not healed this side of earth. Even though you will miss me on earth you have not lost all. As you all will see me in glory with Jesus again when your time up on earth . But this time you all will see me with a bran new body no cancer. As I will never have cancer again as I will be with Jesus in glory and healed. So be happy if that happens don’t be sad you won’t see me on earth anymore if not healed. Look forward to that day you will leave earth one day and get to see me in my brand new body never to have cancer again. So let’s make each day I am here still on happy and full of memories incase I not healed this side of earth. So as you all have happy things to remember me by if I taken home to glory to get my healing. I thought that was just lovely of my friends friend to think of her illness like that. She said it all in Jesus hands if I am healed this side of earth or in glory. But I think she is one wonderful woman for being pushy to make memories so as. If taken home to glory her friends and family have good memories to remember her by if not healed on earth. I do think that is just so lovely. Amen Love Dawn Ferguson-Little in my prayers all incourage xx

  6. I love this so much. Not your loss, of course; I’m so sorry for your loss. But the picture of Jesus loving a pushy woman is like the biggest, fiercest hug for this pushy woman. Thank you, friend.

  7. Oh my! How this touched my heart! I could not help but burst into tears. Such a huge loss! I am praying for her and her family and for you and for those that love her and will deeply grieve. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs and prayers

  8. Compassion personified.
    Throughout the Old & New Testaments, God has provided examples of persistent women.
    All are mere shadows in the light of Christ’s pursuit of every.single.soul.
    Keep bein’ ‘pushy’, dear sister!❤

  9. So grateful for all the pushy women who move forward with tenacity and grace. Thank you for sharing about your lovely friend. And the bleeding woman is one of my favorite people in all of the Bible. Exactly because of her tenacity in reaching for what she knew would help her. And Jesus responded so lovingly. Blessings to you, Kathi, and your friend.

  10. Kathi,

    Sweet sister so sorry for the loss of your beloved friend. Asking God to bless her children. The persistent widow is yet another pushy woman. A widow kept coming to the non-God-fearing judge asking for justice from her adversary. But because she was persistent he gave her justice. It takes pushy persistent women to get things done. We need to advocate & love those on the fringes of society. If we don’t do it who will? Keep being pushy. Jesus loves you!!

    Blessings 🙂