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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. What a great illustration, Kathi! I have found when I’m in a season of not feeling supported if I seek to support someone else I find that unsupported feeling is a lie. The Trinity designed us to be in fellowship with Them & each other. Yet another of The Trinity’s indescribable gifts to us! Blessings (((0)))

  2. Dear Kathi
    That truth of standing together is so beautifully expressed through the image of your sun flowers ! We were indeed made for community & listening to each other, sharing a meal, hugging a friend when she hurts, taking another a pot of warm soup, having someone listen to my woes & hurts have all been so therapeutic . In this season in my land when many are finding life a challenge your story encourages us to reach out and sit alongside!
    Thank you so much ♡

  3. I love this analogy, Kathi! Well done! We grew sunflowers for the first time this year. What joy they bring! And they make seeds for next year! Win! Win!

  4. Amen \0/ Thank you Kathi
    My daughter lives in Iowa and her backyard is full of her favorite flower..the sunflower!
    My sisters in Christ are AMAZING! They are strong, brave, loving, hilarious, give the best hugs and make the best food! I am sooo grateful and blessed to walk beside them. To worship beside them and more than anything I am sooo grateful God put them in my life to teach me and guide me and show me what it means to be a women after God’s heart! How to be a good wife and mother and gma. A good friend and a kind stranger.
    Thank you sisters….and thank you sunflowers for making us all smile

  5. Hi Kathi!
    Thank you for the great devotional today!
    Great reminders and actions to take!
    Can you please post a picture of your fabulous giant sunflowers??
    Would love to see them!

  6. So many enjoyed your sunflower story and I too would love seeing a pik of them! Bless you, Kathy for sharing! Wonderful theme and story! We all def need others to stay strong!

  7. Kathi,

    I’m also a sunflower lover. One year, I planted seeds and they all grew high and tall above the roof of our home. I live in a 4-plex and it was an amazing scenery. This year, I had one sunflower flourishing.
    Thank you for your beautiful message.

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