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December 22, 2016

It’s been three weeks since Though I Stumble released, and I’ve been so encouraged by the feedback. The overarching theme seems to be resonating, as people tell me that they are determined to keep running for Christ, even if they stumble. I praise God for that. In the months and months of writing, you wonder if you’re hearing from God, if the story is making sense, and whether anyone will be impacted by it. That’s always my prayer. Yes, I want my books to be entertaining—but I especially hope that they minister.

For those of you who are doing the companion In Hot Pursuit study, I pray that that has been a blessing as well. Video #4 is the last in the series. In this life, we will stumble. But are you determined to keep running?

Wishing you and yours a blessed Merry Christmas! May the love, joy, and peace of the season be yours in full measure.

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In Hot Pursuit—Be Free

December 16, 2016

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free . . .” (Galatians 5:1). As believers, though we’ve been set free in Christ, we can find ourselves in bondage once again in numerous ways. Video #3 in the series speaks to the need to free ourselves so that we can run unhindered.

May the Lord give us grace to run free!


In Hot Pursuit—Be Focused

December 8, 2016

If we want to effectively run for Christ, one of the first things we need to do is to “gird up.” Video #2 in the series talks about what that means, as well as other vital aspects to staying focused.

Praying the Lord gives us all grace to gird up and run well!


In Hot Pursuit ~ New Online Study

November 27, 2016

In my last post about the release of Though I Stumble, I said I was excited to share something more. Some of you may remember the study we did here on the blog called, In Hot Pursuit. Believe it or not, that was nearly five years ago! It’s been on my heart to re-write that study in a more accessible way. I’m excited that by God’s grace, I was finally able to do it. A “mini-devotional study” with four lessons, it will be available for download as a companion to Though I Stumble on Friday, December 2. Continue Reading…

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{New Video} 3 Things You Should be Doing with Grace

September 25, 2016

Grace Sign 2I’m hyper aware of my need for grace. I don’t think a day goes by without thinking about grace and praying for grace. Maybe it’s because, as a writer, I hit enough walls trying to figure out where to go next, what word fits just right, how to sync several plot threads . . . Or maybe because I’m quick to get an attitude or react with wrong words. And then there are the thoughts I don’t want to think and feelings I don’t want to feel (don’t you hate when you “feel” offended or slighted or anxious . . . and you really don’t want to?).

Continue Reading…

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My Plans for 2015—and How God Flipped Them {Plus a Video}

December 30, 2015

Plans for 2015I’ve never been big on making New Year’s resolutions. But as I think back to the beginning of 2015, I did have a few plans in mind. The first thing I thought to do was to shut down my YouTube channel. It had been a while since I’d done a video, and I was in a “less is more” mode with respect to social media.

But sometime in January, someone asked if I’d done a video on how I study the Bible. I thought that was kind of odd. “No,” I said. “Haven’t done one.”

“Would you consider doing one?”

“Actually, I doubt it,” I said, “since I’m thinking about shutting down my channel.” Also, I wasn’t sure what tips I’d give in such a video. So, um, no.

Continue Reading…

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How to Kill Jealousy

November 12, 2015

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It’s a subject we don’t often talk about, let alone confess. But “jealousy” is the theme this week in our Periscope group—#PeriSistersinChrist—which means it’s also been the subject of my morning #devoscope . . . and I’ve been blessed and blown away by what the women have shared on the subject. We’ve explored the multitude of ways jealousy rears its ugly head, and what needs to happen when it does.

We need to kill it.

It’s hard to escape at least the temptation toward jealousy. As we deal with that ongoing battle of flesh versus Spirit (Galatians 5:17), I pray you find this video helpful.

P.S. To join the live broadcast in the morning, you can tune in at 9 am CST; 10 am EST here: To interact on the broadcast, you can download the Periscope app, follow me @kimcashtate, and watch/comment from your phone. The replay of all #devoscopes can be found here.

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How to Stand on God’s Promises

October 27, 2015

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“For these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises . . .” 2 Peter 1:4

The word of God is filled with rich promises, and as I’ve meditated on that truth, I wonder if I am daily filled with awe and expectation regarding them. I should be. I want to be. They’ve been granted by our gracious God, and in Christ, they are ours. But it’s not always easy to stand on them. I can see a promise, understand its magnificence, and even believe that God is able to fulfill it . . . and yet wonder if He will fulfill it in my life. Ever been there?

I do not want to get to heaven and hear of all the promises I could have stood on. I want to shake the doubt and fear of disappointment and, by God’s grace, stand on what He has richly promised. How about you? I pray this video helps you to stand.

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5 Truths About Contentment

September 25, 2015

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Happy Saturday!

In our Periscope group, #PeriSistersinChrist, our theme this week was contentment.  My morning devotionals on Periscope centered around this theme all week, and I was blessed as I studied and meditated on awesome truths related to contentment.  With so much fresh on my mind, I was moved to do a video on the topic.  I pray it’s a blessing to you.  May we abound in the joy and contentment that are ours in Christ!

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Why You Must Learn to Say No {Video}

September 16, 2015

Everything a season


Every season of our lives is God-appointed (Ecclesiastes 3:1).  To live out the purpose of the season and appreciate the fruit of the season, sometimes we simply have to say—no.