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Open Letter to Nancy #5


Wow! A lot has happened since last time. I have kind of not wanted to get into some of this but there are some things that bother me and that I question. Oh, by the way, hello friend! I pray for you daily that God will guide your heart and mind to His truth.

The way I understand this new ‘culture’ is if you disagree with me you will be canceled from any further attention from me. Now, I don’t know about you but that really makes no sense at all if you think about it. What if it keeps being construed to mean more than it does now?

Take your child for instance, let’s say for this argument that you have tried to teach your child to say thank you when he receives a present. He absolutely refuses because he thinks he is owed the present so no thank you is required. Impasse. Will he be suddenly erased from your concerns? Will he suddenly be on his own?


Lets go the other way now. Say you mother, or close relative and you have a differing of opinions. Let’s say, for arguments sake, neither of you will budge on how you think. Do you just walk away and pretend they are no longer worthy of your attention?


Your religion is not the same as mine – you are canceled. Your political party is not the same as mine – you are canceled. You live in a different state and won’t move – you are canceled. You won’t protest with me about what I believe – you are canceled. The color of your skin is different than mine – you are canceled. I kneel only before my God – I am canceled. I am an American Patriot – I am canceled. I believe in life – I am canceled. This could go on and on, and still it makes no sense. If we are human and we claim to be civilized humans, then every person on the face of the earth has a right to his or her own opinion without being canceled by someone who thinks differently. They are just different.

Different is not bad. Musicians are different because they hear a music we cannot hear, but they share what they hear, it moves us to tears. Artists are different because they see everything through their lens of their eyes, and what beauty our eyes stare at when they make it visible to the rest of us. People in love are usually very different and when they give themselves to each other, such a magical change it makes. Different is not bad. Different is just different, and it does not mean we should fight, lie, violent protest and threaten with death others that do not see as we see or feel as we feel. What is wrong with different?

Now I know that some are going to say what about rights of others. If what I want would cause harm or death to another, I have no right to force what I believe on any other human. If what I want causes undue fear for life, causes any other human to feel belittled or shamed for the color of their skin, black or white, then what I want is not right. But here again, I believe in right and wrong, not shades of gray or that evil is good and good is evil. As humans, as Godly women, we should be able to distinguish the difference between lies and truths and see the worth of every human being in God’s eyes because in His eyes we all are the same. Jesus died for everyone on this planet because He see the worth of each and every one.

He did not cancel that one over there because they are cross-eyed. He did not cancel the other one in the corner because they have acne. He did not cancel the person down the street because they stutter. He did not cancel the person across the street because they look different. We should do the same. Reach out to the hurting and angry and frustrated and frightened and poor and rich and powerful and weak and show them respect as a human being. Maybe people have forgotten how to be kind, how to be thoughtful, how to show respect, how to honor, how to see people. If we looked into that treasure chest and saw each person as an expensive jewel, an work of art in gold or silver or precious stones, could we make a difference?



I know you and I differ on our outlooks on life because our history is different, but that does not make either of us wrong for being different nor does it give us the right to ‘cancel’ each other. I will still call you friend and I will still pray for you daily as I follow what His word teaches. “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority…“1 Timothy 2:1-2

Written in Christ’s love – Kathy

Edited by Spark34

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Bible reference from New International Version

Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi #4

Surrender…Friendship

Hello again. I came across a study of the word surrender. A word that most people try to avoid. Surrender…cease resistance to an enemy or opponent. Not something that we Americans, for the most part, consider doing willingly. You must find it especially hard because of your position; however, surrender is not always bad.

We surrender our hearts when we fall in love.

We surrender what our life used to be to what it will be when a new life is given to us to take care of. Babies will do that.

As Godly women we surrender to Christ. Surrendering to Him and doing life with Him changes the trajectory of our lives forever. When we surrender ourselves in faith, He will open doors that were closed. He will close doors that should have never been opened.

Our lives are actually filled with surrender to something. Surrender to a party agenda. Surrender to violence to right a wrong. Surrender morals as long as we get ahead. Surrender to little white lies that become a spider’s web. Surrender to those little things that no one sees but we know we should not indulge. Surrender to just being in a bad mood today. These will change the trajectory of our loves but often the road leads to a place we really wish we hadn’t gone. Maybe to the world the surrender brought success but it guarantees hollowness to life.

As Godly women of faith we can surrender in love to God. This type of surrender, the one that requires a faith in a God bigger than we are, comes with responsibility. We dare not use the power we have to make ourselves more than we should. “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement.” Romans 12:3. A woman, even one in power, is more beautiful when she is clothed humility and grace. These come directly from surrender to God. When we surrender in love and grace it does not make us less, it makes us more.

The God we profess faith in made this. He made the stars, the planets, the universes and all the unseen wonders out there. Then He made you and me.

What happens when we really surrender to God? Well, I believe that each of us was designed for a certain assignment from God. The way we find it is through surrender. Some don’t find it because they will not surrender. But if we surrender and our heavenly assignment meets up with this earthly vessel then heaven touches earth and, O my, what awesome things become possible.

Knowing this I still struggle with surrender, but what if…what if we actually surrendered? Would He share heaven’s power with us? Not for selfish use, but to help our next door neighbor, the boy down the street, the church that is being hunted down, the city that is burning, the town that is under fire, the state that has lost hope, the nation that is tearing itself apart, and a world that is reeling without hope? Could we make a change for the better? Could we be brave enough to fight the battle that would come by standing against the popular? Could we find it within ourselves to surrender in pure love to Him who made this and see our cities and towns and states and nation change?

Surrender is hard.

Change is hard.

Life is hard.

Friend to friend I suggest you do your own study of what surrender means as you are a confessed woman of faith, and what a difference it could make. “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

Nothing I have said is easily done, but as friendships that puts us on a level playing fields and you as a woman of faith, ask for wisdom, “let her ask of God, who give to all liberally and without reproach,” James 1:5 Jesus is faithful to those who call on Him and who believe He is.

P.S. This is letter # 4 but the number that I surrendered to is 7. The last one will be on September 28th.

Written in Godly love – Kathy

Edited by Spark34

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Scriptures from the New King James Version.

Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi #3

Jun 03, 2020 · House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today that “the gift of faith tells us that we’re all God’s children.” “Now, faith is a gift, not everyone has it,” Pelosi said. “Sometimes people say to me, ‘How come you believe this or that.’ I say, ‘Well, I have the gift of faith,’” said Pelosi.

As your friend I applaud you for standing up for all of us as God’s children. In today’s world we have lost that conception that ALL of us, not just the black people, not just the Asian people, not just the white people, not just the American Indians, not all the other people that have come to America for one reason or another, WE are all God’s children. And it is a gift from God.

Anytime that we receive a gift from God, it is greatly to be appreciated and it is far above anything than we can even imagine in power and might. This gift is given to all people and manifests itself when we see that Jesus is the true Son of God. It is a treasure. I am so glad that you had the courage to come out and say, “I have the gift of faith…”

But I am a little conflicted by actions and words. Actions tell me that only certain people are important. Actions tell me that only certain agendas that require violence and death are important. Actions tell me that destruction and tearing down and rewriting history and calling all people one thing because of something that happened decades ago is OK. Actions and words are not really aligning.

Americans are one people. There is no color or creed that makes you American. Belief in justice, God, the innate goodness of people, and standing by our constitution makes you an American. It is earned by loyalty.

America was founded on the belief in freedom for all people. Blood was shed all over this land and in foreign lands to provide us with this freedom that America has right now. Enemies without and within now want her freedom killed. The blood that was shed is being stomped on and desicrated and abused and put to shame. It is this same blood that gives these people the right to protest and say we need change, so why in God’s earth are they so intent on destroying what gave them this right? I really don’t understand.

Now, friend, this is may be where you come in. You have power. That is evident. You have money. That is evident. So since you believe that we are all God’s children here in America, then maybe as a woman of the Bible once had the courage to stand up in faith and say, “If it cost me all, my people will not be destroyed and me stand by idle.” You too can stand up for all American people. Don’t let American people, God’s people, the people of faith be destroyed by hatred and bigotry and greed and power. American needs you to be a woman of faith. Our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren need you to stand on your words.

In Christ’s love I write. Kathy Wrigley

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Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi #2

Friendships…

I was thinking about friendships and what a really really truly God-given friend is. The definition from the website Dictionary.com defines friend as:

  1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard
  2. a person who gives assistance
  3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile
  4. a member of the same nation, party, etc

The definition of friendship from Dictionary.com defines friendship as:

  1. the state of being a friend; association as friends

I think friends can be many things but a true friend in a true friendship knows no boundaries.

Some friends are born into the family structure. These friendships are lifelong and special.

Some friendships are just magical as two different people from two different pasts just absolutely adore each other’s company.

Then there are the ones that grown ups choose. We choose to interact to see if a friendship can happen. This is where I am. I will act as your friend and see where it takes us.

Friends are there no matter what.

Friends are important.

Friends are to tell each other the truth as they see it.

As your friend, please, stop apologizing for your heritage and history. You are not a slave owner. You never owned any slaves. The people you bow down to were never slaves. The people you bow down to will never be slaves. There needs to be a mutual respect but not one race, creed, color, ethnic background is better than another. Each one of us was carried by a woman, born into this world alive, and matured into an adult. Everyone alive has this gift of life given to them, and it is full of promise and excitement and privilege. Help the people around you, all of them, to see this gift and cherish it and cherish it in the others they are in contact with.

I know you have great power, and with great power comes greater responsibility. As your friend, take care of yourself, take care of your family, take care of your friends, and take care of the people that put you in this place of honor.

In Christ’s love I write

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God is Standing in the Gap

We are Christians. We are warriors. We should be strong, but there is so much fear and such anxiety that we search for a place to stand. There is no firm ground in this year of 2020. It has become quicksand for people’s faith and belief. The riots, the protests, the hatred spat across the media has no end. We have gone from murder hornets to killer worms and back again to some unknown future that is anything but bright. Will there be war? Will America die? Will churches ever be the same? What do we believe? Where is our peace? Who is in control? There is turmoil and trembling and fear. Where can we go for safety? The answer is in Psalm 91.


You can go to God Most High to hide. You can go to God All-Powerful for protection. I say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety, my fortress. My God, I trust in You.”

God will save you from hidden dangers and from deadly diseases. You can go to Him for protection. He will cover you like a bird spreading its wings over its babies. You can trust Him to surround and protect you like a shield.

You will have nothing to feaer at night and no need to be afraid of enemy arrows during the day. You will have no fear of diseases that come in the dark or terrible suffering that comes at noon.

A thousand people may fall dead at your side or ten thousand right beside you, but nothing will happen to you! All you will have to do is watch and you will see that the wicked are punished.

You trust in the Lord for you protection. You have made God Most High your place of safety. So nothing bad will happen to you. No diseases will come near your home. He will command his angels to protect you wherever you go.

The Lords says, “If someone trusts me, I will save them. I will protect my followers who call to me for help. When my followers call to me, I will answer them. I will be with them when they are in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them. I will give my followers a long life and show them my power to save.

Trust in God. Trust in His promises. Trust in His Word.

In Christ’s love I write

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Bible verses from Psalm 91 from the Easy-to-Read Version compiled by the World Bible Translation Center.

Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi


Godly woman to godly woman…

Hello, my name is Kathy and, woman to woman, I have some musings, some questions and some wonderings. I know you are a very powerful woman, and you are a very busy woman, so if you ever see this letter is doubtful, but maybe.

I have noticed in the media that you appear to applaud the Ashanti tribe from Ghana. I wondered about that, so I decided to study the people a little. They are a very interesting tribe who are powerful, rich and surprisingly have ideals and a history similar to America. I thought I would show just a few similarities between the two countries.

  • USA – under the rule of the British until we won our independence from them.
  • Ashanti – under the rule of the British until they won their independence from them.
  • USA – in our history is the slave trade to work the ground and serve.
  • Ashanti – took advantage of the lucrative slave market and provided slaves.
  • USA – became rich because of the diversified people and the richness of the land with agriculture, oil and freedom.
  • Ashanti – became rich because of the oil and the immense gold found in their land.

In my searching I also learned a little bit about the people that are from that country. They show respect for others, they are especially welcoming, and they are intensely proud of where they are from and their cultural heritage. They are intelligent and passionate in their approach to education. When brought into discussions they are carefully focused and do not readily speak without thought.1

One of their cultural identities is the Kente2 cloth I have seen you and others wearing. The colors are very significant and hold symbolisms. The gold color represents status and serenity. Yellow is for fertility, green is for renewal, blue is for pure spirit and harmony, red is for passion. The last one mentioned is black which stands for union with ancestors and spiritual awareness. These are awesome and bold colors when woven together, in certain patterns and colors, will represent a clan, a person, a social status, or it can also depict a proverb. After studying the Kente cloth I had to admire the thought and history that it represents.

After doing this brief study I began to see why you would admire a country with such history and values. They are ranked 40th out of 140 for being a peaceful country. They are relatively low in the corruption index. And they take pride in freedom of worship as a constitutional right. There is virtually no conflict between Muslims, Christians, and traditionalists, as well as other minority religions. In schools they are taught to tolerate others from different religions.

When doing research I found their constitution. The preambles of Ghana and the United States are quite remarkably similar, especially since they were written generations apart.


The Preamble of the United States

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


The Preamble of Ghana

IN THE NAME OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD

We the People of Ghana,

IN EXERCISE of our natural and inalienable right to establish a framework of government which shall secure for ourselves and posterity the blessings of liberty, equality of opportunity and prosperity;

IN A SPIRIT of friendship and peace with all peoples of the world;

AND IN SOLEMN declaration and affirmation of our commitment to;

Freedom, Justice, Probity and Accountability,

The Principle that all powers of the Government spring from the Sovereign Will of the People;

The Principle of Universal Adult Suffrage;

The Rule of Law;

The protection and preservation of fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms, Unity and Stability for our Nation;

DO HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.


They sound so much alike. The meanings are so close. You chose to wear the colors of Ashanti tribe who were slave traders, and you tear down the history of the United States for using slaves. You wear the colors of the Ashanti tribe, and you disdain and walk on the colors of the United States.

Maybe you did not know all the history of the Ashanti tribes. The United States and Ghana both share in the guilt of the dark past of slavery. Godly woman to godly woman, please explain to me the difference between the country you live in and despise and the country you show deference to, so I can understand. I believe a woman in your standing and your stature should be pushing reconciliation between all races in America, similar to Ghana who pride themselves in religious freedom and acceptance.


Please, don’t let this become America because it is easier than reconciliation.

Information for article came from wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashanti.people except where noted.

Preamble came from https://constitution.com/constitution-of-the-republic-of-ghana/

1. From buzzghana.com/ghanaian/ written by Chuka Obiorah

2. Article written by James Padilioni Jr., May 22, 2017: “The History and Significance of the Kente Cloth in the Black Diaspora”: Published by AAIHS: website – www.aaihs.org

Photographs from Pixabay

Written by Kathy

Stand in the Gap and Pray

The earth is in a world-wide struggle. We struggle and war against principalities, powers and rulers of the air. Yes, there is a war in the heavens for who will ultimately win earth forever. Yes, we can help combat the war with prayer. Prayer for our leaders. Prayer for our nation. Prayer for our friends. Prayer for ourselves. When we pray, God hears, God responds. The below scripture is Psalm 141, the Good News Translation, not in its entirety. I stand in the gap and intercede for our leaders, our country, ourselves.


I call to you, Lord; help me now! Listen to me when I call to you. Receive my prayer as incense, my uplifted hands as an evening sacrifice.

Lord, place a guard at my mouth…keep me from wanting to do wrong…may I never take part in their evil.

But I keep trusting in you, my Sovereign Lord. I seek your protection; don’t let me die! Protect me from the traps they have set for me…May the wicked fall into their own traps while I go by unharmed.


Standing in the gap is no small thing. Israel is a mirror image of our own depraved, sinful nation. We have sinned against God and against heaven, but there are those of us, those who are called by God’s name that can stand and answer.

“The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger.”

“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.”

Therefore I have poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord God. Ezekiel 22:29-31 NKJV


Who will stand in the gap? Will you? Will our neighbors? Will the Church? Will I stand or will I run in fear?


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Written for the love of Christ.

Prayer for President Trump

As I was reading my devotions today, I came upon a Psalm, Psalm 142 to be exact. I began praying it for me and then I knew…this prayer was for President Trump. I doubt he will ever see my prayer, but I know that God, who guides our thoughts and words, will make his heart know that God loves, God cares and God sees.

Who in all of American history has ever had to deal with something that has shut the whole world down? Who in all of American history has a president been shown so much hatred? Who in American history needs the prayers of God’s church more than now-today-not only for the president and the country but for the world?

Psalm 142:1-2 I cry out to the Lord with my voice; with my voice to the Lord I make my supplication. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble.

Jesus, hear the prayers of the President.

Psalm 142:3-4 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk they have secretly set a snare for me. Look on my right hand and see, for there is no one who acknowledges me; refuge has failed me; no one cares for my soul.

Jesus, let the President know that You are there and You have the last say.

Psalm 142:5 I cried out to You, O Lord; I said, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”

Jesus, your are his portion, You are his rock, he is your chosen servant.

Psalm 142:6 Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.

Jesus, hear this president’s soul cry and let him know that You are stronger than any persecutors.

Psalm 142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, for You shall deal bountifully with them.

Jesus, let President Trump remember to praise you all the days of his life.

Let the church rise up and pray for our leaders. Let the church rise up and pray for the country, for this is a direction from the Lord.

...Pray for all men with all forms of prayers and requests as you intercede with intense passion. And pray for every political leader...    1 Timothy 2:1-2 TPT

...For there can be no authority in the universe except by God's appointment, which means that every authority that exists has been instituted by God.    Romans 13:1 TPT


Jesus, I choose to stand in the gap. This is not a comfortable place to be, but I choose to stand here. There is so much wrong in this nation. There is so much hatred for people who think or look different. There is so much death and destruction and biting and kicking and screaming at each other and lies and threats. I choose to stand here. I am Your child. I am only one but I stand here, and I ask that You protect the President. I ask that You guide him. I ask that peace be given to his heart. I ask that knowledge and wisdom that comes only from above be given to him. If those around him who give counsel are not speaking the truth, let their words become bitter in their own mouths. Most of all Jesus, let America hear You calling out to each individual who lives in this great land. I stand in the gap. Church, stand with me and pray.

In Christ’s Love, Kathy

Bible verses except where noted from The New King James Version.

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If My people will pray…

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

People are worried about something they cannot see. Places are shut down. People are shut in. Social distancing has become a thing. People are sick. People are dying.

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Noisy Friday – Silent Saturday – Victorious Sunday

Friday, a noisy day filled with anticipation and anger. People flooded the streets demanding to have their say, demanding their rights to be heard, demanding from government that no one tells them what to do or believe.

The anger was roused by people walking through the mob whispering in their ears, “He wants to take your rights away. He wants to condemn you for all you do. He is full of ‘hate speech.’ He thinks He is God. What you think in your own mind is right and others should follow your way.”

So began the struggle between good and evil in earnest that day. Satan had a plan. God had a plan. Whose plan would win? Who would come out on top? Who would live and who would die?

The inciters ramped up the voice of the people until they raged about everything. They hated right. They hated anyone coming against what they wanted. They claimed their right was more right than anyone’s. The answer, death. Death to anyone who believed different. Death to anything who did not line up with their agenda. Death to this one so it would silence their consciences. Death.

So death it was, but not until he was punished. They beat him with words, and then they beat him with hands. They made fun of him. They ridiculed him. The more pain they caused and suffering he endured, the more lies they told and good things they mocked, the more powerful they felt. So they raged at heaven calling good evil and everything evil was good and permissible and evil reigned.

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