- Poverty & Homelessness: Writings about addressing such big, tough issues that have deep effects and yet can have far-reaching solutions
- Sitting with Papa God: Reflections on our Heavenly Father and His interaction with us
- Memorials: Remembering and honoring special people
- Devo-Prayers: Praying through the Scriptures
- Kat Verse: Variety of poems, song lyrics and such
- Artful Thoughts: Devotional thoughts found on the back of Kat Kreations greeting cards
- Random Writing: A little of this, a little of that and a bit of the other
Sample a few of the Kat Scratchings blog posts with links to read more.
A Fish Story of Life-Changing Proportions
The saying goes, “If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.”
What if the process went like this … ?
GIVE a man a fish, which can PROVIDE a NEED & SECURITY
TEACH the man how to use a fish, which can SUPPLY INSTRUCTION & KNOWLEDGE
TRAIN the man to fish, which can FOSTER a SKILL & COMPETENCE
EMPOWER that man to give a fish to someone else, which can INSTILL OWNERSHIP & SIGNIFICANCE
Then, how different might our world be?
Watch a slide show of this story through the link at the side>>
Affecting Lives Beyond Just Today
When it comes to addressing big issues in our communities like poverty and homelessness, will we do things that allow us to “manage” the problems and feel like we’ve at least done something? Or, will we examine the root causes—the entire gamut, not just the typically attributed—and seek ways to work together to “end” homelessness and poverty? read more
Surviving the Super Storm
Tri-State Tornado – March 18, 1925
3.5 hours ~ 219 miles ~ 3 states
Mile-wide funnel ~ 300+ mph winds ~ 695 lives lost
Read various accounts and stories about that terrible tornado that’s long been considered “the deadliest tornado on record in the United States,” primarily for its distance, duration and death count. Read more.
View the entire uncut 2005 interview with Granny via the link at the side.(Oh! Their video sticks for about 30 seconds at the start–you’re not imagining it.)