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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. It took being in my 60s and my husband’s death to finally feel ok about not just accepting but asking for help. Always one to insist on doing it on my own, I learned it can be a gift to others to allow them the opportunity to help. And it is a gift to myself to let others in. I get it Kathi. Dependence builds community and after a year+ of isolation, I am looking forward to connecting.

    • Madeline – I’m so sorry about the loss of your husband. Also, I love your discovery of allowing others to help. What a gift for all of you.

  2. “Can we just admit right now that having to do it all, manage it all, and handle it all is exhausting?” – Yes!

    “When I admit my weakness, it becomes a pathway to connect with others.” – Yes!! I think this is the second post of yours I am reading here? The first post highlighted this point, and it was very impactful! Thank you again for the reminder!

    “Dependence on our community of believers makes us better, kinder, and more like Christ.” – Yes, Yes, Yes!

    Thank you for this post, Kathi! Great insight.

  3. “When I admit my weakness, it becomes a pathway to connect with others.” All day long, friend! Love this. Thanks for your honesty and courage to share.

  4. Kathi,

    God made us for community. We are not to be an island unto ourselves. Lysa Terkeurst says it best in her boo Your Best Yes “Saying yes to everyone & everything won’t make you wonder woman. It will make you a worn out woman.” Worn out women have nothing left to give family or friends. We shouldn’t try to do everything on our own. Allow others to use the talents God gave them to help you in your situation or work. Let’s celebrate our dependence on others & God. You just might make a friend plus they get the pleasure & joy of helping you out.

    Blessings 🙂

  5. Yes, together we conquer and overcome, become people of Influence. Hallelujah