Kathryn is a recovering Martha* living in Austin, Texas trying her best to love God and love people. She loves Starbucks, ice cream, good books, fashion, and football.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
*Recovering Martha is a term I created and it is a reference to the story of Lazarus’ sisters Mary and Martha. When Jesus came to visit their home Martha ran around attempting to be the perfect host and Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus. Martha complains to Jesus that Mary isn’t helping and Jesus admonishes Martha by saying “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen the good part.” (Luke 10: 41-42a). I am totally a Martha, prone to perfectionism and acts of service often forgetting the good part. It has taken 30 years, but I am in recovery and learning to choose His presence over performance.