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How I came to read ‘Kisses from Katie’


This is going to be a more relaxed post than normal, so sit back, make yourself comfortable, get yourself a drink and be ready to read a story of ‘Relentless Love and Redemption’. I am telling this story, because of the message it tells and also, because one of you amazing viewers suggested that you ‘tend to find our more personal reflections and thoughts to be more inspiring’. This is the story of how I came to read Kisses from Katie.

It all started at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. I was flying back home from having a wonderful holiday in France. Unlike normal, I was late for check-in for the first time in my life and when I arrived with all of my luggage at the check-in desk, there was a young lady also still at the desk. Once my bags had been sent off, I noticed that the lady I had spotted earlier, was still having some problems with the weight of her suitcase. When I approached her, she explained her unfortunate circumstance to me and sadly there wasn’t much I could do to help. However, having to lower the weight of her bag, meant losing a book, incredibly close to her heart. After explaining to me what Kisses from Katie meant to her and how she has never gone somewhere without knowing where it is, she gave it to me. Despite having the book for nearly all of her life, it looked as if it had just been recently bought. I felt downcast as the look of disappointment came over her face. All she told me, was to keep the book that she had treasured all her life safe.

Upon arriving back in the UK, I knew there must have been some reason why this poor woman kept this book so close to her heart. I was soon to discover why. As I read the book which is a New York Times Bestseller, I discovered why Katie Davis won Glamour Magazine’s 2012 Woman of the Year. She writes early on in the book, “To me, there is nothing very spectacular about this everyday craziness; it is just the result of following Jesus into the impossible, doing the little I can and trusting Him to do the rest”.

The blurb reads “Katie Davis left over the Christmas break of her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ.” Continue reading How I came to read ‘Kisses from Katie’

NEW PAGE: Suggestions

Suggestions Box

Whoever you are, this post is for you. All I am asking for is two minutes of your time to read this post and then however long it takes you afterwards (if you have the time available), to submit a suggestion. In return the RCG Team will read and try as hard as we can to put your suggestions into action. As RCGhub is a hub, it is everyone’s website, a space on the internet where you can share  your views and learn from others. Because of this we will happily change something about RCG, even if it just helps one person strengthen their relationship with God.

Anyway, this post is about the new suggestions page. We have created this page so that anyone who follows, or even just looks at RCGhub, can anonymously submit and suggestion they want, directly to the RCG Team. How ever big or small, we will listen and try to put into action all of the suggestions submitted. You don’t need to enter an email either, just revisit the page, around a week after submitting a suggestion and if we have done something about it, we will have written what we did, or are going to do, at the bottom of the page.

The box on the new page is for suggestions for something you would like us to write a post about, or a change to the layout of the blog, or the topic of a series, or any other suggestion that you can think of. Got something else to contact us about that isn’t a suggestion? Find all the different ways you can contact us on the ‘Contact/Follow Us’ page.

So now you know the one easy and quick thing we would love you to do. You can find the page next to all of the other pages down the left hand side of click the link below. To make it even easier for you to enter an anonymous suggestion, you can type it in the box below.

Click Here – Suggestions Page – Click Here

Psalms #8 – Final Thoughts


This is the last post in the Psalms series and we hope you have enjoyed reading it as much as we have enjoyed writing it. The RCG team has really enjoyed researching and studying psalms. We have discovered loads of things we didn’t know about the psalms.

The Psalms were not intended to be read, they were simply the writer’s, who was mostly David, emotions throughout his life. Often when we read them we say he must have been thinking one way or another whilst he wrote a specific psalm. We simply don’t know what he was thinking but that does not mean we cant learn anything from them. In this series we have been looking at possibilities of where and when David wrote a Psalm so we can try to understand some of what he was thinking whilst he wrote the psalms. We’d finally like to say a quick thank you to everyone who has read any of the posts. Please email us any feedback to rcgteam@yahoo.co.uk. Stay tuned for more posts and the next series which is coming soon.

Psalms #3b – Psalm 78 (Bob Hartman)

A few months ago we did a post about change and that was received very well. This post is going to be different as I am going to raise different points and solutions if you worry about or fear change. You can find our other post on change here.

We all go through change, if nothing changed life would be boring and we’d never get anywhere in life. Sometimes we go through huge changes in our lives and sometimes they’re fairly small. Here is the second part of the post. Find the first part here.

Continue reading Psalms #3b – Psalm 78 (Bob Hartman)