This is a wonderful view of Arizona back in the 1930's. So many changes have occurred these many years. Still Arizona is my home and will be for the rest of my life. I really love the natural beauty here.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
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Saturday, June 04, 2016
These flowers are from my garden. The very first roses in this slide show are those my sister sent to me when I turned 70.
I really enjoy gardening. It's a big responsibility to get up early, water and make sure everything has enough moisture.
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Thursday, May 05, 2016
This was a dance I presented at our Easter "Passion" program in 2013.
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Monday, March 14, 2016
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Thursday, January 07, 2016
The following link takes you to the parade held in Payson, Arizona before Christmas. I went by myself since my hubby was not feeling well.
I took my campstool and wore my long coat. It was very cold, probably in the 30's but I was warm. There were several large fires in drums along the route for those who needed hands warmed.
Posted by Kathryn King at 1/07/2016 01:20:00 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
I've been working over a month now. I was checking my care.com site and there was work involving taking care of a 75 year old woman. It involves preparing food, making up her bed, changing her depends which could sometimes be messy (the bad part). I also play games like Scrabble and 500 Rummy. I also do dishes and laundry and right now my hand is sore probably due to folding clothes.
One day I went in and the dishes were piled up and the laundry included about six loads.
I would say it's been beneficial in having a good relationship with a lovely Christian woman and being able to share some of my pictures and music with her. She enjoys being entertained.
She asks for very little and probably would like to get out of the house once in a while. Her daughter teaches at a Christian Elementary school and her son-in-law is a cook at a Christian camp.
I do wish I could work at a desk but for now I'm thankful to the Lord for the work I do have. I'm so used to shuffling papers, typing and sorting and organizing files. You could say I'm so organized that when I do the laundry I make sure the shirts and pants are sorted for each person in the house.
Posted by Kathryn King at 9/24/2015 11:52:00 AM
Monday, August 10, 2015
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We went fishing and camping a few days at Knoll Lake north of Payson, Arizona. We only caught two small trout but the scenery was great. We came back home by way of the Colonel Crook or Rim Road 300. It's high atop the Mogollon Rim. We saw some beautiful views.
Posted by Kathryn King at 8/10/2015 07:11:00 PM
Saturday, March 07, 2015
September 22, 1988 Letter to the Editor
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Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
It's been a year since I left the church in Gallup. I spent hours in preparation each week for worship. As a leader, I felt it was time to leave as my husband didn't like the town. I had to wait for the Lord to give me the OK and a peace before we continued looking for a new home.
The first thing we did was look for work and also a place to worship. I didn't know that it would be so difficult to leave what I loved doing, that is the teaching, the playing keyboard, singing and encouraging others in the congregation to love the Lord with all their heart. I have this fire in me that wants to do more than I am.
I find it difficult and painful to be out of the loop, so to speak, when the church we attend doesn't function like a church but a Bible study and brings a few songs to sing. I'll continue to pray about this and the emptiness I feel when I can't share the music that the Lord has given me. The music is part of who I am.
I read an article recently from another worshipper who sees the problems of our society with the cell phones, innumerable devices that people are mesmerized by. In the article it fairly describes the way people are so immersed in wanting to be included in some social media. The danger is that the Lord is on the back burner. People say there's no time to study the Word, that other things like work, the kids, the rush, rush of daily life consumes them, or they only turn on the TV instead of turning on to the Lord.
People are still looking to be included somewhere and if they can't find friends on the social media or work or everyday encounters, then how? I can't seem to find anyone really interested in what has been a priority in my life, that of worship. I live in a small, sometime small minded, town. I can't find work because people have to get referrals from friends or family.
I'll be spending my leisure time, since I'm not working, on reading the Bible, taking time for those praise and worship lessons. The Lord had me studying and preparing to share and teach about worship but that was only one time. He has given me so much music and so much of a burden that I'll take the time I have and not waste another minute ion self.
It's all right to do introspection but the Lord wants more than anything to think of others and to help others and to be there for others that are hurting or need comfort or need a friend. So today, I pray for the Lord to lead, for the Spirit to guide and to fill me again with His promises so that I can give Him praise and adoration and thanks for all He does now and tomorrow.
Posted by Kathryn King at 1/15/2015 12:59:00 PM
The following is a poem I wrote several months after my eldest son was born and was included in a Christmas letter I stumbled on recently.
"This Christmas brings our hearts and minds
To God's greatest gift, the person of Jesus.
It is He who imparts His love as we find,
Not the babe in the manger but the man Jesus.
His gift to us was himself when He died
On that cross, oh the love of our Jesus.
What joy we share as our hope is found
Not in the baby lying so sweetly but in Jesus,
Who shares our joys and our ups and downs.
It is He we worship each Christmas. It's Jesus.
We're so thankful for His great love profound
Someday soon the world will bow down to Jesus.
This Christmas let us sing praises to our King
and not be all tangled in the world's riches.
This Christmas let us remember Him and bring
Gifts of the spirit that cross the bridges
between ourselves and men in the world's ring.
Let's meet Him this Christmas and His riches.
So this Christmas look for Jesus our Lord,
the man who never changes yet always delights
in reaching the lonely, depressed and bored.
Men and women who can't resist or give fight
to His tremendous love for them. They'll open the door
thus allowing Him to reveal the real Christmas light."
Copyright, 1970, Little Impressions, Kathryn Tyler Yazzie
Posted by Kathryn King at 1/15/2015 12:35:00 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015
We prepared for a snow but not as much as that which fell New Year's Eve and New Years. My husband and I traveled to the town park Green Valley. It was packed with Phoenix valley people and their families, sliding and throwing snowballs. They were there because of the 8 to 12 inches of snow. It was like Christmas at the Walmart because of the crowds. The cashiers there weren't used to the crowds.
We took videos and pictures of this rare occasion. Last year, in fact, we hardly saw any snow. At Christmas we had a sprinkling, I call powdered sugar snow. This year the snow was powder but eventually thawed and froze overnight making travel dangerous.
My son and daughter-in-law had to come up too and enjoy what they don't see in Phoenix.
Posted by Kathryn King at 1/11/2015 12:18:00 PM
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Throughout the year, Terry and I did a lot of fishing and just two days ago, we caught several fat trout.This picture shows some of the 11 to 13 inch trout. We fished the East Verde River but found it covered by ice. There were a few openings but nothing.
Then, we decided to try East Verde Estates but still nothing.
Finally, we went to Green Valley Park and the temperature was warmer and started pulling out several trout. Wow, we were surprised. The temperature was in the 50's.
Easter, I missed not playing in the Program at Joshua Generation, one of the best programs in the area. It involved costumes of the period, the Ministry of Jesus, The Garden scene and crucifixion where the pastor portrayed Jesus on the cross. The program was usually done for three days. This year I don't know what they did.
The family in Phoenix are doing ok but my youngest son broke his foot and has been in a boot for two weeks already. The surgeon thought his foot would heal without surgery. He has to see him this week and hates the "boot". He still is able to get to work with his crutches and ride the bus. He's fortunate to catch the bus just outside the apartment complex. My oldest son received some grants to do more documentaries. The other son works as a project manager for two properties and their wives work and have their hands full with our grandchildren.
Terry and I attend a small Pentecostal church north of Payson. The pastor is cool and for Christmas put on a puppet show where he played a bird doing a Christian song...
Posted by Kathryn King at 12/30/2014 05:33:00 PM
Sunday, August 03, 2014
5/7/09 to 5/11/09 Trip to San Antonio
I left work on Wednesday and traveled to Phoenix. There I would take a flight out around noon the next day. I spent some time with my son Matt and wife Lesli that night. As soon as I entered his house, Lesli was wondering what to make for dinner. Matt was taking a nap after working hard on a 33,000 sq foot house, tapping and plastering. Lesli doesn’t cook and wanted to fix something for Matt.
I suggested chicken tacos. She had all kinds of leftovers and together we had a great combination. Chicken, onions, pineapple chunks, chili powder, grill seasoning; a few cloves of garlic all cooked together then put on corn tortillas with cheese and lettuce. Wow, they tasted great. Lesli has to eat gluten free food and I told her to write the ingredients down for another time
I slept at Steven’s house and got up and made it to the airport on time. Of course there was the other car that was impounded by Phoenix police cause Daniel had it parked in the wrong place. That took some time. Steven was feeling anxious and I kept telling him it was all right that we would make it on time.
The plane was on time and I spoke with Terry about meeting at the airport and suggested he put a bright color of something on his antenna. His Bronco is black and I thought it would be hard to see him with all the other black vehicles around. When I got off the plane I followed the people to a place where shuttles and taxi’s were and a nice lady I talked with said I was in the wrong place and that I needed to go further up.
Terry met me with a piece of florescent yellow micro fiber dangling on his antenna. He grabbed my suitcase and we headed for the store to shop. He wanted to wait until I got there before we decided on the meals we’d cook. His house is about 20 miles out of San Antonio, beautiful green pastures, rolling hills, cactus, Prickly Pear, grape vines, Oak, Mesquite and Catalpa trees all around. He showed me his house with few furnishings but very clean. His dog Kimber who is pregnant met us and was looking for food.
He told me that while he was marinating the brisket the day before, he had accidentally put a hole in the aluminum pan he had the brisket. He had wrapped the brisket in plastic and the marinade sauce spilled all over. He was so upset about it. He planned on cooking it the next day and it would be in the smoker all day.
Friday, I woke up and he was already out basting the brisket with his own special sauce. He used a clean rag to wipe the sauce on it and would be tending it all day long. He loves to cook. His brother Jr (Jesse) would be coming over for dinner. Terry had made some cole slaw with apples and pineapple and had a pot of beans cooking when I got up. He cooked up a storm while I was there. But I did help him by washing the dishes.
Sometime Friday morning he had looked at his truck and the tire was flat. He said he had bought new tires three months back. So he plugged his air compressor in and pumped it up to see how long it would take. No sooner had he put the air in when it went flat again. I told him I thought it was a puncture, like a nail or something. When he went to turn the truck on the horn went on. Why? He had used too much of the battery to run the compressor. So then he had to juice up the battery. Finally, he put the spare on and we went into town to get the tire fixed.
The tire guy said the tire had been punctured on the side and had to put a plug in and couldn’t patch it. So we, with pins and needles, went slowly for a while to see if the plug would hold. We had spent the entire day getting the tire fixed and cooking the brisket. I suggested that we just have dinner and rest. His brother Jr lives behind Terry in their dad’s house. He’s a carpenter by trade but he doesn’t seem interested in fixing up the house or the trailer that was his sitting out in the field.
The dinner was great. I had never tasted Texas barbeque like that. Terry thought the brisket could have been better and thought the heat may have been too hot. He used scraps of Mesquite to burn in the smoker box and there’s a thermometer on the other end where the racks are to put the meet. He covered it allowing the smoke from the Mesquite to permeate the meat. I had never seen it done and I was really interesting. The barbeques in Texas are made specially for smoking meats When I went to a popular store HEB there were barbeques lined up outside and on the grills were stars representing Texas.
Saturday, we were supposed to go to his son’s place where they were having a birthday party for his girlfriend’s son Damien. It took about an hour and ½ to get there and the we got lost a little even with Terry’s GPS unit. I kept saying that the lady in the box is not always right. When we got there the place was filled with kids around 7 or 8 and they had one of those circus air jumpers and two small swimming pools and a piñata for later. There were several adults there too.
I met Terry’s first wife Brenda who came with her boyfriend. She was cordial but pretty interested in what she and John had been doing. I sat there listening. Brenda is a beautiful lady, blond hair and dressed casually for the party. Terry had said when she started working for people with money that she changed. She tried to act the part and was only interested in men if they were wealthy. Terry didn’t want any part of her approach to life and their relationship dissolved.
I also met Terry’s son Chris. He is a tall handsome man with light brownish blond hair. At the party he wore a cowboy hat and was helping with the party so I didn’t have much of a chance to talk with him. He made sure all the kids were having a good time. He is very likeable.
Sunday we spent some time touring the area. He showed me houses where he used to live, several missions that were established along the San Antonio River. We stopped long enough to watch a movie done by the National Parks that explained how about six or seven tribes had disappeared from the area. Most of them died from disease brought to them by the Europeans. Others died from working long hours in the sun to build the missions.
Monday morning around 4 am I woke to get ready for my flight. Terry packed his lunch for work later on and we headed toward the airport. This time he pulled in front, got my one bag out and gave me a big kiss goodbye.
Throughout that time that I was there, we talked about when he would move here. He figures after his grandchild is born he should be able to pack up in a couple of weeks. He showed me one item in the kitchen that I didn’t have, a fryer. I hardly fry food but it would be good for fried fish. We are excited to be together and it is hard that we have to communicate long distance. We are ready for a new adventure. He knows that our meeting wasn’t just coincidence.
He is anxious to move too. He’s not happy there and feels he has stayed longer than he wanted. Coming to New Mexico will help him in other ways. It’s drier here and the appliance that he wears for his ileostomy won’t slide off as easily. He sweats easily where he lives and the humidity causes his bag to lose adhesion and has to be changed often. With two hospitals here, getting supplies shouldn’t be that difficult.
Posted by Kathryn King at 8/03/2014 12:55:00 PM
I married a man who came from an Ash Arbor Pentecostal background. It has been difficult at times because of his beliefs. I have been a Christian for over 50 years now and the Holy Spirit came into my life in 1966. Because of my involvements with various denominations, I have been taught by the Holy Spirit and have been careful what I hear and what is taught to me. I base what I hear upon the Word of God. If we are not careful, it is easy to be deceived.
My background came from several denominations so the Lord allowed me to see all of them in different lights. I was raised in a Lutheran church, then Methodist, then a combination when our family moved to Flagstaff, Arizona called Federated. In college I was exposed to Baptists, conservative, belonged to a youth group, Presbyterian, near the college in Tucson. When married, I attended a Baptist church, then Melodyland then Calvary Chapel. When in New Mexico, a Baptist church. In Page, Arizona a full gospel church, nondenominational. In Phoenix, a spirit-filled non-denominational church, then Word of Grace. Once in Holbrook, attended Four Square Church. The list goes on and you can see that I had a wide variety of church background but my faith only got stronger, my knowledge and understanding grew right along with it. My spiritual growth became dynamic when I was filled with the Holy Spirit which didn't come by laying on of hands but by faith.
I have taken the stand to support my husband in where he wants to go to church and deny really what I wanted. When we moved to Payson, Arizona, I found a good Christian, Holy Spirit led church at Calvary Chapel. I even felt the Spirit, tears running down and freedom in the Spirit. I know there are tons of churches here but I felt very comfortable there. I was hoping to continue there and get involved with the music but alas, my husband had different ideas.
I love being with people and the place we go to worship is fine as my faith is not changed in any respect but the fellowship is wanting. There is a Bible Study and leaving out areas that I have difficulty with, having my belief system in place, it goes well. Then Sunday sometime I can share music but it's not like before at Joshua Generation where I was the worship leader, teacher and admonish-er. I feel strapped to not grow and not find the place where the Lord wants me.
Some Pentecostals would say I am in rebellion and should do as my husband says. Well, I did tell him I would go where he felt comfortable even if that meant I wasn't. That won't keep me from having fellowship with other Christian women and perhaps doing music with others. So, for now I am not in a position to make a change on my own because both my husband and I are out of work. It does give me the opportunity to get into the Word of God and do more study.
I love the Word of God and it is what has directed me through the years. The Lord says to trust Him and He would lead me to listen to my heart. Well, you might say, "the heart is wicked" but not if it is converted and open to the Lord. I believe that. I believe He is a good God and the Lord laid out the church in the beginning and some may have tried to make it utopia but their utopia was a human endeavor. The Word of God tells how we should worship and what we should believe and not be turned one way or another and not be deceived.
Posted by Kathryn King at 8/03/2014 12:29:00 PM
Sunday, May 18, 2014
This is a smilebox presentation that includes pictures of my son Steven who received the "Outstanding Graduate Award" from faculty and students from the Herberger Institute for Design
and the Arts.
We were blown away of such an honor. We are praising the Lord.
Posted by Kathryn King at 5/18/2014 10:23:00 PM
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Most of my life was spent raising four sons. Then when my former husband died of cancer, I continued working and leading worship at a church in New Mexico. My sons asked what I would do after their dad died and I said I would continue doing what I've been doing.
After six years, I needed to find someone to share my life with. I asked a friend online where I could go. She said to try Match doctor online. So after submitting my information, I had several men interested that messaged me. Finally, a man from Texas who almost erased my emails started seriously writing me. He wrote long letters asking questions about my life and my beliefs which led him to visit me. It was a good visit and we found a great deal of similar interests.
We were married only eight months later. We immediately went to work at a mobile home community but that didn't last long. Soon we were looking for another place to live and hopefully work. We went to Page, Arizona where I used to live but the homes were too expensive. We loved the lake and went fishing there several times. Last summer, we both caught stripers.
A friend suggested we try another town that offered hunting and fishing in the area so off we went looking for a home. We found it. We've only been here for three weeks but I'm closer to my sons and grandkids which for me is exciting. We may go to my grandson's birthday this weekend and I've missed his other parties.
We aren't retired yet. So far, I've submitted my resumes' and applied online but no bites. It may take some time to find work here, so the locals tell me. In the meantime, I've visited several thrift shops, antique stores and tried to meet women who would like Avon which I've been selling as long as I managed the mobile home park.
I can't wait until we find a church here too. I miss the involvement with worship. The last church I attended, I led worship for over 8 years. The people there honored me with a farewell dinner, cards and good wishes. I am trying to get a newsletter out to relatives and the friends we left behind.
Sunday, we visited a church and I found myself tearing up because I felt the Spirit of God moving in the place and my heart ached to play keyboard again and sing my heart out to the Lord. My husband doesn't understand this about me. I have to let him lead and so far we've visited two churches. There are 39 churches but he's interested in finding one that doesn't conflict with his background, his teachings as a Pentacostal believer.
Posted by Kathryn King at 2/05/2014 09:19:00 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014
In our new house, we can hear the crickets walk over the porch and it is going to take some getting used to. Now really, it is easy. Although we haven't found work, our day seems full with unpacking boxes, and fixing things up and trying to find places to put stuff. It will all work out though.
We still need furniture and recently purchased one of those stackable washer and dryer but after a week, it's screaming at us. Now we have to take it back and hopefully they'll find the problem. It was difficult to take out of the back of the truck but when we take it back tomorrow, we'll have it on the trailer. Poor Terry. He was going all over the place trying to get it registered.
One thing for sure, we both have our new licenses to drive and vehicles registered and took care of our voter's registration at the same time.
The boys all live in Phoenix and will probably being visiting us more often now that we are closer. One of my sons wants to come up and do some hiking with his wife and kids. Sounds fun and looking forward to the fun.
Posted by Kathryn King at 1/27/2014 04:52:00 PM
Sunday, December 08, 2013
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Friday, November 08, 2013
You have what it takes to sell Avon: It's more than selling beauty. It's earning money by simply making connection and letting your personality shine. Learn more today.
If you didn't know by now on other social medias, I have sold Avon for four years now. I love the products, use them and share them with family and friends.
I wouldn't be without all the beauty products that for over 126 years Avon has been famous for.
Posted by Kathryn King at 11/08/2013 10:27:00 AM
Monday, August 12, 2013
Shop my AVON store!: Here's a sneak peak at some of the latest products available at Avon. Be sure to click
Avon just introduced a Mega mascara...the biggest brush you'd ever seen and with an adjustable handle too.
I've enjoyed selling Avon for almost four years. I've tried to encourage women to sign on as Representatives because it is a great business for very little investment.
Posted by Kathryn King at 8/12/2013 03:35:00 PM
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
|Three stripers caught at Lake Powell|
|Lone Rock camp area|
|Looking toward Wahweap Marina|
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
|Free photo slideshow created with Smilebox|
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Saturday, March 16, 2013
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Friday, October 26, 2012
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
September 24th a historical event took place. My husband and I now have a new granddaughter. Her name is Joyce and we are extremely happy to have girl in the family. I have four sons and two grandson and here came the surprise.
Posted by Kathryn King at 10/18/2012 11:53:00 AM
Friday, August 03, 2012
Done by my son and grandson...didn't see it until today...very funny.
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Monday, July 30, 2012
Terry and I camped out at Lyman Lake State Park in Arizona for three nights. It rained a couple of evenings and lightning could be seen surrounding my tent. I wasn't afraid though because they struck well over 5 miles away.
We took our kayaks out and pretty much went the entire distance from Rattle Snake point to the dam. I would go off by myself and enjoyed getting around and enjoying the vast scenery. Terry and I spent the entire day fishing and would take snacks with us and come back for lunch or supper.
One night we ate some of the fish we caught and Terry fried them with his special seasonings. He is such a fantastic cook.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This is a video, slideshow of pictures and clips I took during our Easter program this year.
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