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“It may take place in a foreign land or it may take place in your backyard, but I believe that we were each created to change the world for someone. To serve someone. To love someone the way Christ first loved us, to spread His light. This is the dream, and it is possible.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“The truth is that the 143 million orphaned children and the 11 million who starve to death or die from preventable diseases and the 8.5 million who work as child slaves, prostitutes, or under other horrific conditions and the 2.3 million who live with HIV add up to 164.8 million needy children. And though at first glance that looks like a big number, 2.1 billion people on this earth proclaim to be Christians. The truth is that if only 8 percent of the Christians would care for one more child, there would not be any statistics left.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“God reminded me how beautiful we all are to Him, after all, we were created in His own image, and He looks at me, at you, in all our sweat and dirt and brokenness, and says, "I choose you. You are beautiful.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“We are not called to be safe, we are simply promised that when we are in danger, God is right there with us. And there is no better place to be than in His hands.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“People who really want to make a difference in the world usually do it, in one way or another. And I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: They hold the unshakable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren’t determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they’re satisfied with small changes. Over time, though, the small changes add up. Sometimes they even transform cities and nations, and yes, the world.”
Beth Clark, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“People from my first home say I'm brave. They tell me I'm strong. They pat me on the back and say, 'Way to go. Good job.' But the truth is, I am not really very brave; I am not really very strong; and I am not doing anything spectacular. I am simply doing what God has called me to do as a person who follows Him. He said to feed His sheep and He said to care for 'the least of these,' so that's what I'm doing, with the help of a lot people who make it possible and in the company of those who make my life worth living”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“...because "Mommy" is forever. It's such a powerful name. Mommy means "I trust you." Mommy means "you will protect me." Mommy is for shouting when you need someone dependable and for laughing with when you are excited. Mommy is for crying on and cuddling with when you are sad, or giggling and hiding behind when you are embarrassed. Mommy is the fixer of boo-boos and the mender of broken hearts. Mommy is a comfort place - a safe place. Mommy means "you are mine and I am yours and we are family.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“Do not forget in the darkness what you have been promised in the light.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“Thankfully, God's plans do not seem to be affected much by my own.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“I have learned that I will not change the world, Jesus will do that. I can however, change the world for one person. I can change the world for fourteen little girls and for four hundred schoolchildren and for a sick and dying grandmother and for a malnourished, neglected, abused five-year old. And if one persons sees the love of Christ in me, it is worth every minute. In fact, it is worth spending my life for.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“One of the questions that surprised me most was this: “Mommy, if Jesus comes to live inside my heart, will I explode?”
“No!” I proclaimed as the children and I headed to the Nile River for a few of them to be baptized that day.
Then I thought about the question a bit more.
“Yes, if Jesus comes to live in your heart, you will explode.” That is exactly what we should do if Jesus comes to live inside our hearts. We will explode with love, with compassion, with hurt for those who are hurting, and with joy for those who rejoice. We will explode with a desire to be more, to be better, to be close to the One who made us.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“I put value in things. These children, having no things, put value in God. I put my trust in relationships; these children, having already seen relationships fail, put their trust in the Lord.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“I am blown away that my God, who could do this all by Himself, would choose to let me be a little part of it.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“Adoption is a beautiful picture of redemption. It is the Gospel in my living room.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“...
What the Bible does not mention, but what must be true is that, years later, Lazarus still died. The people Jesus healed were inevitably sick again at some point in their lives. The people Jesus fed miraculously were hungry again a few days later. More important than the very obvious might and power shown by Jesus' miracles is His love. He loved these people enough to do everything in His power to "make it better." He entered into their suffering and loved them right there.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“The place God calls us to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“Adoption is a redemptive response to tragedy that happens in this broken world.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“The roles could have easily been reversed. I wondered how God had chosen me to be born into such luxury when this little girl had been born into such hopelessness.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“I hadn't realized what a transformation had taken place while I had been in Uganda, the spiritual richness I had experienced in material poverty and the spiritual poverty I felt now in a land of material wealth.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“Uncertainty is everywhere. But I am living in the midst of the uncertainty and risk, amid things that can and do bring physical destruction, because I am running from things that can destroy my soul, complacency, comfort and ignorance. I am much more terrified of living a comfortable life in a self serving society and failing to follow Jesus than I am of any illness or tragedy.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“Adoption is wonderful and beautiful and the greatest blessing I have ever experienced. Adoption is also difficult and painful. Adoption is a beautiful picture of redemption.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“Lord, on the days where helping just one more person seems like too much, help me to choose you. On the days when Satan whispers 'You can't save everyone, why are you trying?' let me choose you.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“You see Jesus wrecked my life”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“People who really want to make a difference in the world usually do it, in one way or another. And I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: They hold the unshakable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren’t determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they’re satisfied with small changes. Over time, though, the small changes add up. Sometimes they even transform cities and nations, and yes, the world. People who want to make a difference get frustrated along the way. But if they have a particularly stressful day, they don’t quit. They keep going. Given their accomplishments, most of them are shockingly normal and the way they spend each day can be quite mundane. They don’t teach grand lessons that suddenly enlighten entire communities; they teach small lessons that can bring incremental improvement to one man or woman, boy or girl. They don’t do anything to call attention to themselves, they simply pay attention to the everyday needs of others, even if it’s only one person. They bring change in ways most people will never read about or applaud. And because of the way these world-changers are wired, they wouldn’t think of living their lives any other way.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie
“I'm not here to eliminate poverty, to eradicate disease, to put a stop to people abandoning babies. I'm just here to love.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“God's plan is usually pretty great. It is a whole lot better than mine anyway. I am so glad that He does not allow me to win.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“I can't see the end of the road, but here is the great part: Courage is not about knowing the path. It is about taking the first step.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“Disease is certainly not a sin. And poverty is not a sin; it is a condition, a circumstance that allows God’s work to be displayed.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie
“But instead of feeling safe and secure behind their armed walls they found themselves trapped in the prison they had built with their own fears.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“Luke 12:48 says, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” And I have been given so much.”
Katie J. Davis, Kisses from Katie

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