Kathleen’s Konfections – HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE BARS

Kathleen’s Konfections – HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE BARS  
1 Cup Organic Coconut Oil                         

1/4 Cup Organic Cacao Powder               

2 TBSP  Organic Maple Syrup

Stir in a bowl until smooth, form on parchment paper, add ingredients of you choice (craisins, pecans, almonds), freeze until set.  Eat at leisure.

CAUTION:  May melt in your hands due to unrefined PURE organic ingredients – YUM!  AND SO GOOD FOR YOU!

By Kathleen Wichterman. kmwichterman@gmail.com http://www.treesright.com


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Help Kathleen Wichterman raise awareness of ABUSE, TRAUMA, and SEX-TRAFFICKING . Donate funds to assist in publishing her autobiographical book, “Darkness and Light – The Little Girl in Pink” (A Journey from Fear to Faith) – includes beautiful illustrations dealing with the emotions felt by childhood sexual abuse, a few self-published books still available  at http://www.treesright.com.  MORE DETAILS AT LINK ABOVE, or follow on FACEBOOK under book title.




I am sooo thankful for my mentor Kathleen “Mama Kath” who is the author of this book. Back when I got saved in 2008, no one else in the church was comfortable going in depth with me in how to heal from my sexual abuse trauma in a christ centered way. Kathleen, the author of this book, was able to. She continued to guide me to Jesus, who walked with me from Darkness into Light. I truly could not have reached the levels of healing I have reached today if it was not for this women allowing God to move through her. Jesus dramatically healed me in so many ways. A healing that makes me so joyful, I want to share Jesus with a million people. This book, a story which beautifully represents the deepest love known, comes from the dark place of abuse.  WE CAN OVERCOME!! The fact that this women, who has mentored me through the high’s and lows, and continues to turn me back to Jesus, is making a STUDY GUIDE is so exciting to me!!! She has always been savy with the latest and best study guides, so I know she is among experts. It is so rare to find someone with her heart. Her anointing is desperately needed in the church and every where.

I teach Hip Hop with young girls and women in inner city public schools. They so desperately need to hear this message. I can’t wait to use and apply her study guide to my groups of young women (and men). Please help support Mama Kath’s book publishing with me! I came from a place of being so broken; I seemed hopelessly stuck in bitterness when dealing with men. I am now so thankful that I am able to love and forgive men on a new level, but also not allow abusiveness and manipulation to oppress me. Women hold the keys to their own happiness, found in Jesus. With support like Mama Kath’s, we can learn to focus on the men who are willing to learn what the key is to take care of you in Christ, and to be on guard concerning men who try to conquer women. I learned to forgive and pray for manipulators, cuz they dont know the trauma it can cause. I learned how to initiate healthy, godly conversations encouraging men to protect women’s purity, not try to trick us out of it. (Thanks to the brothers! We believe in you. We love you!)

Thank you Kathleen, Mama Purity Princess Warrior, for making healing possible for so many through the “Darkness and Light – The Little Girl In Pink” book and Study Guide, and for completing it! Thanks to her I am free to be a female who is rooted in my true calling of my hero and best Friend – Jesus Christ. (4 months ago)


Thank YOU for making a difference!  Every little bit helps.

Sincerely for Souls,

Kathleen Wichterman



Stop Sexual Abuse


Source: Book



“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”  (James 1:12 NIV)

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”       (Proverbs 16:9 NKJV)


Well, that’s what I’ve been doing lately.  Persevering!  Yep, waiting and hoping, praying and believing for answers to my prayers.  And “yes,” I have faith that God is up to something good.  I’M READY TO GO HOME!

You see, I’ve been living in Missouri for the past five years.  I grew up in Minnesota, and love the change of seasons there, but Missouri is mainly humid, which has been hard to get used to.   I also prefer the pine trees, lakes, and streams of Minnesota, but Missouri’s trees are very different, and very few natural lakes.  However, when God prompts you to get out of your comfort zone, you obey Him if you love Him; which I do!

We have had the privledge of working with transitional young adults in the college community of IHOPU (International House of Prayer); working, ministering, and living with them at our rental houses in Kansas City.  Although, it’s been grueling at times to work 24/7 on house remodel projects, gutting out moldy 2 x 4s, scraping wallpaper and, sheet rocking, painting, landscaping and more.

My husband, Jim, and I also interned for a year at a working farm learning heirloom gardening, building staff housing, training as facilitators for healing ministry, and working with trauma and sex trafficking victims.  All these things will be useful for our return to Minnesota.

We are now in the midst of selling our rentals and beginning a new chapter of our life together.  Our dream is to minister to the Ojibwa in the northern part of Minnesota.  We visited the area this past spring and found a wonderful church, Harvest Church of God, that has been working in the Native community for the past ten years.  It feels like a family to us already, and we look forward to ministering there with them.

I just have to continue to persevere a bit more, trusting God’s timing in ALL areas.  I love the quote in the photo above, and the scriptures that compliment it.  So often these sentiments have kept me going through difficult situations.

I pray you persevere to the blessings your heavenly Father has for your future.

Garbage or Beauty?

This is a picture of what I was looking at in our back yard while talking to a friend on the phone. Kinda the emotions of how I felt today – the JUNK that holds me back, and the lie of how I see myself.

Junk Pile

But this tree down the block, in contrast, is the truth of how God sees me.  BEAUTIFUL!

Fall Beauty

And just after blogging this I was on a friend’s Facebook and found this thought. Make sure to read it top to bottom, then bottom to top.  TRUTH heals all wounds and bad days!

Positive:Negative Day Poem

Are you being JESUS to others?


As a BELIEVER in JESUS (Yeshua, The Messiah), what is acceptable behavior?
Do you do things in secret (in the DARK) that you wouldn’t want others to see in THE LIGHT!

Take a look at the comparative Bible passage of Ephesians 5:1-20 (MSG/NIV Comparative), in both a modern translation (The Message, MSG) and in a traditional version (New International Version, NIV). It’s quite an eye opener!

Jesus is with you all the time, whether you believe or sense His presence. What has He role-modeled in His life as an example for godly living? In any given situation, what would He do, say,  or think? How might your words and actions send a mixed message of Christianity to others? How are your thoughts affecting your actions, and do they glorify God, or defame and dishonor Him?

Father God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit love you, no matter your sins. But you can grieve the heart of God by not taking seriously ALL He’s done on the cross to give you a new life, healing, and wholeness. Let’s honor The One who SAVED us from eternal death, and be an example of His True Love to others, in ALL we say, do, and think!

Ponderings from one who is convicted, and wanting to be a better witness.

Sincerely for Souls,

How to Properly Care for Cast Iron


We love to camp.  And cast iron cookware is a nearly indestructible addition to any camper’s arsenal of food preparation tools – THOUGH IT IS VERY HEAVY.

Above is a link showing the correct way to clean and cure the iron so it last long and avoids rusting.

Lodge Ware is a popular brand of Cast Iron, though I’ve seen other lines much cheaper at Sports Authority and other stores.  You can also salvage good pieces from thrift stores, antique shops, and yard & estate sales.

Know your prices for different sized cast iron pieces before you buy; sometimes they ask just as much for an old piece as for new from the store.  Make sure it’s not rusted through the bottom, and use and clean it properly, and it will serve you well for years to come!