Tag Archives: Proverbs 16:9

Quotes & Questions about HAMMOCKS & TREES:

THIS MORNING I SAW THIS QUOTE: “Without trees… Hammocks would just be blankets on the ground.” – http://www.TreesWork.com (Great thought!)

BUT I SAY, “Without People… Hammocks would just be empty nets between trees.” – Kathleen Wichterman, http://www.TreesRight.com (The People-Tree Ministry)

QUESTION: If you were a tree, WHAT kind would you be, and WHY?

Is “your tree” healthy, and showing evidence of growth and the ability to reproduce? Or, are your leaves withered, dry, and full of mites and disease? Your roots shallow, thin, and weak? WHAT IS CAUSING THESE PROBLEMS?


AN ALTERNATE LIFE is one where your leaves are lush and shiny, your fruit is abundant and inviting, your seeds are heirloom quality, and your roots are firmly, and deeply, established in a relationship and foundation with Jesus and The Father of Light?

Renew your mind in The Author and perfecter of your faith! Read the record of His life, death, AND resurrection in The Bible, and be encouraged that, “…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…”  (Phillipians 1:6)

If you don’t know Jesus, or know of Him, but haven’t SURRENDERED your will to Him  and want to know how, private message me on Facebook, or email me at kmwichterman@gmail.com (SUBJ: #KnowJesus).

JESUS DIED as the pure and spotless sacrificial lamb, that sanctified your sins, and made a way for you to have ETERNAL SPIRITUAL LIFE.  Then HE was RESURRECTED, and now lives to direct your steps (Proverbs 16:9), by Holy Spirit, healing and empowering you IN FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM to live a life worthy of His calling, as you lay down the selfish parts of your life, and choose to do His will to help others.

CHOOSE LIFE, or DEATH! (Deut. 30:15-20)

Sincerely for Souls,

Kathleen Wichterman
Trees of Righteousness Ministries
An Isaiah 61 Outreach



The Lord Directs Our Steps


Proverbs 16:9 – Is a life verse for me and my husband, Jim.  Combined with Exodus 13:21-22, and learning to follow the Fire/Cloud of God, we choose to SUBMIT our best laid plans to The Master, and follow His lead for us.

READ LINK for scripture details and the correlation to our lives:

Kathleen Wichterman                                                                                                                             Trees of Righteousness Ministries                                                                                                           An Isaiah 61 Outreach                                                                                               http://www.treesright.com



“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.