It is the beautiful faith filled words from the word of God, and many life- changing challenges that have shaped my spiritual growth and molded me to be the person and the writer I am today.
Over the past four decades, I have had the privilege of writing news and feature articles for local publications, published a children's devotional, wrote and taught topical Bible studies for women, co-authored a book of aerial images of Israel, and more.
But then life happened, and I went through a very dry writing season as I was also raising my two teens and teaching pre-school at the same time. Overwhelmed and stressed out, both my pen and my spirit dried up for a few years. And yet, it was practiced and applied Bible verses that strengthened my faith continuously.
Then amazingly and with urgency, I felt the Lord was saying, “Okay, Kathy, let’s get with it. Times a wasting. Heaven’s, I thought, I sure don't want to waste the time or the gift God has given me. It was that awakening in the summer of 2020 that finally birthed another children's book, “For the Love of Big Balooka” following thirty years of revision after revision, and a practically forgotten manuscript! Obviously, I had already wasted enough of my God-given time. I am so thankful He is patient and that He doesn't give up on one like me.
And so, welcome my friends, long-time and new friends. I trust that you will enjoy stopping in from time to time to be encouraged by a blog written by a silver crowned Christian who is still a work in progress, but has the Word of God open on her ottoman and in her heart.
Israel! So much to explore from your easy chair until you can get there!
The kick-off of this website begins with a great read about a lovable canine. So, whether you are a middle-grade reader or young-at-heart adult, curl up with a hot chocolate or a cup of joe, and you
will find yourself falling in love with a new furry friend named, Big Balooka.
Available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at all your favorite book stores.
Would you like to join in the excitement of sharing? I offer my books for fundraisers, wholesale discount purchases on ten or more books, and book signings events. Let me know how I can help.
My goal is simple: to love God and to bring joy to others through storytelling and inspirational writing. If you haven't found joy elsewhere you just found it here! Click on the comment button below in the right hand corner, and share with me what brings you joy.