about me & contact

Photo on 2014-05-24 at 2.01 PM #2Hello!

My name is Kate, and I’m so glad you’re here!

I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and your message will be sent directly to my e-mail address.

Thanks in advance for getting in touch!

 

To introduce myself a bit, I grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan before spending ten years living in Cape Town, South Africa.  I’m married to a South African man, and we have three children.

I’m a Christian freelance writer, as well as an agented author with Credo Communications.

Learn more about services I provide by visiting my writing and editing page. I’d love to chat with you about how I can meet your writing and editing needs.

My first book, a memoir, is forthcoming in 2017 through Discovery House.

This blog is called Heading Home because I strive to remind myself every day that this world is not our home. This life is just temporary, and yet every day is one step closer to eternity.

I write about a wide range of topics here, including parenting, grief, diversity, and book reviews, but my main goal is to encourage readers to keep an eternal perspective.  To remember that we’re just pilgrims here — just passing by on our way to our forever home.

 

My e-book, Letters to Grief, is available on Amazon. I wrote it for you. For those of you who have known grief as an intimate companion, and those of you who know others who have suffered loss. I pray that it will be an encouragement to you.

 

 

I also use this space to host a delightful community called Five Minute Friday, where bloggers the world over join together to write for five minutes on a one word prompt.

We’d love to have you join us! Find out more about Five Minute Friday by clicking here.

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Personally, I started writing when my mom was in the final stages of terminal cancer.

It was a lifeline.

Writing ministered to me in a way I never thought it could.

In so many ways, I wrote for myself. It was therapeutic, a release, a much-needed exhale.

That was three years ago, and I haven’t stopped.

In the interim, the Lord has slowly shown me that my writing is about so much more than writing for myself.

It’s about writing for Him.

It’s about writing for you.

He has taken my meager offerings and helped me to see that words matter. They can be a ministry.

And that is my prayer. Simply, that if even one person is blessed by my weakness, glory to God.

So thank you for reading. May the Lord use these posts for His glory.

 

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32 thoughts on “about me & contact

  1. My four children have recently lost their dad. He has been my former husband for many years. It is said to be a homicide and there are so many unanswered questions. The blog on grief caught my attention. My children and their dad had a unsteady relationship.Altho my grief is quite a bit different than theirs I’m still seeking to help them through theirs. Thank you for your blog on grief it has helped.

  2. My four children have recently lost their dad. He has been my former husband for many years. It is said to be a homicide and there are so many unanswered questions. The blog on grief caught my attention. My children and their dad had a unsteady relationship.Altho my grief is quite a bit different than theirs I’m still seeking to help them through theirs. Thank you for your blog on grief it has helped.

  3. Hello! Stopping by from the (in)Couraging writers group. I’ve really enjoyed reading some of your posts and look forward to reading more as we progress through the group!

  4. Hello! Stopping by from the (in)Couraging writers group. I’ve really enjoyed reading some of your posts and look forward to reading more as we progress through the group!

  5. I love the meaning behind your title! It is so important to be reminded daily that we aren’t here to stay and settle in. That we have a home, and it is not here. Your blog gives your readers a perspective we so need to be pointed back to over and over again,

  6. Kate, I’m so glad I found your blog! FMF is absolutely delightful! I’ve just finished week 3, and I’m hooked. To think – I was paralyzed at the thought of only writing for five minutes and making any sense of anything. I’m an over thinker, so. Anyway, your blog is delightful, you are delightful, and I pray you continue to find comfort in our great Comforter, Who comforts us in all our troubles. For you are in turn carrying out the rest of the verse in 2 Corinthians 1:4 – comforting those in any trouble with the comfort you yourself receive from God.
    May God bless!

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