Kate MotaungHello!

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

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 young adult children and currently live in West Michigan.

My memoir, A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging, released in 2018.

Visit this page to learn more about it.

Click here for more about all of my books.


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I’m also the author of:

Letters to Grief

101 Prayers for Comfort in Difficult Times

Share Your Story: The Transforming Power of Telling Others What God Has Done

The Five-Minute Writing Prompt Journal

And co-author of:

Influence: Building a Platform that Elevates Jesus (Not Me)

a place to land
share your story
influence book
letters to grief


I work full-time from home running my business, Refine Services, LLC, where I provide writing, editing, and digital marketing services.

I also host a delightful online community for Christian writers called Five Minute Friday, where bloggers from all over the world join together each week to write for five minutes on a one word prompt.


Find out more about Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday

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.

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 in 2010, 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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