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 black South African man, and we have three children.

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

Visit this page to learn more about it, or go ahead and order on Amazon (affiliate links have been used on this page).


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I’m also the author of:

Letters to Grief

Start-Up Guide for Online Christian Writers

The Five-Minute Writing Prompt Journal

The 31-Day Writing Prompt Journal

The 90-Day Writing Prompt Journal


And co-author of:

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

A Place to Land
letters to grief
Influence Book


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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