Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Celebration Time!!! by Kathy

Today is a Great day for my family!!!!!!!!
My little sister, my mama’s youngest daughter, my brother in law’s beautiful, talented wife, my nieces’ wonderful mama, my sons’ and daughter in laws’ fantastic aunts’ first book is being released today!!!!!!
What  a time for celebration!!!!!!!!!!
God gives us all gifts. I would love to be able to write like she does. But my gifts are different from hers.
Each of us has a job to do for the Lord. He gives us the gifts and enables us to use them.  He puts the desire in our hearts and when the time is right we use them.
Romans 12:6-8 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well.
If your gift is encouraging others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
So today I congratulate my sister Kelly. You answered a call from God. There are not many young adult Christian books out there. Most young adult books are about vampires and zombies.

You are filling a gap. You are showing God’s love by writing these stories of faith.

You are showing young adults that there is a God who answers prayer and takes care of us. You are showing them that even though we may not get what we want as soon as we want it, God is on time to give us what we need. He is never too early, never too late.

If you have a gift, use it. If you have more than one, use them. They are God’s blessings!
P.S. Kelly, I want you to know that I am very proud of you. You are an inspiration to me. You make me want to be a better person.

 You know that I love your book  because after every draft of it I have read, when I read the final draft, even though I knew what was going to happen, I was holding my breath to see what was going on next. And I can’t wait to read it again.
I love you……Kathy
Awww... No, I didn't pay her to write that lol. Yeah, I'm very excited about the new book and about helping spread God's word. I read today that less than half of Americans believe in God. :( I think we need to help change that. ~Kelly
If you are interested in buying CROSSING THE DEEP, you can find it at:
Amazon (Link will be up later.. it takes Amazon longer to get things uploaded)
Crossing the Deep
 Sixteen year old Rachel Harker expects the church sponsored hiking trip in the Smoky Moun-tains to be short and painless. Four days later, injured and scared, Rachel prays to just make it home alive.

Asher Jenkins, fellow hiker and handsome skeptic who is only on the hike so he doesn’t have to go home and face his abusive ‘uncle’, finds Rachel in the woods and tries to get her back to Deep Creek Trail. A small hole hidden under the fall leaves causes her ankle to twist and forces Asher to leave her to get help. As night falls, he comes back, unable to find the right trail.

As hours stretch into days, an unexpected rainstorm bears down the mountain, flooding Deep Creek and cutting off their way home. Rachel puts all of her faith in God to save them. Asher thinks believing in God is a waste of time and does what he can to prove to Rachel that He doesn’t exist. 

With their food gone and the temperature dropping, time is running out. Will Rachel be able to do what needs to be done to get home? And can Asher find faith when he needs it the most?


  1. ~ ~ ~ Happy dance happy dance~ ~ ~ ~
    I ,too am so proud of Kelly!!!!
    What a wonderful celebrating post!!!

    Blessings ~
    ps Can't wait to read it myself :))

  2. BTW, I should probably tell you guys that Kathy made me promise to post this in its entirety lol.

  3. So happy for you, Kelly! Not just because your book launches this week, but because you have a wonderful sister who supports you. I have 5 brothers, no sisters. I've published 3 books and very few in my own family have read them. It's great that your sister is so proud of you...I am, too!

    1. Awww.. Jan. Thank you. I hate that your family hasn't read your books :( I have on of them *Wake up your Muse*. Yup, I have a great sister. She was even going to send me balloons at school.. til she remember I was on Fall Break lol. (My other sister is pretty excited about all of this too.)