About Kathy

I love living in the moment in my adventure with God, focusing on how to daily “love my neighbor as myself.” I especially enjoy writing from my bedroom office in the Willamette Valley where, I’ve been told, the only time thousands have ever come to Oregon to see the sun was during a total solar eclipse. It’s a good thing I’m not bothered much by rainy days.

I’m a contributing author of Jesus Talked to Me Today: Stories of Children’s Encounters with Angels, Miracles, and God, by James Stuart Bell. My story, “Jesus in My Pocket,” tells how I embraced Jesus as my forever friend when I learned the doll I hid in my school desk wasn’t always a friend I could count on.

After publishing my Pocket story, I realized there were other dolls from my childhood with stories to tell. One was a troll who appealed to my free spirit.  I thought it would be great to be a Christian hippie and escape the things that cause me grief. With my troll doll I learned my plans to live only for myself might not fit with being a follower of Jesus.

My next book, a compilation of these stories, is currently in the works.

I embrace my passion for loving God in my marriage to Jerry, and in raising our four children and supporting their families. In the past I invested in my community by running a home-based childcare business, volunteering in schools, working in building maintenance, leading children’s and worship ministries, home schooling, foster parenting, editing and proofreading manuscripts, transcribing and filing health records for medical clinics, all of which add amazing elements to my life story.

Here’s more fascinating stuff

  • On this blog and published in Pathways, by Warner Press, I share devotional meditations.
  • I offer critique and editing support for authors and other writers.
  • At Oregon Christian Writers conferences, which occur four times a year, I serve, inform, and encourage other writers.
  • I provide admin support for my husband’s knife making business.
  • My favorite activities involve family gatherings around the camp fire, playing on the floor with the little ones, exploring Oregon, managing base camp while my husband hunts, watching old movies and documentaries with my favorite guy, and after all that, reading.
taken by our granddaughter Alyssa

Photo by granddaughter Alyssa Davis

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2 thoughts on “About Kathy

  1. “Twas nice to meet you at the Books & Such blog, Kathy, and thank you for your kind words about my blog. I popped over here to know you better and discovered that we’re kindred spirits in parenting other people’s children. My hubby and I were houseparents early on in our marriage (17 boys total, no more than 11 at a time). Later we added brothers to our family (ages 5 & 8 when they came to us), first as foster children, later adopted. I also work in health care, We’re on opposite sides of the country, but overlap in so many ways.

    Pleased to make your acquaintance!


    • It’s nice to meet you too, Shirley. Wouldn’t it be amazing if our paths crossed one day? We’d certainly have a lot of stories to share. My husband isn’t much of a traveler, so we usually don’t find occasion to leave Oregon unless it’s to hug the grandchildren who live in Florida.


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