About

I’m a contributing author of Jesus Talked to Me Today: True 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 true friend when the tiny doll I hid in my desk at school proved to be an unreliable companion.

After the book released I discovered stories related to other dolls from my childhood. Troll’s free spirit, Betsy McCall’s abuse, Raggedy Ann’s coming of age, Skipper’s perfectionism – I expect they’ll all show up in a future book.

I’m a mother of four and a retired foster mom. My husband of more than forty years is Jerry, and at last count we had eight grandchildren, the most recent arriving through fostering and adoption.

As I cared for children, and now in my stories and devotionals, I follow Jesus’s example by using things we can all relate to, like a storm, a seed, and a wedding feast, to bring about a better understanding of God. It worked for him . . .

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  • I’m often asked to write devotionals for Pathways – Moments with God, published by Warner Press.
  • You can usually find me at Oregon Christian Writers conferences, which occur four times a year.
  • I’m learning to play classical guitar (for my ears only).
  • My favorite activities include family and friends gathering around a camp fire, playing with children, exploring Oregon, managing base camp while my husband hunts, watching documentaries with my favorite guy, and after all that, reading historical novels.
  • p.s. I’d like to write a historical novel.

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  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!

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    • 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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