Searching for beauty in broken places —

  • Brady Street–Broken lives and God’s hand
  • Community garden
  • Marnell’s puns
  • My own struggles with overeating.
  • Coming soon! Expected November 2019. Captain Garrison. 1700’s Staten Island. Storms at sea. An angry sailor. A strange sick visitor. Brokenness and God’s redemption.  (Biographical/historical fiction.)
  • Published 2011-2016: Cholera. Tornadoes. Fires. War. God’s hand in broken towns and lives.
Marnell and I, July 2019. Photo credits to our niece Eunice Lee.



5 Fast Facts About Katrina:

  1. As a teenager, I crocheted doilies to sell at the Wausau Farmer’s Market.
  2. When I was born in Goshen, Indiana, Dr. Abel wrote 5-23-1982 on my birth certificate. The date was June 23, but no one noticed his mistake until we went to get my driver’s permit.
  3. Peanut butter is my weakness. 
  4. Some day I want to have a green hill with small black Angus calves.
  5. My husband Marnell and I met January 23, 2016 at a women’s conference! (He was doing sound and I was leading a workshop.)