Highlighting God's work in broken places

Boredom, busyness, and brokenness distract Christians from serving God and others.  My writing seeks to exhalt God’s hand in the broken and mundane, so Christians can be inspired to press on with hope and compassion. Emmanuel, God With Us! 

  • I write about Brady Street. My husband and I live in a neighborhood many would call broken.  A knock on the door often means a request for money, a phone call, coffee creamer, or a ride to the doctor. 
  • I write about my own struggles with overeating and depression show brokenness inside of me. 
  • I share an occasional humor piece called “What Not To Do Wednesday,” seeking to find humor in the unfortunate. 
  • Occasionally, you will see a Merchant Monday piece about favorite merchandise. 
  • Arrived October 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. My husband Marnell and I met January 23, 2016 at a women’s conference! (He was doing sound and I was leading a workshop.)
  2. As a teenager, I crocheted doilies to sell at the Wausau Farmer’s Market. 
  3. 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.
  4. Peanut butter is a weakness of mine. 
  5. Small black Angus calves are a favorite childhood memory of mine. 
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