Highlighting God's work in broken places
As a Mennonite author and writer living in the slums of Elkhart, Indiana, I battle discouragement both in my own life and in the broken lives around me. My writing seeks to exalt God’s hand, inspiring 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 – brokenness inside.
- I share an occasional humor piece called “What Not To Do Wednesday.”
- Occasionally, you will see a Merchant Monday piece about favorite merchandise, usually with a giveaway.
- 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.
5 Fast Facts About Katrina:
- My husband Marnell and I met January 23, 2016 at a women’s conference! (He was doing sound and I was leading a workshop.)
- As a teenager, I crocheted doilies to sell at the Wausau Farmer’s Market.
- 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.
- Peanut butter is a weakness of mine.
- Small black Angus calves are a favorite childhood memory of mine.