Friday, September 12, 2014

Less is More

Hi Everyone!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am not writing over here much anymore. You can follow me over here on my website. I am writing two times-ish a week over there and having all sorts of fun connecting with others as we build the #TightlyWoundWoman community. We'd love to have you join us as we find grace in the unraveling of life.

For the last two years I have bravely and excitedly participated in The Nester's 31 Day Writing Challenge every day in the month of October. It was hard and wonderful at the same time. It grew me in many ways as a person and writer.

However, as I try and simplify our overwhelming schedule, I will not be doing the 31 day challenge this year. This is a hard "no" for me, but it is a good "no" as I focus on other things right now.

BUT, if you are sad about me not participating this year you can still choose one of my many series to read for the month of October (and/or you can join The Nester and Kate and do your own series- how fun!).

Happy reading, happy writing!
Love, Katie

Monday, August 4, 2014

Book Review: Nothing to Hold but Hope

What a joy to connect with Jennifer Kostick online. She guest posted for the Psalms Series and has recently released her first book Nothing to Hold but Hope.  

In case you missed it earlier, you can view the book trailer here.


I had the pleasure of reading Jennifer's book. I agree with what our friend Jen said, "it was as if Jennifer herself had pulled up the chair next to me and started pouring out her heart to me." 

Jennifer Kostick has definitely been tested in regards to infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth. My heart broke as I turned the pages of her testimony, YET God's real message of hope rang clear and authentically throughout her story.  

Nothing to Hold but Hope is a valuable resource for woman who have, had or will experience infertility. It is also a helpful tool for women to minister more effectively to those who are hurting in this way. I feel more empathetic, educated and equipped to support others on this road after reading Jennifer's book. 

This book is not lengthy but its impact will last long as you immerse yourself in this captivating testimony. God's love and His Word are the foundation for Jennifer's life and journey with infertility. Whether you struggle with similar issues or not, this book will encourage you to hold tightly to the hope that is found in Christ alone. 

The lyrics to one of my favorite hymns come to mind, 

"Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly, Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end."

Go check out Jennifer's book and let me know what you think. I think you will be blessed.:)