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Thank you for visiting my blog!

I love inspiring others through words.  I love being a detective, and I love writing with suspense. I post a blog every Saturday night. 

On my blog, you will get inspiration for your walk with God. You will get snippets about life in the industrial city of Elkhart, Indiana. You will read about the church plant my husband and I have joined, a ministry started by Sandy Ridge Mennonite Church. You will get brief glimpses of my life as a nurse. You will hear my husband’s wacky puns.

I post occasional blogs on weekdays, although not every week. On Mondays, you will periodically read about my favorite brands (Merchant Monday). If I have household or lifestyle tips, I will share them on a Tuesday Tips blog. When my life goes haywire or I do something really idiotic, you will find “What-Not-To-Do Wednesday”. 

The Story Behind 500 Words

A random envelope appeared in my car with a check for $500 at a time when I desperately needed it.

I thought of trying to repay this person.  I decided instead to start my own fund, called the 500 Fund, for passing this person’s generosity on to others.

I started my life as a writer by telling Terry, Larry, and Gary stories to my older brother as we weeded our parents’ strawberry patch.

In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, I published the four books you see at the bottom of this screen.  You see me on the right side of the screen in 2010, at a book signing for my first book (photo credit to Melanie Gingerich). In 2015 Rosetta Byers and I produced Faces of Syria.  In 2016 Voices of Syria followed.

In 2017 I wrote no books, but I got married on December 2 to Marnell Lee.  You will see that I have edited my name on the website header! Below our train photo, see my family and Marnell’s family. (Again, photo credits to MG3Photography, Melanie Gingerich.)

“There are only two kinds of people in the end,” C.S. Lewis says: “Those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘Thy will be done’.”

I am amazed at God’s love…that He takes us back with all our broken pieces.  That he loved us so much he sent His Son to face rejection and pain in our place. Not only does he redeem and restore us, but He turns us loose in the world for His glory, imperfect as we are.  As Isaac Watts says, “Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were a present far too small!  Love so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all.”

Happy reading and thanks again for visiting! 

Katrina Hoover Lee