Friday, July 19, 2013


Author: Katie

Surprise, Sue!  It's been a loooonnnnggg time since I posted here.  I've been on a very long hiatus trying to adjust to my new life as an empty nester and wife.  It wasn't easy but, I can honestly say, I am happier than I have ever been in my life!  The thing that makes me most happy is that leaving everyone and everything behind to start a new life has opened my eyes to see how I had made idols of my relationships.

Losing everything that meant the most to me (kids, friends, church, job, familiarity, comfort of the known, etc...) caused me to run to God and place Him back on the throne that was only made for Him.  I have learned that life is not about me and that I can let go and trust God with everything.  He's truly got it all!

These words are so small and just a brief summary of so much more than I can put into words.  As I read previous posts, it's almost as if a stranger wrote them.

God doesn't miss a beat and He truly uses everything for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose!

By the way, aside from an amazing new husband (I have the best one) and a new adorable mini weenie, I am now a Mimi!  I have the most adorable sweetheart angel of a grandson!  Brently Carson Blakely was born to my daughter, Tiffany on November 15, 2011!

My first moments as Mimi to my newly hatched grandson!

Here is a pic of me and my awesome hubby:
Isn't he gorgeous??!!!

And here is our baby, Zoe

Tiffany just graduated college with her associate's degree and has already begun working on a bachelor's.  Justin is currently in Oregon planting a church with the International Missions Board.  He graduated from the Navy in 2013 and will begin working on his degree at Liberty University in Virginia this fall.

Well, that's the last 4 years in a nutshell.  I am working on a new ministry called RhemaJoy.  I won't be blogging much here because most of my energy is focused there. Just wanted to throw in a quick update here....because somehow I have this idea in my head that people are actually interested in the rest of the story!  LOL.


  1. Wow. Cool! did it in a nutshell! You have grown so much! :)

    So glad you are happy!

  2. In a nutshell leaves out a lot of glory to God but I just didn't have time. However, my next post was copied from another blog post at Firmly Grounded. It is NOT in a nutshell...and I offer no apologies. In fact, when I sent my testimony to Christian Cafe, they simply responded "If you want us to share this, you will have to reduce it to so many words". I didn't send it to them to be published, I just thought they'd want to know how God had used their website. It was to offer some encouragement. I don't think they got it. I sent them a note to tell them that and I never heard back.