About

Well hi, there! Welcome to my little corner of the web.

I’m Katie…

Here are a few things you should know about me…

I drive a minivan with a crumpled front fender and a LOT of dog hair on the inside.
I hate to drive on the highway. Merging makes me very nervous.
My kids have gumption. I’m proud of them for that.
The first book I ever wrote was called Little Wendy and the Big Move. I was 10 years old when I wrote it, and my grandma typed it for me so it would look like a “real” book.
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My favorite place to go on vacation is Siesta Key in Florida. Our family has been going there since I was a little girl.
My husband is far and away the best man I know. (and the handsomest, too. I love that guy.)

I enjoy teaching, baking, reading, laughing, going to the movies, and sleeping late.
I love Jesus, and I have enjoyed going to church since I was a first grader in Mrs. Tunder’s Sunday School.
I really dislike sarcasm, unkindness, broccoli, dishonesty, bullying, and driving on the highway (Have I already mentioned that?)
I’d rather have a chocolate milkshake than a glass of wine.
I write about special needs issues, parenting, current events, church, and communication.  I also speak at schools, churches, and conferences about those subjects.

My favorite line in a book: “It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer…(she) was both.” (EB White, Charlotte’s Web.) 

I hope someone will say that about me one day.

Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you’re here!
~Katie

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Why “Diving for Pearls?” Click here for the story.

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20 thoughts on “About

  1. So proud of you, but not the least bit surprised. I think we must have been some of the first who you blessed – Katie pioneers!
    Love you, dear one!

  2. I’m glad the churches you serve will be able to appreciate the depth of knowledge and experience you bring to the table.

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  5. Katie, thank you for your story. It must have been difficult to re-live it as you thought, wrote and edited. I know that it can be a blessing too, to see in hindsight how God went before you and your family during such a horrifying time.

    Best,
    Caroline

  6. Just found what I can do for the next two hours – READ YOUR BLOG! I had no idea you were writing! Can’t wait to dive in and catch up (though seriously, I don’t have the next two hours to do so….but I’ll get through it somehow!)

    So glad you are sharing your life and your gift in this way. Love and hugs to you!

    beth

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  9. Katie, I was wondering if you would be willing to do a guest blog for our site? If you would, could you email me so we could talk about it?

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  11. It’s encouraging to discover others who understand the need for churches to accept, encourage, support and include those who are exceptionally challenged and their families in their ministries. May God bless!

  12. Hi Katie:

    I have a six year old autistic boy in my Sunday School class of 3 and 4 year olds. He is non-verbal (a couple of words, but not communicating) but clearly understands simple directions. He is unwilling to engage with the class for any activity, either organized and planned craft/story, or spontaneous play. He maintains good eye contact and always is ready with a hug and kiss. Do you have any suggestions on how to tray and engage him in our activities ?

    Thanks !

    Julie
    juliealtenau@gmail.com

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  14. Mrs. Wetherbee…
    I have really enjoyed checking out this blog and your thoughts!
    I am in the process of starting a disability ministry blog myself, and I was wondering if you would consider looking at it sometime to give me your thoughts. It is: acceptingthecallingoflevi.wordpress.com. I am a college student studying Special Education, and really have a heart for inspiring more churches and young people to fully embrace our families touched by special needs into the Body of Christ. I would really appreciate you looking at the beginning of my blog…I hope to post much more soon. I am excited to see how the Lord will continue to this ministry in His Kingdom today!!
    Thanks so much for your time,
    Victoria Kwasny

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