Kathleen Kurlin (Kathy for short, because let’s face it, she only gets called “Kathleen” at the bank or by by the I.R.S.) is a woman who wants to be a living example of the mission statement set forth by her church of transforming from an ordinary person into an extraordinary follower of Christ.
Blessed to have been a full-time stay-at-home mother for over two decades, Kathy enjoys the benefits of an Empty Nest now that her children are fully-grown, functioning adults who responsibly contribute to society. Because of her introverted personality, Kathy’s real passion is for serving the body of Christ through her writing. She feels called to write for Women’s ministries — particularly ministries that offer hope and healing to women with eating disorders as a result of childhood abuse.
Being an empty-nester has given her time to pursue her love of golf and working on her short game. She’s a self-proclaimed exercise junkie who believes that the older you get, the more you need to move — especially if you’ve spent the first half of your life NOT taking care of the body God gave you.
In addition to writing fiction novels, Kathy has published a daily devotional for dieters entitled, Diet Nuggets and Wisdom Appetizers 365 Days of Encouragement for Dieters. Kathy writes a personal blog, a monthly blog for her church through their Women’s ministry (Vineyard Church North Phoenix) and periodic devotionals for the loveSTRONG Women’s ministry.
The words of Proverbs 3:5-6 guide her through the ever-changing kaleidoscope of life’s daily uncertainties.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Married to her best friend for more than three decades, Kathy and her husband make their home in suburbia outside of Phoenix and together enjoy their shared passion of golf, travelling, family, friends, two perfect-in-every-way grandchildren, one precocious Jack Russell Terrier and one inherited furry mutt that turned out to be a much-loved blessing in disguise.
Kathy admits that she’ll likely never be a best-selling author or win a Pulitzer and that’s A-okay with her. Her greatest pursuit in life is that when her time comes to go home to be with the Lord, the one thing EVERYONE will say about her is, “Man oh man, did she ever love Jesus!” If she lives life according to her calling, Kathy hopes she’ll never be accused of hiding her light under a bush. Loving the Lord should never be a secret!