Hi. I’m Catherine, reader, writer, occasional speaker, mom of three, pastor’s wife, Christ follower. I live with my family in an inner city area near Denver, Colorado, but I long to live in a mountainy forest somewhere, surrounded by trees outside, books inside and no telephones. I live always in the tension between love thy neighbor and my innate desire to not have any neighbors. Hopefully for supper tonight I can rustle up some yeasty bread, steaming pasta, a green salad and some kind of cobbler with ice cream, but most likely I will forget to prepare anything until I am too hungry to wait and we will eat something microwaved. Such is life in an accidentally homeschooling house whose mom is usually sucked into a book. My husband Michael is my best friend, and he is most likely sucked into a book, too, though he’d pick a biography or history while I’d pick a mystery or some thought-provoking fiction.
My book, Thirty Thousand Days, was picked up this year by Christian Focus. Holy batmobile! It’s a meditation on having life “to the full,” and you may read more about it here.
You can expect me to ramble on about any of the following topics if you stick around: books, writing, God, joy, motherhood, yurts, camping, food, dogs, gardening, brilliant people, church, faith, teaching, messiness, chocolate, authors, films, life in the inner city, mountains, sticky children, the Bible, sorrow, paradox, waiting, poetry, and travel. Let’s hope the travel bits include some far-flung places — I am bored of Denver!
Welcome to Catherine’s Letters. Hope you’ll come back soon!