Posts in category Inspiration

Two Stories and then the Truth

Another concept regarding perceptions – I loved this graphic! They say: There are two sides to every story – and then there is the truth.  Some people are incapable of understanding this. They know their side of the story and are unable to see any other side. It’s kind of a great explanation of the split in […]

Labyrinth 2: Finding Peace

Lately at church, I haven’t been feeling ‘it’. I tend to leave feeling emptier than when I arrived. That is the exact opposite of what church used to do for me. There are many reasons for that – excuses… working harder, following my dreams, leaving others behind, lost loved ones, oh and that darn biological […]

Which came first God or the Believer?

Which came first God or the Believer? Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

Like the old phrase which came first the chicken or the egg, this idea came to me earlier today. It made me really think because there are so many ways we can go with this question. God came first – he made the universe. We wouldn’t exist without him. The Believer came first – without […]

Dinner Table Exercise – A Healthier Way to...

I’d like to say I’m in shape. I’m healthy, I don’t have much, if any, pain. I can run, climb the stairs, do manual labor… but I don’t necessarily exercise. I started a walking regimen around the neighborhood – I failed to keep it up. I think I did it for two weeks. But the […]

Christian Messages in Pink Light Sprite

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

As someone young to the Christian faith (when I wrote Hamilton Troll meets Pink light Sprite) I was eager to take in Gods word.  Like a sponge I soaked up everything I could get, so I guess it makes sense that in my writing, some of that Word, would spill out. While it was never […]

Life is about Perspective

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

I was thinking about God the other day and how He ‘looks out after all of us’ throughout our life’s journey. It’s quite amazing actually, how He can ‘see all’ when we can’t see what’s just around the corner. It occurred to me that it is all about perspective. When we are living through our […]

The Power of Prayer Poem

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

My life was about living, every day about the same. Nothing special to report, because He didn’t know my name. I was lonely and quite hungry, though I didn’t know what for. ‘Cause I hadn’t been to church, so I didn’t know the Lord. When I did attend I went for food, friendship and to […]

Discussion Questions for “The Painti...

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

Book Clubs Bible Study Youth Groups Personal Growth “The Painting” tends to yank out emotions long ago suppressed by older individuals and incite conversations and deep thoughts long after the cover has been closed. To assist in engaging in discussion whether book clubs, youth groups or even bible studies, the author has put together an […]

DEAR Texas Radio Interview Part 9

Interviewed by DEAR TEXAS Radio: Author Kathleen J. Shields tells all! These past weeks I’ve posted clips from my radio interview from Wimberley Valley Radio 94.1 FM KWVH and their latest show DEAR Texas Radio. The last two questions, in my opinion, were the most important because they gave me a chance to inspire others. […]

Designed to do Good Deeds

Ephesians 2:10 God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do. I have been working on “The Painting 2” and this scripture jumped out at me with the exact message I […]

What happened to Common Courtesy?

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

First, what is Courtesy?  It is the showing of politeness in one’s attitude and behavior toward others. So let me ask you a question. When two people are talking and someone walks up to them, is it courteous to interrupt their conversation to ask your question?  No. Is it courteous for them to keep talking […]

Cancelling Christmas | A Poem

It was two days before Christmas and all through the square, people were shopping like they hadn’t a care. Ripping through racks of toys, clothes and shoes, pushing past others, “You gave me a bruise!” They didn’t see the beauty, the lights in the trees, they didn’t sense the magic, the love or the freeze. […]

The Painting – Watch the Trailer

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The Painting is Now Available! The long awaited novel by author Kathleen J. Shields is here! Watch the Book Trailer Video below: BUY NOW:   Amazon   |   Barnes & Noble   |   Kathleen’s Books

Why God gives you trials.

The other day I was reminded of something from my past and I thought I could use it as a teaching tool. A long while ago, I worked for a small business owner. I was very good at my job and he knew it. He left me in charge of his business, as manager because […]

Who am I to write this story? – The ...

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

Who am I to write this story? That’s the question I kept asking God for about a month after the idea came to me. During my discovery of the story’s plot, formulation of the characters and outline creation, I felt I couldn’t possibly be the best fit for this project. This story idea came to […]

Is prayer, perception?

Today at church our pastor was teaching us about prayer.  It led to a conversation with someone after church, whom I only know in passing.  A conversation that stayed with me through lunch, through folding laundry, vacuuming and through writing this post.  What I learned may only be for me, but I felt it was insightful […]

Another Young Entrepreneur – Photography

Such beautiful photographs… Such an amazing eye… The color, the definition… I was drawn to her photos. Then when I realized she was another amazing young entrepreneur, setup as a vendor trying to sell her work, I couldn’t help but want to help. I told her she needs to setup a website, look into creating […]

About The Painting – My Latest Novel

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

We start our lives as a blank canvas.   It’s our diverse experiences that add color and definition to our painting. Gerald’s world was often harsh and challenging.  Feelings of loneliness and isolation were normal for him. The people in his life didn’t understand him and as a result, often ignored him, or refused to […]

What if God never painted the humans?

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

That was a question that was posed to me in a dream and it led me on the most amazing journey… My dream was about a boy named Gerald and he was feeling quite lonely (as was I at the time). I awoke after he completed painting an entire world on a blank canvas from […]

I am not home

There is a song by a Christian group called Building429. The song is called “Where I Belong” and I love singing with it on my way to or from tradeshows every weekend. My favorite verse is “I’m not home yet”. This song is upbeat and fun. It reminds me no matter what kind of day […]

Happy Mother’s Day to all women

Whether you are a mother, step mom or mother-in-law… Aunt, sister, grandma, wannabe mom, expectant mom, dog or cat mom , foster mom or left behind mom, happy mothers day to you. May the beauty of today’s sun shine on you. The aroma of nearby flowers fill you and the love of anyone around you […]

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