We are praying that we will be able to meet together for worship on Mother’s Day. Our current plan is that on May 10, we will host Kathy Carlton Willis as our speaker for our 8 am and 10:45 am Mother’s Day services. However, in the event that it is still not safe to meet together at that point, we are working on a way to have Kathy join us virtually from her home in Texas!
Kathy writes and speaks with a balance of funny and faith—whimsy and wisdom. She has served for thirty years in fulltime church ministry with her husband, Russ. She’s active as a book industry pro, while also staying involved in her local church and national speaking ministry.
Kathy’s tagline is God’s Grin Gal. She addresses the issues that hold people back and shines the light on their path to freedom. Kathy grew up in the heartland of America and married young. She attended Bible College and received the Key Award as outstanding female student.
Another unique twist to Kathy’s story is that she was born with a congenital reproductive anomaly, causing her to be unable to have children. She has embraced this diagnosis as God custom-designing her for a specific purpose, not an accident! In her twenties, Kathy developed an autoimmune connective tissue disease and has endured endless additional tests, treatments and diagnoses along the way. She’s recovered from over 20 surgeries and is a thyroid cancer survivor.
She means it (and lives it) when she tells others, “Trials give us the opportunity to grin, knowing God will somehow make it all better than okay. Life can be incredible despite these bumps in the road. If you hit a big bump, what will spill out of your cup? See the rough road as just another part of the joy ride!”
Kathy will be have autographed books available that day – Grin with Grace, The Grin Gal’s Guide to Joy, and The Ultimate Speaker’s Guide for purchase.
So, don’t miss this great opportunity to hear Kathy share how we can all navigate our lives with a grin on our face as well as in our hearts!