Dr. Katherine's BLOG

"Alone But Not Lonely" Author: Shai Johnson

Oct 23, 2020Katherine Hayes

Although I am physically alone without my peers, I am never alone because God is always there. Now I am not saying I dislike people or do not want to hang out with friends. I am just cautious and I trust God to bring the right Godly friends into my life....

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Author Spotlight on: Emmy Award Winning Nikesha Elise Williams

Author Spotlight on: Emmy Award Winning Nikesha Elise Williams

Oct 18, 2020Katherine Hayes

have written five novels and one collection of poetry. I’m not sure I have favorites. I always direct people to my debut, Four Women, because of how hard I worked to get it out it really means a lot to me and paved the way for the other books. My fourth...

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God’s Plan - Author Arianna Dunn

God’s Plan - Author Arianna Dunn

Oct 09, 2020Katherine Hayes

I have always had this fixation on "better." I often feel life could somehow be better if I did this or if I did that. Maybe, I have watched too many movies or have become too accustomed to the depiction of life through the lens of social media. But I certainly...

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Am I Enough?- By Sharon Johnson

Am I Enough?- By Sharon Johnson

Sep 25, 2020Katherine Hayes

I expect more of myself than anyone. I am also my own worst critic. I can make others happy with my work, but I still question how much more I could have done to be better. I have many days where I question if I am good enough to handle this...

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Accidental Author—An Interview with Children's Author Tracey Burton

Accidental Author—An Interview with Children's Author Tracey Burton

Sep 18, 2020Katherine Hayes

Anything I write is for children. I am inspired by real life. My Covid book was written from my angst about students returning to school and them being afraid of what was going on in the world. I wanted to find a way to inform them in a child friendly way....

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When I Think Of You- For My Mother's 80th Birthday

When I Think Of You- For My Mother's 80th Birthday

Sep 11, 2020Katherine Hayes

I live to make you happy You are my heart My mentor My dearest friend My mother I love you Forever

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Author Spotlight on Jenifer Jennings

Author Spotlight on Jenifer Jennings

Aug 31, 2020Katherine Hayes

To date, I’ve published a total of eleven books. I have a Spiritual Collection series that has four books: a devotional, a collection of short stories, a collection of Biblical short stories, and a collection of poems. Then I have my Faith Finders series which is a six-book series featuring different...

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What is your WORTH?   Authored By: Crystal Johnson

What is your WORTH? Authored By: Crystal Johnson

Aug 21, 2020Katherine Hayes

As women, we lead hectic lives. We work, whether it is in the house or outside the home. We carry many roles: mother, sister, friend, teacher, counselor, doctor, plumber, maintenance worker and so on…and we still feel that we have no WORTH to us.

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"Silver Lining of a Pandemic" By: Vonyee K. Carrington

Aug 07, 2020Katherine Hayes

Does the COVID-19 pandemic have silver lining?  I would venture to say “Yes!”  The next question is “How?” During this pandemic with each U.S. state having some sort of stay at home order and phased re-opening, we are forced to our families, ourselves, and our demons.

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"What's Love Got To Do With It?"

Jul 24, 2020Katherine Hayes

My father described love by explaining that God first showed us, love. He said that God had a special place in His heart for the church and viewed those in it as His bride.  When we get to heaven we would meet up with God (our groom) for the great wedding...

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The Blessed Life—Authored By: Arianna Dunn

The Blessed Life—Authored By: Arianna Dunn

Jul 10, 2020Katherine Hayes

Favor allows us to conquer situations that require none other than God to either fix or navigate. Favor also serves as a shield of protection. Just like our actions, favor impacts those around us and any space we inhabit.

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Called to Give it to the Youth- By Sharon Johnson

Called to Give it to the Youth- By Sharon Johnson

Jun 26, 2020Katherine Hayes

As we go through this period of a “new normal,” I’ve noticed how tough it is on my students. We are no longer in the classroom each day. Some children don’t have the most conducive environments to learn in. A few are dealing with the real impacts of this virus. They...

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Overcomer

Overcomer

Jun 12, 2020Katherine Hayes

Being diagnosed with dyslexia and learning how to deal with it had its challenges in itself, but with the help of my parents and God I was able to overcome it.

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The Posture of Patience

The Posture of Patience

May 22, 2020Katherine Hayes

We practice patience.  God watches to see if we can behave as Christians when things are going well, as well as in times of trial.  He knows our patience is tried when we are stressed, tried, or persecuted. 

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"It's Okay To Mourn"

May 08, 2020Katherine Hayes

As Christians, I believe we can all struggle with thinking it shows weakness in our faith if we cry or mourn too long. I was reminded of, Matthew5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Yes, it is “OKAY TO MOURN.”

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From Purple Reign to Black Dresses

From Purple Reign to Black Dresses

Apr 28, 2020Katherine Hayes

There was a time in my life I refer to as as the the Purple Reign when I was 21 and I was an under-dresser.  Sure, my clothes were skimpy too.  I had Prince, Madonna and Boy George as role models so I wavered between wearing lots of purple, tight dresses with...

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When Crisis Hits Are You Paralyzed, Victimized, or Maximized?

When Crisis Hits Are You Paralyzed, Victimized, or Maximized?

Apr 28, 2020Katherine Hayes

When we don’t acknowledge that God is with us in every situation we can become paralyzed by fear.  This leads to helplessness.  It renders people ineffective and causes them to be unable to live in the present. However, even when tragedy strikes God is still with us: (Joshua 1:9) Have I not...

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“I Need You”

“I Need You”

Apr 28, 2020Katherine Hayes

In their hearts humans plan their course,but the Lord establishes their steps – Proverbs 16:9 NIV I’m writing to let you personally know, I need you today.  Isn’t it refreshing to find someone who’s probably a stranger to you, with the courage to express her feelings, without the fear of rejection? ...

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Living Through the Joys of Self-Pity

Living Through the Joys of Self-Pity

Apr 28, 2020Katherine Hayes

I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me – Psalm 120:1 (NIV) I don’t want to start our relationship being phony.  I won’t lie to you.  I had a bad day.  I even considered not writing today. In my mind I’m having a tantrum, I’ve thrown myself...

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Playing Through the Difficult Pieces

Playing Through the Difficult Pieces

Apr 28, 2020Katherine Hayes

“Mom I just don’t want to do piano anymore.  It’s just not my thing for my life!” The words shocked me.  When my daughter became frustrated over a difficult piece in her piano book she came to me and threw her book down on my desk, as I was working on...

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What do you do with the Error Codes in Life?

What do you do with the Error Codes in Life?

Apr 28, 2020Katherine Hayes

The last few days before my husband left on a work mission to Afghanistan tensions in our home ran high.  We were exhausted as we stretched our schedules to maximum capacity.  Yet, the list of things to do grew longer, while our time together escaped quicker than steam from a kettle. ...

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Interrupters of my Churchy Feelings

Interrupters of my Churchy Feelings

Apr 28, 2020Katherine Hayes

Are you like me who feels so wonderful and churchy after coming out of Sunday worship?  Usually, I feel refreshed, renewed, and ready to be a mega-Christian (whatever that means)!   However, I can barely make it to the car before one of my kids starts back talking or I realize someone...

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Mystery Monday Giveaways!

Mystery Monday Giveaways!

Apr 28, 2020Katherine Hayes

Good Morning Family! I don’t know about you but Mondays are hard. Why?  I’m glad you asked! Because the weekends are so much fun and now it’s back to the daily grind that’s why! I’d like to help us have some fun together to get through this day and go hunting. ...

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No Good, Terrible World

No Good, Terrible World

Apr 27, 2020Katherine Hayes

“Crazy”, is the word that comes to mind when I recently decided to watch the news as I wanted to be current on a few issues.  I thought to myself, “God the world seems so out of control.  It’s no good and it’s terrible!  There’s Ebola, ISIS, ISIL, earthquakes, hurricanes, serial...

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5 Things to Do When You’re Scared of being Scared

5 Things to Do When You’re Scared of being Scared

Apr 17, 2020Katherine Hayes

“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne My knees still knock every time I recall dropping my first born off to kindergarten.  I’d just moved from New York.  I moved from a community of friends and family where I felt like I knew everyone straight...

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