Kristine Mulholland is a Christian writer of God’s Word. Her writing and ministry is one that every Christian, in every stage of their walk, can learn from and relate to. “I was raised in a very legalistic church and was taught that the only way I could get God, my mother, or the congregation to love me, was to be perfect and follow all the rules; I had to earn their love.” In her early twenty’s, she left that church, “I remember saying a goodbye prayer to God, telling Him that it wasn’t His fault, but that I just couldn’t do it anymore. By then, I was a frustrated perfectionist living in a very imperfect body. I remember how sad I was to leave Him.” Eight years later, her father came to Lord in his last months on this earth. After a long bout with his cancer, and having to care for him, Kristine was physically and emotionally exhausted. “It was my job to organize a funeral and make all the phone calls, but my strength was gone. So, his church – later mine – took over for me. They showed me a love that I had never seen in a church. I was so compelled to seek God’s face again.”
“In the last 10 years, since the Holy Ghost has poured out on me, there has been a gradual shaping, an unlearning of unhealthy habits and a retraining of my thinking, emotions, words, and most importantly, how I treat other people and myself.” This is the basis of Kristine’s most recent book in the works, “Get the Nursery Ready: There’s A Baby Coming! – The Birth of a Ministry.”, a personal devotion, of sorts, and memoir of Kristine’s testimony and experiences. “It is about how God has taken me from the gutter of life to the joyful, productive Christian I am today, ready and willing to be used by Him in a mighty way.” Humorous and emotional, each story is a window into how God exposes himself in simple, straight forward, everyday situations. Each chapter has a lesson for every Christian to learn and relate to. “I learned through a series of events that I didn’t have to earn God’s love, but rather, for some reason, he already loves me. I have grown so much since way back then. I am a new person; I don’t even recognize my self.”
Kristine’s first book, “When You Pray, What Should You Say?” is a book of prayers on all major issues of life. “I heard in my spirit, “Write a book on prayer.” Yes, I heard it. The voice went on to say, “Write one prayer every day.” I felt at peace and excitement at the same time. I started writing…” This book is unique in that the prayers are put into layman’s terms and are designed specifically to help those new to prayer, but is also a great go-to for the seasoned “prayer.” Each of the over 120 prayers and topics reference at least one scripture, utilizing seven versions of the Bible throughout the book.
Kristine also has another book, a collection of affirmations that have been personally collected over a nine year period. “I started keeping these positive words on my bathroom wall so I could speak Godly words out loud each day. Overtime, as I collected more and more, I came to realize that there other people out there could benefit from my collection. So I decided to write a book to help other people.” There are 250 affirmations. Each positive statement has scriptures for support. “Remember when Jesus was tempted by Satan he always started his reply to him with the words, “it is written”. Speaking God’s word is spiritual warfare. She addresses the importance of this in the introduction to “Did I Miss My Exit? – Using Positive Words to Get Where You’re Going.”
As well as her books, Kristine has a public Christian arts website called “Gathering Together”. “The purpose of ‘Gathering Together’ is to gather ourselves together in a common love: the love of writing about God and what he has done and is doing in our lives.” Kristine publishes other’s fiction, poetry, quotations, meditations, praise reports, Bible studies, miracles, dreams, prayers, affirmations, goals and inspirational stories on the site. The site, to visit and/or publish, is completely free to the public.
“I wrote my first book when I was eight years old. My mother showed me how to fold paper and staple it in the middle to form a small book. I can still remember slaving over that book, drawing pictures to add to the story – I had a desire to write, even then. Now, years later, I am still writing and my writing is the start of my ministry. My ministry has been the same as Jesus’ ministry. The Bible says that He went about just doing good. All of God’s children have been called to this ministry. It is only after we get that understanding and put it into practice, that God will then show us our individually specific ministry. My goals are to keep writing, to get published and to use my books and experiences to propel me right into a public ministry. Of course that is my plan, we will have to see what God’s plan will be. But I know whatever He does in my life will be exciting and powerful!”
You can visit Kristine at: www.gatheringtogether.webs.com
Michelle Hollomon is a licensed counselor and certified professional coach with thousands of hours helping people achieve their personal and professional goals. Her unique style of communicating allows her to temper the gravity of serious issues with the hope and humor of a person who’s been there and overcome.
She is the author of God Unwrapped: God is love but not the kind you’re used to, published by Harrison House. She has lived internationally, been a military wife, climbed 14ers, is raising two daughters, married to one dashing man, and lives and practices counseling in Seattle. Audiences find her style engaging, funny, and extremely applicable to felt needs.
Visit Michelle at: http://www.counselingtheeastside.com/
For the vast majority of her life, Kathy R. Green has been a woman of prayer. Born into a Christian home, Kathy was introduced to this fruitful way of life at the age of ten. It was in this environment, even before accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior that she learned to talk to God. Kathy loved spending time alone with the Lord and in fact, it is this momentous pastime that led her to become the woman of prayer she is today.
Kathy has been an intercessor for over thirty-five years now. She has developed a deep compassion for people, especially those suffering in their marital and family relationships. She longs to see God’s people whole: growing spiritually, living in the blessings of God, and experiencing the benefits of consistent fellowship with Him. In March of 1998, Kathy received a mandate from God to teach people how to pray and intercede on behalf of others. Ever since then, she has devoted her life to the study of God’s Word, and writing, while serving in her local church. Thankfully, Kathy’s own life is a testament to the validity of prayer. She has seen God’s handiwork in many situations, including marriages that have been restored, family members and co-workers that came to Christ, loved ones delivered from the bondage of drugs, and her twenty-four year old daughter healed of lung cancer. These are all great examples of the kind of precious fruit resulting from the power of effective and fervent prayer.
Throughout her life, Kathy has gained extensive ministerial training. She started out volunteering in children’s ministry and did so for a span of fifteen years, and from there she served in various roles of church leadership. After attended and graduating from the Life Bible Institute in Troy, Michigan, Kathy and her family relocated to Texas, where she and her family became members of The Potter’s House, founded and pastored by Bishop T.D. Jakes. There Kathy has been able to pursue more concentrated ministry training. She is an alumnus of God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program through Woman to Woman Ministries headed by First Lady Serita Jakes, as well as a graduate of the Lay Counselors Training Program offered by The Potter’s House (TPH) Center of Counseling and Behavioral Health. It is the culmination of this training, coupled with her life experiences, that has allowed Kathy to author her first book, Pray-ers Bear Fruit, which she co-published with Creation House.
Kathy actively disciples Christians across the country! Primarily through one-on-one discipleship, teaching them how to pray effectively and stand in the gap for their loved ones as they learn to trust God. She maintains her consecrated lifestyle while traveling to teach in seminars, workshops, and conferences, thus fulfilling the mandate on her life. Kathy and her husband, Cliff, are celebrating their twenty-seventh year of marriage this year, and they have two adult children. Their son Jordan attends college at Texas A&M university on a full athletic scholarship, and their daughter Emonne and son-in-law, Stephan have given them a beautiful granddaughter name Grace. Kathy and her husband Cliff enjoy traveling and spending time with their family.
Visit Kathy at: http://www.kathyrgreen.com/
Caroline R. Savage is an Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She enjoys reading and writing inspirational poems. Jehovah God’s inspiration affords her the opportunity to write her first book ¿Uncertainties? And Reasoning. Caroline desires to share the Word of God and her poetry. Her personal wish is to share scriptural passages from the Bible that serve as a personal reflection as we ponder upon individual decisions and chosen paths. Caroline is a native of the Republic of Panama where she resides with her husband Shawn, and son Danté.
In keeping in step with the Holy Spirit, providing mutual encouragement, emotional motivation, obeying Jehovah, and joining His ranks leads to eternal bliss and heavenly salvation. We should continue acquainting ourselves with the Scriptures, God’s promises, growing spiritually, and becoming Jehovah’s instrument to promote His will. As Christian believers, faithfully obeying Jehovah’s commandments serves as a testament to edify God while valuing and respecting our Lord’s divine design and creation.
Visit Caroline at: http://www.CarolineSavage.com