Writer, & Speaker, Homeschooling Momma
I can’t wait for you to meet my friend, Caroline Collie. A writer and speaker, this fabulous lady is a homeschool momma, wife, and writer. A lovely sense of humor, her blog posts gently infuse that humor while teaching you how to deepen your faith.
Caroline Collie sends out weekly devotionals, provides annual 30 Days Deeper Bible Studies, and is a phenomenal speaker. One of the many things I love about Caroline is her ability to take a simple, everyday moment in life and point the way to deepening your walk with Jesus. When she speaks, I find myself mesmerized by her stories.
During our first in-person meeting in March 2020, I got the chance to hear Caroline talk about her son, Blake. She told the amazing story of when she had to rush her eight-year-old to the ER to be told her boy had a brain bleed. (It’s a beautiful story and I won’t go into detail because you should read it for yourself in her own words. Blake’s Story) I remember listening to this story and was awed by God’s goodness. It was a story of grace, love, and faith.
Flash forward to October 2020, I was waiting to meet a literary agent to see about possibly publishing my first mystery novel. I had rushed to finish the story in less than a month to be ready for this important meeting. I was nervous but truly believe my publishing dreams were finally going to come true. That it was God-ordained.
I had a breakfast of gluten-free cereal while sitting across the table from Caroline. She told me about writing a screenplay surrounding her son’s hospitalization and the miracle God performed. I remember her telling me that the whole ordeal read like a story.
She retold me the story at that breakfast and reminded me again of the song “Raise a Halleluiah” with its importance in Blake’s miracle. A constant reminder that God is in control and we should rejoice because he is a good God. No matter what happens.
I went to my interview, confident in the outcome, and let me tell you on seven minutes later, I left that meeting in tears. I felt rejected, mocked, betrayed, and completely alone. I rushed to my room, called my Mom, and told her how badly it went. She encouraged me and made sure I was going to be okay. I still felt my heart was broken but I turned on my worship playlist and laid down on the bed in my hotel room. The first song that play was “Raise a Halleluiah.” As I cried my eyes out, it was my own personal reminder from God via Caroline Collie that God was the ultimate author. I just needed to trust Him and the story He is writing for me.
Be sure to check out Caroline Collie’s website and sign up for her newsletter. You will be blessed and encouraged. Besides devotionals and a blog to strengthen your faith, she also has a free Crisis eBook along with parenting resources on her website.
I hope you enjoyed this small glimpse of Caroline Collie’s awesomeness. Be sure to find her on social media as well.
Until next time, may God’s grace surround you,