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About Katrina

It’s funny. I find I learn more about myself with each passing day and with every story the Lord lays on my heart. I suppose that comes with age and hopefully a tad bit of wisdom as well. 

To tell you a bit about myself…I am a mom of 3 awesome kids. They have an amazing way of bringing out every grey hair on my head. Actually, they are such a blessing from God and every moment with them is not only a challenge of faith but one of great joy. They are ages 13,12, and 10 and I must say I am NOT looking forward to the teenage years. It will most definitely improve my prayer life.

Other than my full time job as a supermom (yeah, right…) I am a Christian fiction author, as well as public speaker and have amazing plans for Godly Mom Link in 2010.  I’ve spent my entire life running from echos of the past…voices that hold me hostage to a life I’ve worked so hard to escape. After many years of abuse as a child, I went on to my adulthood with self inflicted abuse and numerous mistakes that have scarred my spirit (at least in my own mind). Thankfully, I have a Father that does not see my past nor hold it against me. Unfortunately, I have an eternal enemy who makes it his priority to remind me every moment he can, of the life that haunted my dreams for years. In each novel I write, you will see characters struggling with the same issues… a tape player they can’t turn off in their head (we all have one),  bad choices that alter their lives and their families, and decisions of faith that change eternity.

I love laughing and even attempt singing every now and then, though my kids run for cover when I do. Of course, as I remind them, it is my duty in life to embarrass them and when God gives you a talent, you should certainly use it. I enjoy anything outdoors….fishing, hiking, rock climbing, any of those things that get me closer to God and allow me to admire all His glory. 

I’ve come close to death on more than one occasion, and each time the Lord has brought me out with great plans for my life. It is my prayer that you find the plans He has for your life.

I speak at women’s conferences about overcoming strongholds that Satan has on our lives….abuse, addictions, and generational sins. It is my heart’s desire to see mothers, wives, daughters, and all women be free in Christ and live the lives we were created to have. He does have a Hope and a Future for each of us and I believe we can all achieve that if we fully surrender to His will. I will also be attending book club dinner discussions upon request when a book club reads one of my books.

It’s been a long road of submission for myself. Being a single mom and a survivor of many forms of abuse, it isn’t so easy to trust and walk in faith, but that’s exactly what He calls us to do.  Every single day is a new step I must take on this road to recovery.

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23 responses to “About Katrina

  1. Adele

    April 6, 2007 at 1:03 am

    Hi Katrina,
    May your journey be a successful one.

     
  2. Darla

    April 7, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Katrina~~ Thank you for sharing your calling with us. I have always wondered what my calling is for Him. After having my daughter as a single mom, I married my hubby. I could never have anymore children, and my heart broke. I love my daughter dearly, but wanted children badly. After almost 20 years of marriage, hubby had a “mid-life crisis” and I have a 7 year old stepson, whom I love with all my heart. I never once questioned God, for I somehow knew this was meant to be, although my heart was torn into by the betrayal. My Bible still holds all the bookmarks where I searched for an answer from Him. Jordan has Tourette Syndrome, along with ADHD and OCD. I now believe that God knew Jordan needed me in his life, as hi bio mom has 5 children from 4 different dads, and only 2 of them live with her. I don’t want to paint a bad picture of her, but that way of life would have done Jordan no good with his problems. I thank my Lord every day for Jordan, although our daily life is a struggle when dealing with his issues. I don’t normally talk about this time in my life, as it sometimes is still somewhat painful. I believe God wanted me to stay and work this out, and our marriage is still here, with its ups and downs of course. So I guess this is a thankful note and a calling note too. I also feel God would like me to be home with Jordan to homeschool him, but my fear of finances holds me back also. May be can teach each other how to really “let go and let God!”
    Thanks for letting me get all this “out there!”
    Darla

     
  3. katrinawampler

    April 7, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    God will always use our storms for His glory if we allow Him to. I can’t imagine having to go through such a trial but you are such a blessing.

    I will be doing an article about stepping out on faith to answer His calling. I myself truly believe He has called me to be home with my children full time and to write. As you’ve said, financial fears keep me clocking in each day.

    However, I am preparing for rain, so to speak. I am preparing for the audiance God will put before me as He allows me to speak on his mercy, grace, and miracles.

    Follow His will for your life. He has promised to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. Philippians 4:19…all we have to do is trust Him.

     
  4. Christi Anthony

    April 10, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Katrina,
    I am so in awe of where you have come and where you are now. I am so blessed by your strength, and I admire your courage. It has been many years since I have seen or heard from you. Wow has time flown. Thank you for sharing. Your efforts will help many more. Love ya, Christi Anthony Phillips

     
  5. katrinawampler

    April 10, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    HI Chrisi,

    It is my desire that every woman would hear my story. So many have already contacted me sharing their own storms. “All things work together for the good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose”

    Lord willing I will have a functional web site running this summer where there will be newsletters, stories, studies, and visiting speakers. Keep us in your prayers.

     
  6. EmilyZ

    April 12, 2007 at 2:08 am

    Hi Katrina,

    I just wanted to get involved with your blog. What a wonderful idea! I am so proud of you – you truly have been through so much and you still are yet your heart is still full of the Holy Spirit!

    You are so right when you say that our faith and our forgiveness is a daily struggle. It is not easy being a Christian – our society and our culture is constantly leading us the other way. To read your words where you say that you get up each morning praying is awesome – we as Christan women need to make that decision to love and follow God each and every morning. We need to model it for our friends and families each day! This blog is a great way to keep Chrisitan women all over the world connected because through that connection we can find even more strength!

    Love you sister!

     
  7. Brie

    April 13, 2007 at 5:26 am

    Hi Katrina,

    Thought I’d mosey on over finally to check out your website. I like! It’s very encouraging and inspirational! It appears God has given you a ministry wherein you will be able to reach others for His glory! Good luck with this venture! I look forward to reading your book! God bless!

     
  8. Diane Smith

    April 16, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Continue to pray daily for those 3 children. It is one of the best things mothers can do.

     
  9. Lillie Hobson

    April 20, 2007 at 4:46 am

    Hi! I have read many Christian based books, I have listened to speakers and I have been down many roads.. I have only visited this site a few times and I find it is sooo easy reading and relating to you and your words. This has become something I do nightly, this is my unwinding, my gift to myself for the day. Thank you so much for this, it is happening at a difficult time in my life and I appreciate you.

    Lillie

    p.s. I am trying not to repeat myself… but everything I read here makes me feel wonderful. 🙂

     
  10. PJ

    May 27, 2008 at 3:11 am

    My Dear Katrina,
    I am so glad that you heard the voice of the Lord, and that He has been able to show you the way to glorify Him through your wonderful gift of writing. You have already blessed many people’s lives, and with this endeavor, will certainly touch many more as your stories are read across the world.

    How many times have I said that I am blessed to be a part of your life, and, as editor of your books, to be a part of your faith journey. I truly am honored that you put such faith and trust in my abilities to walk this part of your calling beside you. our calling, actually. This really is a labor of love, as I can actually feel the Lord sitting beside me while working on bringing your books to the waiting public. People really need to hear the messages offered through your wonderful style of writing.

    God has blessed you with such an inspiring gift, to be able to talk to people as if you were sitting together at the kitchen table over a cup of coffee, lovingly sharing His word.

    As you share your ideas with me for books to come, I feel like a child looking forward to Christmas, anxously awaiting the next scenario that will touch people’s hearts and keep them coming back for more.

    God Bless you, Toots. I love you!

     
  11. Amy

    August 16, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Hi Katrina,

    Somehow I knew I could google your name and find all kinds of wonderful adventures. I was on your Yahoo! group long ago with the “Flat Stanley” adventure. We ran into some financial problems and were no longer able to homeschool but God has blessed us and the children are thriving in their public school with God-loving teachers.

    I am writing for your assistance. You have a special knack for rallying folks and I have a mission! An American missionary, Jeannie, who is an RN in the US travels back and forth to India. On her last trip the pastor there asked if the children in India could use a Yahoo group to have a “safe” penpal relationship with Christian kids here in the US. A way for our kids to learn a bit about their culture and their new knowledge in Christ and for our guys to disciple these young believers.

    There are about 300 children! WOW! The pastor, John Cyriac, has agreed to act as monitor and be certain not only that their English is understandable but that all messages are appropriate.

    Any assistance you could offer – or a SHOUT OUT to your circle of influence would be so appreciated. I think that two areas in which Americans are often lacking are compassion and mentoring. Of course adults are welcome to chime in on the posts as well.

    Thanks for your time and God Bless you and your family & ministry.

    Amy Bleich

     
  12. KAY GREEN

    October 26, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Katrina, I just finished your Book 1 in the Come Clean series. It was awesome! Great job. Thank you

     
  13. Katrina Wampler

    December 8, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Thanks so much Kay. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

     
  14. slickts

    December 24, 2008 at 4:04 am

    Hi Katrina. I just read your story and thanks so much for sharing this…hard as it may be…I too am a survivor of abuse, both as a child and an adult. You and your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

    Much love to ya.
    Renee’

     
  15. Joy

    January 10, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Sounds like the Lord has something very special for your future. Listen carefully, look for wisdom to disern what your mission is and you will find what it is that He wants you to do in this world.
    I know sometimes I share things with people and then say to them “I don’t know why, but I’m supposed to share this with you” Your blog is such a tool. You don’t know who all will stop by, but the Lord will lead people to you who need to read your message.

    Keeping you in my prayers,

    Joy Delgado
    http://www.laughing-zebra-children-books.com
    http://goingbeyondreading.blogspot.com/

     
  16. amy wood

    January 15, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Hi Katrina,

    I was impressed by the fact that you have written such an amazing book! God is glorified in all things, so we must lift him up. Keep up the good work. Our call on Earth is to follow the lead of our heavenly Father (Jesus Christ). I am glad to see that there are still Christian soldiers in this world, fighting for the cause. Good luck with all of your future adventures. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Amy Wood

     
  17. carolyn boni

    March 16, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Hi Katrina,

    I just read your bio and I am excited to meet you at the St. David’s Christian Writers conference on April 24,2009, in Stoneboro,Pa.
    I felt as though I were reading parts of my life story. I have just dried my eyes from watching the U-tube video of “Streets of Heaven.” What a wonderful idea. I will certainly pass this on to my friends.
    I read that you have a backround in the medical field and was curious to know what you did. I am a semi-retired RN and have two boys, 17 and 20. And yes, the teenage years are very difficult.
    I have been plauged with writer’s block for the last 6 months and am hoping to be inspired again.
    The best of luck and safe travels.

     
  18. Zaid Hussain

    April 28, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Hi & How r U Katrina,
    I am a Zaid Hussain from Karachi, Pakistan, and am very pleased & impressed by the fact that you have written such an amazing book! God is glorified in all things, so we must lift him up. Keep up the good work.
    hanks for your time and God Bless you.

    http://shujarkhan.blogspot.com

     
  19. Charie Carvey

    June 8, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Hey.. great site.. thanks for sharing! See you back at the college Forum. Great Reads and wonderful Ideas…

    Fellow Team mate,

    Charie

     
  20. Jinnia

    August 9, 2009 at 5:14 am

    I stumbled upon your blog through the Facebook Christian moms group and am blessed to read about your passion and calling to those hurting in captivity to their past. Thank you for your vulnerability in sharing your struggles and triumphs – especially in the area of overcoming strongholds in generational sins. This subject itself is not talked about in our own church but my husband and I battle with it all the time. Continued blessings to you and the work God has given you to do!

     
  21. Edie

    August 10, 2009 at 2:05 am

    I LOVE your blog!! I’m so blessed to know you!! Hope all is well!!Can’t wait till you make it to NC again!!

     
  22. suzannestock

    June 10, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Katrina-

    I stumbled across your blog today and would like to keep posted on what the Lord is doing in your life. I will be praying for you and would love to hear about how your writing career is coming. I just submitted my first manuscript (a children’s book, but I also have two novels in the works) for consideration to some publishers. Pop by my blog and let me know how you’re doing from time to time!

    Blessings,
    Suzanne

     
  23. Mary Rivera

    November 24, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Katrina:

    Oh My Goodness! I have found you. I have been searching for so long and finally was able to see you in Facebook. Please email me with your info so I can call or email you. I so much need to speak with you……Praise God you finally have written those books you wanted too…I am so proud of you. I was just looking at old pics of your family. How are the children….They must be big…..Can’t wait to talk to you….I have so much to tell you……Please email me back. You have been on my mind lately….and now I know why……You will have to email me so I can tell you. Mary Rivera

     

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