Week 1-"Newsletter Launch"

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Dear Friends and Family,

I am so excited to share my first weekly newsletter in advance of the launch of my upcoming book/journal, titled “Unimaginable Loss…Godly Transformation”.  I promise each communication will be brief and easily digestible.

The purpose of each newsletter is to:
    • Share background information regarding the book
    • Ask for your prayers and help with getting the word out in advance of the book release
    • Communicate upcoming events
    • Feature books from friends, family and fellow authors
    • Communicate future books
    • Share scripture

You have been subscribed to this newsletter because you have played an important role in my life and many of you have provided much-needed prayers and support during the past 2 ½ years.

Most of you are familiar with my book, but if you are not, the Book Summary and Book Purpose are included.

Feel free to access my web site and look around, encourage others to subscribe and share feedback via the “Contact” tab or Email Me (listed below).

Book Summary:

I always felt I had a perfect life. I had wonderful, loving, Christian parents who served tirelessly during every activity my brother and I pursued. As an adult, I had a great career, caring and devoted husband, two wonderful children, an extensive and close-knit extended family, and a host of great friends. Things always worked out for me. My daddy used to tell me, “You live a charmed life” and I always believed him. Life always worked out for me, and I felt God’s favor with every pursuit. 

All that changed during the COVID-19 pandemic when I lost three immediate family members within less than six months. My trust in the Lord to work everything out for me was shaken.  One of the questions I have been wrestling with is “Why, Lord?” 

It has been two years since that horrific year and my grief journey has been a series of ups and downs. Along the way, the Lord showed up in ways that can only be described as miraculous.

This book and journal serve as a testimony of my grief journey for others who have experienced traumatic loss, especially during the recent pandemic. I pray it brings you hope, comfort and solace.

Book Purpose:

The purpose of this book/journal is to help others who have experienced loss, especially multiple losses of loved ones within a short period of time. I do feel I was inspired by God to write it. By sharing my personal story of loss and the phases of grief I experienced, I pray others can find solace and hope as they traverse their personal grief journeys. 

Background Information:

In August 1979, right before my fourteenth birthday, our family took a trip through Canada with our travel trailer. Some of our main stops included Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Prince Edwards Island, and Moncton, New Brunswick. Our ultimate destination was Halifax, Nova Scotia. One of my favorite stops along the way was Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. I can still see the rocky shore, the towering lighthouse, and hear the ocean water as it washed against the rocks. Peggy’s Cove felt like heaven on Earth to me.

The beautiful illustrations reflected on the cover of the book and throughout the interior were inspired by Peggy’s Cove and created by my talented son, Austin.

Watercolor Illustration of Peggy's Cove, Canada
My Ask of You:
  • Please pray for a successful book launch and for as many hurting people as possible to hear about this book.
  • Please tell your friends and family about the book.
  • Please pre-order copies of the book to share with those who are grieving.
  • Please ask others to subscribe to my newsletter.
Upcoming Events:
  • This book is now available for pre-order.
  • My book signing tour will begin this fall.
  • I will be hosting a Book Launch & Appreciation Party at my home on Saturday, August 26th at 4:00 pm (Hold the Date) – Invitations will be sent
  • Check the “Events Calendar” tab of my site and/or read my newsletters to learn about upcoming events.
Thank you for your support and prayers…until next week…
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  
Romans 15:13 (NIV

26 thoughts on “Week 1- “Newsletter Launch””

  1. Kelli,
    The newsletter is such a great pairing for your book. I’m sure it create lots of momentum for your books.

    Romans 5:13 is one of our favorite scriptures that we pray for our marriage.

  2. Michelle Smith

    Wow Kelli! How exciting! I love everything so far and can’t wait for the release of your book/journal and what God will do through it!

  3. Melissa Kelley

    Perusing through all the sections of your site. Wonderfully laid out. I am beyond excited to hold your book in my hands and journey through it from just the description of your book, the covers inspiration and hearing your heart. Knowing you and our God, I am sure it will be full of gold nuggets that help others grasp our Savior’s grace, healing, everlasting love and renewal of joy.

    The reveal of another talent within your home- an artist was a pleasant surprise.

  4. Candice Murphy

    Kelli, I am so excited for this new chapter in your life. I am so proud of you and wish you nothing but the best.

    You are a beacon of light.

    Jeremiah 29:11 says…….
    ‘For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    Love you, Candy

    1. Candy, Thank you so much! Your support and the rest of the family’s support means the world to me! What an uplifting message and thank you for sharing one of my favorite verses!

  5. Bridgette Boylan

    Kelli, I am so excited for you! I am also so grateful that you were obedient to God’s calling to help others by sharing your story. Thank you! I know it will be a blessing to many.

  6. Kelli, I am excited to see what God has given you in this book. I can’t wait to read it and see all of the beautiful illustrations inside. I know it’s going to be awesome and I am so proud of you. Love you❤️

  7. Kelli,
    I am so very proud of you for being courageous and vulnerable, and allowing us inside the corners of your life during an unimaginable time. I remember seeing you a few months after this happened and wondered how in the world you were able to continue with the same smile and warm spirit I’ve always known you to have.

    I’m looking forward to reading it and am already inspired by your son’s beautiful art work. Wow!!

    1. April, your uplifting words mean so much. I know you have also experienced your fair share of loss, yet you still take the time to uplift others and me. You are appreciated more than you realize…Thank You!

  8. Kelly, I just know this book and your experiences will touch the lives of so many. Thank you for heeding God’s call to share your story.

  9. Kelli, I am truly looking forward to your continued communication through your newsletter and book. I am proud of you for the many lives you have touched in a GODLY way. You have always been an inspiration to others. I thank you for answering the calling that GOD has place on you.

  10. Michelle Manning

    This is an exciting opportunity for you to share your faith with others as we as witnessed it.
    I’m proud of and for you.

    May God continue to richly bless you.

  11. Christine Thio

    I’m so happy that the time to launch your book is almost here, Kelli! Praying that it will be a success in touching other souls who are confused and feeling let down by the Lord. May your faith journey be an inspiration to others and a witness of God’s faithfulness!

  12. Kelli,
    This is such an amazing moment. It will reach so many and allow for healing to take place through your testimony. Thanks for sharing your story.

  13. Rachel Vassel

    I’m excited for your journey as an author. Mine was also God inspired and filled with lots of amazing blessings. I pray that your journey will fill you with much joy.

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