Surviving the Holidays November 19th, 2017
The holidays can be a very difficult time for those who have lost loved ones. We invite you to join us at Carolina Presbyterian Church, Renee Ford Road, Locust,NC on Sunday November 19, at 5:00 pm, for our GriefShare Surviving the Holidays event. This event is for anyone who has lost a loved one. Our guest speakers will be Julie Kemp and Landon Whitley. Special music by Todd Harris.
YMCA of Indiana County April 14, 2017 – Good Friday Breakfast
60 N. Ben Franklin Rd. Indiana, PA 15701
This year marked the 61st year of Good Friday Breakfasts in Indiana and the 2nd year at the YMCA’s gymnasium
Grace and Faith Church, Tampa, Florida – April 9, 2017
Palm Sunday is April 9th. Christians celebrate the day Jesus entered Jerusalem before He was crucified, and then resurrected. It is a time to reflect on the final week of Jesus’ life. What would you do if you knew you were living your last week on earth? My first thought is that I would squeeze my family tight with hugs and give them permanent kiss marks on their cheeks in hopes that they would always feel my love.
Jesus spent His having His Last Supper while He prayed over His disciples, and was betrayed by one of them. He was beaten, tormented and ridiculed – for me, and for you. I am so humbled that Jesus would die for me. It truly is an honor that I can praise Him and thank Him for loving me that much.
Landon and I will be in Tampa, Florida on Sunday and would love to have you join us (along with my brother, Darrell Kirby, and his family) at Grace and Faith Church. If you’re not in Florida, wave your palm branches from your home church or wherever you are at.
“We cannot all be great; but each of us can connect our lives to something that is great.” — Harry Emerson Fosdick
Bloom Brunch-April 8, 2017
Women’s Group in Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Connect Christian Church – February 28, 2017
Book Signing – December 12, 2015
Zoe’s Coffee House and Lounge, 170 S. South Street, Gastonia, NC
Book Signing- July 25, 2015
Historic Downtown Salisbury – 110 S. Main Street If you are in the Salisbury, NC area on July 25th, come by the Literary Bookpost. Landon and I will be there for a Book Signing Event from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
The bookstore is amazing and is located in beautiful Historic Downtown Salisbury – 110 S. Main Street.
We hope to see you and your friends there!
Special thanks to Deirdre Parker Smith for writing such a nice article in The Salisbury Post.
Memorial United Methodist Church – April 12, 2015
Sardis Baptist Church – December 10, 2014
Coping with the Holidays
3602 Unionville – Indian Trail Rd W, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Carolinas Medical Center Brain Trauma Unit August 5, 2014
blessed to meet our very own angel on earth. Nick Pollock was on the flight team when we were airlifted from the accident. How do you thank someone that saved your son’s life? There’s not enough hugs or thank-you’s in the world. What an amazing night. Nick Pollock – always know that this Mom will forever be grateful!
Family Sports Fitness in Stanfield, NC – August 12, 2014
Landon, Parker and I were blessed by these smiling faces today. They wowed us with their bright answers and great questions. This group of kids know what faith means. In the picture below, they are raising their hands high to show bracelets they are wearing that says FAITH. They are going to proudly share with the world that they believe. I left Stanfield feeling proud of these kids. They are our future and they have been trained well. Kudos to some very dedicated parents.
Grieving With Faith
Local author’s story inspiring others
Kemp and her husband, Andy, and their 8-year old son, Landon, were involved in a car wreck that claimed Andy’s life and threatened to take Landon’s, as well. Years of anger, despair and questioning followed, but it was ultimately Kemp’s faith that restored her hope and put her on the road to healing.
“I was scared to trust again,” Kemp said. “…Once I (chose) to understand that I won’t get the answer to my ‘whys’ here on earth – that this is the hand that I’ve been dealt – when I quit asking why and accepted this is my life, that’s when” the healing began.
Kemp kept praying while writing her book, “If it helps one person, it will all be worth it.”