is a wife and mother of three exuberant children. She has been married
to a wonderful man, Thomas, for 24 years and currently resides in
Clintwood, Virginia. Her parents, James Hoyt (now deceased) and Rachel
Ann Mullins have been staunch supporters and her best friends.
She has varied
and wide job experiences too numerous to mention on these pages, but
mainly professes to love Jesus with all her heart and to spread that
love to whomever needs it.
Sarah's Daughters is a small group of elderly women, Kathy is the
youngest of age, at last count, but they make up for their lack of
numbers with the size of their hearts.
Without their inspiration and encouragement these articles would never
have been written, shared and passed onto friends who needed the same
encouragement that Kathy herself needed to come out of the restraints
of bondage and legalism.
Kathy is now free to experience and blossom under the full beauty
and freedom of Jesus' never-ending grace and to help others realize
just how free they truly are under the love of Jesus and not the law.
For three years, the local women's ministry group, lovingly called
Sarah's Daughters, produced a newsletter, self-entitled, to help their
members struggle with the changing tide of their religious beliefs
from self-imposed legalism to freedom.
All too quickly, this newsletter grew like a wildfire, and soon became
impossible for Kathy to continue to produce and publish on her own,
although she still writes articles occasionally for other newsletters,
hence the latest article additions.
Kathy also speaks publicly to church groups, women's groups or civic
groups as a motivational, inspirational speaker and is often asked
to do so.
Reflected within the pages of this book are Kathy's own personal struggles,
as well as those of her family and close friends.
I hope you
will find these articles and thoughts to be provoking and liberating
as the loyal Sarah's Daughters Newsletter readers found them to be.
All works printed in this publication have been used with the express
permission of the author, with the exception of some of the Internet
stories sent to me with author unknown printed on them.
Every effort has been made to track down and give credit for these
stories, but if anyone knows of an author of one of these stories,
please contact us at once so the proper credit may be given.
This has been a collaborative work of friends, family and loved ones,
and of course, the beloved Sarah's Daughters who inspired and encouraged
Kathy is now
in the process of writing a book on her experiences growing up in
the Appalachian Mountains.
Kathy Dingus please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org