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Exciting Things Ahead

Hello lovely people.

Just a quick post today to give you a bit of an insight into what is happening inkatesshoes.

There’s lots that has changed and lots that is about to change for me. I’ve been feeling so stuck in my usual day to day life that I have decided to really step up and out of my comfort zone.

Firstly I am now doing reception at our church in Eastgate every Friday which I am loving. The atmosphere is brilliant and I love all the interaction.

Secondly I have had an interview at a local hospice for a volunteer position.  I have been offered the position and I’m just waiting for the references to come back.  I will be working with the day patients in a creative capacity.  Basically facilitating crafts for those who would like to take part at any level.  The idea is to bring colour, positivity and joy to the patients.  How exciting is that?  It’s only a Tuesday but it is every week.

I am also helping to host a new kids programme at the church after school on a Tuesday.  Tuesdays are obviously going to be one of my busiest days now.  It is just for 6 weeks to start and if it’s successful we will do more in the future.

Lastly I’ve been asked if I would like to contribute some art to an art exhibition that is being held at Eastgate.  When they first asked I thought “why are they asking me?” but once I had some time to think about it I felt pretty excited.  I always fancy doing painting but never seem to put the time aside for it.  Now that I have committed to it I will have to make the time.  The theme is the beach, couldn’t be more perfect for me.  We have been asked to do 3 small ish sized canvasses but it doesn’t have to be just paint, we can use any kind of mediums we want. I’m thinking I might use some of the driftwood that I have been collecting (hence the picture).

So that’s a bit about what I am and will be up to.  I will be sharing about all of it as it unfolds.

What do you have planned? What would you like to do?

Have a wonderful weekend.

Much love

Kate x


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  • Reply Anonymous September 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Hi Kate, it is an exciting time for you! New season, as a lot of us have been talking about at Eastgate. You have such and encouraging and loving nature that all these people you’re interacting with will be so blessed!! Me being one of them! It’s certainly a new season for me and my hubster too in terms of new things happening and stuff. Yay!

    • Reply Gilly September 24, 2016 at 12:40 am

      Hi Kate, what wonderful times ahead of you. Eastgate on a Friday morning must be buzzing with all the students! I also love the sound of you volunteering in the local hospice. Is that the one in Rochester? If so that was where my mum went. Your prayers over people’s lives there whether spoken out or not will be precious. Be blessed, you are such a blessing xxxx

      • Reply Kate September 24, 2016 at 1:42 pm

        Thank you Gilly. No it’s the one in aylesford actually. I’m really looking forward to getting on with it xxx

  • Reply Stephanie September 23, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Wishing you all the best in your new ventures you will be amazing. The exhibition sounds exciting too I hadn’t heard about that one. did you choose the theme by any chance. What do I have planned – apart from my work we are on a mission to get some stuff done in the house. Lived here long enough I need to make it mine. Sending big hugs and kisses xx

    • Reply Kate September 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks Steph! I actually didn’t choose the theme amazingly it’s what I would have chosen though. Looking forward to seeing the house xxx

  • Reply Lesley Smith September 23, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    It all sounds amazing. Can’t wait to hear about the miracles that will happen at the hospice as a result of you being there! I am going to a couple of conferences in October that I am really looking forward to after I get back from Spain. I am keeping involved with my role on the Governing Body at Oxleas Health Trust which is interesting. Currently building relationships with some people re a future venture with a project for broken and vulnerable women. An exciting time ahead for us! Lots of love x

    • Reply Kate September 23, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      That sounds fantastic Lesley. Really looking forward to catching up and you can tell me all about it. Much love x

  • Reply Hannah September 24, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Hi Kate

    What a great time it is for you! Looking forward to hearing more about these ventures in future blogs! Keep us updated. Hannah X

    • Reply Kate September 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      It is exciting so ready for new things xxx

  • Reply Sarah September 24, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Lovely blog post

    • Reply Kate September 24, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you Sarah x

  • Reply Rebecca September 24, 2016 at 6:50 am

    O wow…..this is a thrilling post. I love that you are discovering all you carry and that others are seeing it as well. Very excited for you……. xx

    • Reply Kate September 24, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you Rebecca your such an encouragement xx

  • Reply moira Dudney September 24, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Dear Kate, my heart leapt when i saw your post. You carry such joy and love wherever you go and our heavenly father has placed you in the Hospice. What a team, Jesus and Kate. Love, joy, hope, healing, peace and fun, for all the people you come in contact with. Also, how lovely you are going to be on reception at Eastgate, again opportunities for God to use you fully, all the people who walk through that door, the School people, the business people the lonely, lost, hurting people, muns with children, that He knows need a Kate hug, a smile, Every blessing Moira xx I love your blogs , keep it up and can’t wait to hear more amazing things from you

    • Reply Kate September 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Bless you Moira thank you so much! Gosh you know how to make s girl feel special. Much love xxx

  • Reply Emma September 24, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Hi Kate hope your new adventures go well. We presented the cheques to medway and clic Sargent on the 1st of September so in a couple of months the room will be ready for a makeover. I would like to do a mood board for inspiration but have no idea where to start I have looked on pinterest .When you have time would you be able to give me some advice as to where to start. X

    • Reply Kate September 24, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you Emma. That’s great that you can start decorating soon. The idea of helping you sounds lovely, not sure I will have the time, but let me know when you are starting and we will see xx

  • Reply Meryll September 25, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I always find your blog so encouraging. Sometimes it’s just comforting to hear that someone else experiences the rubbish that I go through too – none of us are ever alone with Jesus but having a girlfriend alongside is so nice too. Blogs like this one are encouraging in a get-up-and-go way. Just spent a week with mum, who spends her time knitting, card-making, painting, doing tapestry & embroidery etc. Came away knowing that I really need to do some of the craft projects floating round in my head and wondering when and how I’ll fit it in with working, family & other obligations. There you are – showing that it can be done, and demonstrating the benefits to you and to the wider community. Thank you. And thank you God for showing again that you give people gifts for sharing – crafting with people who need colour in their lives. Amazing. Looking forward to seeing the painting. All the best with the exhibition.

    • Reply Kate September 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      I’m so pleased to hear that you find the blog encouraging Meryll. Really hope you manage to work out how to fit in some crafts into your busy life. Thank you for commenting it really helps me to know that people are reading the blogs and find them helpful. Take care x

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