I’ve always loved decorating,  because it gives my hands the chance to build something sacred and inviting inside the rooms of our home. The way we organize our bookshelves and place our candles around the living room says something of us. The maps and photos we hang on our walls, the baskets we fill and the coffee we drink all bring friends into our space, into the quiet and into the chaos, into everything that makes up daily life.

So here, you gather to my online home, where I have space to share the things that are spinning themselves around inside of me. Here, instead of lit candles, there is a glow in the stories told across white space, words of remembrance and testimony,words about the connectedness of humanity and what God teaches us through each other and ourselves.

Because the way I process myself and my life is through the little tiny things that happen everyday, in any place at any time.

I am a Native American writer, teacher and worship leader. I have experienced in my own being the gracious love of humanity, and I share that love for community here.

This coming fall I have a book coming out with Paraclete Press. I have contributed pieces to Decaturish, Sojourners, and Red Rising Magazine while I’m not here writing about the intersection of spirituality and our everyday life. You can also find me at my page on Medium. 

In my world, I have two growing boys and a big Husky who needs the outdoors.

And we need it too, for those moments when we seem to think we’ve lost God or forgotten how to be human. Those tall-treed wildernesses always seem to bring us back to each other.

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Carlos Castaneda once said, “You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.”

So this is a place for journeying, for seeking and finding adventure, because it’s waiting around every corner if we can open ourselves up and look it right in the eyes. And we find that the lessons gleaned along the way are priceless, too, and something worth sharing in the quiet places and for the weary hearted.

Here, I share my stories with you, and hope that it encourages you to process the seasons and dailyness of your own life.

I hope it encourages you to sit across the table from a friend or even an enemy, to share a pot of coffee, and to give each other the truth of where you’ve been, where you are today, and where you hope to go from here.

Most of all, I hope you find shalom in the words that have burned and purified themselves into my heart. I pray that they find their way to you and encourage you to dive deep into who you’re called to be.

May this space bring us courage to live intentionally with whoever we open our homes and hearts to.

Thanks for being here.




5 thoughts on “ABOUT KAITLIN

  1. I am enjoying sharing the journey with you. I am wondering if you have time to read, and if so, what are you reading? And do you find that reading is helpful in your writing? No need to reply – maybe I will find your answers in another post. Blessings!

  2. Hi Kaitlin- our mutual friend Rachel – you teach her daughter guitar- sent me here. She thought she could see us being friends and now I see why. I also lead worship and write. My blogs are at dearmissaudrey.blogspot.com and studiesinhope.com I actually have a question also- buying my 7 year old a baby taylor probably for christmas- but she’s lefthanded- is a regular guitar ok do you think? I play guitar also, but honestly have no idea about the left-handed thing. I’m guessing regular guitar and she’ll adapt? I don’t see a way to contact you via email here, but you can write me at my contact page on studiesinhope.com and i’ll get your email. Thanks! Julia

    • Julia,
      Thank you for contacting me! My son is also left-handed, and he is learning to play the violin, so I can totally relate to this question! I think they actually make guitars for lefties, so when you go to a music store, you can ask them about options for that. I hope that helps!

  3. Hi, Kaitlin,
    I just read your piece in Sojourners, and enjoyed it so much. Then, I began wondering if you are the same Kaitlin Curtice who attended MSSU in Joplin, and moved to Fayetteville, AR with your equally wonderful spouse, Travis? I’m a professor at MSSU, and enjoyed having Travis in a language and culture class. I remember the work that Travis and Kaitlin had done in Uganda, and the McCaleb Peace initiative the couple completed. I saw Kaitlin perform at the benefit for the Joplin mosque a few years back, and it was wonderful.

    If you are one and the same person, I’d love to share your contact info with others who knew you are at MSSU. Congratulations on the second son (there was only one baby at the time of the benefit concert!), and on your wonderful way with words. The Letters to Trump is a marvelous example of taking a stand in the way of grace. I must confess I am having difficulty praying for this man, but I do appreciate your witness so much.

    Please say hello to Travis for me, as well.
    Jill Greer

    • It IS me! You just made my day. I am so glad you stopped by and have said hello! Thank you so much for your kind words. I have a book coming out this fall, and hopefully I will be in the Joplin area to promote it at some point. Would love to see you and catch up! There will be more news here about my writing and book, and hopefully more pieces up at Sojourners as well. 🙂

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