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April 2, 2010

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  • Reply Mary July 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I sent you an email when I finished your book and THEN went your website!! No wonder I love your work. I was also taken from my comfort zone (California born and raised) to Minnepolis, MN!!! I was very lonely and lost. But it was in that desert that God found me and became the most beautiful oasis.
    I am a Mother of 3 (20, 18 and 16) and preparing to send the middle one off to college (in San Diego…I am soooo jealous!)
    I find that I need God more than ever as I learn to let go. I pray for strength and peace and the faith to believe HE will never disappoint.

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate July 12, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      Hi Mary! I replied to your email and was excited to see that you’d posted here too. Ahh, so you know what it’s like also to be taken from your comfort zone! I can’t imagine going from California all the way up to Minneapolis. Yikes! :) But it truly IS beautiful when God makes that desert place an oasis. So now you can go visit your middle child in San Diego!! :) So glad that we’ve connected. I love your heart, and want to thank you again for encouraging me greatly. Many blessings to you!

  • Reply Valerie July 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Kim – I met you on the first day of middle school. Our ninth grade year. I was new, didn’t know anyone and could not find my way around. You dropped me off and picked me up from every class until I learned my way. That was many years ago but your kindness left a big impression on my heart.
    I would love to read the book that Mary is referring to. Please give me the title. I too am a transplant to another state. No close relatives and a limited number of friends. I have a busy husband and daughter. Just found a wonderful church though. Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC. I have been here seven years and I am beginning to see God’s purpose in being here unfold. I recently lost my mother and that was a big heartbreak but I am on the rebound. I completely rest in the fact that God is sovereign.

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate July 19, 2011 at 10:07 am

      Valerie! I just replied to your email and then saw this. I’m just shaking my head…I cannot believe how good your memory is. Mine is terrible. :) I do not remember dropping you off and picking you up from every class until you learned your way. But I definitely remember that you were a special friend. I know there’s a God-story behind you going to South Carolina. It’s not easy to be transplanted like that without relatives and with few friends. But praise God that you’re in a great church! Isn’t that Steven Furtick’s church? I have a friend who’s there, and I read his blog from time to time. I’m always excited when I hear that someone from back in the day is living for the Lord. Sorry to hear about your mother, though. It sounds like you two had a great relationship, and such loss is never easy. It would be so great to talk and catch up with you. I love how God re-connects. Let’s stay connected!

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate July 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

      Oh, and I forgot you asked me about the book. :) It’s “Faithful.” If you click the tab above, you can read an excerpt. :)

  • Reply Tamara Davis August 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Hi Mrs. Tate,

    I am new fan of yours. I read your book “Heavenly Places”, of which I e-mailed you about. I was thoroughly blessed by that book and I cannot wait to read more of your work. Thanks for letting the world know that you love God and thanks for letting us in on your conversations with Him (I’m sure your books are overflow of conversations with Him).

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate August 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Tamara!

      So blessed by your message! Thank you so much for stopping by with this boost of encouragement, and thank you for supporting my work. I truly hope that FAITHFUL and CHERISHED are a blessing to you as well. And I’m smiling at your last comment…my books definitely come from the overflow of my walk with God. He amazes me. Blessings to you, sis!

  • Reply Wyletter August 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    A friend introduced me to your writing while I was lived in Europe. After moving back to the U.S. I finally found time to start catching up on some of my reading. I just recently purchased “Heavenly Places”, and I look forward to reading your other books. I also enjoy reading your blog. It helps to inspire me as I continue my blogging and other writing projects. Thank you for sharing some of the stories of your faith walk. Blessings.

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate August 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Hi Wyletter! How cool that you spent some time living in Europe…and what a blessing that your friend would introduce you to my writing. :) Thank you so much for purchasing Heavenly Places, and for stopping by tonight! It encourages me greatly to know that you enjoy the blog. I hope we get a chance to connect more. Your life sounds so interesting. :) Many blessings to you as well!

  • Reply lisa gore August 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    nice getting to know you, now where do i begin! lol. a little about me? http://mrschosen.webs.com/testimony.htm

  • Reply Mrs. E Dawn August 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Hello Mrs. Tate,

    I just found out about you by watching your clip on youtube with Da TRUTH re: Cherished (the song and the book). Of course it made me cry, but it was a happy cry =0). I just read your bio and I also was one who has been uprooted out of my comfort zone by GOD, from northeast NJ to Dallas/FortWorth, TX to Orlando,FL, all within a period of 18 months, and that’s not even scratching the surface, so I can definitely relate to the myriad of emotions and fears that we face going through transition. I am being prodded out of my comfort zone as I write this because by nature I am very shy and wouldn’t dare to do what I’m doing now by writing to someone I don’t even know on a blog. But your statement, “Go on, don’t be shy!” drew me in, which I’m discerning is Gods nudging. I will definitely be ordering your book “Cherished”. I love to support brothers and sisters in Christ who are really using their gifts and talents for “JESUS”!! I don’t know you at all, but I want to encourage you to PLEASE keep doing what you’re doing by using your gift&talent for God’s purposes and glory because you are making a major impact on peoples lives that you may not think that you’re even affecting. I will definitely tell others about you and your work. Be blessed.

    Your sister-in-Christ

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate August 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      So nice to meet you!! And I’m so thrilled that you decided to step out of your comfort zone and post a message…thank you! You’ve definitely been going through a transition period. That’s a lot for an 18-month period, and yet, it’s awesome that you can rest in knowing that God has a purpose in it all. I love that. :) Praise God that you were moved by the video. And thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement. I so appreciate your support! Blessings to you as well, and I hope we keep connecting here! :)

  • Reply Jasmine September 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Hi kim I’m in the middle of reading your wonderful book faithfiul in amazement i’m glad to seethat there are christians that still believe in the power of prayer as a single mother of 4 young children thats what i live on. Jesus is the only thing keeping me going and giving me hope. My prayers now is to find a support group like cyd’s mentioned in the book.You are truly a wonderful woman of god. GOD BLESS YOU. And I will pray for you and your family because it’s prayers that keeps us and hope you will do the same for me.

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate September 28, 2011 at 7:59 am

      Hi Jasmine! Thank you so much for your note! Yes, I definitely believe in the power of prayer :)…and praise God that you do too! I know you’re relying on the Lord as you care for your children…they are blessed to have a praying mother. So appreciate that you would read Faithful and take the time to encourage me. Many blessings to you as well…hope you’ll stop by often! :)

  • Reply Kim Ballof October 1, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Hey.
    My name is Kim Ballof.
    I’m 13 years old.
    I live in germany, and I was born in germany, too…
    I have englich lessons at school, but I am not very good in englich…
    This internet page, your page, is soo cool!
    How old are you?

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate October 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      Hi Kim, thank you so much for stopping by! So neat to see that you’re in Germany, and about the same age as my own daughter. You write very well in English! Blessings to you from the States!

  • Reply Lesha Gardner October 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Love all your novels

    hey kim
    i loved faithful. i really did love it. i am wanting to read cherished. sorry i am writing with one finger. see,i had terrible accident. at age 35. i had massive sroke. my status is the following; i had to get 2 brain surgery., i am paralyed on oneside of my body, im in a wheelchair and in a nursing home. i am also married with two kids .neverthless,my husband and i are strong believers in the lord. about my healing and to walk again. therefore reading yuor boos helps me to take my mindoff me and enjoy a clean christian novel. i pray you contiue this stay encouraged. my wesite is Thefeetofmountainclimbers.com. or gardner6925@ATT.NET I can be reached at 817-705-7737.feel free to read about us. we live in dallas tx. we are keith and lesha gardner. that is my husband cell but he will let me know of my contacts. again, im so very proud of yoou and i look forward to reading cherished..

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate October 13, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Lesha, thank you so much for taking the time to share your story with me. I can’t imagine going through all of that, being so physically challenged, and yet you seem to have such a sweet spirit. It’s such a blessing to hear that reading takes your mind off of the hardships. Thank you for reading Faithful and taking the time to stop by and write a note. I know it wasn’t easy for you. It is SO appreciated. Blessings, my friend.

  • Reply Paul Wood October 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I was looking forward to seeing you at Women of Faith. Are you no longer on the “porch”?

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate October 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Actually, no…I did blog about it back in June, though. :)

  • Reply Thomasina October 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I am new to blog world and writing. I’m a wife of 11 years and a mom of 7. I’m from D.C and I recently published my first children’s book. I want to write a novel but never thought I had that type of time. So when I started blogging it was to excercise my writing to hopefully lengthen my abilities. I have been walking in the Lord for almost 17 yrs. The actual time I committed my heart to Him is something I will find out when I get to Him in person. :) Really glad to have found your site and I will be back often. I have to get your book too.

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate October 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      Hi Thomasina! So thankful you stopped by! So interesting because I’ve been walking with the Lord about 17 years too. And like you, I’ll find out the exact time when I see Him. :) Also interesting because I’m from the DC area too. :) What a blessing to be a wife of 11 years and a mom of 7! So awesome that you published a children’s book as well. I definitely understand that you would take things one step at a time in terms of writing. When God put it on my heart to write a novel, I was homeschooling my kids and could only write a little at a time. Some days, I might have only written a paragraph. Some days, I didn’t get to write anything because I didn’t have time. But over time, little by little, by God’s grace, it got done. And I knew I had no choice but to glorify the Lord because there was no way it would’ve gotten done otherwise. :) I’m so glad you found the site too. Looking forward to getting to know you and hearing about your journey. God bless you!

      • Reply Thomasina November 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

        Oh my! Did I tell you I homeschool too! LOL! Wow! I am encouraged by what you just stated. I felt that I would never see the desire of my heart come to light because of the things in my life. I thank you for sharing your heart and life with us! I am excited now! That was the word I needed to here today!!!!

        • Reply Kim Cash Tate November 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm

          Praise God! I just read your comment on the “Blog Family” post and prayed for you. So glad you got a word you needed! I don’t know your exact situation, but as one who homeschooled for 9 years, I might have an inkling. :) Know that whatever desires God has placed in your heart will be fulfilled in His time.

  • Reply Kelly January 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I can relate to many of the characters in Faithful in different ways. I am most like Phyllis right now because I was recently tempted to get involved with another man. I had an emotional affair and considered leaving my husband. Then I remembered reading about you and your books at the back of one of Neta Jackson’s House of Hope books and immediately bought Faithful. I ended my friendship with this other man, confessed everything to my husband, and sought marriage counseling from one of our pastors. Unlike Phyllis’ situation, my husband is a Christian, although we were both not living the way God wanted us to. The man I was tempted to get involved with was not a Christian. It was so eye opening to read about Scott’s affair and how it affected his relationship with Dana and the church. I thank God that I turned around before the relationship went too far, and I thank God for your book and you!

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate January 7, 2012 at 9:05 am

      Kelly…I had to read that three times because I thought, “Is she saying God used Faithful to help turn her from this emotional affair?” I am so moved that you would share this because I suspect it wasn’t easy to be transparent. Although you state the circumstance plainly, I’m sure it wasn’t easy to end that friendship and confess everything to your husband. Wow, Kelly… I’m praising God for the strength He gave you to walk in obedience and pursue what was right. In Faithful, I wanted to show the dynamics of temptation, how it can creep up when you’re not looking for it, and how you can be pulled into something you never thought possible. It sounds like that was the case with you. I never cease to be amazed by God…how He protected you from going further in the relationship, how He entered in and turned you around…and how He even used a novel. :) I thank God for using the book too! And I thank God for you. Your experience is a witness for many who find themselves on this road, often unexpectedly. Though it’s enticing, it’s a path of death…and you chose life. Praise God! May the Lord bless your marriage in amazing ways. xoxo

  • Reply sherriejess January 15, 2012 at 1:26 am

    heeeeeeeeeeey Kim i so had to search for you blog after watching cherished trailer..You are amaizing,i mean there’s so much positivity in your comments making the whole senario look so normal for human to fall buh there after rise up and dust their feet and move on in Christ….xoxo

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate January 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Heeeeeey Sis! :) I’m so glad you found the blog! I’m praising God that you liked the trailer. I really wanted it to minister, and God has used it in amazing ways. Yes, in Christ, we can rise after a fall and move on….to His honor, glory and praise! Thanks so much for posting! xoxo

  • Reply Faye Smith January 28, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Greetings Mrs Tate….I Just got thru watching your interview with you, Da Truth and his wife. I havent read your book, but from what Da Truth was saying about the parallels that him and one of your characters had (Heather)..I can relate also. He was saying that (Heather) had an affair with a married man..I was (heather). I didn’t know about Da Truth’s story until I heard his song..”The Whole Truth”…honestly..I thought I was the only one in the whole earth that this every would have happened to or I would have gotten involved in something like that. I know that is not true. Being a Christian…and falling like that…it was a tremendous fall for me..but..God only let me fall so far. I appreciate God for restoring me and not leaving me in a mess..honestly that I created. I praise the LORD JESUS CHRIST..because he said he would never leave me nor forsake me…AND HE DIDN’T..THANK YOU JESUS. I appreciate Da truth for his story and being man enough to man up to what he did and being reconciled back unto his wife..that is a miracle. I have been restored and I am getting back involved in church and even more focused on my relationship with Jesus now more than ever…I hope one day I too will get to share my testimony of God’s Love toward me. God Bless

    Faye Smith

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate January 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Faye…I’m so moved that you would stop by and share this with me. I don’t know how you happened to hear “The Whole Truth” or see the video, but I see the goodness of God in showing you that you were not the only one in the world who had gone through this. I know you’ve dealt with a lot of pain, and I’m sure the pain is even greater when you had a hand in “creating” it. But I praise God that you learned you were not beyond the grace and redemption of God. I’m rejoicing with you that you’ve been restored and that you’re focused on your relationship with Jesus more than ever. This is also interesting to me because this very week on the blog, we’ve been talking about sexual sin as we seek to run in hot pursuit of Christ. You might find additional encouragement in the posts and comments. Bless you, Faye. You actually did share your testimony of God’s love…just now. I fully believe that someone will be helped by this. I invite you to join our blog family if you’re so inclined. xoxo

      this week on the blog

  • Reply Steven Singleton March 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Hi, I saw your interview with Da Truth months ago, and I got his cd not long after it had released. After much procrastination I finally bought your book at Barnes and Noble. I usually stick to reading car magazines but I knew that I should broaden my literary horizon, especially when it comes to a work of God. I must say that I enjoyed “Cherished” greatly. My wife was surprised when she realized I was actually reading the book. For me it was like a breath of fresh air, I couldn’t put it down. I started reading it yesterday on my school bus during a long Saturday field trip. When I got home at 1:30am I continued reading until 5:30am. I finished the book today and am very pleased with the purchase. I have sisters who are constant book readers, and I’ve already told them about it. It is awesome how God can certainly turn tragedy into triumph. I just would like for God to put women in my wife’s life her age that could form such a spiritual bond with her. Most of the people in our church are older. I probably could go on and make this much too long, but I do have one question for you. Have you listened to other Christian rappers such as Flame, Lecrae, Trip Lee, Tedashii, Sho Baraka, Canton Jones, and I know you’ve heard of Thi’sl because you mentioned him in your acknowledgements. but what about the others?

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate March 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Hi Steven! You have no idea what a blessing it is to hear that you read Cherished, especially when you “usually stick to reading car magazines.” :) Wow. That blows me away. Thank you so much for even making the purchase, and I thank God that you enjoyed the book. I definitely know what you’re saying about wanting your wife to have people her age with whom she can bond. You’re probably already praying for that, and I would encourage you to continue. I think it’s awesome that you care about your wife’s spiritual growth in that way. She’s a blessed woman.

      And absolutely I listen to those other Christian rappers! I have albums of everyone you mentioned (also J’Son) and play them often….in the car and especially on the treadmill. My favorite workout song is Joyful Noise with Flame and Lecrae. Thanks so much again for your support and encouragement. That made my night!

  • Reply Naly March 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Hi There,

    I learned about you & your books through Neta Jackson’s Yada Yada series and I’m so glad I did!! I’m new to this walk and sometimes I do feel shy, at times scared or uneasy, I’m learning to let go of my old life and have faith and happiness about this new one that He has given. I feel that your books and your site are helping to embrace my walk with “new eyes” and pushing me towards Him. Sometimes though I just feel …lost… maybe I’m not enveloping myself as much as I need to in the Word, although I love the messages I get from church and I see His works in my life even with my baby steps! lol In Hot Pursuit was a great thing for me because a 30 yr old single mom of a teen I felt like there are people out there that understand what I’m going through! Everyday I learn something new and try to piece into my life… it’s helping me change my thinking process… because as we know old habits are hard to kick!

    I just wanted to say thanks for all that you do and that your works are reaching someone and helping with my development. So glad to have an outlet like this to help me feel not so lost as I continue on my walk.

    Thank You!!

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate April 25, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Naly! I’m so sorry I missed this! This message truly touched me. I’m so, so thankful that my books and this blog have helped you in your Christian walk. You have no idea how much that blesses me. I praise God that you desire to grow and stay In Hot Pursuit of Him. You’re right….old habits are hard to kick, but the Word of God is so powerful in helping us to renew our minds. I encourage you to stay in the Word, and pray as you read that the Holy Spirit will give you understanding. He will! :) Thank you so much for stopping by. I pray you join in with the blog family…you’ll definitely see you’re not alone! :)

  • Reply Kristin July 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Hi Kim!
    I am a happily married mother of four children under the age of 11. I used to be a workaholic that worked 60+ hours per week with my priorities really out of wack until the Lord decided I should be doing otherwise. Now I’m at home with four kids. I’m like a fish out of water. But through God all things are possible. Although, I am a babe in the spirit, God is truly doing some wonderful work in me and our family.
    I feel so blessed to have found your ministry. In the last two months I have read Faithful, Heavenly Places, Cherished and Hope Springs. You have truly ministered to me through your work. I feel as though you wrote those books for me. So much of the experiences illustrated through your characters have really made me think and take a look at things in my life. I’ve been doing a lot more praying that’s for sure. I just want to say that you are so blessed to have such a fine talent. Thank you for sharing your love of the Lord and your experiences (I’m sure the characters are an extension of your experiences) with us.

    Please let me know if you have some other books out or in the works. I’m dying to know what you’ll do with Stephanie and Lindell!

    God Bless you!

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate July 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Kristin! I just replied to your email but wanted to reply here as well! Plus, this one gives a little more info about how Heavenly Places stepped on your toes. LOL! What a blessing to be able to go from working 60+ hours a week to being at home with your 4 kids. I’m sure your family has made many sacrifices in making that happen. When He redirects our lives like that, we can definitely feel like a fish out of water. But I wasn’t surprised at all that you said this…”God is truly doing some wonderful work in me and our family”…He is so faithful! I’m overjoyed with thanksgiving that God used my books to move you to look at your life and to move you to prayer. Wow. Did I say He’s faithful?? :) And there’s definitely another book in the works! THE COLOR OF HOPE will be out in February, and you WILL see Stephanie and Lindell. :) Thank you so, so much for your sweet encouragement. Blessings to you, sis!

  • Reply Aimee @ everyday epistle July 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Hi, Kim. I’m a fellow momma, blogger, and sister in Christ. Found you through a friend’s recommendation. Love your site. Glad to be connected!

  • Reply Kim Cash Tate July 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Hi Aimee! So glad to meet a fellow momma, blogger, and sister in Christ! :-) So thankful you posted, not only here but on the current post. I’m really looking forward to connecting more!

  • Reply Stephanie August 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Kim! I’m an avid Christian fiction reader, and I picked up your book Hope Springs at the bookstore before I headed to the beach. I read it in a day and loved it (did I mention my kids were not on this beach trip?). Now I’ve gone back and read Faithful and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Cherished from amazon. I really enjoy your writing style. I’ll be recommending your books to my book club and other friends!

    Oh, about myself…married, stay-at-home mom to two (ages 8 and 4). From Hanover County, VA (just north of Richmond).

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate September 9, 2012 at 7:12 am

      Hi Stephanie! I can’t believe I’ve missed replying to your comment (and Joy’s beneath this one) for almost a month! Please forgive me. (This is truly crazy busy season in my house…) So excited to hear I was a beach read! :) So thankful that you loved it and then read Faithful and ordered Cherished! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. It means so much. I’m even more motivated as I edit this next Hope Springs novel. From just north of Richmond? Not *too* far from where I grew up in the DC area. I took many trips to Kings Dominion! :)

  • Reply Joy Kay August 18, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I love your blog and look forward to purchasing “More Christian than African-American”. There are so many similarities in our upbringing! I was raised by a single mom, visited my dad on weekends, went to private school, and didn’t really know God until my adult years. Today I am on fire for The Lord! I sing weekly at my church on a Worship Team, lead two Moms In Prayer groups (and I am an Area Coordinator for Moms in Prayer). I am so inspired by your writing, and your faith journey. I am considering blogging myself to share my own journey which the Lord is pressing me to share. Thank you for your faith and your honesty.

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate September 9, 2012 at 7:16 am

      Hi Joy! Wow, we DO have many similarities! God is amazing because I love that even though we did not grow up knowing God, He can transform us as adults and ignite a fire within! Love that you’re an Area Coordinator for Moms in Prayer. What a mighty difference you are making (one you’ll probably never fully realize this side of heaven) through prayer! Keep pressing, sis! And I wholeheartedly encourage you to blog. The sharing will bless others and also illumine in your own heart all that God is doing in and through you. Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings, sis!

  • Reply Phillip "KweLeeGe" Frazier October 23, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Hey Mrs. Kim. Been a long time since those days back at your cousins jeffrey and craigs house partys but glad to hear from you. I’m in nursing home with MS but hope to go home soon as I plan to get married within next year. But inthe meantime feel free to e-mail and keep in touch on facebook.
    Stay strong.

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate October 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Hey Phillip! It HAS been a long time! So sorry to hear that you’re suffering from MS. How wonderful that you have a wedding to look forward to! It’s nice that Facebook gives us all an opportunity to get back in touch. You keep in touch as well, and I pray for a blessed recovery!

  • Reply Tonia December 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Kim,
    Just finished reading “Hope Springs”, the first book of yours that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I enjoyed the book so much I had to come post on your site to let you know. Truly enjoyed your wit, and your keeping it real. Bless you and I”m planning to read all your books!

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate December 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Hi Tonia! Wow, thank you! I’m so thankful you had an opportunity to read Hope Springs, and even more thankful that you enjoyed it! What a blessing that you would take the time to share such encouraging feedback. I truly appreciate it. I pray the other books bless you as well!

      • Reply Tonia December 21, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        Yesterday I started “faithful” and finished it this morning. LOVED IT! I can’t say enough how much I have enjoyed it and “Hope Springs”. Both stories really ministered to me and how much I have enjoyed the nuggets of wisdom.

        Bless you Kim and I’m looking for to reading “Cherished” next. Merry Christmas!

        • Reply Kim Cash Tate December 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

          Wow, Tonia, you’re truly blessing me! :) So glad you loved Faithful! I’m thanking God that both Faithful and Hope Springs ministered to you. I so appreciate your continued encouragement. And I pray that Cherished will bless you as well. Have a very Merry Christmas!

          • Tonia December 29, 2012 at 11:06 pm

            Just finished Cherished and had to come post. LOVED Cherished.
            Each of your books ministered to me and for that I thank you and the Lord. What a joyful blessing to find such inspiring books, so real, right where we live, at this beautiful holiday season.

            We had a very Merry Christmas, thank you. And I pray your New Years will be blessed of the Lord, creator of heaven and earth. Truly, bless you Kim. The Lord has so ministered to me through your works and I am so very thankful and grateful.

            And just wanted you to know I so love Stephanie, with her Spanx, just saying. :)

          • Kim Cash Tate January 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

            Yikes! So sorry, Tania, for the delay. WordPress stopped sending notification emails a long time ago, so I have to keep up with the posts myself. But I think this one got buried in all the IMAGE posts… Can I say, once again you’ve blessed me? Love that you LOVED Cherished! I’m thanking the Lord as well, because nothing I write could minister to you apart from Him. He’s so faithful! Bless you, my dear sister, for your support and encouragement. Please know how very much it means to me. And LOVE that you love my girl, Steph, Spanx and all! xoxo

  • Reply Tracey Martin March 31, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Hi Kim, I really enjoy your writing. I love how you develop your characters and the relationships between them. I love the ease of your stories which draws reader into the scenes. You feel like you’re in the room as a bystander. Most of all I love how you show that living holy is a life style that can be enjoyed. What a blessing you are to the body of Christ!

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate April 2, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Tracey! Wow, this is such a blessing… I’m so encouraged reading your feedback about my writing, and I *love* that you feel like a bystander in the room! :) But wow, THIS….”Most of all I love how you show that living holy is a life style that can be enjoyed.” That’s huge….so thankful that that’s the message you get! I so appreciate that you’d take the time to encourage me this way. I’m so thankful…..blessings to you, sis!

  • Reply Sandy Collins October 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I’ve read Heavenly Places and Cherished and really enjoyed both books! Will there be a sequel to Cherished so that we can find out if Alien and Kel marry and have children. Also, what happened with or between Heather and Logan?

    Thank you and God bless your ministry!

    For God’s glory,
    Sandy
    Psalm 98:1

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate November 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Sandy! Thank you so much for your message, and so thankful that you enjoyed Heavenly Places and Cherished! There’s no sequel to Cherished…..I so wanted to tell more of their story, and even included more of their story in Hope Springs, but it got edited out. Heather and Logan’s story isn’t continued either….oh, how I wish I could keep incorporating these characters in later books! :) BUT, Stephanie has a much bigger role in Hope Springs and The Color of Hope. I hope you’ll check out those books and love those characters too. :) Thanks so much again, and blessings to you too!

  • Reply desiree November 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Miss Tate,

    I learn a lot reading your blog & the comments of the other ladies. I am currently going through a challenge and really need some wisdom. I’m not sure if this is the correct place to post but here goes. And I invite not only your comments but those of the wise women that visit this blog. My child is struggling with her sexual identity. I always ask the Lord to reveal to me what’s going on with my children so I’ll know how to pray. And a couple of years ago he did that. I had been feeling like something wasn’t quite right about one of her friends that she was around. Like I said God revealed what was going on and she came to me crying uncontrollably telling me that she knew it was wrong and that she had been praying about and that she was sorry. She also told me how insecure she felt because of her past relationships with boys and how this person would complement her etc. It was like it started off as an friendship and then took a different turn and she didn’t know how to get out of it. We prayed and talked and moved on I thought. Now fast forward a couple of years and boyfriends and she is now in college. And I’m feeling like she is back where she was. Her first year of college I would ask her how she was doing and she would tell me she was fine & that she was just chilling. She even told me about a couple of guys she was interested in. But I was still wondering because it seems like most of the friends she’s making are gay. And now recently she has a friend that she’s around a lot. And when I see the girl I get a uncomfortable feeling. And then I get angry and my whole demeanor changes. When she mentions the girls name to me I just get quiet. And I know that’s not right. I haven’t asked her directly if she’s in a relationship with the girl but I feel like she is. I sometimes wonder why this is happening if she said she’s prays about it and I know I’ve been praying against it. But,then I know that she has her own journey that she has to take. How do i support my daughter through this? What do I pray? How do I make sure that I show her and others the love of Christ? Do I ask her if she’s involved with the girl?
    I have not shared this with anyone and sometimes it feels like such a burden to me. I apologize in advance for being so long but I really needed to get that out.

    Prayerfully,

    Desiree

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate November 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      Desiree, I am so moved that you would feel free to share this here, and I’m so thankful you did. It’s such a burden to carry these matters alone, not knowing if anyone will understand and mostly fearing they won’t. I would prefer to reply by email though. I’m going to respond to your Twitter DM & get your email address….

  • Reply Dorothea November 11, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Hello Kim,

    can it be that there are human beings who are too arrogant
    to believe in a higher power, despite of having the wish to
    be protected, to have a kind of inner home when the world outside seems to be too cruel???

    Maybe I have to add two circumstances:

    1. Nobody in my family believes in God.
    2. I grew up in a very cold interpersonal atmosphere.

    Sorry for my adventurous English, it’s not my motherlanguage.

    Friendly greetings from Berlin

  • Reply pat January 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I know im late but i can relate to your ‘madison’ wisconsin damascus story. im from md went to an hbcu and God has been breaking me, He’s been changing my likes and dislikes( some ive willing given up others not so willing ;)) and learning to embrace a life i never actually planned on. Your testimony just confirms that God knows exactly where i am so thanks for sharing. Seasons do change but not before they change us. Blessings.

  • Reply Rev. Kathie May 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Hi Kim

    Loved your book “HOPE SPRINGS” Just finished reading it. I joined the predominately Black Church in 1978. In fact, I was the only non-Black individual. In 1983, I surrendered to preach and received credentials from both the AME Zion and the AME Churches. In 1988, I wrote the literature for the AME church 15-17 year old National SS. From your writings in Hope Springs, I am confident you are aware that my sojourn has not always been an easy one. The first church I joined–National Baptist almost split because I had joined and then were told, “Oh, well, she won’t last–they never stay around more than six months.” Though I received a transfer from the company I then worked for, I have remained in churches of color. Consequently, I felt a kinship with what you wrote from both perspectives. Thank you for the chance to read your writings.

  • Reply Bonnie Jacobs July 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I just finished the Hope Springs Series and loved them. They were inspiring with the truth of God’s word, the relevance of modern moral issues, entertaining and yet so able to convey God’s pattern for living. I rapidly read them and can hardly wait for more! I trust that God will continue to inspire you to write books that touch the inner person in order that we could move on and touch others around us. I pray God’s blessing on your family. Keep on writing gal!

  • Reply Kita L July 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Hi!! Big fan of your work living in the Rocky Mount, NC area! I was introduced to your novels through a family member. We both love the Yada Yada Prayer Group Series by Neta Jackson. She saw the author to author interview with you. So glad she did! We started reading the novels together and found ourselves having conversations about them almost like our regular TV shows! Then when I get to Hope Springs and realize it’s an area I’m all too familiar about it was too funny! Never thought these little towns would make it into a novel :-)

    Many Blessings and can’t wait until September for your next release!

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