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Home – Purely Hoping

Welcome! I’m Katherine and I’m glad you’re here.

I hope you get something out of your visit today. This is a life project that I feel I have been called to do, so I hope it gives you life as well.

There are a couple different sections here. One part is my “normal blog” where I get to talk about life and Jesus and whatever else pops into my head (it’s an adventure, to be sure) and the other part is my “med blog” where you can stay updated on the strangeness of my medical journey, if that is something you are interested in.

I hope you’ll take the time to read the explanation I have given about my name, Purely Hoping, which also gives you a bit of a backstory to my life. Maybe you will feel like you know me, and I hope someday you’ll come to think of me as a kindred spirit as we walk this road together called life.



Recent Blog Posts:

Winter Health Update 2021

Well, here we are in May, and I am now updating you on the winter. Shall I go ahead and tell you about April while I’m at it? I might as well! The year got started right by seeing my allergy/asthma doctor and switching off a medicine I’ve been on for a...

What I Learned Winter 2021

The following may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, you’re supporting me and my writing without spending anything extra. Thank you! There was a day last week that it felt like summertime here in South Central PA. Should I...

Fall Health Update 2020

Yes, I know it’s currently the middle of January, and it’s been officially winter for almost a month, and I am way past the day I should have been writing this, but you know what? It’s been a long year, and it just started, and last year was just as...

A Christmas Miracle

It’s a chaotic time of year, and 2020 is no exception, although it looks different than any other year has. Thanks to all the chaos, I hadn’t taken a full dose of one of my medicines since Saturday morning. I ordered it on December 10, the pharmacy shipped...

Why “Purely Hoping”?

Purely Hoping isn’t just wishing for something in vain. It’s not an unrealized dream. It’s not something out of reach or unrealistic….

My Medical Blog

For those that want to stay up to date on my health.

Summer Health Update 2020

It’s fitting that as I write this update, I am currently at the beach. It is my summer update, after all. Now, don’t look at me like I am crazy and ask, “But what about the pandemic?!” My family and I are in our own beach house on a...

Spring Health Update 2020

Here I sit in my air-conditioned office, hiding from the heat of summer blazing outside these freshly painted walls. It almost seems silly to call this a “spring” update when it’s been summertime for what feels like ages. At the same time, I don’t know how it became...

Winter Health Update

It’s been a long winter, y’all. January was pretty quiet. I got a few colds but did my best to stay well for my February 3 appointment at Hershey since we were doing a repeat chest CT to see if what was in my lungs was from a viral infection or if it was...

Fall Health Update

How strange it is to think that most of December is actually fall, not winter. I feel funny calling this a Fall Health Update because…it’s now after Christmas, but I guess that’s just how it goes. October Thankfully October was a pretty quiet month,...