Home – Purely Hoping

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:

Six Years

Six years ago, I thought I was having the worst asthma attack of my teenage years. Bending down to move something in the safe of the retail store I worked in, all the air filling my lungs came rushing out as if a balloon burst inside me. Logically, I soon made my way,...

Poems after Taylor Swift’s “folklore”

In celebration of “the 1” year anniversary of Taylor Swift’s album “folklore,” I am sharing my favorite lines from each song and writing poems after the lines! This has been so fun, but I am sure we will all be tired of it by the time I...

What I Learned Spring 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! Hello, my lovely people whom I have been neglecting. I’m still alive, in case...

The Light of Truth

I am not one to believe in coincidences. Nor am I one to willingly start a conflict. Two years ago, I published my second blog post on this website, only to have to go back a couple of days later to add a short statement to the bottom of it stating, “Shortly...

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,...