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:

Book Review: in want + plenty

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! I’ve only been meaning to write this review for about two months now. Better late...

Whispers of Grief

As a result of some recent events, I have found myself reflecting on grief and trusting Christ even in the midst of the grief. This grief that I am talking about is not the loss of someone dear, or the tragic or traumatic experiences one has during their life, or...

What’s Saving My Life This Winter

Inspired by Modern Mrs. Darcy (who is also my Reading Challenge inspiration this year), I have been thinking about what’s been getting me through these long winter months. Thanks to my health problems, I am supposed to avoid people as much as possible. If I...

The Suitcase and the Jar

I've currently been working through some books I've had laying around that I keep meaning to get to but don't. Am I the only one with that problem? I have a "To Be Read" list that's longer than me and I still end up reading books NOT on the list, and add ten new ones to said list while I am at it.

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.

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,...

Summer Health Update

It seems like it is easiest to do an update every couple of months instead of more frequently because sometimes there is a lot that has changed; other times, not much is different. My last major update was about the bronchoscopy, and to be honest, not a lot has...

June 14 Bronchoscopy

The results (so far) from my bronchoscopy and the actions taken because of them: Pneumocystis Before I even left the hospital on the 14th I had been diagnosed with pneumocystis. From research I’ve done, it is another fungal infection. I saw a note somewhere in...

Hospital Stays and Control

June 13-14 I had a scheduled stay at the hospital. They have wanted me to stay for two nights and I went into the “trip” knowing I did not plan to stay two nights if I could help it. They wanted to do a bronchoscopy to see if I still have mycobacterium...