Do you want to learn how to live and leave a legacy of faith? Kathy Howard‘s new book, Heirloom, shares exactly how you can do that. Part how-to, part devotional, Heirloom includes fifty-two keys for unlocking your family history and gives you encouragement for the journey.
This is the perfect tool to help guide you to leaving a legacy of faith for your family. If you want to learn more about Kathy, you can watch the replay of our chat here! Also, scroll down for a chance to win one of four copies of Heirloom!
The Writer’s Desk with Kathy Howard
Kathy Howard speaks and writes on the topic of leaving a legacy of faith. She is a Bible teacher and the author of numerous devotional and Bible study books. Besides researching her family tree, Kathy’s joys include being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Make sure to connect with Kathy on her website, Instagram, Facebook, Bookbub, and sign up for her newsletter for the free guide Write Your Faith Story!
Q&A with Kathy Howard
TG: Why did you write Heirloom?
When I was packing up my parents’ home I discovered a century-old letter written by my Great-great-grandmother to my great-grandfather. In the letter, she wrote out a prayer she prayed daily for him and his daughter, my maternal grandmother. I was encouraged because I knew her faithful prayers impacted me too. I was also challenged to be more purposeful in how I live today because my faith WILL impact future generations. That letter caused me to focus on spiritual legacy.
TG: Did you have any surprises or learning moments while writing Heirloom?
I knew the Bible taught about passing down our faith, but I was honestly surprised at just how much God focuses on it. It is a God-given responsibility.
TG: What do you hope readers take away from your book?
I hope readers will be encouraged that even little things can have a big impact. And I hope that the book will equip them with practical tools and ideas to leave a spiritual heritage.
TG: What habits would you encourage others to take up to be a more productive writer?
Discipline. I still struggle with getting distracted by things that vie for my attention like social media or email. I have found that if I set a timer for a set period of concentration I get far more done!
TG: What do you snack on or drink while writing?
Coffee for sure! And sometimes chocolate!
TG: How do you overcome writer’s block?
I get up and do something physically active – exercise, vacuum, something that doesn’t require concentration. It seems to reset my brain!
TG: Are you an “edit-as-you-go” writer or do you wait until the very end before you do any editing?
I am a verrrry slow writer because I do edit and rewrite as I go. My “first draft” is usually pretty clean and close to being ready to go!
TG: What is the best piece of writing advice you’re ever received?
To go to a Christian Writer’s Conference
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More about Heirloom
You WILL leave a spiritual legacy.
The faith, convictions, and sacrifices of those who lived before us help shape our lives today. What will your faith story build for your family?
Heirloom: Living and Leaving a Legacy of Faith tells stories of the past that will impact our faith today. These 52 heart-felt inspirations reveal the seeds of our faith―seeds that sprouted and took root, growing through the centuries to touch our lives today. Heirloom weaves these stories of faith and family history with Scripture, beautiful artwork, and ancestry research tips and techniques. Through these stories of persevering faith, you’ll discover the potential your story has to impact future generations.
Heirloom features 52 inspiring stories of faith from family research, history, and the Bible. It includes genealogy research tips to help you explore your own family tree. And, it also shares biblical and practical tips to inspire you to live out your faith in ways that will impact your family tomorrow. Heirloom encourages you to trace your heritage and document the stories of your ancestors.
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