On Writing: Let’s Visit Some Author Friends
Author Kathy Bellows
The first post about one of our fellow writers reviews Mrs. Kathy Bellows, a close friend and widow, who has quite a story to tell.
She was born and raised in Towanda, PA. After marrying Phil Bellows in 1970, they moved to Snyder County and settled in Middleburg, PA.
They reared three children, but in 1996, their only son, Matthew and his fiance were killed in a car accident at the age of 21 and now reside in Heaven. Kathy’s two daughters are married and live close by. Kathy has five grandchildren with a sixth on its way.
Kathy and her family started attending Kreamer Bible Baptist Church in 1976 where she continues to serve the Lord today. She substitutes as a teacher of first through fourth grade Sunday school children, teaches Junior Church once a month, and helps in the nursery.
Her professional career involves working as an LPN for 20 years. Her hobbies are scrapbooking and reading.
In January 2009, Kathy’s husband was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer—Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. He was very ill at the time of his diagnosis and had to undergo extensive treatment. The physician didn’t know if Phil would make it through the first treatment; thus Kathy and her family were called to Phil’s bedside before treatment began. Although the treatments caused Phil to have severe pain, the family rejoiced in June of that same year as they learned the cancer was in remission. The Lord saw fit to allow him to not only make it through the treatments but also to go into remission.
Within less than four months, Phil’s cancer returned. He continued to battle it and even had a bone marrow transplant. However, six months after a miraculous cure, God called Phil home to be with Him.
Kathy felt inspired to share with others how our loving God faithfully walked beside her and her husband during the deepest trial of their lives. She recently published an excellent journal, GOD NEVER FAILS, which documents how God sustained the family and gave them the courage to face another day.
If you have any friends or loved ones battling cancer, Kathy and I encourage you to purchase her booklet for those folks. We believe it will be an encouragement to their hearts as they trust in God to see them through the trial.
To order this inexpensive book that will be a blessing to your heart or anyone that is facing the trial of cancer, go to:
While I’m posting blogs about our Writers of Any Genre members, please consider being interviewed and having your gorgeous picture and your work posted on my blog. I’d be happy to feature you here in one of my upcoming AUTHOR FRIENDS blogs. If I have enough requests, I’ll post once a week for awhile instead of every two weeks.