Gail Kittleson

About Gail Kittleson

Gail writes from rural Iowa, where she and her husband enjoy the seasonal changes—mostly—and their grandchildren. Her debut women’s fiction, IN THIS TOGETHER, released in 2015, and her World War II novel is contracted for February, 2017. Gail facilitates writing and creativity workshops, and spends the winter months in the Arizona mountains. Find out more about her at her website.

Friends to Help Us Put on the New

Friends to Help Us Put on the New

Without friends, putting on the new would be SO much more difficult. Just this morning,  I spoke with a friend who’s going through a rough time. Someone in her family, in response to a recent lung cancer diagnosis, is going through chemotherapy. Helplessness stalks my friend, who normally can juggle ridiculous amounts of stress. The […]

Hope for 2016

Hope for 2016

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” — Ernest Hemingway   To me, this quote speaks of putting on the new—in other words, growth. We’ve changed over the years.  As baby believers, we may have compared our progress to that of others […]

It Was For Us

It Was For Us

In this season of required gaiety and cheer, we might not normally consider why Jesus came as a human infant. Ultimately, it was to resurrect, and before that was possible, he had to die. In between, he gave us lessons on how to live. But in the midst of what life brings, the Psalmist cries, […]

Thanksgiving, a Signpost

Thanksgiving, a Signpost

The South Pass, with its mild ascent through the Rocky Mountains and across the Continental Divide, made possible the entrance of Oregon, Mormon, and California Trail emigrants to the far West. This welcome gap in the treacherous Rockies precluded sea travel around South America, an arduous, expensive journey. Nicknamed “Uncle Sam’s Backbone,” this natural opening […]

Embracing the New

Embracing the New

Putting on the New reminds me of college days, when our ultra-committed Bible Study group gave our best effort to applying what we’d learned in our everyday lives. Your Bible study wasn’t complete until you specified an action to take as a result of what you’d studied. That was all good. But we easily fell […]