Where my faith and creativity collide! A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ.

Trust Falling In Faith

I am currently co-authoring a book with one of my favorite friends, Kaitlin Chappell Rogers. We are from two different generations and we have hosted several podcast episodes of our conversations about everything under the sun. This book originated out of the overflow of these vulnerable discussions. In listening back to these heart-to-hearts, we realize the timeless and priceless value of all God has done and continues to do in our lives and putting that in writing is just another way of magnifying Him, our stories for His glory.

As followers of Christ, there is a tension when putting ourselves out there.  We wrestle with always wanting to be a trusted steward of what God has called us to and with never wanting to appear as if self promoting.  The enemy of our soul capitalizes on the risk we take when choosing to move forward in sharing Kingdom and he will do anything he has to in order to shut it down.  I am learning to live in King Jehoshaphat’s posture, “I don’t know what to do but my eyes are on You God.” (2 Chron. 20:12) When I do that, my next step rises to the top.  Saying YES to the risky but worthy business of sharing Christ is the only path I want to take. Am I scared at times? Absolutely! But in trusting God more than I doubt myself, I do it anyway.

As Kaitlin and I get closer to finishing up this book proposal, our literary agent continues to help us grow in the writing process and she encourages us,

You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16 (MSG)

She is a Kingdom cheerleader reminding us that what God has done and continues to do in our lives is to be shared. God did it for us and He wants to do it for the world. That is the power of the Blood of Lamb and the word of our testimony. When put that way, we recognize what a great responsibility and privilege we have to pour out our lives, pointing to the Author of Life, Christ, and not the author of any book.

When God gave me my life verse,

“I am the Lord your God,
who brought you up out of Egypt.
Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.”

Psalm 81:10 NIV

I hear Him reminding me, “I rescued you. Now tell the world.” He assures me that if He calls me to share, He will most certainly enable me to, all for His glory, never mine.  I believe Him and want my life to reflect that. Therefore, I will write, speak, paint and live, taking every opportunity He gives me to shine the spotlight on Christ. 

Below is the information I have put on my “Speaking” page but I wanted to share here as well for those who may never see the page menu. I do this to encourage you to say YES to whatever God is asking you to do. You are more than able because the Holy Spirit lives in and on you. HE will empower you to take the risk. It will feel scary and the enemy of your soul will pull out all the stops to shut you up or to shut you down. If you are afraid, you are not alone, but do it anyway. Remember fear is never from God; therefore, we get to see fear as our invitation to “trust fall in faith” into all God asks of us. Will you take that “trust fall” with me?

Right now, my “trust fall in faith” looks like co-authoring a book that calls for me to revisit incredibly vulnerable moments of my life, while remembering and rehearsing God’s faithfulness on the journey. It also looks like offering myself up to speak on these things, magnifying the resurrection power of the cross that redeems the brokenness in my story.  

I would love to know what “trust falling in faith” looks like for you right now. I hope you will share that with me in your comments or emails.

I can make you this promise, but more importantly God makes us this promise:

Saying YES to “trust falling in faith” is one YES we will never regret! 



I am Katie Wilson and I am so glad you are here. You are invited and welcomed.

I am a child of God, first and foremost, but I live out this privilege as a writer, speaker, painter, mentor, mother, sister, wife, friend and servant. As I continue to live in awe of God’s grace, I am committed more than ever to taking my

everyday, ordinary life—my sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and placing it before God as an offering. Romans 12:1 MSG

I look forward to journeying alongside you.



Katie Wilson was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, where a loving family and the River City watered her roots.  Hutchison All-Girls School taught her sisterhood and the importance of education.  Second Presbyterian Church planted seeds of Christian faith that are reaping a harvest to this day.   Katie attended Vanderbilt University and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with a Fine Arts minor.  In 1993 Katie married her college sweet heart and was Huntsville bound, adding early childhood and elementary education to her academic credentials at UAH.   20+ years and 3 children later, Katie is writing, painting, mentoring and speaking as a “hope-offerer” locally and internationally, in Brazil, Kenya, Uganda and Costa Rica thus far with India on the horizon, in January of 2019.

Katie is on staff at Lincoln Village Ministries and is co-founder of  a community site dedicated to uniting believers in the name of Jesus and sharing the glory of God in her city,  Our City On A Hill.  She writes regularly and shares her art at Katiejwilson.com

Katie has attended “She Speaks”, speaking and writing conference, 3 times. As a writer, Katie is represented by Michelle Lazurek | WordWise Media Services 4083 Avenue L, Suite 255 Lancaster, CA 93536 michelle@wordwisemedia.com | (866) 739-0440 | (814)-203-2039

Grounded in her faith, Katie seeks to be an active participant in loving the world well.  She hopes to be an instrument of light, celebrating diversity but not division and promoting peace without forfeiting truth.

Katie aims to leave a conspiracy of kindness in her wake, a legacy of love that flavors today and seasons the generations to come.

Speaking Request:

*Thank you for considering Katie as you plan your event. For speaking requests, please fill out the form below. 

Previous Topics for Women, Youth, or Community Talks (*But open to new topics as well)

*Identity in Christ

*The Holy Spirit

*Creativity and God

*Hearing the voice of God

*Sharing our testimonies for God’s glory

*Grief and the loss of loved ones

*Being Overwhelmed


*Hebrews 10


*Body-image and eating disorders

*Racial Reconciliation

*Overcoming addiction

*Post abortion recovery

*Active listening

*College Prep

*Journal Writing

*Loving the nations like Jesus

*Suicide and those left behind

Speaking References:

*Suzanne Matthews– Bible Study Teacher, Writer and Artist

Contact: swm0804@bellsouth.net


*Lindsey Faulkner– Founder of Community with a Conscience Lecture Series at the Princess Theater in Decatur, Alabama

Contact: oldriverinteriors@gmail.com

*Teresa Eddleman – Discipleship Teacher

Contact: te1507@yahoo.com

*Rachel Faulkner Brown – Founder of  Be Still Ministries   ,  Teacher and Author

Contact: https://rachelfaulknerbrown.net/contact/

*Toya Poplar – Author, Speaker and Counselor

Contact: toyapoplar@gmail.com 


*Katie Taylor– Writer and Speaker, Co-founder of Our City On A Hill



*April M. Boddie – Chef, Writer and Advocate

Contact: supermadre3@gmail.com 

*Candice Ashburn – Founder Her Passion Ministries and Passion Partners Global

Contact: Candiceashburn@gmail.com

*LeAnn A. Newsom – Co-founder For Life Ministries 

Contact: Leannnewsom@gmail.com

*Rev. Wren Clanton – Lead Pastor Valley United Methodist Church

Contact: wren.clanton@gmail.com

*D.L. Wood- Author of CleanCaptivatingFiction

Contact: dlwood@dlwoodonline.com


*Dr. Rica McRoy– Optometrist, Author at Seedbed and Teaching Pastor at Cove Methodist


*Dr. Lakshmi Nallamalla– Executive Director at Lincoln Village Ministry

Contact: lakshmi@lincolnvillageministry.com

*Jackie Albrecht – Huntsville Inner City Learning Ministry Center Board Member and Fundraising Chair

Contact: jsalbrecht80@gmail.com

Speaking Sample:

Testimony Talk at Be Still Atlanta 2017

**Below are 2 audio recordings  and 1 video of talks I gave at a local bible study called THRIVE.

~ “Overwhelmed” message is centered around Jesus and The Woman at The Well.

~”WILDFIRE” message centers on the Holy Spirit.  My teaching was -“Our Light was never meant to be “little”-What quenches the Holy Spirit and how do we fuel the flames instead?

~”Thy Kingdom Come” message centers around diverse, yet united, Kingdom culture.


*Click below for “Overwhelmed” Teaching- Week 7- 10/30/14

*Click below for “Wildfire” Teaching-Week 3- 9/17/15

*Click below for  “Thy Kingdom Come” study video:

Diverse not divided, unique we stand united!


About Katie Wilson

Where my faith and creativity collide! A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ. #amwriting #Compel Forgiven and Free Living a life that says: COME AND SEE!

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