As a mom, wife, and daughter of God, Heidi lives an ordinary life in the Midwest. Married 19 years to the one who holds her heart, she is mom to 3 Es... one in public high school, one in private middle school, and one elementary homeschooled. Heidi's days are spent loving on these four she loves the most. Occasionally she finds time to bake bread, host sledding with her kids on snow days, knit, and swim at a local community center.
In 2007, Heidi began writing children's Bible studies and Sunday School curriculum for the little congregation that changed her view of church. Some of these are now available for download absolutely free.
Over the years, Heidi has also prayed many friends through the horrific battle of breast cancer. Her life is richer for the gift of these friends. Heidi's first novel, The Secret of Counting Gifts, is dedicated to these warrior friends.
In some form or another, Heidi has imagined, shared, told, and written stories for as long as she can remember. Being called to share her stories has been a journey out of the ordinary. The Secret of Counting Gifts is her first published novel. Immensely grateful for her gift to craft words into stories that move readers from laughter to tears and back again, she is quick to credit the Creator for her talent. She continues to count her God-given gifts everyday.
More of Heidi's thoughts, stories, and a collection of her Bible studies for children can be found on her blog, heidikreider.com.