Kimberley Payne is a motivational speaker and writer. Her writing relates raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Kimberley, who lives near Peterborough, Ontario, offers practical, guilt-free tips on improving spiritual and physical health. Her energetic and enthusiastic workshop presentations have encouraged listeners at churches, women's retreats and conferences.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I like to start each day with, "This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"
When did you first start writing?
I started writing as a child, mainly in my diary and later in my journal. I had penpals throughout school and loved to write poetry and stories about the adventures I had with my friends. But I never thought of myself as creative.
I created this devotional book out of a desire to become more physically healthy. As a former personal trainer, I knew all about exercise and nutrition, however, I still missed something. Or should I say, Someone.
Fit for Faith unites physical health and spiritual health through a 7-week program to lose weight and develop a deeper relationship with God. It is a reference on cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility exercise, healthy eating, prayer, Bible study and journal writing.
Written and compiled especially for families, Where Family Meets Faith is a collection of devotionals that show the similarities between the challenges of raising a family and building a relationship with God.
Dumped into single parenthood, Heather Williams has found a part-time job as a dental receptionist and a cozy apartment with her four-year-old daughter. Life finally looks safe and secure until her daughter reveals a terrifying secret.
Where Fitness Meets Faith is a fresh, insightful collection of devotional articles with reflections about the similarities between the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and building a relationship with God.
They say that it takes 21 days to form a habit, and CJ’s book serves up that many devotionals in an inspiring and practical way. Although I’m not a runner, I am a fitness enthusiast and this book speaks to me in a way that leaves me encouraged and excited about health – both physical and spiritual. Whether a seasoned athlete or a novice exerciser, this devotional will be sure to motivate and move you.
Skill in writing comes only after lots of practice. The 52 clear writing tips in this handbook saved me time as I learned to improve my writing quickly. I learned how to spot faults and correct them. The instructions are easy to follow and can add life to any writing. With a wonderful sense of humour and relevant and practical examples, Ray provided the tips I needed to improve my writing.
Aunt Harri Walks the Line
on April 04, 2012
Aunt Harri is a collection of stories about an elderly woman that Ray Wiseman, a retired writer, originally wrote as a newspaper column. Aunt Harri deals with such aging issues as giving up a driver’s licence and choosing a retirement home with humour, faith and insight. Wiseman delights the reader with his irony and humour. A great read!
Echoes from the Hill Top
on April 04, 2012
Eight authors from St. Andrews Church in Fergus showcase their talent in this anthology. Edited by Mary Lou Cornish, these stories include adventure and humour fiction mixed with true incidents from a Christian worldview. Stories span over many years and across a variety of countries. A delight to read!
A Difficult Passage
on April 04, 2012
This is a true story of life on the Canadian prairies from the eyes of a child growing up in the 1930s and 40s. The story gives us a dramatic hint of life on the prairies during the depression that included extreme poverty and extreme weather. Wiseman’s characteristic humour and a splash of hope make this an inspirational read.
In The Christian Olympics: Going for the Gold Crowns, S.E. Gregg compares the Christian race to the Olympic Games. As a former personal trainer, I had an increased interest in this book.
Gregg makes connections between the athletes competing in the Olympics with our Christian walk and the importance of competing for the prize. As a believer that prayer is to the spirit what exercise is to the body, I resonated with Gregg’s way of helping Christians see themselves as players in the Ultimate Olympic game.
Gregg teaches spiritual lessons and offers practical advice in a challenging way with chapters such as The Training and Discipline, The Workout and The Closing and Rewards Ceremonies.
An interesting read!
As a writer and author, I’ve read shelf loads of “how to” books on writing. Many I keep as a resource to return to again and again. But none have come close to the fun and creative way on how to write as Donna has presented in this book.
With humour and in very short chapters, Donna covers important topics such as writer’s block, point of view, rejection notices, writer’s conferences, different genres, writing portfolios, contracts, book covers, marketing and much, much more. There are tons of examples offered throughout the book; many from Duke and Bee’s funny life.
I highly recommend this for anyone who has ever thought, “I’d like to write a book”. Not only is it an educational book but it’s extremely entertaining as well!