I am Betsy Lowery: wife, mother, knitter, preacher’s daughter, seminary grad, church employee, North Carolina native, and author of two books (and counting) about living with faith in God in response to His faithfulness to us.
When God called me into Christian ministry, only He knew the path ahead – a seminary degree in Christian Education, moving to Alabama (where I’d never set foot before) to start my adult life as an employee at Woman’s Missionary Union national office, starting a family, transitioning to church staff support work and developing a personal ministry of writing.
My first book, Pause: Everyday Prayers for Everyday Women, is still “out there” for purchase online. Eleven years after it was published, I completed my first novel and I am currently writing a sequel. Neither is published yet, but stay tuned. When I need a break from writing, I get my knitting out. (And vice versa.) I’ve knitted everything from sweaters and skirts to place mats and Christmas ornaments, and I love trying new patterns as well as coaching and encouraging newer knitters. I’m a proud, active member of Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild and even got invited to edit and send the group’s monthly email newsletter for 2018. Follow my knitting adventures on Instagram (@theknittinghour) and at Long Tail and Short Tales.
A confirmed morning person, I am driven (*PUN ALERT*) to leave home ahead of most traffic in order to start the day with quiet time in a church classroom or at Panera Bread, where knitting or writing over breakfast is ideal in an atmosphere with just enough background noise.
At work, I currently write and design website, social media, and newsletter content for Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, having served in Baptist ministry since 1985. My home church is Dawson Memorial, where I was recently invited to contribute to DawsonWoven women’s ministry and intercessory prayer blogs. I have had articles published in Baptist literature, and my full-length script, Look At My Son (a dramedy about two angels on earth, “Mary” and “Joe” and titled according to the central piece of music presented), was produced as a Christmas pageant at First Baptist Church of Pelham.
Pause: Everyday Prayers for Everyday Women (2004, Revell)
A Stranger’s Promise – A curious tourist finds herself way off the beaten track – and in over her head! (2015; available for publication)
All Owing to Love – A handsome young musician and his fiancée face unexpected opposition – from very different sources. (Sequel, in progress, to A Stranger’s Promise)
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