I am Betsy Lowery: wife, mother, knitter, preacher’s daughter, seminary grad, church employee, North Carolina native, and author of three books about living with faith in God as a 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 mop covers and Christmas ornaments, and I love trying new patterns as well as coaching and encouraging newer knitters. I am a proud, active member of Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild and even managed to find myself the group’s newletter editor for 2018 and 2019. 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. 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! (coming soon from WestBow Press)
No Doubt it’s Love – A handsome young musician and his fiancée face unexpected opposition – from very different sources! (sequel to A Stranger’s Promise, also coming soon from WestBow Press)
Read more about my 2-part southern fiction series centering on Joan Ryan and her son’s trip to the altar on Books by Betsy Lowery, a Facebook page.
Thanks for reading. Please find the “Follow” button and provide your email address to receive notification of new posts.