Published Author & Encourager
Encouraging You Everyday Scripturally
Kelly was born in the United States and raised in the quaint small town of Hinckley, Illinois just outside of Chicago.
As first born to Bob & Betsy Sleeth; she was blessed with three sisters Kim, Kristin and Nicole.
She grew up with the best parents who loved her unconditionally, made her feel special and they told her that she could be anything she wanted when she grew up.
"I believe this stirred a passion inside of me to seek out adventures. That in itself was overwhelming at times as it made life full of endless options. Gaining perspective for direction did become challenging at times."
Church going, God, Jesus and prayers were part of her life from early childhood. This foundation was with her during her many adventures, through becoming a travel agent, joining the Military, losing her mother when Kelly was only 24 years old, marrying a fellow soldier, divorcing a fellow soldier, moving to the Middle East as a department of defense contractor, and even losing her father as well. Her journey continued with her meeting a wonderful man 2005, turning 30 years old, and being coined as the workaholic of the year of 2006.
A joyful and painful personal crisis hit, "I married this wonderful man in my life in 2007, even with a mental & physical crash that had us leave our jobs and return to the United States summer of 2007. Here my life hit a brick wall. Those dreams spoken over my heart years ago seemed no longer possible. My husband was now my full time caregiver, doctors speculation of my future years were bleak and covered with words like fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome, myofascial pain and debilitating life challenges." Kelly recalls. "Over a year went by with no positive results so my husband moved us from Montana, where we were living at the time to his homeland Alberta, Canada in part to seek out a Naturopathic doctor he knew from his youth that helped cases like mine. In 2008 I started his program found out I had toxoplasmosis, and virus. This Naturopathic was slow going and it was very hard on me. I tried to remain hopeful but the joyful spirit in me was fading. I was broken hearted and felt a fraction of myself, a burden to my husband & did not see recovery as a possibility." Those carefree adventures or visions for Kelly's life didn’t seem like options anymore; it left her seeking the promised end of pain and suffering that is talked about when we get to Heaven.
Proclamation on her life "because of my doctrine teaching in this hopeless moment; I experienced the power of my heavenly Father’s comfort engulf me like a warm blanket. You see in this moment I became witness to Hebrews 4:12*, the verse in the bible that talks about The Word of God being alive, active and powerful." Revelation in the moment, the doctrine in her branched out into a relationship; her hope was restored and her spirit stirred. " My physical body did not change in that moment or even that year but there was a transformation happening for me. A passion to seek out God in everything. I spoke the scriptures over my life and a new path was laid before me. I sought out teachers of The Word and was pursuing a life of biblical purpose. The Holy Spirit was helping me see The Holy Bible as God’s promises for my daily life and I was wildly encouraged." Kelly was seeing through God Eyes.
It didn’t happen overnight or even over a few years. In 2006 she started to show symptoms and in 2009 she was at a point where she felt she was seeing the fruit of speaking the Word of God over her life. "My husband and I were hopeful. We started a family." But life still was a constant struggle of pain that she tried to just soldier on with. It would become too much to bear at times and she would have these “crashes” where she would feel like a carpet of wellness had been ripped out from under her feet. Kelly recalls, "The recovery time after that was like starting all over and it was exhausting and The Bible was my anchor. Through some bible classes and small groups at Church, I studied what God was speaking to me." She came across the book, “Honor Rewards” by John Bevere that compelled her to finish the stories that were drafts in her heart and put them on to paper.
Here she was growing her young family and I walking through pain that was debilitating at times but she was determined to complete what was at work inside her. "I have been through a few medical protocols both alternative and traditional. Along each step of the way I would gain ground in my healing battle; progress was constantly being revealed to me. I am the healthiest I have been in the past 10 years and look forward to even greater years ahead." She has goals and dreams that she believes will one day come to pass and she has learned that God has his own timeline.
" I still have books and projects in the works and I look forward to sharing them with everyone at the right time; so keep watching. Today I am a vibrant warrior in the Kingdom of God, fully engaged to do my part.
My husband, Clayton, and I are raising 3 mighty men of God: Dillon, Jacob & Ryker. We are so thankful to Father God for our lives are scripturally blessed.
Wherever our adventures take us may we always give God glory, honour & encourage His people
*Hebrews 4:12 Darby Translation (DARBY)
12 For the word of God [is] living and operative, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrating to [the] division of soul and spirit, both of joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of [the] heart.
My Life Verse 2 Corinthians 12:9
2 Corinthians 12:9 Living Bible (TLB)
9 Each time he said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ’s power, instead of showing off my own power and abilities.
2 Corinthians 12:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.”Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.