20 January 2013

Interview with Kimberley Woodhouse

Kimberley Woodhouse

Kimberley Woodhouse is the author of Mountain Wishes and Denali Guardians in the DenaliDreams novella collection, and of Welcome Home, A Life That Matters, No Safe Haven, and Race Against Time.

Kimberley, welcome to Overcoming With God.  We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers.
 Woodhouse Family Welcome Home!
 
Would you tell us about the most difficult thing in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help?
That would have to be the diagnosis of my daughter’s rare neurological condition, and then again, when she was diagnosed with another rare condition and had to undergo brain surgery. Those were the toughest days of my life.
When Kayla was a baby, we noticed there were some things “not right.” We immediately started searching for answers only to find out two years later that there would be no “cure,” no easy fix. The Lord worked on me in a huge way. Through this process, I realized not only that I didn’t control anything, but I didn’t want to be in control anymore. God is the Great Physician. He made Kayla, He understood her—even when all the doctors were baffled. And I found myself no longer searching for answers because I knew the One Who had the answers.

What is your favorite bible verse and why?
James 1:2-4
“Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds, knowing that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
It’s hard to face trials and tough times, but through each and every one—I’ve learned precious lessons. I’ve leaned on the Lord wholly and completely. And I’ve been able to praise Him through it.
Our faith will be tested, but we must persevere. I’m looking forward to heaven and being mature and complete. Aren’t you?
No Safe Haven

Disability friendliness: Is this latest release available in audio format or do you have any other works available on audio?  Do your e-books have audio capability? Do you have any in large print?
I know No Safe Haven is available in large print/hardcover.

What has been the most important thing you hope your readers will get from your books and why?
That the joy of the Lord is real. It’s always there. No matter what. It’s our job to grab onto it and hold on!
Denali Dreams

As you researched your books, did you learn anything that particularly touched your heart?
Oh, each project has taught me so much. Mountain Wishes taught me a lot about cancer survivors and my dear friend who passed away.

In this latest work, do you have any topics useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation?  
Cancer, cancer survivors, stalking, and many others issues including fear. I know books can be used in healing in so many ways.

Race Against Time




Thank you Kimberley for agreeing to answer these questions.  Have a blessed day and keep on writing!!
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GIVEAWAYS this week: Kim is giving away 2 copies of each of her books!!! THANKS, Kim!

TO ENTER the contest, you must 'like' Kim's author page on Facebook, and leave a comment here. When you have 'liked' Kim's page then put KW in your comment and you will be entered.




56 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for being with us this week on OWG, KIMBERLY, and for sharing your moving testimony of your little girl's illness. I can't even imagine going through such a thing -- I use to freak out when my kids had a high fever. Also sending prayers your way for a speedy recovery!

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    1. Sorry, KIMBERLEY, for misspelling your name above. :( Very pretty!

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    2. I'm sitting in Kim's living room helping her respond to all the wonderful comments while she recovers from emergency surgery. She is grateful for the opportunity to share part of the story. However, I am not above tattling and telling you she freaks over high fevers, too.

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  2. Loved the interview! The things we go through in life can seem so difficult. But we know god is in control. I would love t read your books. Thanks for the chance. Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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    1. Great to see you, DIANA -- the lady with the great name! haha Please be sure and "like" Kimberley's author page (hotlink above), and enter KW to be entered in the giveaway!

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    2. This is Kayla Woodhouse, Kim's daughter. Momma had an emergency operation on Tuesday, so I am writing on her behalf! :) Thanks so much for supporting and being here!

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  3. sorry forgot to put KW in my note above!

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  4. Such a moving testimony to God's greatness. "The Joy of the Lord is my strength" fits well here. Fantastic interview and I would be pleased to win any one of Kimberly's books. Blessings! Darlene
    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com
    KW

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    1. Thank you, DARLENE, for coming by! How would we make it through without His strength? I am looking forward to hearing more about Kim's books this week as I haven't had the pleasure of reading one yet!

      Thank you for "liking" Kim's page!!

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    2. In case you missed it, Kim had emergency surgery, so I'm helping her respond. The wonderful thing about the Woodhouse family and their testimony is that they are as genuine in person as this interview suggests. And the books are fantastic, so keep your fingers crossed.

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  5. Hi Kim, Thanks so much for sharing a little about your daughter and your faith journey. I can certainly understand the questions involved when one of our children are sick. Truly, the Lord is the only One to hold onto and He does give us the strength we need to persevere.
    Denali Dreams looks interesting. I don't believe I've read one of your books yet.
    Blessings ~ Anne

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    1. ANNE thank you for coming by and sharing your words of wisdom with KIMBERLEY. We know what a trying time you've had over the past few years. We love you ANNE, you are truly a blessing to everyone you meet. :)

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    2. This is Kayla Woodhouse. I am writing for my Momma. :) The Lord truly is AWEsome! Thank you for your comment and for your support. They mean so much to us! :)

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  7. KIMBERLEY thank you so much for sharing your amazing testimony with us on OWG. God is truly all we need when things aren't going the way we want. We have to remember He knew our name before the foundation of the world. He knows everything we are going to encounter in our lives and He has gone before us and paved the way. So sorry you are not feeling well, I'm praying for a speedy recovery for you. :)

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    1. Kim says thanks for the prayers. She's feeling pretty lousy today and is hoping the pain lessens tomorrow. She asked me to help respond.

      You are absolutely correct, God is all we need. And he takes things which seem insurmountable and turns them into a testiment of his sufficiency.

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  8. Thanks for a great interview. From the sounds of this interview, I think I would really enjoy ANY or ALL of these books. Wouldn't it be fun to win one?!?
    Vicki
    vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com KW

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    1. Hey, VICKI! We are having a couple of reviews on KIMBERLEY'S books all this week, too, so stay tuned!

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    2. And, VICKI, having read all of the books, I can personally vouch for your future enjoyment of any and ALL the books.

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  9. So neat that Kimberley has written a book with her daughter!

    KW

    Patty
    Pattymh2000(at) Yahoo(dot)com

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    1. PATTY, I agree! That is too cool! I can't even get my daughter to read books, let alone write one with me. :)

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    2. And, PATTY, you can't even imagine how much fun it is to watch the two of them go back and forth trying to figure out what's going to happen next. "No, you can't have him do that. I'm about to kill him in the next chapter."

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  10. Thanks for your inspiring story. I can't imagine going through something like that. These all look really good, especially the fiction! KW shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes, they do, VERONICA! I love reading of "new to me" authors, don't you?

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    2. This is Kayla Woodhouse, I'm writing for my Momma. :) Thank you for "being inspired" by our story. God has surely blessed us in so many ways. We are so thankful for Him and for all of you! We hope that y'all enjoy the books and are blessed by them. We are praising God for what He has done! :) thank you for your comment and your support. :)

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  11. Kim, I appreciate your answers in the interview and would love to read one of your books. KW
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for coming by, KIM, and showing your support for KIMBERLEY'S books! Good luck in the drawing!

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    2. Thanks, KAY. Kim is feeling pretty loopy but hopeful she will be able to start responding as the week goes on. After having the privilege of reading all the books, I can vouch for how much you will love reading them.

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    3. Kay, per random.org, you've won one of Kimberly Woodhouse's books! Congrats!

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  12. KIMBERLEY, we are SO glad to have you here on OWG, you and your daughters testimony is so inspiring and a great testament of the results of having the strength and joy of God, even amidst fierce trials!
    I'm really looking forward to sharing the review of No Safe Haven with everyone this week as it was such a fabulous story... and I will definitely be reading your others! Praying for you Kimberley.

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    1. Kim says thanks for the prayers, NOELA. She's hoping to be more active on the blog in a few days.

      And, you know what, even through emergency surgery, there is joy in this home. My admiration for the Woodhouse family is boundless because they don't just spout a good story, they live it every single day.

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  13. Great interview.I would love to read these books.Thanks for the great contest.And thanks for sharing with us Kim.KW

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    1. Thanks for stopping by JACKIE to read KIMBERLEY'S interview! You are now entered in with a chance to win one of KIM'S great books! :)

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    2. This is Kayla Woodhouse :) Thank you very much! We hope that you will enjoy the books. :)

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    1. Hi CARRIE!! I hope you have been having fun at Disney!! :)

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    2. This is Kayla Woodhouse :) Hi from Colorado Springs!! :)

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  15. Neat having a mother and daughter team. God is our refuge and our strength. We need to always cling to these words. HE is the only one who knows what the end results will be. I would love to win one of your books. Thanks for this interview. GOD bless you both! Carrie, you are far away to be posting this. Hope you are having a good time. Maxie KW

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, MAXIE! Good luck in the drawing.

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    2. This is Kayla Woodhouse, I am writing for my momma :) God certainly is amazing, isn't He? :) Thank you for your comment! God bless you! :-)

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  16. My dear , dear OWG friends, I'd love to have you pray for my great-grandbaby, Evie, as she will have surgery on this Thursday. She has a pretty bad double clef lip and a clef palette also. Her surgery will be done at the Shriners Hosp. in Houston. I pray GOD will control the doctors hands and watch over her, All prayers appreciated. She is almost 3 mo. old.
    Thanks! Maxie

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    1. Oh poor baby! I will pray for her, and I know the other ladies will pray too, when they read this.

      CARRIE, DIANA, NOELA, TERESA, please pray for Maxie's great grandbaby, Evie! Thanks!

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    2. We are praying for baby, EVIE! Those grandbabies are so near and dear to our hearts, MAXIE, so I can imagine how you must be feeling. May God grant you peace and comfort as well.

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    3. MAXIE I will be praying for your sweet Great-Grandbaby. It breaks our hearts when our loved ones go through painful things but when it is a baby it hurts us a lot more. I know God will be watching over her and will keep her safe.

      Thank you Heavenly Father for blessing little EVIE and watching over her during this procedure on Thursday. In Jesus' Name AMEN

      We love you MAXIE, please let us know how well EVIE does! :)

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    4. KIM, KAYLA and I will be praying, too. Please let us know how the surgery went.

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  17. What a lovely interview! It's always such a blessing to discover new authors here (new to me) and learn about their testimony. Thanks so much for sharing your story of perseverance and learning to trust God (you and your whole family), Kimberley! Really loved your Bible verse answer, well said :) It blessed me to see you and your daughter write these books, very cool!
    Wishing Carrie a great trip with LOTS of fun :)
    Hugs and blessings, Kara KW!

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    1. Hey KARA, good to see you, girl! I think you will enjoy Kim's books.

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    2. Thanks, KARA. I can't wait to hear what you think of the books. My advice to anyone who will listen is to remember to breath.

      And to all of you, KIM is waving hello from her comfy chair where we have forced her to sit quietly and not lift, type, or do anything that will get her in trouble with the doctors.

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  18. I enjoyed the interview thank you & I must say your books do look wonderful.

    KW

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks, Mary. By any chance are you my friend Mary from Oregon? If so, I'm singing, "It's a Small World" for the rest of the month!!

      Kim is still not feeling good enough to respond herself, so I'm helping out again tonight. The books are great. I hope you get copies and enjoy them.

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  19. I liked the interview, especially the part about not wanting to be in control, and God knowing what you child needs because He created your child!

    KW

    ischu9@aol.com

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  20. I'm looking forward to reading some of your books!

    KW

    afarage@earthlink.net

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  21. It was thrilling to come here and see all the comments and interaction here on this page this week. LOVE IT.

    Thank you for all your sweet notes of encouragement and get well notes sent via facebook and our website. I feel like I have a whole new set of friends here.
    Thank you thank you. It's been precious to me.

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