–Anne of Green Gables
Hello, there. Shall we be friends?
I’m K.C. Ireton, but my friends call me Kimberlee. I’m a writer, a teacher, and a lover of the Triune God. Most of my life is an exercise in remembering to breathe, to look, to see, to pray. Writing is one of the main ways I remember.
In addition to my two published books, I’ve written two novels and am currently working on two non-fiction books, including the tenth anniversary edition of my first book, The Circle of Seasons: Meeting God in the Church Year, which will be out in the fall of 2018.
My most recent new adventure is a Master of Arts in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, because learning is my love-language. I love the humanities and could never quite decide what branch of them I wanted to pursue. Turns out I didn’t have to: in this interdiscplinary program I get to study history, literature, philosophy, Scripture, theology, and the arts. I even get to take a creative writing class! I still pinch myself that I get to do this.
When I’m not studying or writing for school or pleasure, I also homeschool my kids (Charlotte Mason is one of my heroes), and I have the privilege of teaching history and literature at Seattle Classical Co-op, a community of some of the most gracious and whip-smart homeschooling mamas in the country.
Most of my writing centers on the Christian spiritual life, as lived out in the details of my ordinary life. That whole bit about remembering to see? That’s largely what I write about, because words are how I see. Until I can say it, I can’t really see it.
If you’d like to keep company with me, I’d welcome your companionship on this journey of learning to see right here, right now the God who always is all everywhere. My newsletter, Florilegium, is a monthly bouquet of good words: a short essay, a book recommendation or two (because books are one of life’s greatest joys, and I simply have to spread the joy), a bit of poetry, and links to whatever loved and lovely words I found online that month. (You can sign up in the footer below.)
And please feel free to write to me: I delight to hear from readers. You’re one of the main reasons I write, and I learn so much from you…but only if you talk to me. You are always welcome to leave a comment on my blog or drop me a note via the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!