Welcome! I'm Catherine

I’m glad you’re here. 

I’m a seeker who writes to awaken myself to the creative, redemptive work of God in each moment.

I am striving to see beauty, learning to expand my perspective, praying to keep my eyes and heart open. 

Come find him with me. 

Whomever would draw near to God must believe that He is,
and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

(Hebrews 11:6) 
 Teach us to number our days rightly,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom. 
(Psalm 90:12)

Catherine McNiel is an author, writer, editor, and speaker searching for the creative, redemptive work of God in our ordinary lives. She writes to kindle conversations that mingle theology with real life, and open eyes to God’s ongoing presence in our world.

Catherine lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband, where they care for three kids, two jobs, and one enormous garden. Catherine has studied and taught Intercultural Studies and Theology, has an MA in Human Service Counseling, and is working on a Master of Divinity at North Park Theological Seminary. Her books include Fearing Bravely: Risking Love for our Neighbors, Strangers, and Enemies; All Shall Be Well: Awakening to God’s Presence in His Messy, Abundant World; and Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline which was an ECPA finalist for New Author. Catherine is a sought after writer and speaker; her work has been featured by numerous magazines, websites, churches, and ministries. 

She’s on the lookout for wisdom, beauty, and iced coffee.

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“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

Mary Oliver

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