Bethlehem, NC – Feeling restless? Have you thought that life has another purpose for you, and you are just spinning your wheels day–to–day as you wait for that purpose to make itself clear to you? You are not alone. Visit Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in Bethlehem on Wednesday, March 27, and listen to author, Kathy Izard, tell the audience how she changed her life direction when she got involved with two projects that involved so much coincidence, serendipity, and God-incidence that she wrote it all down in her book “The Hundred Story Home: a memoir of finding faith in ourselves and something bigger.”
This is Izard’s second speaking engagement at Mt. Pisgah. She spends time encouraging audiences both small and large all over North and South Carolina, Delaware, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Texas. Her goal for the audience is to hear her story and walk away inspired to be courageous and ready to effect change. She wants to encourage people and let them know that they can make a positive difference in their community. Izard explains how to listen to your “inner whisper” and then act, instead of waiting and watching life happening around you.
Calling Charlotte home, Kathy Izard lives with her husband and four daughters. This journey that lead to the publication of her book began when she was running an independent graphic design business and also volunteered at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center. An unlikely meeting with formerly homeless author, Denver Moore, (Same Kind of Different as Me) changed the course of her life. Inspired by Denver’s challenge to do more than serve in the soup kitchen, Kathy quit her job to take on what seemed like an unimaginable task in her second half of life—to build housing for Charlotte’s homeless. Woven together in this motivational story of a call to social action is Izard’s personal journey to define the meaning of home. Kathy led the development of Moore Place, Charlotte’s first “Housing First” supportive housing building in Charlotte, which provides housing for up to one hundred chronically homeless men and women.
Bring your book to be signed (books will also be available for sale) and join the Mt. Pisgah community for a Hamburger and Hot Dog meal at 5:15 pm and listen to Kathy speak at 6:30 pm. There is no cost to attend this event, but a love offering will be collected. Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church is located on Hwy 127 in Bethlehem, in front of the Lowes Foods. For more info., call 828-495-8251 or visit www.mtpisgahelca.org or our Facebook page at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, ELCA.