Kellie Zeigler enjoys collecting observations from life in the form of poems and fiction. Her writing has appeared in Still We Rise (Wee Sparrow Poetry Press, 2023) and her debut book is Poems from a Changing Heart (Winn Publications, 2023). Her favorite place to be is outside soaking up the sun and reveling in God's creation. She keeps a notepad and pencil close by for whenever inspiration strikes. Her crazy dreams fuel her fiction and her everyday emotions and experiences perpetuate her prose. She hopes people will find comfort in her words. You can find her at kelliezeigler.com or on Instagram @kelliezeigler.
To "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." Mark 12:30
I've been a Christian since I was in 5th grade but, I didn't receive much discipleship and as a result, I ended up surrounded by a crowd of progressive Christians with unbiblical beliefs. Most of my 20s were spent calling myself a Christian but living for myself instead of for Christ.
Part of this was due to my experience with chronic health problems, I spent more time reading information about health and "how to be a better person" than I did reading the Bible. It showed in how I lived and treated other people. As a Christian this was not good and the path I was walking slowly became wider and wider. Without even realizing it, I had been sucked into the post-modernist thinking that everyone had their own truth and the self-help lies that if I just tried harder then everything would change for the best.
Thank God for His mercy. He opened my eyes and ears so that I could see what I was doing was wrong and I could hear Him calling me back to Him. I repented and knew I had to turn 100% to Jesus. As I dropped what didn't glorify God and began to be more conscious of what I was doing, my life changed. I left a career that didn't align with God's values and I found a local church that's like family to me.
I've always enjoyed writing but it was when I was going through hard times with chronic illness and feeling alone that I started to write regularly. First, it was just to get the stories out of my head. Then, the words kept coming in the form of poems.
Here we are now. With a few books worth of poems - one published and the others waiting their turn.
It is my prayer that if any of these poems can bring comfort or hope to you, then God will enable that to happen. I am a sinner saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. Without Him, I am nothing. It is because of God that I am here and because of God that I am saved. There is nothing I can do on my own to save myself, that happens through the grace of God. If you do not know the Lord, hear the truth that Jesus came to this world to save you. I urge you to believe in Him and repent of your sins. Feel free to message with questions.
To God be the glory!