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Praying Through The Hymns - Katie Purcell
|Katie Purcell is a self-professed late bloomer.
For as long as she can remember, her highest ambition was to love her God, her friends, and her family-husband, Bob, son, daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren-with her unique brand of energetic creativity. Not long after she and Bob moved to Newnan, he gave her painting lessons for her sixtieth birthday, little knowing what his gift would mean in the months to come. That year, Bob was diagnosed with cancer, and painting became Katie’s therapy. As she cared for her husband, she honed her skill and developed her own style. She eventually began painting on hymnal pages and giving her creations to others who were going through illness or hard times. She was delighted to find that her “little paintings,” as she calls them, encouraged people’s hearts as much as creating them encouraged hers. When her stash of old hymnals began to run low, friends and family prompted her to print cards from the original paintings. One thing led to another, and what began as a hobby has become a small cottage industry.