Carolyn Hill

Hi my friend, 

Just a note about my life journey–  

Lyme disease robbed me of my health, but by the grace of God, it couldn’t touch my spirit. When I got sick in the early 2000’s, I was forced to retire from a successful thirty-year career as an interior designer.  

Confined to bed and in severe pain, I think I might have lost my mind had I not started writing. It literally saved my life. It gave me a purpose to keep living, to keep dreaming.

In my stories, I write about women who overcome difficult circumstances drawing from my own dark days. Now, I can write a new chapter, propped up on pillows, and be happy as a little clam. What the enemy meant for evil, God used for good. 

Life is hard, but God is good. It’s my passion to help and encourage other women to be overcomers, resilient and to choose to live a life full of joy regardless of their circumstances.










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From My Heart

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness," Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9


Each morning we can choose to trust in God and be thankful. Let's make that choice together. 

Start by doing what’s necessary;  then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. 

St. Francis of assissi.


The Blog


My mother-in-law, Louise Hill, made the absolute best chicken and dumplings in the world! She made a pot for almost every family gathering. Like a lot of older folks, she didn't use a recipe--just add a little of this and a dab of that. She was visiting my daughter,...

Authentic Appalachian Cooking

I love cookbooks. I ordered this non-assuming book, Victuals by Ronni Lundy, thinking it was a cookbook. I was surprised to find it has recipes but is something quite different.Victuals, pronounced ‘vi-dls, is an amazing journey into life and food in the Appalachian...


My adult daughter, a fitness expert, had been talking to me about the problems with gluten in our diet. I would smile politely and hoped she'd go on to the next subject soon. When I saw Paul Graham's book, In Memory of Wheat, I thought of her and decided to read...

Food with Friends–The Art of Simple Gatherings-Review

A Pretty Cookbook- But not much substance.I really wanted to like this cookbook. The full-color photographs and art work are lovely. The premise of the book is simple, yet special gatherings, such as an impromptu picnic or an effortless brunch. It sounds great. Easy...