GLOWhome Carrol's Corner

Hi, I'm Carrol Grady,
also known as Kate McLaughlin.

Let me introduce myself.

In terms of relationships, I am the daughter of good, Christian parents, the wife of a minister, the mother of three sons and the grandmother of four beautiful granddaughters. As a minister's wife, I've had the opportunity of traveling to, and living in, many parts of the world, including five years in Hawaii and 15 years in Singapore.

Professionally, I dropped out of nursing to get married, taught piano lessons for several years when my boys were small, then worked in secretarial and editorial capacities at various church headquarters offices where my husband was employed. I joyfully retired in 1998 at the age of 62!

My interests (now we're getting to the real me) include music, writing, reading and quilting. I am a pianist and accompanist and love concerts. My writing includes one published book, several articles in church magazines, numerous news articles and mission stories, editing a number of newsletters, and (my greatest thrill) six published poems. I read incessantly, especially devotional books and animal stories. Quilting has kept me sane, as any quilter can readily understand! I am seldom seen without a needle in my hand.

Spiritually, I am a struggling seeker of God. I awoke to my desperate need of God rather late in life, when I learned that my youngest son is homosexual. As my neat, orderly world came crashing down around me, I learned that God is with us in our pain and can bring good out of the bad things that happen to us.

Love is patient and kind.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never ends!
1 Corinthians 13:4,7,8