Cathy Turner Messecar, born in Nashville, Arkansas, has lived in Texas most of her life. Married to David, they celebrated a 43rd wedding anniversary in 2010.
She and her husband reside in Montgomery, Texas, the birthplace of the Texas flag. From their rural farm, Leaning Tree Acres, they own and operate a trucking company, delivering rock and alfalfa. Cathy and David have two adult children and their spouses and through them five grandchildren. “Our children live on the farm or nearby. Just call us the Waltons.”
She has taught women’s Bible classes for over 25 years. She also speaks at retreats and organizations such as garden clubs, Retired Teachers, MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) and writing guilds. She has also been a radio guest in Houston, Abilene, and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She is in her tenth year of writing an inspirational column for the Friday religion section for Houston Community Newspapers, The Courier, Conroe, Texas, and has received a Roaring Lambs award from the Amy Foundation for one column. Cathy also received the award of Competent Toastmaster from Toastmasters International (speakers club).
A freelance writer, she has written for the Houston Chronicle, Christian Woman, Sisterhood, Power for Today, Christian Mirror Webzine and the Pen & Sword Newsletter for the Amy Foundation. She has also been a guest writer for other Webzines and the New Wineskins Magazine Blog. Her inspirational writings also appear in other devotional compilation books.
Her books include The Stained Glass Pickup ~ Glimpses of God’s Uncommon Wisdom and a co-authored book, A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts ~ Stories to Warm Your heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holiday, both books published by Leafwood Publishers/ACU Press, available online and through bookstores. Her newest book A Still and Quiet Soul: Embracing Contentment debuts March 2011 (a Bible study book suitable for individual or group).
Cathy’s interests include family and friends, snooping around antique fairs, collecting old linens, serving tea from her teapots and cups and of course, writing.