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Kate Kooyman

Rev. Kate Kooyman is a minister of the Reformed Church in America who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


A Broken Advent

I have a really pathetic Advent candle situation happening in my house this season. It’s because the taper candles I…
December 15, 2021


When we aim to delight readers, we aim to do so not by eschewing the world, but by engaging it.
December 1, 2021

A Shot of Trust

My kids got their COVID-19 shots yesterday. When my husband brought them home from Walgreens, he described it as a…
November 10, 2021


When I was in college, I was a counselor at a Christian summer camp in Michigan. Every session a volunteer…
October 13, 2021

Go slow

My mom had a major joint replacement surgery this week.  Before the surgery she was telling me about how long…
September 15, 2021

It’s grief.

I snapped at a dear friend last week. I blame COVID. Well, I blame myself actually, but COVID goaded me…
August 18, 2021