Hi, I’m Kate.

I grew up in Indiana as a pastor’s kid. I met my husband at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. We got married and moved back to his hometown after graduating in 2013. My husband is the pastor of Hershey Mennonite Church in Kinzers. I love the Church. I love my local church family.

I started writing poetry consistently about 4 years ago. I found myself encouraged by the poetry of others, even more so, lifted up by the poetry of Scripture in the laments and praises of David, Solomon, and Jeremiah. And I found that posting poetry helped me finish the process of writing and then hand the experience or emotion to God, all of which are life-giving to me.

I try through poetic prayer to capture the truth of our experiences in a sin-sick world and root them in the perspective of God's character and the hope of Jesus. It's a conversation with God over the things I'm learning in bible study or sermons, experiencing in a broken world and feeling in a broken body. It's often an application of Scripture or a recorded conversation with God. Sometimes it’s prayers and laments written for my friends and family.

I'm grateful for the many of you who have been refreshed and challenged by words I have written. Thank you for your feedback. It's such an encouragement. I love to tell people what I'm learning about. I'm humbled and honored you're here for it.

Fun Facts:
- I'm an identical twin, Follow @sarahsparksmusic on Instagram for the more talented version of me :)
- I'm a huge nerd, I love LOTR, Narnia, and Harry Potter. I love heroes and adventures and stories.
- I majored in Theology at Moody. Someday I want to take more classes. I loved it.
- We are Sixers and Eagles, and Phillies fans. I both love and hate my teams, like a true Philly fan.

You can expect to see poetic prayers and thoughts on life, motherhood, church, Bible commentary.

Thanks for joining me in this, thank you for lamenting and praising with me. It's an honor. Thanks for reading Kate’s Substack! I don’t know yet, how I will use this page. But you can certainly subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work!

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Modern and accessible poetic prayers- made for everyday life in a broken world, in the hand of a good and powerful God.


Kate Lab - Kate Creates

Kate Lab is a poet and artist based in Lancaster, PA. She is the wife of Joe, Pastor of Hershey Mennonite Church, and the mother of Ethan and Eliza.