My name is Cathy Mayfield, and I am a writer!
There, I said it. That should make my writing instructors happy. Now on to the good stuff!
At our home in Perry County, PA, amidst the forest and the creek, the deer and the birds, I live to teach and write…and play with our grandson. You may also find me taking long walks with our dog, Kenai; spending evenings watching old movies with my husband, Kevin; or going to theater productions with our three daughters: Holly, Sarah, and Faith.
I began writing in 1967, homeschooling in 1988, leading writers’ clubs in our home around 1993, and attending writers conferences in 1997. I’ve published articles and Bible studies online, self-published several devotional booklets, designed my own curriculum for our homeschool, and became a co-founder/advisor of the Susquehanna Valley Homeschool Diploma Program.
Now, after years of planning, teaching, and taking classes, the door opened to fulfill the commissioning I received many years back from Isaiah 50:4, to write to the weary people in this world. And really, who is not weary at one time or another?
Nothing I’ve written or taught before compares with these blog posts. It began with “Legacies to Last,” a creation built from a much-loved book, Passwords to Your Past, by Dorothy Evslin and Max Kelly (© 1987, Kelly Enterprises). I want to share the satisfaction I get through these nostalgia-based writings, encouraging you to write your own.
From there, I found “Legacies of Learning.” These posts spilled out for the homeschool moms who have sat at my table, drinking coffee, and struggling to find a way to make a difference in their children’s lives.
And with that, the idea of “Legacies Let Loose” emerged. Read on, read my heart and find yours through the varied posts on all six pages, which will be posted two per week.
May my love of family, Jesus Christ, God’s creation, and teaching entice you to create some legacies of your own every day you live.