I’m Caitlin Hale, a twenty-something Apostolic Pentecostal with a passion for writing.
I began writing as a little girl. Back then, my stories centered around puppies and heroic tales. As I entered college in 2015 with the goal of becoming a professional writer, my stories became more layered and based on the complexities of the human condition. My senior year of college in 2019 and 2020 took me through courses in nonfiction writing, which is where the ability God gave me to write found a new area in which it could grow.
In the summer of 2020, God blessed me with the gift of publication. For the first time, a short story I wrote became published in the online literary magazine Short Fiction Break. If you want to sample the fiction work I’ve done, you can check out my story “Outer Darkness” about a troubled young woman named Susan who grapples with isolation and the weight of grief, regret, and secrets she has kept from her family. Read it through this link to my author website. The courses I took in writing helped me blend elements from fiction and nonfiction to create this quiet, contemplative piece in the second-person point of view.
Throughout my life, I’ve only written fiction, but as God has drawn me closer to Him, I believe He’s pulled me into the world of introspective nonfiction writing to explore the mind, memory, and relationships and analyze one’s character and purpose. And so, with prayer and a lot of dragging my feet before taking the leap, I decided to start this blog to draw myself and others nearer to Him. As a lifelong, fourth-generation Apostolic who went from public school to private school to college and now the career field and who has experienced a lot of life’s twists and turns in just twenty-five years, I want this blog to show young people (and ALL people!) how you can make mistake after mistake, hit rock bottom, and endure stressful circumstances and still strive to serve and glorify God no matter what.
Breathe Pray Repeat will have articles that focus on studying Scriptures and analyzing them right down to the text’s original meaning in Greek and Hebrew, essays that talk about Christian principles, reflections on real experiences, and fun posts about Christian culture. My prayer, above all else, is that this blog blesses you and brings glory to His Name.
“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” ~ Romans 11:36