If you need to contact Lettie
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Several published articles
have won awards at the Lifeway Writers Workshops and the
Southern Christian Writers Conference.
My speaking topics include discipleship, spiritual growth,
prayer, and family living. In 1995 I completed the Christian
Leaders and Speakers Seminar (C.L.A.S.S.) developed by Florence
Littaur. I have taught classes for writers at Lifeway Christian
Resources, Chattanooga Bible Institute, and Cleveland State
College, as well as leading workshops at the Southern Christian
I am the mother of four sons, ages 16 to 31. Our only daughter,
Shela, died in July, 1993, at age 19 following a lifelong battle
against a muscle disease. Tom Kirkpatrick, my husband of 29
years, died of cancer November 1, 2000. In August, 2003 I
remarried a widower, Phillip Burress.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, I have
been previously employed as a counselor with the Department of
Human Services. I also served as Director of the Non-credit
division of Continuing Education at Cleveland State College.
My main church roles have included teaching Adult Sunday School,
coordinating retreats and seminars for women, and directing
Children’s Bible Drill. I am active in
Touch prayer ministry and serve as Women’s Ministry Director
Big Spring Church.
Lettie Kirkpatrick Burress
25 THINGS ABOUT ME
- I have a little girl
somewhere in me, waiting to be set free.
- Living “in the moment” is
a struggle for me.
- My perfect day would
include a long hike with a “buddy”, reading time, and a
sandwich at Schlotsky’s, eaten outside. And maybe some
- I have a mental “to do”
list if God ever decides to let me be “God for a day”.
- I am a fiercely loyal
- Cleaning my tile shower
brings out the worst in me --- just ask Phil.
- Aging doesn’t bother me
much (senior discounts will help
J) – I’m all about
- My sons stole my identity
(always someone’s mom), but they make me proud.
- If you see me, I’m wearing
either resale or Goodwill, count on it.
- This year I’m working on
two character issues: Being content and overcoming grumbling
- I believe I’ll go to my
grave without discovering my “perfect” hairstyle
- My trademark? Matching
- My passions? Writing,
teaching, prayer, discipling women
- My joys? My exceptional
husband, my precious grandchildren, family, the mountains,
- My fears? Loss, failing
someone who needs me, dying without living
- My weaknesses?
Introspective to a fault, super-slow decision maker
- My greatest gift? God’s
amazing, redeeming grace ---I’ve never gotten over it
- My dreams? To complete
section hikes on the Applachian Trail, hike in New Zealand,
travel and speak/teach in certain places
- My newest book, Glimpses
of Grace, is my legacy
- My heart book is still in
progress --- you’ll have to ask
- If I ever look like I have
it all together --- it’s a mirage!
- I love my
- I take life far too
seriously, but I love to laugh
- I love to dance!
- I’m glad this is over,
writing about myself seems pretty pointless (all these I’s),
but it’s actually been kind of fun