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"For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son;

that whoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting."

~ Douay-Rheims Bible, John 3:16

"Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much.

You can never love her more than Jesus did."

~ Saint Maximilian Kolbe

"The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort.

You were made for greatness."

~ Pope Benedict XVI

"The devil fears

hearts on fire with love of God."

~ Saint Catherine of Siena

"God does not love us because we are valuable.

We are valuable because God loves us."

~ Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Our Story

On Mother's Day 2009, my husband of 14 years suddenly announced he was leaving for a woman he'd reconnected with on social media. He moved out one week later.

I was five months pregnant with our fifth little boy at the time.

After our third child, my husband and I decided I should give up my career to provide what money couldn't buy for our children. As a stay at home mom and part time youth minister with an expired teaching license and no recent work history, I had no income to support my shattered family when he abandoned us.

My boys and I lost our home in foreclosure due to unpaid child support. I could not find housing as a single, unemployed mom with five young boys and a credit score that had dropped from an A to an F. I won't speak here of the disaster of America's court systems or of other hardships we faced.

"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world."

~ Pope John Paul II

"Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace.

The gift of grace increases as the struggle increases."

~ Saint Rose of Lima

"When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her."

~ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"All great change in America begins at the dinner table."

~ Ronald Reagan

"There is no greater force against evil in the world than the love of a man and a woman in Marriage."

~ Cardinal Raymond Burke

America's Story

We are a people in crisis. Pornography, divorce, sex outside of godly Marriage, addiction, abortion, contraception, suicide, abuse, war, materialism, relativism, godlessness, all in the name of personal freedom, have robbed us of who we are created to be.  

I have experienced much of this firsthand, most recently in divorce.

No fault divorce makes victims of abandoned spouses and innocent children. Court systems support monied and abandoning parties. 

Men and women are divided as each gender vies to prove its greater victim status.

Divorce is not a once and done event; its effects last generations.

This is true of all struggle.

But struggle is not the end of the story.

"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."

~ George Washington

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.

It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

~ John Adams

"America is too great for small dreams"

~ Ronald Reagan

"God, who gave us life, gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are a gift from God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever."

~ Thomas Jefferson

"America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance - It is not. It is suffering from tolerance.

Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded."

~ Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Your Story

No matter your challenge, your story begins where your need for control ends. It begins when you embrace the value of struggle surrendered to God's Grace.

This is not the end. You can close the novel of your past and choose to write your new adventure today.

"Moving on" is a misunderstood concept. Instead, free will progress and God's Grace transform those who actively choose to utilize them, but they are not for cowards and they are not easily travelled alone. They are for those who seek spirits of courage and wise counsel and who are willing to rise after falls.

They are for you!

But to choose God's Grace, you must stand in God's Light. This sometimes means cautiously, intentionally, purposefully exposing yourself to those who can be trusted when the world says hide in shame.

I believe you are here for a reason; your story is ready to be written.

I believe whatever demons robbed you of YOU can be beaten. 

I believe you can end your need for false control and surrender to Freedom, Courage, Strength, and Love that only comes now that you know you have been chosen for God's Grace.

What will be your story?

What do you believe?

Life Coaching with Kerri

You do so much for everyone else. Now it's time to invest in yourself and become the woman you want to be.

Kerri is an ICF certified life coach, professionally trained through the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. She is a Dave Ramsey Master Financial Coach, and a SYMBIS Marriage coach.

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67% of clients improve work-life balance.


73% of clients improved their relationships.


80% of clients felt more self-confident.


99% of clients would coach again.

"Life coaching with Kerri has been a Godsend for me! I was looking for someone who could lead me out of my darkness and into the light and truth God wants for me. Her keen ear and probing questions have helped me find my truth and my beauty and dig deep within myself. Her rooted faith and keen ear to listen, patient and probing with the Holy Spirit has empowered me to see the dignity I have within myself. She challenges me, listens attentively, and makes me laugh! I’m becoming more of who God created me to be with her guidance, and I feel more Hopeful, Joyful and Thankful!"
~ Colleen, Missouri ~

"As I began this process with (Kerri), my life coach, she made me feel comfortable and self-introspective as she asked key, guiding questions to help simplify my path. My repeated response often to her keen questions: 'Hmm. That’s a really good question. Never thought of that.'"

~ Lynn, Florida ~

"I always knew (Kerri) was listening well. Her coaching presence made me feel at ease, and I always loved when she'd incorporate a bit of humor, since she knew I needed it. She also asked very good questions - consistently. Queen of the powerful questions."

~ Jennifer, Illinois ~

"(Kerri) was able to look at things from multiple angles and provide fresh insights and challenges that I could not think of, as was so enmeshed in the situation. She was full of grace and kindness and very encouraging. I think because of her life experience she is able to provide wisdom and courage to others."

~ Kalina, California ~

"My best testimony for (coaching with Kerri) is that I do dream now, and I am actually excited about whatever the future holds as I’m going forward with plans, instead of stagnating with the past or stalled in the present. I’d forgotten how much I loved riding my bike! I look forward to taking my boys camping! I’m getting that babysitter so that I can carve out some time to take walks, have a glass of wine with girlfriends, go out to eat, etc.  

~Lynn, Florida ~

Here’s another best testimony: I’ve signed up for more sessions with Kerri to now focus on healthy, active lifestyle and losing weight because I’m learning to value myself again. I want to be active and healthy because it makes me feel good and I have much more to contribute to my family. Plus, I want to wear cute clothes.

And sometimes, you just need to hear from someone (other than your mother) – that it is okay to dream, permission to value yourself, desire more, and to feel you are good enough. Kerri helped me to rise above the fray and see my beauty in this renewal I was experiencing and it was immensely empowering."

~Lynn, Florida ~

Life Coaching that actually works!

Pretty much anyone can claim to be a life coach, but I never wanted to be "just anyone." When the first woman, a stranger, literally showed up on my doorstep looking for help because she knew I'd "been there too," I knew I wouldn't be content with just my experiences. I researched. I discovered. I sought. I planned. I developed. I took the hardships and found God's path. I smiled! 

Today, I work with women and families around the world to strengthen Marriages and families, help God's children celebrate their faith, and build the dream that has nothing to do with materialism and short term values and everything to do with lasting riches.

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A single Mom of five boys

Kerri  Bishop

Author, Speaker, Coach

Hyde Park, NY 

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