About the Author

Believer, Survivor, Artist, Repurposer, Wife, Mother, Nana

Hi! My name is Keri Payne. First and foremost I am a believer of God and His written word and thankful for His sacrifice for this unworthy soul of mine. I was saved at the age of 9 and grew up in a christian home. My life has been full of pain and struggle. Sexual abuse as a child, bullying, teenage pregnancy, toxic relationships, and illness galore haunt my memories and coping skills. I suffer with Ulcerative Colitis, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, Insomnia, Severe Endometriosis, Gastritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Major Depression Disorder, Panic Disorder, ADD, and Complex Post traumatic Stress Disorder. My illnesses have taken me to a place in life I never expected. Because of this I found talents in drawing, painting, re-purposing, and writing. With these talents and a need to cope with mental health issues, I founded a hobby business called Edify. The greatest joys in my life have been the opportunity to be a mother to my two boys who are now adults, a wife to a man that truly loves me, and a nana to the sweetest girl. Through the pain and struggle I continue to deal with on a daily basis I wake up each day and thank God for the gift of another day. My purpose is to Edify others and share with them the peace available to them from a truly loving God.

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