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Welcome to my blog, Maranatha’s Awaiting Christ’s Return! It’s my little home away from home where I share my love for writing; not only poetry but also any topic that the Lord lays on my heart. Unfortunately, our site was hacked and we had to start all over with a different site URL. If you’ve found me, welcome back! 🙂 The old site has a re-direct and hopefully my previous readers will find me here.

About me

I’m Kate Plourde and I’m thrilled that you are here. I was born in New Brunswick, Canada but raised in Northern Maine. At the age of 25, I was no longer in love with my husband, my eyes were fixed on another man but I knew that persuing a relationship would be wrong. I had no way out and decided to end my life that very Saturday. The Lord used my dearest friend, Vicky, to lead me to Him. She came to see us on her vacation and happened to have a tape by Hal Lindsey on the details of his book, The Late Great Planet Earth. I was very interested in Nostradamus at the time so I was anxious to hear what this man had to say. He spoke of the Rapture and the Tribulation in great detail using the Scriptures. I was raised Catholic so I had never heard this kind of preaching before. He gave the plan of salvation which was also very new to me. I remember thinking to myself that God would have to let me into Heaven because I had never heard this teaching before. Just as I thought this in my head, Hal Lindsey said, “And you can’t say you didn’t know because I just told you so“! Oh my word!!! At that very moment, I fell to my knees and asked the Lord to forgive me and to save my soul! I was gloriously born again by the grace of God on April 1, 1980!

Currently, I am a retired executive assistant and have been married to my high school sweetheart since 1974. I am a mother of two sons, grandmother of three grandsons and live near the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. We are members of a wonderful church that preaches God’s Word and longs for Christ’s return at the Rapture!

My blogging experience began in 2005 this very same friend, Vicky, asked me to write a devotional that would be geared to leading her parents-in-law to the Lord. I have been blogging ever since and have covered quite a few topics.

Join me

I hope to continue blogging until the Lord calls me home. I pray that this blog will still be read long after the Rapture has happened and that it would be instrumental in leading others to Christ!

How to contact me

You can leave a comment here with your email address and I will answer you within 24 hours or you can email me at k8plord @