About Me

Hello and welcome to Peculiar on Purpose!

My name is Kimberly Snyder, and I promise I'm nothing special. Just a girl who loves writing and randomly purposefully made a probably insane decision to start a blog a few years ago. I write about everything from life as a big sister to this big homeschooled gang, to what God's teaching me, and stories from my travels.

I was born in Mississippi and after several moves and states, my family and I now make our dwelling in Oklahoma. I am the eldest of seven kids—all boys except six—and yes, we're just a bunch of crazy homeschoolers! We are total home bodies, amazing cooks, super competitive volleyball players, and really funny puppeteers. Some of us like to read, some of us are especially gifted with music and/or art, we all love old black and white movies and bon fires, and we all only fit into one of the three vehicles on our property. Thanks to them, I am fluent in not only English, but also sarcasm.

I, personally, have a résumé probably unlike any other 20-year-old you've ever met. I've shot event photography. I once started a lawn care businesses with my sister. I've taught piano and English as a second language. I've worked as a nanny and run kids' Bible clubs. I've copyedited novels and written professionally. I'm pretty open to adventures and trying out whatever opportunities God sets before me. ☺

I enjoy reading, playing piano and viola, photography, creating things (in the kitchen, at the sewing machine, wherever), and fresh air. I have a tiny windowsill garden I like to nurture and watch grow. I have a heart for missions work, and a full wall of missionary prayer postcards in my room. I really love to travel and hike and visit museums and meet friendly strangers and gaze at sunsets, mountains, lakes, clouds, and Creation's beauty, in general. Laughing and food are important to me. I hang out with orphans and juvenile delinquents as often as I can. I take the Bible very seriously. I'm more afraid of butterflies than stepping on the toes of a person who's been sheltered from the Truth. I'm sick of mediocrity. I hate abortion and human trafficking. I want to tell the world there was a perfect Man and He died to set them free of their sins, guilt, and burdens, rose again, and will live forever, inviting all to join Him if they'll but believe, confess their sins, and lay down their lives to follow Him.

Welcome to my blog! I'm glad you are here.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. -Matthew 5:16


  1. I saw your post on Christian Pen this morning and liked the title of your blog, so I decided to check it out. I am a writer and editor -- have been for decades -- and don't have any advice for you other than to keep doing what you're doing. You have a natural flair for conversational writing that draws the reader into your words. Your blog is original and creative, which seems to reflect its author. Well done!

  2. I've been looking through your blog today - wow, so impressed! Thanks so much for shining so brightly for Jesus. Keep pressing on! =)

  3. Very cool! I just looked around from the rebelution's writing group and this is great!! Keep it up! (and I love photography too!)

  4. I saw a post that you tagged my friend too and so I looked at your blog and so far I'm liking it!!


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