Mary Grace Writing is a blog dedicated to the poetry and other writings of Mary Grace van der Kroef. All words displayed here are original writings by Mary, unless otherwise stated. None may be used without express permission of the author.

Mary Grace van der Kroef was born and raised in North Western Ontario. Her love of poetry and writing started at age fourteen, and she has been writing ever since. She is a wife, mother of three beautiful children, and an amateur artist. She lives with her family in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario, Canada.

Mary Grace writes from a Christian worldview. She believes art, and the art of the written word, are a powerful form of worship and ministry. She endeavours to encourage others with the words she writes.

She has been a member of the World Guild since June 2020.

Author’s Portfolio


The Branch That I Am saw officially release on November 2nd, 2021. (Early release on September 13, 2021.)

A collection of 26 poems on the theme of mental health, chronic illness, and faith. Poems of prayer, questions, and perceived answers. A book of hope.

Short Fiction:

October 15, 2021 Mary’s short story ‘Fireflies of Red and Blue’ was included in Honeyguide Magazine‘s first anniversary Issue.(Issue 3 available in print and online forms from their shop.)

April 15, 2021 ‘Our Forest on an Artist’s Conk‘, a short story, was published online by Hencroft Hub, in their ISSUE ONE themed ‘fungus’.


September 28th 2021, The Grief Dialogues published ‘Hosanna Joy‘ on their guest stories’ website.

August 6th, 2021 Calla Press graciously published ‘Hope‘ on their digital platform.

July 30th – Aug. 1st, 2021 Agape Review published Mary’s poems ‘Love Is’, ‘Self Control’, and ‘Goodness’, on their digital platform.

July 28th, 2021 ‘Stealing Visits,’ was published by Global Poemic, Kindred Voices In The Ara of COVID-19.

July 1st, 2021 ‘Lovers Getaway,’ appeared in the Dwelling Literary’s BEACH HOUSE Issue. Page 15.

June 30th, 2021 ‘Rooted Deep,’ was included in Divine Purpose Magazin’s July 2021 | Summer | 3rd Quarter Issue.

June 1st, 2021: ‘Arachnid Artist,’ went live in the Dwelling Literary’s BUGS UNDER THE RUG Issue. Page 13.

May 25th 2021: ‘Splinter,’ was published in Fahmidan Journal‘s Issue 6: Autoimmune & Mental Health Warriors. Page 10 – 11.

May 1st, 2021: ‘Pots of Hope‘ was published by Dwelling Literary in the GREENHOUSE Issue. Page 22.

March 31st, 2021: Lothlorien Poetry Journal published Enthroned on Stone and River Witch.

December 1st, 2020: Mary’s poem “Reservoir of Tears” was included in Kitchen Sink Magazine’s second Issue. This issue can be downloaded for free on their website.

August 2020: The poem, ‘Sit‘, was chosen for the ‘Best of Kindness’ anthology, after entering the 2020 ‘Best Of Kindness’ competition, held by the Origami Poetry Project. This anthology is now available on Amazon.com. (https://www.origamipoems.com/)

In June 2020, her poem, ‘The Branch’, was runner-up in the ‘In The Beginning’ writers competition poetry category, held by the Word Guild. (https://thewordguild.com/)

Articles / Non-Fiction

November 15th, 2021 Calla Press published the Creative None Fiction story ‘The Pansy’s Purpose‘.

November 3rd, 2021 The Edge of Humanity Magazine published The Art of Remembering in their Human Condition category.

May 29, 2021 Springs of Living Water, a blog post/article was published on the Divine Purpose Magazine’s website.

Mary’s article The Purpose in Just Being You was included in Divine Purpose Magazine‘s April 2021 | Spring | 2nd Quarter Issue.

Recorded / Live Features

July 22nd, 2021 Mary Grace was featured by The Creatively Christian Podcast created by Theophany Media.

©Mary Grace van der Kroef 2020

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2 thoughts on “Portfolio

    • Hello, Philip

      I am always writing. I have many poems and a several short stories I am working on. It’s going slowly right now, but it’s going.

      I am not remembering your name right now, so I don’t remember sharing any opportunities with you. But you are welcome.

      Be blessed!


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