5802 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 gift shop


Additional Information

Along with working at Books and Blessings Gift Shop, I have been a self-directed student of Biblical archaeology for ten years with emphasis on the historical Jesus and early Christanities.

During this period I have been to Israel twice, the last visit in 2018 with Dr. James Tabor, exploring from Dan to Tamar.  Prior to that trip I visited Jordan and Turkey.  This year I will be touring Egypt prior to joining the 30 member team to dig at  the Zion Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem in June 2019. YEA!  This is an experience of a lifetime for me!

For the last two summers I have dug sites in the Mimbres Valley, New Mexico with UN/Las Vegas.  We unearthed pottery, flora, fauna, and human remains of the Mimbres Indians dating c. 800 to 1000 AD.  I am a volunteer with the Mimbres Museum and offer lectures to students regarding the preservation of the Mimbres culture.

I am retired as Vice President of the Grand Canyon Railway serving the Grand Canyon in Arizona....and I loved it!

After retirement from the railroad, I volunteered at the Casa and also served as director of education and retreats in the 90's. I left that position to care for my husband who has since passed.  I returned to the Casa in the gift shop and started my business  IMAGES OF PASSION.  I am proud to have my company represented in the shop.  I create Rosary bracelets from semi precious materials.  My bracelets have been purchased by people from around the world....I love and am grateful for the wonderful opportunity  the shop has given me.

Come in and see all of us in the shop! It is a hidden jewel that I know you will be pleased to see!



See trip photos below (trip begins in the middle of May).  You can send Kathy a note by using the "Notes to Kathy" section below the photos (scroll down).


Kathy's Trip Photos

Trip Photos Part One


Kathy's trip photos from May 16th - May 31st.  47 photos

Part One

Trip Photos Part Two


Kathy's trip photos June 1st-10th. 50 photos

Part Two

Trip Photos PArt THree


Trip photos June 11-June 16 54 photos

Part three



Kathy's trip photos from June 17th -June 30th 57 photos 


Trip Photos part Five


Kathy's trip photos from June 30th -

Part Five