Hello World!

My name is Kate and you’ve apparently stumbled upon my blog, Under the Mulberry Tree.  I’ll be 003wedhonest, this title has no real significance, except that “mulberry” is the closest thing to a real word my newly adopted last name will ever come to.  For those of you who don’t know, my last name is Muhlbaier.

I love God- or rather I am deeply loved by God.  Ten years ago, the remarkable love of God compelled me to begin my journey as a follower of Jesus.  Along the road I have become a wife, seminary student and pastor.  I am also the mama to Penny Lane and Phoebe (children of the canine and feline persuasions).

I’m kinda geeky, but I’m learning to own it.  I really like to read theology and Harry Potter.  Which I like more depends on my mood.  I’m also something of a netflix junkie, a history buff, and a music enthusiastic who sings off key.  I’d add hispter to this list (I certainly own enough scarves), but last week I bought all non-organic produce, so I think I lost my h-card.

For the most part, this blog deals with the intersection of theology and life.  Mostly I write on the proper ethic of biblical womanhood, but other things pop up from time to time as well.  At the end of the day, I just want to be a witness- no a conduit- of God’s Kingdom breaking into this one.  Maybe, in some tiny way, this blog will be part of that.


One of my all time favorite quotes is from the show M*A*S*H. Henry asks, “Does she speak English, Radar?” To which Radar replies, “No, but it’s good that you can smile in Korean.”  See.  Kindness is relevant in every culture.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Pauline May 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm #


    Can you tell me who the artist is that painted the portrait of Mary and the baby Jesus that you have used on 22nd March 2013? I have loved this picture for a long time but haven’t been able to find out anything about its origins. Thanks & God bless


  2. Amanda September 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Hi there, I’d love to hear your perspective on Genesis 2:24. My mother constantly uses this verse to argue that my husband should basically leave his family and I should not. She always says “the MAN must leave his family and cleave to his wife” I’ve been reerching it and other than complimentary theory and the fact that when it was written the society was patriarchal I can’t find any justification or argument against what seems to be nonsense because my argument isn’t biblical. Any ideas? you can email me!

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