Praying For Your Children

I was just dropping my then-12-year-old Lexi off at pottery class, but found myself faced with an unexpected and unsettling dilemma. Each month, the pottery studio featured an art display in the lobby but this one sickened my spirit. Skeletons, overtly sensual sculptures of Eden, death, darkness. Perhaps it was the Halloween season, but this Continue »

The Prayer Knot

Whether you are sending your child off to kindergarten or to college, the adjustment is a hard one! It is a reminder that they are growing up and that they are in the process of moving on. When we are in the midst of raising children, it can seem like a never-ending task! The reality Continue »

Tired & Weary

I pick up the phone and hear these words “I want to quit my job!” “Which one?” “The one that has little pay, where everyone seems ungrateful and there’s always more to do than I’ve already done!” “Oh, you mean your job as a servant?” “Yes, I want to quite THAT job!!” “Well, you can’t, Continue »

From Fear to Freedom

Note: Recently, Karen was a guest on FamilyLife Today. In a 2 part series called From Fear to Freedom she shares about being filled with fear even though she and her pastor husband were empty nesters, she had a successful book, a thriving church community, and four happy well adjusted children. Listen to the broadcast and read Continue »

Pray Through It All

While I was writing my memoir, Once Upon A Child, I recounted many moments I had as a little girl that have shaped my thought process as an adult. For example, I was a very strong-willed little person who loved challenges. I wanted to learn how to ride a bicycle without training wheels when my Continue »

28 Ways to Connect with God

We’ve all been there: those “I Know This Is My Quiet Time But My Brain/To-Do List/Kid Feels Very LOUD” moments. There’s that desire… which on days like these, can start to feel like pressure… to have pacified souls like Mary though our lives are shouting, full of Martha demands. So here are a few suggestions Continue »