ASK by Ryan Levesque

Hey friends. You know I don’t usually do this (lately, I just pictures of my grandkids on Facebook!) but many of you know I collaborated on Ryan Levesque’s book ASK: The Counterintuitive Online Formula to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy… Create...

Helping Children with Disabilities: Young Life Capernaum

Dear Friends: At this time of year — a season of thanks and giving — Steve and I are mindful that Young Life Capernaum couldn’t do the loving work that they do without the generosity of donors and friends like you. You can give a present of hope to a child with...

Remembering Peter Borsay: A Fallen Soldier I Never Knew

(This is a repost of what a wrote a few years ago about Peter and Peggy Borsay. Each year I remember…) It was 44 years ago today (Memorial Day) that my brother-in-law, Peter Borsay, was killed in Vietnam. Peter was married to my husband’s older sister,...

How I Saved My iPhone After It Went Swimming

Okay, this may qualify as bragging… A couple of months ago I was getting a pedicure and accidentally (duh) dropped my iPhone into the tub of water. It was like watching a scene in slow motion. I saw it start to fall and tried to grab it; time slowed down as I...

DCA Admiral’s Club Amazing Bloody Marys!

(The secret’s the Old Bay seasoning — having lived in Maryland, Old Bay is a staple that gives these drinks some added zip!) Mrs. T’s Bloody Mary Mix Vodka (to taste) ½ Lemon, squeezed w no seeds 2 shakes of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce ½...

What Are You Grateful For?

My dear friend, Tom Davis, Pres of Children’s HopeChest, an international child advocacy organization, did a blog post today called What are You Grateful For? He said, “Perspective. Today’s post really got me thinking about my life vs. the rest of...

Giving Up Worrying for Lent

Have you ever had a conversation with God where you have your fingers crossed behind your back? I have. “Lord, I want to learn to be patient.” (Fingers doubled crossed behind my back!) (I always have this little kid inside of me that thinks I can hide what’s really...

Breaking Free From My Addiction to Worrying

Confession: I am a Worrier – with a capital W. I think I might need a 12-step program. “Hi. My name is Karen. I’m a Worrier.” “Hi, Karen.” Because lately, I’ve begun to wonder if I’m not addicted to worry. Over the years, there have been many unexpected crises that...

My Daughter’s Trip to Haiti: Mending Bodies & Hearts, Including Mine

“Hi Mom. It’s Kel. I’m back in the States! We were transported out of Port Au Prince on an Air Force C-17 cargo transport plane to Charleston, SC. Oh, Mom, I have so much to tell you but I’ve been up for almost 36 hours so as soon as I get some sleep, I’ll let you...

Serving in Haiti: A Mother’s Peace of Mind

“Hi, Mom. It’s Kel. Haiti is chaotic and crazy but I’m feeling so much better. I think I just had a 24-hour bug. You wouldn’t believe the horrible conditions here but I’m doing great now. Patients are all over the floor of the hospital and it’s total chaos, but we are...