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Dear Karen

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 disabilities, and a […]

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(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, Peggy. Unfortunately, I never met Peter.  Steve and I […]

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What Are You Grateful For?

by Karen on August 2, 2010

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 the world. I thought I would make a top 10 list of the things I’m grateful […]

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Giving Up Worrying for Lent

by Karen on March 23, 2010

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 going on from God.) It’s a […]

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Breaking Free From My Addiction to Worrying

by Karen on March 12, 2010

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 have impacted my life dramatically—my […]

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“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 […]

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Serving in Haiti: A Mother’s Peace of Mind

by Karen on February 5, 2010

“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 making a difference and […]

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Perspective on My Aging Mom

by Karen on May 19, 2009

My mom has always been an amazing woman… strong beyond belief, sharp as a tack, and more energy than a roomful of Energizer bunnies! No kidding, my dad had a stroke when he was 53 (his left side was paralyzed) and my mom took care of him single-handedly for almost 22 years until he died. […]

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Natural Beauty in Colorado

by Karen on May 7, 2009

I was visiting with friends in the mountains of Colorado and had the opportunity (notice I didn’t say pleasure!) of hiking up to this beautiful waterfall. There’s something profoundly moving about seeing God’s beauty in nature, particularly when we drove up most of the way and walked down! I had time during our walk back […]

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The Noticer by Andy Andrews

by Karen on April 27, 2009

I’ll be the first to admit that I love good romance stories — stories that tug at my heart and transport me to another place and time. I love stories of people who, like me, are looking for love and end up finding it right in front of them. But most of the time, those […]

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