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,...

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...