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...

Perspective on My Aging Mom

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...

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

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...