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...

Fearless: 
Imagine Your Life Without Fear 
by Max Lucado

“Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one...

Dear Karen: Is Y2K Finally Here?

This morning, out of the blue, I got a Facebook message from an old friend. He asked, “Are you still waiting for Y2K to hit?” I’d like to share my answer to that question with a little background first. For many of my friends who knew me in the late 90’s,...