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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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“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 day, where you could trust more and fear less. […]

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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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Hindsight: Steve Jobs Looks Back

by Karen on March 16, 2009

Commencement address by Steve Jobs CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios delivered on June 12, 2005 I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to […]

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Hindsight: The Two Week Delay

by Karen on March 3, 2009

(Note from Karen: This is a true story but my friends asked if I would change their names to protect their privacy. I was happy to comply.) Eric walked into the kitchen as his young wife, Annie, was preparing dinner. The air was fragrant with the aroma of spaghetti sauce and garlic bread. After a […]

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Encouragement: A Franciscan Benediction

by Karen on March 2, 2009

Bonnie Keen was our speaker at our Women’s Retreat this weekend. She shared this quote from Phillip Yancey’s book, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? It so touched my heart I wanted to pass it on. A Franciscan Benediction May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that we […]

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Dear Karen: Is Y2K Finally Here?

by Karen on February 26, 2009

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, I was very involved […]

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