I hope you are surrounded by a wonderful family, natural or through relationships developed. I share from my heart to bring creativity, stronger bonds, and inspiration to you and my other readers.

A message from Karen

Family has always been the heart of my life, whether part of my natural family, my military family when living on bases, or my family of friends. I hope family is important to you too!

 I desire to help you develop strong relationships with your family and God, and to live more joyfully. It’s a pleasure to connect with my readers, so please join me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. I’d love to hear your story and if you are a writer, I’m available to coach you on your writing and marketing journey.


Interacting as a Family

I enjoyed praying, crafting, cooking, and playing with my children as they grew up. My new books reflect those activities to give you more resources to use with your families. 52 Weekly Devotions for Family Prayer shares a new way to try praying together every week. Devos for Brave Boys shares stories that encourage young lads to be brave. The Super-sized Book of Bible Gift Crafts provides ideas and patters for making more than 100 paper crafts from gamees and puppets to cards and decorations (12 categories) of inexpensive fun that also shares kindness and encouragement with suggestions of messages to write on the crafts.

Check out my bread baking, and crafting with kids videos on my youtube channel.Have fun cooking and creating crafts with children!

Check out videos of my TV appearances (press kit page) and my numerous upcoming book releases and discover how I want to offer you hope and ideas to help you an your loved ones thrive!


Praying as a Family

Prayer is so important in the Christian life. We need to equip our children to be great prayer warriors and to praise God for all he does. I prayed with my children as they grew. My new book that releases October 1, 2021 is 52 Weekly Devotions for Family Prayer. Every week there’s a new way to pray as a family plus hands on activities to explore questions children ask about prayer.

Prayer can be simple and short such as the POW-WOW prayers where one person states one worry and one wonder/blessing. The next person prays over the worry in one sentence and worships over the wonder with one sentence and then states a worry and a praise. This circles around until everyone has prayed. Praying for someone else helps a child focus on another family member and care about the prayer needs and rejoice in the blessings.

Growing a Mother's Heart Released

My newest book released this week Growing a Mother’s Heart: Devotions of Faith, Hope, and Love for Mothers Past, Present, and Future. I so enjoyed writing and interviewing moms for their stories. As moms we have the joys of smiles and kisses as well as laughter shared and the excitement of watching little ones grow. The Ah-ha momments when a child grasps a new concept is a wonder to treasure. We also share struggles when things go wrong and unexpected problems arise. That’s when other moms bring comfort and help us know we are not alone and not the only ones who struggle.

We are moms forever whether our child is on this side of heaven or not. They may grow up but we’re still mom! WQe do the best we can and the best is to simply continue loving each child. A mother’s unconditional love helps our children understand God’s unconditional love.

These stories include moms throughout history, biblical moms, and contemporary moms. To add laughter quotes form little girls are sprinkled throughout the book.

God is with us every day and rejoices with us and comforts us when we need it.