Welcome

Author and speaker Karen Whiting shares from her heart to bring creativity, truth, and inspiration to her readers. She shares her messages through her twenty-five books for women, families, and children plus hundreds of articles, media appearances, and speaking engagements.

A message from Karen

I love to let creativity splash on the pages I write. I desire to help you develop strong relationships with your family and God and to live more joyfully. Check out videos of my TV appearances and my numerous upcoming book releases. It’s a pleasure to connect with my readers, so please join me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. I will soon be signing a contract for another family devotional. This one will focus on families who impact lives (or deire to do so).

My book The One Year My Princess Devotions won the Christian Retailer Best Awards, children's nonfiction category, for the year of release. These are books the retailers believe have a great impact. Hopefully as Christians we impact lives, including our children’s lives.

My next release will be September 1, 2019, 52 Weekly Devotions for Families who Serve. The contents will help stengthen families and include stories of families with a member who serves in the cmmunity (firefighters, law enforcement, EMTs, vulounteers) and those who serve in the world or serve our nation (military, missionaries). Hands on ativities, chat prompts, Bible story connection, and more will help families understand God’s call to serve and understand what helps equip families to face tough situations and pressures of lifestyles.

 I love to cook, especially breads. My new book Gift of Bread includes recipes, heart warming stores around bread, and insights into bread in the Bible. It’s a book that’s been on my heart for a long time. Jesus is the Bread of Life and I’m thankful for His gift of living bread. Check out a video on making muffin bouquets, a great way to include bread on your table. See more videos on my youtube channel.

News

Coming Soon: 52 Weekly Devotions for Families Called to Serve

  Releasing September 1, 2019

God has called us all to serve the people around us, no matter what our careers or callings are. How can you help your children understanding God's call to serve and share his love in fun and meaningful ways?

If your family serves as first responders, military, missionaries, or volunteers regularly, how would you like a book that helps you thrive with the unique problems of your lives? Share scriptures, real stories, and activities that help you connect and talk about your lives and those of others who serve. Apply tips to improve your family dynamics and help your children understand and celebrate your service person.

Would you like your family to really understand the lifestyles of people who serve— first responders such as firefighters, police, and EMTs; military, missionaries, and families who volunteer?  Understand the call to serve, the sacrifices, living with a member in a dangerous career, and dedication that impacts the entire family, plus the rewards and joys of really helping people. That’s what you’ll discover in 52 Weekly Devotions for Families who Serve

Book contents

  • Weekly focus and family Beatitude 
  • Weekly scripure
  • 3-4 hands-on activities to do as a familuy
  • Contemporary story that involved the family who has someone who servesn (firefighter, law enforcement, military, volunteer, EMT, disaster relief, missionary)
  • Scriptures with chat prompts to inspire great conversatiojns
  • Scrapbook promt to journal or create a faith memory album
  • Frontline tips on dealing with a lifestyle issue
  • Prayer
  • Wrap up of final thoughts for the week

 

Family Meals

  Family meals are the heart of family time when we gather together to celebrate the day, share our problems and joys, and build bonds. I enjoy cooking so that always made the meal time fun. Even if cooking is not your thing, you can still make sure you sit together while eating take-out or even cereal.

Conversation should be important. That means turning off technology (even cell phones). I don’t bring my phone to the table. People actually can wait for you to have time to return calls. Making your familiy a priority reminds them that they are important and you value time with them.

Meals are also where children learn to share food, use their manners, and rejoice in one another’s successes while learning to sympathize with the hurts or challenges they face. Be sure to give each person time to speak and share the best and hardest parts of the day. It’s also time to laugh together and share jokes and family stories.

What are your favorite memories? Hardest parts of meal times? Silliest times?