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.


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?




Store Events Book Tour

It’s great to get out and meet readers, plus fun to visit retailers and their stores. My author friend Cynthia L. Simmons and I will be doing that in January. I do this at other times too.

I like to create events for retail stores. In Waynesboro, PA (Jan 25, Morning Star: A Perfect Gift) I’ll be leading some craft fun in making doll necklaces and paper sunflower pupets. These are from my books God’s Girls and 52 Weekly Devotions from Busy Families. I’ll also do a few activities related to The One Year My Princess Devotions. Cynthia will dress in Civil War costume and share about money during that historic time.

At two other stores (The Master’s Mercantile, Potttstown, PA  (Jan 26) and Easly, SC, Rochester Book) I will demonstrate making a variety of treats with my basic biscuit dough recipe from my book The Gift of Bread. It’s adapted from a civil war recipe. Cynthia will be haring from her fiction book: Pursuit of Gold.



Karen's Blog

Easy Banner to Make
on 2019-04-11

Books: Gifts that Give More
on 2018-11-29

Harvest Time
on 2018-10-12

Red Leaves Falling
on 2018-09-19

School and lifelines
on 2018-08-27

on 2018-08-15

Lasting Friendships
on 2018-08-06

Nurture Yours Dreams
on 2018-08-01

Beach Exploration
on 2018-07-25

Emerging Butterflies
on 2018-07-06

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