Welcome

I hope you are surrounded by a wonderful family, natual 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

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. 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. 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 I’m available to coach you on your writing and makreting journey.

I’m grateful to be on the cover of Leading Hearts Magazine. The feature articles let you know more about me. 

 

Other facts about me:

  • The One Year My Princess Devotions won the Christian Retailer Best Awards, children's nonfiction category,
  •  52 Weekly Devotions for Families Called to Serve, a book to connect families and help devlop servant hearts in children.
  •  I love to cook, especially breads. My book The 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.

Check out my bread baking, and crafting with kids, videos on my youtube channel.

Check out videos of my TV appearances (press kit page) and my numerous upcoming book releases.

News

Upcoming release/what to do with kids at home

My next book (drum roll) will be a devotional for Moms. It should release next February or March. I can’t tell you more yet.

Meanwhile, with the pandemic I’ve done some FB lives and my publisher put up a post from me.on what to do with children at home. Check them out

Blog post on sharing about the coronavirus with children

A healthy snack that engages children for a while.

Stay-at-home field trips 

Water play and safety

 

Have fun and build memories!

Coming Soon: 52 Weekly Devotions for Families Called to Serve

Newest Book!

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?

Got the book? Then get extra tips on using it from the Family Faith and Food Blog

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