I know that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him. ~Ecclesiastes 3:14  Sometimes when I look into the night sky to see the amazing universe, the vast darkness dotted with infinite stars and… Continue reading Awe

I Really Mean It!

A few construction workers were pouring a new driveway for us. They were diligently working in the hot sun, and I knew they could use some refreshing beverages. The first time I offered to get them something to drink, they politely declined. But the second time, I actually took a few bottles of icy water… Continue reading I Really Mean It!

Not So Random

On a recent walk I happened to find a penny on the side of the road. Many of you know that pennies have become a treasured reminder of God’s love for me. I often find them at especially appropriate times or in unusual places, so that I believe the finding is more than coincidence. So… Continue reading Not So Random


(Karen and Jim, Easter 2014) Our past three years could be described as the proverbial “roller-coaster ride” of life. In 2014,  I was delighted to be called to serve in ministry with my husband Jim, who was a pastor at our dear church in Toledo. Nine months later, I learned that I had ovarian cancer.… Continue reading Identity