27 March

Remember March 1st?

Remember March 1st?

It’s been quite a month. It’s mind blowing to think what has shifted in our everyday routines within just a few short weeks. Yesterday, I found myself spraying my one can of Lysol on a box that arrived at my front door. Seriously?!! As we settle into finding a new routine that protects ourselves and […]

20 March

To COVID, or not to COVID? That is the question.

To COVID, or not to COVID? That is the question.

In some ways, I’m so oversaturated with COVID-19 news that I’d prefer a different topic. But alongside that sentiment, I’m aware that this is a moment in time that all of us will remember. This period will be a defining season that will be studied and analyzed for a long time after hand sanitizer is […]

13 March

Steering Clear of the Compromise – Part 2

Steering Clear of the Compromise – Part 2

No matter what season of life you find yourself in, there are huge longings. We want something to be different. We want someone to be better. We want those we love to be thriving. Last week, I raised the issue of how often we try to “help God out” in fulfilling our longings. However, we […]

6 March

Steering Clear of the Compromise – Part 1

Steering Clear of the Compromise – Part 1

Have you ever wanted something? … really wanted something? I don’t mean a possession, like a car, a house, the latest technology, or the cutest outfit. Certainly, we can have those material desires, but what about the ones deep in your gut: a husband, a child, a job you’ve always dreamed of, or simply feeling […]

28 February

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

I was definitely taught the principle of “stranger danger” as a child, but I don’t think we used that term in my home. So, when my college-age daughter used that term recently to warn a friend, it made me smile. I didn’t expect to hear that from a 19-year-old, but the phrase also made me […]

21 February

When God Doesn’t Ask

When God Doesn’t Ask

I’ve had many different titles rattle around my brain for this post… Why Doesn’t God Ask? What Does God Owe Me? … and the one I landed on: When God Doesn’t Ask. The fact of the matter is that God rarely asks. Not once has God asked me: “Karin, is this a good time for […]

14 February

The Unfamiliar

The Unfamiliar

Last week, I wrote about appreciating what’s familiar in our lives. We can often get into a rhythm and routine that finds us eventually taking the good for granted and grumbling about those things we want to change. We dream about a different house, a different season of life, a different job, a new friend… […]

7 February

The Familiar

The Familiar

Have you ever been at a place in life where you’re simply frustrated? Month after month, you run into the same problems with the same people. You’re tired of the same kid down the street causing your child angst… or maybe it’s the same guy on your team at work causing you the same stress? […]

31 January

Where is God in your storm?

Where is God in your storm?

If everything in your life right now is pretty good and 2020 is ringing in bright and cheery, then the answer to the question posed in this blog title is fairly simple. Obviously, we know that God’s right with us in the midst of our storm. Every good Christian knows the answer. Until all hell […]

24 January

My learning curve with MLK

My learning curve with MLK

As many of you will know, Memphis is my home. As the proud daughter of a family with a long military heritage, I had the opportunity to move a few times in my childhood. But for the last 29 of 32 years, I’ve lived in Memphis and have embraced the grit and grind of that […]