Author: Karen Spears Zacharias

  • Pray for Peace

    Pray for Peace

        I spoke with a soldier friend of mine today. He's an active-duty soldier who has served several tours of duty in Iraq. He is also somebody who grew up in war-torn Sudan. He remembers when he was a child how his homeland was[..]
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  • Crook’s Corner Book Prize Longlist

    Crook’s Corner Book Prize Longlist

    Editor's Note: Just wanted to share this bit of happy news with you all. Mother of Rain has been chosen as one of the debut novels competing for the Crook's Corner Book Prize. I get all water-eyed about this because I know some of these[..]
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  • Let’s Talk Ebola

    Let’s Talk Ebola

      Let's talk Ebola for a moment. I, like many of you, have been praying for those afflicted by Ebola. Not just Dr. Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the two Americans who were afflicted with the virus while ministering health to those suffering in West Africa,[..]
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  • God is Good, God is Great

    God is Good, God is Great

    I learned a lot of prayers in childhood but one specific prayer has been lingering with me lately. It's a prayer you might have learned in childhood, too. Remember this one? God is good God is great Now let us thank Him When I learned that[..]
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  • Not Quite Finster

    Not Quite Finster

      There we were, just taking the scenic route, over White Pass, through the Wenatchee Forest, when we came upon the unexpected. There are times when I find whimsy in the unexpected and nonsensical. This wasn't one of those times. "STOP!" I say to the[..]
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  • Another Mississippi Burning

    Another Mississippi Burning

        Friends: My dear friend Deedy Salie lost her home in Mississippi yesterday. Deedy is a Gold Star wife. Her husband, David, was killed in Afghanistan. Long-time readers of the blog will remember that I wrote often of Deedy during 2005-2007. It was Joe[..]
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  • Keeping it Weird and Loud

    Keeping it Weird and Loud

      I have lived in Portland at various times of my adult life. First as a college student, then as a young married woman. My three older children were all born in the Greater Portland area. I was living there when Mt. St. Helen's erupted.[..]
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  • Death without a Funeral

    Death without a Funeral

      This was going to be the blog post in which I announced that daughter Konnie and her husband are expecting wee ones. I had it all written in my mind. I was going to share with you how long a struggle this has been[..]
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  • What we can do

    What we can do

      I leave town for a few days and I be dadgum if the whole world didn't fall apart. There are wildfires brewing in Wenatchee. Bombs dropping in Gaza. People shooting down  passengers planes from the sky over the Ukraine. And let's not forget the[..]
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