Karen1 Posts

The Holiness of Place

Can you see the holiness of a place


the “No Trespass” sign?

That moment

 when you knew the things


even to the “Video Surveillance”?

Bowed your heart

                        in silent gratitude

because words

                           nor song

were enough.

Only sucked back sobbing

                                                   would suffice read more

Appearances: Bristol, Johnson City & Knoxville

18119635I am on the road this week. I have a couple of book events lined up in Tennessee. If you are around for either of them, I’d love to see you. Come on out. Bring your friends. Tell your librarians & book clubs.
Author Signing

Jun 22, 2014 2:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Johnson City
Franklin Terrace
3030 Franklin Terrace
Johnson City

Tuesday, June 24, 6 p.m. read more

The Problem of Evil

I have been intentionally silent.  Instead of blogging, I have spent time listening to the ramblings  of Elliot Rodger. I watched the news reports of Richard Martinez grieving for his beautiful son, Christopher, one of Rodger’s victims.

Mostly I have sat in silence and grieved for the dead and the families they left behind.

Those law enforcement officers in Vegas.

The Wal-Mart shopper.

The students at Seattle Pacific University. read more

Shrews for Jesus

Shrews for Jesus


ATHARINE, the Shrew, was the eldest daughter of Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua. She was a lady of such an ungovernable spirit and fiery temper, such a loud-tongued scold, that she was known in Padua by no other name than Katharine the Shrew.

Forget about her.

Meet me,  Karen. A lady of such an ungovernable spirit and fiery temper, such a loud-tongued scold, that I am known by no other name than Shrew for Jesus. read more

About Emily Letts & that Abortion Video


Writing about the pros and cons of abortion always makes me feel like a hypocrite. How can I possible advise others when I know how wrenching and personal such a decision can be?

On one hand I don’t feel the least bit qualified to offer up thoughts about abortion. And on the other hand, I feel like who better to offer up such thoughts than someone who has been through it?

Granted the abortions of today are nothing like the abortions of 1974. No longer are young girls required to check into a hospital and be assigned a room on the maternity floor for a three-day stay as I was. read more