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Pause Before You Pounce

When you can’t always control the look of your house–or the actions of those living in it–do you sometimes also have a hard time controlling your temper and your tongue? With certain humans, do you find yourself behaving biblically backwards—being slow to listen, quick to speak and quick to become angry?

 Sign-up for the 5-Day Pause Before You Pounce Challenge and learn to pause, pray, and then… Don’t pounce at all!

DIY Summertime Iced Coffee Recipe

My favorite summertime drink is iced coffee. Actually, who am I trying to kid? It doesn’t matter what season or temperature it is outside, I’ll choose to drink iced coffee over hot coffee almost every time.

If you’ve never tried cold-brewed iced coffee, you are missing out! It is so much more than pouring hot coffee over ice to cool it. In a pinch I have taken whatever is left in the coffee pot after my hubby gets his coffee in the morning and put it in the fridge to chill, but it’s not the same.

Hey there, friend!

I’m so glad you’ve dropped by!

Welcome to my online home! If you and I were visiting in person, I’d grab a mismatched mug from my kitchen cupboard and make you some French press coffee. But for now, click or tap your way around my site and grab a free resource or two. I also invite you to subscribe to my monthly newsletter full of creative ideas for following God, serving your family, and loving people—including a few recipes per month! And I’d love to hang out with you on social media so be sure to connect with me via the links at the bottom of this page. I’m so thrilled and honored to have you here.


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When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable

Bible Study


Take the next steps in breaking the pattern of people-pleasing

This six-session video Bible study is filled with vulnerable and humorous stories, biblical insight, and encouragement from someone who’s been there. Karen walks you through how you can quit the pleasing game, reclaim your life, and walk with God in peace and confidence.

This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

  • The study guide itself—with warm-up, group discussion and personal reflection questions, video notes and Scripture memory verses.
  • An individual access code to stream all six video sessions online (you don’t need to buy a DVD!).

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When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable


Feeling overwhelmed, burned out, and pulled in too many directions by the needs of others? Break the pattern of people-pleasing and confidently live your life.

With vulnerable and humourous stories, biblical insight, and encouragement from someone who’s been there, this practical book will help you:

  • Discover how to live out your priorities despite the opinions and expectations of others.
  • Implement boundaries with the pushers, pouters, guilt bombers, and others who try to call the shots in your life.
  • Cultivate a strategy for knowing when to say yes and how to say no.
  • Learn how to navigate the tension between following God and loving the people around you.