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Five Days to a Hospitable Heart

Do you want to open up your home and connect with others, but you don’t think you have the time or ability?

Five Days to a Hospitable Heart walks you through a passage of scripture on opening your heart and home and also provides a reflection question for the day, a heartfelt prayer to pray, and a delicious recipe to prepare. 

How to Plant an Herb Garden

When my husband and I were college sweethearts, we spent a lot of time in the summers in his parents’ back yard just talking. I loved that place. I felt like I was in a lovely botanical garden with the gorgeous flowers and trees, budding bushes, and quaint bird feeders. It was park-like and perfect! In addition, his mom grew a lovely herb garden. When I got married, I decided I wanted to learn to grow herbs too.

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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.