Parenting with a purpose This is the Life




We live in busy times. I often meet Christians who aren’t getting enough rest and who are overwhelmed by the busy-ness of life. They’re wearing themselves out.

That’s not God’s will for our lives!

Is it possible to find a balance so we’re not stressed and tired all the time?  I think it is! Here are four ideas – both spiritual and practical – for living a balanced life.


BLOG: God Knows How to Increase You

lossIf you’ve gone through a trauma or trial, sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost something, like you’re in some way diminished.

It can seem as though you’re on the “decrease” side of life.

Sometimes you did lose something. When my husband died, I felt the loss very deeply — it was real.

But I learned that the loss wasn’t the end of the story. Even if it seems as if your life is decreasing and things are being taken away, don’t be fooled. God is and always will be a God of increase.


I'm Getting Married!

In case you haven’t already heard, there’s really big news to share with you this month - finally, after 17 years of being single, I got engaged on Christmas, and will be getting married in March!

I’m marrying Bob Salisbury, who is a wonderful businessman from Minneapolis. He is a partner with ECA Marketing, a national annuity and life marketing organization ( and a 24-year member of Living Word Christian Center, pastored by Mac & Lynn Hammond.


Our wedding is March 11, just a small ceremony with our families in attendance.  After a short honeymoon (during my Spring Break) I’ll return to Tulsa to finish the school year at Rhema, then in May I’ll move to Minnesota.

Lots of people have asked how Bob & I met, so here’s the story:


Parenting Testimony

Dear Karen,

We just finished your DVD series "Parenting with Purpose" and it has changed our lives!  My husband and I are implementing and learning new things every day! I’m truly enjoying my children for the first time in a really long time -- a lot of the pressure about being a "perfect parent" has been lifted because no such thing exists. I find comfort in knowing that all the answers I need to help me be a better parent are in God’s word! Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us!

L.L. - Wilmington, Ohio


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