Karen Mulder

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You Saved My Life!


“Everybody can be great. . .because anybody can serve.  You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love.”  Martin Luther King, Jr. A Simple Gesture  by John Schlatter Mark […]

Coping With Loneliness


Edna says, “I lost my mom in 2005, my husband in 2009 and in 2013 my dad died.  I feel so lost.  I have no one.  I sometimes feel that God has forgotten me.  Where do I turn?” God responds to those who are lonely and sad.  In Isaiah 58:10, God says, “If you offer […]

What May I Do to Help You?


Often when asked, “What may I do to help you?” most people are hesitant.  “Oh, nothing, really,”  they say.  “I’m fine.”  (Perhaps they aren’t sure themselves, can’t make a decision, or don’t want to inconvenience you.)  So we need to make an educated guess about what a person’s needs might be.  It is helpful to […]

A Mini-Vacation from Suffering


How can you help someone take a “mini-vacation” or take a break from suffering?

Are You a Gossip?


Are you a gossip and don’t know it? “A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.”  Proverbs 11:13 “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”  Psalm 141:3 When someone tells you his sad story or bears her raw-self, keep that confidence.  Do […]

Would You Help My Mom?


I was in Meijer grocery store (which is always a bit overwhelming for me).  I was looking for cakes for Steve’s birthday, and a hand grabbed mine.  It was a little boy (7 or 8 years old) asking if I could help his mom.  I said, “yes;” so, I left my cart and went to the next […]

A Day In Prison


by Randy Simpson My day is filled with loneliness and despair, and wondering and thinking about my future!  Being in prison is a world of loneliness, and I do struggle with that each day. Try to imagine what it would be like to be empty inside, and hungry and not be able to fill your […]