Karen Mulder

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A Cure for Sorrow


There is an old Chinese tale about the woman whose only son died.  In her grief, she went to the Holy man and said, “What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?”  Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her, “Fetch me a […]

Do You Allow Others To Care For You?


When a friend asks, “How may I help you during this difficult time?”  Do you respond, “Oh thanks, but I am doing just fine.” There are times when we need to be generous receivers of care. Janet recalls a time that she was seeing a counselor when things were tough in her marriage.  She says, “One […]

The Story of Saint Valentine


The Story of Saint Valentine “The story of Valentine’s Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian Martyr.   The emperor was Claudius II.   The Christian was Valentinus. Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and had made it a crime punishable by death to […]

The Best Type of Valentine’s Card


Start now and create the best kind of Valentine’s card for your spouse or friend. Here is how: Purchase a beautiful card which is blank inside, or just use whatever paper is available.  Believe me, it isn’t the paper that is important here.  It’s the handwritten message. Consider the questions: Why do you love your spouse (or other special […]

Look At The Heart


“When God measures a person, God puts the tape around the heart instead of the head.” – Author Unknown

President Lincoln had the wonderful ability to laugh at himself, especially his own physical appearance. When Senator Stephen Douglas once called him a “two-faced man,” Lincoln responded, “I leave it to my audience. If I had another face, do you think I would wear this one?”

A Healthy Riddle


What can you give someone that is organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, non-fattening, no preservatives and 100% wholesome? It is also free and the supply is endless, and it lowers blood pressure and reduces stress, which cuts the risk of heart disease. I am wondering… can you solve this riddle? Oh by the way it […]

The ABC’s of Love


Today’s wisdom is from God: “God so loved the world that he gave us Jesus,” and Jesus shows us in his life, death and resurrection: how to love God and all of our neighbors. In Jesus, God says to each one of us: A -I ACCEPT you as you are. B – I BELIEVE you […]