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Karen Mulder

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Groceries Delivered With A Smile

04/04/2016

When I was ill with a terrible cold—the kind that makes you feel miserable and you can  barely move your body from one room to another—a friend called and said, “I am at the grocery store, what may I pick up for you?” I responded, “Oh I would love some orange juice and three cans […]

I Don’t Know

02/17/2017

 I attended a funeral in which a son of the deceased said:  “My 4 year old son asked me, ‘Why did God make Grandpa Mark die?’  I told him, “God wanted someone to play basketball with.” I cringed when I heard this father’s explanation.  I could just imagine what the little 4 year old thought, […]

A Cure for Sorrow

08/10/2015

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?

07/02/2015

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

02/14/2015

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

02/02/2017

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

09/08/2015

“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?”