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Karen Mulder

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Break In Trust

08/21/2015

A BROKEN TRUST: INFIDELITY anonymous Two weeks before the birth of our son, the most dreadful thing happened:  I discovered that my husband was having an affair.  I had suspected it, but in every way possible I did want to believe it. However, what I had been denying inside became a reality; I was face […]

Be a Giver and Receiver

06/19/2014

On the Thursday of Holy Week, Jesus had a final dinner with his disciples.  It was then that Jesus tied a towel around his waist, took a bowl of water and knelt to wash the feet of his friends. When Jesus came to Peter, Peter said, “No way, Lord. You shall never wash my feet.”  […]

What do you say at the funeral of a person that committed suicide?

06/11/2015

There are no words!  There are no words which will fix the situation or take away your friends devastating grief.  The most important thing you can do is to  Be There.  Go to the visitation and the funeral.  Your presence is the most important gift you can give your friend.  Too often in difficult situations, like […]

The Power of Listening

02/03/2016

Two ears, one mouth – pause – What might God be telling us? Which do you prefer more when you’re dealing with an issue – someone telling you what you need to do, OR someone listening to you while you explain what’s going on?  I’m guessing most of you would choose the latter. Intentional listening […]

Multiple Choice Caregiving

05/25/2014

I don’t know what to do! My neighbor is ill and I want to help, but I just do not know what to do. If only they would just tell me how to help them! What should I do when I don’t know what to do? This was my question last winter when Debbie, a […]

Tough Forgiveness

04/29/2014

Jeri Mulder says the following story is what forgiveness looks like: On May 20, 2012, 18 year-old Takunda Mavima was driving home drunk from a party when he lost control and crashed his car into an off-ramp near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Riding in the car were 17 year-old, Tim See, and 15 year-old, Krysta Howell. Both […]

Freedom

05/28/2016

There are more people in slavery today than any other time in history. Estimates are that as many as 27 million people are enslaved. 27 million!

On the fourth of July, we celebrate our freedom, but I sadly can’t stop thinking about all those individuals who are not free today. I especially mourn for the children and women who are victims of sex-trafficking. Can you imagine what it would be like if you, your daughter or your granddaughter lived the following story?