Karen Mulder

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Why I Love America


Why I love America? Today there are so many messages listing: “What’s Wrong with America.”  Maybe, it is time to also remember “What is right with America.” So please join me and share your opinions of “What’s right with America? Rodney Atkins tells why he loves America in the song “It’s America.” It’s America Drivin’ […]

Telling Life’s Stories


Reminiscing is healthy! It’s the process by which we make sense out of this mystery we call life. Reminiscing helps those who are older to find meaning and purpose in the years they have lived. It can create new levels of appreciation and intimacy between generations and can transform times spent beside beds or other visits into memorable times together.

The following questions will provide you with hours of worthwhile communication. If possible, tape or write down your discussions. Then the stories can be shared with other family members and friends.

A Highly Valued Mother’s Day Gift


Some of the Best Gifts on Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day What is the best gift you can give your mother on Mother’s Day and what does a father want the most on Fathers’ Day? I can only answer from my point of view and the comments by 5 other adults whose children are also […]

Don’t Be Too Late


I have regrets. I wish that I would have communicated with my brother more during his last years of struggling with Parkinson’s disease. I regret that I didn’t visit my step father more frequently after my mother died. I procrastinated too long and too often and now it is too late. So today, I am listening to the wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson who says, “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

The Caregiver’s Prayer


(Submitted by Ann Anderson of Holland, MI)

Compassionate and healing God,
Help us to see Your face
In the faces of our sisters and brothers
Who are sick or injured.
Guide us to reach out to them
With hearts of compassion

Caring For Military Families


Some of the followers of Wisdom of the Wounded offer the following ideas to those individuals whose spouse/father is in the military and away from home: Suggestions from Karen:   The girl that grew up next door to us has been going through this.  I usually talk to her once a week, and some of her friends […]