Author Archives: Karen May

About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician

How will you live? Who will you serve?

When Moses approaches Pharaoh to ask for the Israelites freedom, his request is simple. Let them go to serve their God. Pharaoh responds that the Israelites need to serve him, and the battle for control begins. Serve. It’s the same … Continue reading

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Finding the life-giving well

When I read this, I knew I had to share it with you. It’s a wonderful exploration of God’s will in things that don’t feel like God could will them. “My greatest teachers about the will of God were the … Continue reading

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Look to Mary

May is traditionally known in the Catholic faith as the month of Mary. In this month we celebrate the woman who was chosen to bring the Son of God into the world. She has only a few passages related to … Continue reading

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Rising to New Life

I remember standing at the door with my infant daughter as my mother, who had been with me for a week, left to return home. My husband was back at work, and everyone was returning to their normal lives and … Continue reading

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How do we become an Easter people?

At the beginning of Lent, I asked you what your Lenten practices were preparing you for. We have made it through the Last Supper, Jesus’ crucifixion, and the Resurrection of Easter, and today we arrive on Easter Monday. The tomb … Continue reading

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True Story

Now, if you were telling the story of your involvement in a major event, you might tell your friends about the things you did wrong or the ways that you misinterpreted what was going on, but you would never share … Continue reading

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We wait in joyful anticipation…

When I was a child, one of the best parts of Christmas was going to sleep on Christmas Eve. The anticipation of Santa’s arrival was almost more than I could bear. I just knew that in the morning, there would … Continue reading

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Good Friday – who’s running this show?

[As we read the story of Good Friday in John 18:1-19-42], let me remind you that everything today seems to be backwards. Look for these moments and more as you read: Four hundred soldiers come to arrest one person, Jesus. … Continue reading

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Come to the garden with me

Every year [on Holy Thursday], my family and I enter [adoration] and pray for a while after the main service has ended. Sitting with Jesus in His agony is a powerful and emotional moment for all of us. However, this … Continue reading

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Is Lent over? Can I drink my coffee again?

Holy Thursday has long been a day of debate in our family. Officially, Lent is over, and we move into what is called the Triduum. At issue is whether chocolate, coffee, Netflix, or whatever else has been given up for … Continue reading

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