Author Archives: Karen May

About Karen May

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

Riding the Rapids

We were tubing down the Frio River many years ago, and our then 5-year-old daughter was going over some rapids that made her really nervous. She was bouncing her around on her tube, and she was not in control. We … Continue reading

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A little bit closer

My husband and I started dating in high school and continued through college. Unfortunately, we were at different colleges that were 700 miles apart. Not nearly close enough for even a weekend visit more than once a semester. All this … Continue reading

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Giving good gifts

I was talking to a friend about shopping for Christmas gifts, and how we could make the process a little less burdensome and commercial. So often, Christmas is really just about the “stuff” that we want. It turns out that … Continue reading

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Take a little time

You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. When we apply this to Advent and Christmas, do you get visions of massages, lattes, a fire in the fireplace with a warm blanket on the … Continue reading

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Advent with Mary

Advent is such a beautiful time, and it can be so easily missed with all of the shopping, activities, events, parties, and endless things to do to get ready for Christmas or wrap up the year. I love to sit … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek

Look what just came in! Just in time for you to preview at the St. John Neumann Christmas Market tomorrow. Come get a sneak peek and pre-order your copy for Lent. It’s right around the corner! St. John Neumann Christmas … Continue reading

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Wanderings

“Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?” (Isaiah 63:17a) This verse is from the first reading from Advent this weekend. It’s an interesting rant, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Advent

Thanksgiving dishes are put away, the leftovers are about half finished, and the Christmas decorations are up. Advent is coming. I’m really looking forward to this one. I kind of missed the last one. I’ve been working on my soon-to-be-released … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You

A long time ago when my faith was basically exploding, I remember praying and asking God how to keep it. I felt so close to Him. I was able to pray in a way that I never had before, and … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Thanksgiving is upon us, and it is time to be grateful. Not that we aren’t grateful any other days, but it’s a good reminder to stop and look around at the blessings that surround us every day. Of course, I’m … Continue reading

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