Author Archives: Karen May

About Karen May

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

Walking Through Holy Week Retreat

Join me next weekend in Santa Rosa, California. I’m leading a day-long retreat to kick off Lent with a walk through one of the most beautiful days of Holy Week.  For more information or to register go to www.holyspirit-sr.org/calendars/walking-holy-week/ Advertisements

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God and IKEA

Have you ever tried to put IKEA furniture together? It’s always intimidating to open the many page document filled with pictures, numbers, and not a single word in English. Even more, you know that each step has to be done … Continue reading

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8 Characteristics of True Love

We’ve heard these words before. We hear them at weddings as couples proclaim their love for each other and their commitment to remain in that love forever. Even then, we miss the bait and switch that is hidden within. 1 … Continue reading

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Loving deeply

I am reminded, as we approach Valentine’s Day, that the more we love, the more we can see love, especially the love of God. One Christmas, my husband got me the perfect gift.  Somehow, he noticed me admiring a large metal … Continue reading

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Releasing the Names

My heart is heavy today. Today the Catholic Dioceses of Texas released the names of all priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse with minors. As I have said before, it is important that we bring light to … Continue reading

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Coffee Date

My husband and I have a standing coffee date every week. The day varies occasionally, but every week we carve out time to spend together without distractions and at a time when we can both stay awake. (Our couple time … Continue reading

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New Math

There’s a song I would teach my pre-school classes that went, “Love is something if you give it away, give it away, give it away. Love is something if you give it away, you end up having more.” It’s true, … Continue reading

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Gift Exchange

Every time I sit down to read or listen to Scripture lately, the word Beloved jumps out. Not some general greeting, not some non-descript hello, but “Beloved.” I know there are a million other ways to address the reader, but … Continue reading

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Walking through fire

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? When I was little, I had my answer at the ready in case I was ever asked what superpowers I wanted to have bestowed upon me. Because someone was going to ask. … Continue reading

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Saying Yes

I want to say YES to God. Really I do. If He asks something of me, I want to do it without hesitation, without reservation, and without arguing. But that’s not what I do. Probably half the time, I want … Continue reading

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