This is a large portion of my joy, my family! My husband, C.L., and my daughters, Bethany, Lauren, and Addie, are wonderful blessings in my life!

As a former homeschool mom, now high school math teacher, I am very committed to Christian education. Now in college, Bethany and Lauren continue serving Christ with various clubs and associations  at their school. Addie, a high school sophomore, serves our family and her schoolmates with her unfailing encouragement. C.L. assists children in the AWANA program at an area church, teaching kids to love the Lord and serve Him. 

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                                                                                          Hi there sweet friends! I’m Karen. As a wife, mother, high school math teacher, and dog mom to my beloved Ebony, I am on a quest to identify the incredible in everyday life. So many wonderful things are happening all around us every day that we don’t even take time to acknowledge! It is time to take a step back and actually appreciate the world around me and all of the many blessings God bestows on me on a daily basis. Am I deserving of these blessings? NO, absolutely not!! I’m just a Christ-follower that wants to recognize Him and accept His moment-by-moment grace.

Won’t you join me on this new journey to finding amazing joy?



Lakyn’s Graduation This is a time for celebration and great joy! My niece, Lakyn Thompson, graduated summa cum laude from St. Joseph Academy in St. Augustine, Florida, on Friday, May 19th. All the years of study, playing softball and volleyball, cheerleading, and attending three different high schools in two different states, all culminated in her …

Joy in Reminiscing

Remembering The pungent smell of irises and boxwoods so make me think of Granny. Never can I see either plant without thinking about playing on her front porch in the summertime, gray painted steps, so cool on my bare feet. Just visiting her at her house was so much fun; she had such a calming …