Karen Farris

Slow Days of Summer

Times change; traditions sometimes do as well. But when it comes to summer vacation at the grandparents, it's a tradition worth keeping.

Instagram's Latest Hook

Here's another phone app parents should know about. IGTV: Videos are created and posted in order to gain followers. What could possibly go wrong?

Independence Day: Freedom to Break Up?

July 4: One America. Many individuals. Many problems. One solution: Share our Founders' belief in being responsible citizens and having dependence on God, not government, to help solve our problems.

My Serving of Humble Pie

Pride goes before the fall. During the summer 40 years ago, I failed big time. But the lessons learned haven't failed to keep teaching me.

Help Those Close to Home

A wave of poverty is at the border of our nation, including innocent children. While I can't help those at the border, I can make a difference to the children stranded in poverty in my own community. Do what we can, and God will do what we can't.

The Real Father

Being a father isn't always easy, but we have a heavenly Father with unconditional love that helps make it possible.

Unlikely Friends

If one friend was totally unlike us maybe we'd learn to appreciate our differences and get along better in our world.

Remembering the Fallen

"A Gold Star family's greatest fear, that their Fallen will be forgotten." Years ago, I didn't know what a Gold Star Mom was. Now that I know, I'll never forget. How will you honor Memorial Day?

My Mother, My Friend

Mom didn't agree with all my decisions, but she loved me through them. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, grandmothers, aunts and others who mother in our world.

Rapture Rumors

When rapture and end times rumors come they can make skeptics of Christianity. Instead, let's ignore the rumors and live like Christ suggests.

Instagram Support

Sometimes social media is a random mess, but it can also be where someone reads words to give them "hope to help them cope when they're at the end of their rope."