Karen Farris

Made in China

Today's young adults have the latest technology but they don't seem to have the recall of what my generation remembers.

Follow the Money, Then Vote

Americans need to follow the money behind all the protests. We also need to work together. Left-leaning journalist, Asra Nomani suggests that we don't do a good enough job doing either.

Motherhood 2.0

Grandparents play an important part of their grandkid's lives. As parents work long hours, and kids face distractions, having a grandparent's steady voice and a strong faith help them in their world.

Sincere Line of Questioning

In the confrontational world that is known as social media, perhaps taking time to pose sincere, kind questions might help us understand more than our own opinion.

Cabin Talk

The best part of our little home has been those I was able to love inside it. What our homes offer is more than shelter. It's where we live much of our lives. What if our home could talk? What would they say?

Remember to Love

In a culture that seems to celebrate conflict, let's not forget our greatest commandment...that we love God and one another. When we get to the end of our life, the love we've given away will matter far more than anything else.

Be Satisfied

It took longer than it should have, but I've learned that satisfaction comes from enjoying what you have.

Age of Contempt

Does America have an anger problem or one of contempt for one another? I would soon find out the answer when a teen that shouldn't have lit a cigarette, was verbally attacked by an older man.

The High School Back-to-School Challenge

As students return to classes, let's realize this: our future doesn't rest only on the actions in the White House, but more on the actions of the generation sitting in the school house. Christians can be the influence that is needed. One student at a time.

Watch My Time

Benjamin Franklin once said, "You may delay, but time will not." So, when my watch battery stopped, I was reminded that time still continued. Let me make time for what's important.

Gone Too Soon

I was a new driver with Grandpa in the passenger seat. I signaled to pass a slow car. He sternly cautioned that I was now potentially endangering everyone on the road. As a cop, he'd seen far too many car accidents.

Do Not Disturb

It's easy to ignore the random people we see. But what do we miss? It could be a chance to learn something, help someone, or just extend kindness to a stranger.

Bygone Days of Polite Conversation, Niceties

In a time of fast-paced mean tweets and angry posts, it would be nice to recall the niceties of a bygone era. We could use more people like Alice who demanded ample decorum and no vulgarities in order to keep their seat at her table.

Abortion Is No Joke

Making a joke out of getting an abortion is particularly cruel. The life of the pre-born child is taken, and often the mother is wounded in ways that are nothing to laugh about.

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.