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Karen May

Inspirational Catholic Writer and Speaker

based in Austin, Texas

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Reflections

Finding God in our lives
is quite simple.
We just have to take
the time to look.

November 17, 2019

It started with her trip around the world. The plan was to take a break from the daily grind of the marketing world and come back refreshed and ready for her next step. Little did my friend Caroline know that her next step was going to be in a completely different dire...

November 11, 2019

I was at a retreat and had to answer two simple questions. 

  1. Who are the five people you spend the most time with?

  2. Who are the five people who most bring joy and light to your life?

It was pretty easy to answer both of them, especially the second one. When I t...

November 4, 2019

Whenever I teach a confirmation class, one of my favorite parts is helping the kids choose their confirmation Saint.

This Saint is the one whose name they receive at confirmation and will have a special relationship with for the rest of their lives. When I chose my Sain...

October 28, 2019

Maybe I’m the only one, but did you ever think it was funny that God had to look for Adam and Eve after they ate the fruit and hid?

 “The Lord God then called to the man and asked him: Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9)

If God is all-knowing, this question doesn’t make sense....

October 21, 2019

You know them. They are the ones with the perfect car, the perfect hair, the perfect house, the perfect kids. We all know them. Most of us try to be them – at least to the outside world. It’s a Facebook and Instagram phenomenon. You will see the occasional “real” pictu...

October 14, 2019

This is the month of costumes and disguises. No matter our age, it is fun to pretend for a little while that we are something or someone else. 

October can also be a time to look behind the masks we wear on a regular basis. We’ll start today with the masks we wear in ou...

October 7, 2019

What if you went to a party and your favorite superhero was there? Ironman, Thor, Captain Marvel, Spiderman – whoever you like. What if they were actually real? What would you do?

Would you watch from a distance, afraid or embarrassed to approach? Would you walk by, too...

September 30, 2019

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here?

When we ask these questions, it may feel like there is no adequate answer. When we are in the midst of loneliness, fear, or suffering it is hard to find that meaning.

Fortunately, we aren’t alone. Even in the Bible, the book...

September 23, 2019

In this Marie Kondo world, we’ve learned to search for our joy. Today I challenge you to look a little deeper. Don’t ask “What brings me joy?” Ask “What brings me joy that lasts?” 

What brings you joy? True joy. Fulfilling joy. Have you ever wondered?

I’m sure you have,...

September 21, 2019

God works in the most wonderful ways.

It has been a week since I gave my Calm in the Storm retreat, and the graces that have come from it have been incredible. I have spoken with a mother whose daughter is struggling mightily with anxiety and found moments of insight an...

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