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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.

January 20, 2020

I am kicking off the new year with an incredible trip. I’m headed to the Holy Land for two weeks!

I’ve never been, and I can’t wait to spend time in the places where Jesus lived, taught, performed miracles, died, was buried, and rose again.

Many people who have visited t...

January 13, 2020

My whole family likes to ski.

I don't.

Every time we went skiing over the last several years, they would all glide down the slopes, skis floating above the snow, turning with ease, stopping on a dime. Me? I would sink into the snow, couldn't turn my skis without huge eff...

January 6, 2020

I always celebrate Epiphany by taking down the Christmas decorations. Actually, I make sure that the decorations stay up until Epiphany because the Christmas season lasts that long. No reason to close it up early!

As we put away the tree, the lights, and the decorations...

December 30, 2019

I don’t usually do the word of the year thing, and I don’t really do resolutions very well. I just can’t keep to one thing for an entire year.

This year, though, God pretty clearly gave me a word that would be my focus.

Beloved.

I will say that I was pretty curious at the...

December 23, 2019

As we say in our house, “It’s Christmas Eve Eve!”

Two days left. 

It’s almost time for that most holy of nights when we stop all the preparation and receive the gift we have been waiting for.

Whether your Advent has been filled with Christmas carols and daily devotional r...

December 16, 2019

In this season of Advent, we’re waiting for Jesus to enter into our world. Whether it is for the first time or the twentieth time, we’re waiting.

So how do we know when Jesus arrives?

Most of us won’t follow a star, or even see a bright light when it happens. It’s more s...

December 9, 2019

“Who am I, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:43)

As Mary arrives to visit her cousin Elizabeth, who is pregnant with John the Baptist, she doesn’t say a word before Elizabeth proclaims what she knows.

Mary is pregnant with the Messiah.

John recognized...

December 4, 2019

Growing up, my family's motto was always "Better late than never!"

We almost always made it to Mass in time for the homily, and usually in time for the first reading. At a family reunion with well over one hundred people, there was not a single event that started less t...

November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving is a few short days away. The turkey is hopefully purchased, recipes are being reviewed, travel plans are set. As we begin this week, I have another way for you to prepare.

I challenge you to make a list of 100 things that you are grateful for. Don’t think...

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...

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