Like stringing pearls, Karen's Christian faith has been a process. Each decade brought a different pearl of Biblical understanding.
Jesus Christ became her Lord and Savior when she was twelve years old. Bible study and seeking God became a life-long passion. But for many years, she lived as a performance-driven Christian trying to earn God's love.
In 2003, Loretta Chalfant saw Karen's hunger for God and urged her to go beyond Biblical head knowledge and know God. As Karen spent more time applying Biblical truths rather than "doing things" for God, she began to experience the joy and intimacy of being in God's presence.
"For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light." Psalms 36:9
Karen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Theater Arts from the University of Central Arkansas. After college, she served ten years as an Air Force Public Affairs Officer. She turned in her combat boots to become a homeschool mom, and throughout the years has used her degree to coach Jr. High and High School drama students.
Karen has written numerous articles and devotions for Christian publications including Discipleship Journal, The Upper Room, The Secret Place, Women Alive, The Bible Advocate's ezine: Now What?, Fullfill, and MOMSnext. Her articles have also been published in two anthology books: Inspire Faith, and Inspire Trust.
Karen speaks to women's, and co-ed retired senior, church groups. She is also a volunteer jail chaplain for women inmates.
She and her husband Dan live in the golden hills of Northern California. They are blessed with three grown children: two sons, a daughter and son-in-love.
Check out Karen's blog: karenfosterministry.wordpress.com
MOPS Speech: Another You
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What? You too? I thought I was the only one.' " ~ C.S. Lewis
"Think of the multitudes who thronged Me when I was on earth all eager for something. Eager to be healed, or taught, or fed.
Think as I supplied their many wants, and granted their manifold requests, what it meant to Me, to find amid the crowd, some one or two, who followed Me just to be near Me, just to dwell in My presence."~~God Calling