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Karen Burton Mains

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I would love to have you receive my email newsletter, Soulish Food. You can subscribe at http://www.hungrysouls.org/newsletter/.

I'm now also in Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/karen.burton...., talk to you there... Thank you!

And I'm actively blogging at http://blog.karenmains.com


For decades, Karen Mains, a prolific writer and gifted communicator, has offered her talents, as well as her joys and sorrows, to the building of God’s Kingdom. Whether as an author, speaker, or radio and television producer and co-host, Karen has addressed the deep spiritual needs and longings that surface in our current society. Karen’s voice is substantive, often humorous, many times lyrical, but always practical.

Many of her creative works have

The Random Habit of Telling Good News

Have you ever gone on a God Hunt? A God Hunt begins when you teach yourself to look for God’s hand at work in the everyday occurrences of your life. Here’s one of my personal God Hunt Sightings:

I’ve been trying to get all my medical exams and tests done in the first few months of this year, and it is an enormous interruption to fit it all in because of my already-full schedule. But since I’ve not Read more of this blog post »
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“Hospitality, however, seeks to minister. It says, "This home is not mine. It is truly a gift from my Master. I am His servant and I use it as He desires." Hospitality does not try to impress, but to serve.”
Karen Burton Mains, Open Heart, Open Home: The Hospitable Way to Make Others Feel Welcome & Wanted

“Secular entertaining is a terrible bondage. Its source is human pride. Demanding perfection, fostering the urge to impress, it is a rigorous taskmaster which enslaves. In contrast, Scriptural hospitality is a freedom which liberates.”
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“Home is the place we should return to with eager spirits, the journey's end we reach with sighs of contentment.”
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“Fruitfulness may be a better measurement for success than productivity because it is based more in the evaluations of others as to the meaningful role we have played in their lives then in our own importance determined according to the amount of accomplishments we can list.”
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Amalthea Thank you for the friend request! I am in need of some spiritual refreshment. :)

Christine Hi Karen, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Donald Parker Hi Karen,
Thanks for the friend invite. I'd be honored if you'd check out my work at http://www.DonaldJamesParker.com Most of my books are better suited perhaps to the youth. Perhaps you have grandchildren that might like some of my books.
God bless you too!!

Millie Huang Hi Karen,

Thanks for adding me as your friend. Sure I will check your website and sign up there.
Meanwhile you can check my website as well at http://www.milliehuang.com

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Vanessa Greeting Karen!

Thank you for the invite! Your books sounds heavenly.


Melissa Thank you for adding me, Mrs. Mains! I have yet to read any of your books, but the ones you mentioned look interesting, and I'd like to read "Open Heart, Open Home." Hospitality is something quite overlooked these days.

Lindsay Hi, Mrs. Mains. Thanks for adding me. It's good to "meet" you here! I've yet to read all of your book _Open Heart, Open Home_, but I've been grateful for it already. In fact, I liked the portion of the library copy I read so well that I've already purchased two copies. :-)

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Karen Mains Thank you! That is greatly appreciated. I will continue to use these gifts from God, I like seeing how in any way it made impact on people's lives.

God Bless you.

Karen L. wrote: "Karen,

God has gifted you to write books that really grab our hearts and change us (that is as Christians.) I found "Open Heart, Open Home" so wonderfully challenging, and our home and ministry ch..."

Karen L. Karen,

God has gifted you to write books that really grab our hearts and change us (that is as Christians.) I found "Open Heart, Open Home" so wonderfully challenging, and our home and ministry changed forever because of reading it. Also "Making Sunday Special," encourages us to really live keeping the Sabbath in this busy hustle bustle kind of life style of the 21st century. You write in such a way that no matter what the denomination or view of the reader they can still relate. You are a great "via media" writer!

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