Karen Ward Robertson

A Simple, Childlike Heart

A Simple, Childlike Heart
December 6, 2015 No Comments »

By Karen Ward Robertson My peace is rumpled, Father. I’m afraid, disappointed, tired of struggling. So many things distract me, Father, from having a heart like yours. I want to flourish with fruit: peace, joy, goodness, faithfulness, love. “Create in ... Read More »

The Neighborhood Store

The Neighborhood Store
September 20, 2015 No Comments »

By Karen Ward Robertson I stole a box of crayons from the shelf at the neighborhood market. I already had new crayons, but my friend at kindergarten was using a baggie of old, broken crayons borrowed from an older sister. ... Read More »

Hearts in Prison

Hearts in Prison
September 6, 2015 No Comments »

By Karen Ward Robertson “Most of what you know about prison life you probably learned from movies,” I explain. “It’s OK if you feel a little bit uncomfortable or afraid right now.”  The college students going with us to the ... Read More »

Grace in the Backyard

Grace in the Backyard
April 19, 2015 No Comments »

By Karen Ward Robertson “Wook!” Johnathan shouts. “Wain!” “It’s not raining,” I say with a laugh. “Flower petals are blowing from the tree.” Pudgy hands raise toward the sky as he blinks, awestruck, at hundreds of tiny, white petals raining ... Read More »

More of Him, Less of Me

More of Him, Less of Me
July 6, 2014 No Comments »

By Karen Ward Robertson   It all started with a murder when I was 9 years old.  The slope into the pit of darkness was gradual. I didn’t know how deeply into the wilderness I had gone until I stood ... Read More »

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