Don’t forget to read your Bible today #jesuslovesyou 🙏🏼⛪️📖

Welcome all who have enquiring minds: wisdom comes from knowledge, which leads to understanding, empathy and compassion.

Now, what will I write today?

Aristotle

"To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man"

2020 - COVID-19 The World Pandemic of Novel Coronavirus - The Year of Isolarion, Lockdown, Social Distancing, Empty Streets and Full to Bursting Hospitals. Heaven Help the World

Well that stopped any good plans for 2020. Everything just got thrown out the window and we are living in a twilight zone. Mass panic shopping, toilet paper running off the shelves and many products disappearing. Prices of broccoli up to $15 a kilo, no mince anywhere, shops running out stock and being overrun with the greed of some and the rudeness of others, older people getting distressed over the lack of essential and the new hope of acts of kindness. Thousands of business shut their doors, millions stood down or sacked, line of newly unemployed stretching for city blocks outside Centrelink offices and government websites crashing. Churches innovate and move to online forums, social networking on Zoom, sermons on YouTube, AGMs on Zoom with 80 participants; how insane is that, and it worked out. Who would have thought physical distancing would lead to more social and fellowship connectedness.

 

My beautiful Mother, Edna June Doneley, went to her eternal home on Sunday 29th March 2020 after a short illness. She was 93 years young. We love you Mum, Nanna and Great-Nanna. The world has lost a beautiful soul, but heaven has gained a beloved daughter of the most high living God. Enjoy your reward Mum and we will see you when out days are over. Won't that be a party in heaven when we are all together again. I love you Mum. 💗💗💗

Edna Convalesces 2019

I am proud to announce the publication of my story, 'Edna Convalesces' in Coastline 7; a production by students of Southern Cross University. i also worked as a copywriter on the anthology. My Mum finally has her name in print; love tou Mum. 💗💗💗

Copywriting Team

Coastlines 7 2019

Edna Convalesces 🥰🥰🥰

My Bio - very short

From my tutor

Helen Keller

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.”

Thailand Trip 🇹🇭 19 - 31 December 2019

My husband and I had a wonderful time visiting our daughter, Danielle, in Thailand. We met so many of her Thai friends, visited her church, went on a train trip and went on a long road trip. Chiang Mai is a beautiful place full of really interesting places and lovely people. The people in Thailand are generous, friendly and caring, and we were so blessed on our first ever holiday; my first out of Australia. We also had a short visit to Chiang Rai where we met Daniel, Danielle's boyfriend who is studying to be a Pastor. We saw a tea plantation, had wonderful food and fell in love with Thailand. I can't wait to go again. Danielle will graduate in two years, so that might be a great time to go back. 

or maybe earlier 🥰

Train from Chiang Mai

Chiang Rai

Chiang Mai - Christmas Day 2019

Danielle’s Chiang Mai Family

Chiang Mai - Danielle's Church, with Jit and the Pastor's lovely wife

Chiang Rai, Daniel’s Church

Little Christmas gift in a BIG parcel

Jungle de Cafe Thailand

Thank you for blessing us with a beautiful Thai meal.

Chiang Mai train trip

Above the clouds and below the firmament - leaving Australia 🇦🇺

Hello Thailand 🇹🇭

Bangkok international airport

Long, long airport terminal in Bangkok

On the plane, yippee!!! 🥳

#mylittlemissionaryDani going back to Thailand today 25 May 2019

Danielle and I visited my beautiful Mother, Edna. She will be 93 next month. Happy birthday Mum. 🎁🎉🎂💐💃🏼💗

My Baptism 5th May 2019

Introduction

My Baptism 5th May 2019

Testimony

My Baptism 5th May 2019

Family cuddle

My Baptism 5th May 2019

Praying for me

My Baptism 5th May 2019

Just baptised, so happy 😃

2 April 2019 ~ “Nanna’s Sunday Lunch” ~ A short Memoir

https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2019/04/

 

1 April 2019 - ‘The Pass’ ~ A Short Story

https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/the-pass-2/ 

Thank you to my publisher for allowing me to share my words with the world. 💗💗💗

 

 

My family 💗💖❤️

Elizabeth & Danielle’s Birthday

Blowing out the candles

Elizabeth & Danielle’s Birthday

Funny joke

Elizabeth & Danielle’s Birthday

Celebration

Elizabeth & Danielle’s Birthday

Cutting the cake

Elizabeth & Danielle’s Birthday

Sisters 💐💄👒👠

Welcome home, Danielle. I know you love Thailand but Australia loves you too. #lovemybabygirl 💗💗💗

Say hello to my Compassion Sponsor Child, Mike. Isn’t he so sweet. 💗💗💗

And another year has passed. 2019 is the start of another year of God’s blessings 💖

2019, a year to share stories, experiences and love.

 

Be the kind friend, be the shoulder of strength to someone hurting, share with an elder - you will grow and become humble, talk to a child and change your perspective on life, become awestruck at the magnificence of God’s creation, and pray everyday.

 

Love

Karen 💖💃🏼💐🙏🏼

19th September 2018 - What’s happening now?

I am almost, but not quite, finished Semester 2 and it has been an interesting ride. I have five assessments due within the next two weeks, but I’m not stressing too much. On a plus side, after I finish this Semester, I will only have three units left to finish to graduate. YAY! I’m almost there.

 

I will have two stories published in book form later this year. The Mahogany Box will be published by the Fictional Cafe in their inaugural anthology and Edna Convalesces is still being finalised for the publication, Coastlines 7. I have a story in a competition that has passed the first round 800, which is very pleasing.

 

Iam progressing well in my Bible studies with Joy and am now a ‘Kid’s Ministry’ leader for Arana Hills Church of Christ. I look after the toddlers who are so sweet and bubbly. Hopefully their attention span will improve as they get older, but so far so good.

 

God is so good. I am full of so much joy even when life is a struggle. My body may be weak but my heart is strong. Thank You Jesus! I encourage everyone to read the Bible. There is so much to learn within the Word, and lots of encouragement for those who need it. I have tried to read as much as I can while I have been studying and it has been a challenge, but reading His wonderful Word is so inspiring and helps me find peace again in a troubled world. It calms my soul. It helps me to find love in everyone, and I love serving at church and everyday. Just sitting next to someone in the shops and starting a conversation is a wonderful thing.

 

Spread the joy.

 

love

Karen 💋 

“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬ http://bible.com/111/1co.13.8.niv

24 May 2018: My Journey - To have a life well lived one must start at the beginning and aim for the stars.

I am a mature-aged student, wife and mother of three adult daughters. I am a Christian: a child of God and a radiant woman. I am in my second year of university, studying Bachelor of Arts (Double Major of Writing & Cultural Studies) at Southern Cross University in Lismore.

 

I published my first short story in 2017 – The Mahogany Box, at the Fictional Cafe, an online journal. 

 

My second and third stories - Like Heaven & Twenty-Three Floors - were published on 22 & 23 May 2018 respectively. 

 

My fourth story - Edna Convalesces - will be published later this year in an anthology of stories in Coastlines 7, edited and published by students at Southern Cross University. I worked as a copyeditor on the publication. It was a wonderful experience. 

 

I am an avid reader and love to write. It is my hope to pursue a writing career, concentrating on uplifting and empowering stories - there are enough negative stories in the world.

 

God Bless

Karen ❤

A Bit About Me

I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth writing about. I am a curious and proactive Author, interested in preserving the foundations set by classical literature by adapting them to modern themes and trends. As a Christian, I endeavour to create uplifting and empowering prose to instil joy in mankind. I thank Jesus for the gifts He has given me. Amen.

23 May 2018: Twenty-Three Floors - A Short Story

I acknowledge White Light Publishing for this picture. Thank you so much.

I'm so happy with my fourth story being published today. This is a Young Adult (YA) story. Thank you to White Light Publishing.

Here is the link. Enjoy!

https://www.whitelightuniversal.com.au/single-post/2018/05/23/Twenty-Three-Floor

Karen ❤  

22 May 2018: Like Heaven - A Short Story

I acknowledge White Light Publishing for this picture. Thank you so much.

I am so happy to share the news about the very first story I wrote for Southern Cross University; it has been published today by White Light Publishing on their website. Here is the link:

https://www.whitelightuniversal.com.au/single-post/2018/05/22/Like-Heaven

Enjoy dear friends.

Thank You Jesus, You have shown me today that I am worthy and my words are Your words. Amen 

Karen ❤

6 July 2017: The Mahogany Box - A Short Story

I am extremely proud to have my first short story published by Jack B Rochester, The Fictional Cafe @ in New York City.

It can be found at the following hyperlink:

http://www.fictionalcafe.com/mahogany-box-short-story-karen-trappett/

Enjoy!

Karen ❤

Hands of love.

We are all children of God; we bring God's love and light into the world by living like Jesus and spreading the Good News. Nothing is impossible for God. Amen.

I am so thankful for Jesus, my Saviour.

Amen

The Word.

Jesus.

Danielle & Daniel

Young love 💗🥰💖

Misty mountain jumping

Jump for the Lord, for He is good. 🙏🏼