Dear Karen Letter … Are you facing a trial like this? By Karen Rowe

Standing firm on the Promises of God. God is faithful ... I must be faithful and true. My trust is in God alone!

Hey I know you have a lot on you but when I’m down and I’m worried your words always seem to help me. We have a hearing tomorrow to see if we get to keep our house or not. If we don’t get to we have nowhere else to go. Things are really getting to me and I’m holding on as tight as I can. So please pray for us our hearing is at 10 tomorrow. Thank you in advance.



I will be praying for you.

Meanwhile, please be confident that God will never allow any more than you can handle to come to you and that He loves you so very much.

Many times as I face these kinds of CHALLENGES, there is something in me that God wants me to strengthen … My trust and love for God. My adoration for Jesus and all He has done for me … THEN I am enabled to let go and let God with my faith and trust completely in HIM following Jesus … a good friend, who shows me a better me to be …

I resist my emotions and fight my pride and then God always teaches me more about me.

There are only 2 reasons in this life that things come to us…either 1) Direct Blessing or 2) A Challenge to OVERCOME that is NOT without a purpose to Learn something God want us personally to know…

Jude 1:20 says ” Build yourself up (which is your character) in your most Holy Faith and Pray in the Holy Spirit (which is God’s will).

Child of God, you are equipped and Satan wants to challenge who you are!  BUT God has faith in you!

God has faith in you … that you will choose to overcome all things by His love He has for you.

Love God Today and may His Grace, Peace and Joy surround you and His Righteousness go before you preparing your way!

Love God so much that your prayer becomes like that of Jesus, “God please if it is possible take this cup away, but never-the-less, YOUR will be done and we trust you that you will always provide for all our needs.”

We can pray from our honest heart, “God where are you taking me and I don’t understand why this is happening, but I do trust you Father … that I know and believe Your Word which says, in Romans 8:28 … For we know that God works ALL things together for the good to them that love God, according to the purpose in which we are called.

Love and Prayers, Karen

These are the words that grace allowed me to write this morning … To God be the glory alone!


…And then too, these are the words that are power in our struggles:

  • A negative attitude is like a flat tire, you cannot get far with it, unless you change it!  Looking at the glass half full not half empty!


Our words tell our mind what to think! 

Don’t listen to your thoughts / fears and insecurities.

These thoughts will pull you down and tell you lies about what you can do; and about what you can overcome …and what you can endure to overcome successfully in Christ!

Let your words overcome your thoughts!

Words are powerful!

Spoken words will overcome thoughts of fears and failure!

Spoken words will overpower thoughts that will talk you into quitting something good or giving up too soon.

Spoken words will overcome thoughts of running away from God’s will!

Spoken words will overpower thoughts of ignoring God’s way in fear of what could happen -rather than simply trusting God’s plan He has for you & staying tight with Jesus in doing everything according to God’s Holy way!

Learn to hear God’s whisper!

Know the Word of God and the power of His Grace who lives in you and TELL your mind what to think on purpose -God’s Word!

THEN ALL things are possible when we set our mind above the limitations we may think!


I hope this is a blessing to you; as God’s Word is always a blessing to me!  I write from experience, so I am confident in the power of remaining in God’s Holy Word!


Love in Christ,
Karen Rowe

To God be the glory, Founder of Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

To God be the glory, Author of The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God’s Love

U-tube of the book:  The Train Whistle ~ I hope you choose to read God’s Word and hear the testimonies of those who follow Christ!

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Meet Karen: Hi, I am blessed, by God's good grace and because I know Jesus, I am blessed. I choose to be blessed, because I have a choice set before me and I refuse to look down. I trust God and I know and believe in the love God has for us. I have overcome difficulties; and I am blessed by the grace of God alone. If I have written about it, then I have felt the pain of it in some way, and to some degree. Did you know that Jesus has felt your pain? This is why I write. By God's grace I can identify; and tell you honestly, yes there is hope in anything and everything that you are facing today! Jesus is our Hope! He is the Truth, the Way and the Life. I am married a wonderful man, Robert Rowe; I love my husband and he loves me; and we have been married for 28 years. Together, we have been blessed with a wonderful daughter, named Amanda who is college now; and a wonderful son, named Daniel who is growing up well and soon to graduate elementary school. We work together and by God's grace we run our own business called PSI. We have a pastor over our ministry and over our business and also we depend on him for advise in our family. We have 2 dogs, 4 horses, 2 cats and love to spend time outdoors by the water and by campfires ... that is it seems when we can find time away from life's busy schedule. I love to write because it helps me learn more about God. And, I am driven by a passion from a love that God has put in my heart to share from my experiences and struggles, as I gain understanding in God’s Word to know how effective and powerful God is over our every situation! I share with you so you can know that you are not alone in your struggles. The same God who helps me and my family, is your help and shield as well! Life is not always easy, but it is possible –I like to share the difference that following Jesus makes in my life. And, I love to share God's patience and mercy and love that is with me! I am not perfect, but am experiencing God sanctify me through and through with every mistake I make; and yes, overcome in Christ! Life is not just about the successes; life on this earth is also about the troubles we overcome to discover what God has hidden in our faith to find! Troubles are more a challenge to grow in our faith ... It is not easy, but in the end the grace of God we discover is worth experiencing God in the midst. By Grace, I have discovered Jesus is Peace and He is my Joy and Wisdom from Heaven. God is our Provider and Healer and Creator, who is our help and shield over all things. By grace, I have experienced a nearness to God through my faith in His Son! We are well forgiven by God; and well blessed when we know and believe the love that God has for us. To say, "all is well with my soul" is a powerful knowledge to understand and experience. I sense God's desire for you to know His love for you and how deep His love for you is that He has SO loved you; God gave you His Son. God loves you right now just as you are! There is so much to learn! I believe that as we learn from God, we are God’s gift to each other. It is all God’s story –and for His glory; and God has SO loved us. I love to paint the vision that God has given me about a Father’s love –that God wants you to dream again and visualize His love for you! In God’s eyes, there’s more to life than we see; and in a world that sometimes misrepresents and misunderstands God and love; God wants you to have the courage to dream His dream and see His vision of a Father’s love for you! Many years ago, I prayed to God, “How can I tell a million people what I know about Your Son?” God showed me I had a gift of a ministry about God's Love; and He called it Hope in Today! I write to please God and I write to encourage you; and I write to spend quiet time with God. All because of this love that God has first shown me! I need Jesus –and my life is about my relationship with God. And, every blessing begins with Him! Love in Christ, Karen Rowe, Director Hope in Today Ministries, Inc. The Train Whistle, Sounding the Call of God’s Love, by Karen Rowe For more information: Contact me by email: or to request your gift today.


  1. Fitting and from Dewey’s Daily Cup:
    July 11, 2013. Make no mistake about it, your integrity looms more important than you can even imagine. Every great person of current and former times stood out because of their integrity. Your integrity comes from the Lord as you spend time with Him. When you do this, you begin to see that your integrity is really the person of Jesus working Himself out through your life. Shakespeare said, “First to thine own self be true and then as night follows the day, you cannot then be false to anyone.” Groom and polish your integrity.

    Proverbs 11:3 (NASB) “The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.” Ras Robinson

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    July 11, 2013. There is apprehension about starting, but do it anyway. The reason there is so much apprehension is because you are standing at the cusp of something great. Satan will try anything to thwart your success. But he won’t succeed if you keep seeking Me and keep doing what I tell you. This is My plan and it is big. Remember when I told you that if you knew the plans I had for you it would be hard to believe? This is one of them. Keep Me as your center.

    Jeremiah 29:11-12 (NASB) “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” Bev Robinson

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    July 11, 2013. Extend grace and mercy to others whenever the opportunity arises. People want compassion and understanding from you. They are watching you closely to see how you will treat them and others when shortcomings rise up. Display kindness to everyone you encounter, not just to the ones who have met your predetermined standards. Humanity sometimes seems best portrayed from those who don’t know Me. Live a lifestyle of forgiveness. Are your arms outstretched in love and acceptance or are they crossed and closed off? Check your body language.

    2 Corinthians 12:9 (NASB) “And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” Kevin Robinson

    To God be the glory alone!
    Love in Christ,
    Karen Rowe

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