Dear Karen Letter … Do you ever feel like this? By Karen Rowe

...encourage one another and build each other up ... 1 Thess 5:11

“Dear Karen, I am writing to you this day because I need a friend to help me grow.  I am depressed; I am so down.  I am confused.  I am also sick.  I don’t know what it is.  I need your prayers.  I am so sorry to disturb you with my numerous problems.”

I believe that we all feel like this from time to time.  I believe and realize that there is much hurt in this world and even things that I can’t understand.  However, unconditionally, there is Hope and His name is Jesus!  Those words alone are powerful!  HOPE & JESUS!

And if you have nothing else positive to say, speak:  HOPE & JESUS, because our hope is in Jesus, who is the Christ; and He LIVES  as he IS, the Son of the Living God!

My faith to you is only my opinion, but I speak from experience and according to the Word of God and also through the power of the Holy Spirit, so I write to you to encourage you to build yourself up in your most Holy Faith / in your knowledge of God to experience the Peace and Joy of Christ –that does transcend the world’s understanding !

You will know that it is God who is transforming not only you, but your situation in Christ and then, all things that you witness God overcome on your behalf becomes your testimony –Yet, still, only your opinion to another, until the Holy Spirit convicts another heart to believe!

In Christ Jesus, we have authentic Hope & Truth in God’s TRUTH AND GRACE … and we need each other to carry through!

Dear Friends,   

Grace and Peace be with you in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.

 By the Power of the Holy Spirit who lives in me, know that you as a believer in Jesus Christ; you also have this same Holy Spirit of God dwelling within you.

  •  If you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior, I invite you to meet Him Today!  Just call out to Jesus and tell God that you believe; and ask Jesus to live in your life and save you from the destruction of sin, by inviting Jesus in your life as your new Lord over your life and tell God the desire of your heart that you want to live with HIM!
  • You don’t have to understand it all … understanding comes in time!
  • You don’t have to be perfect, God especially celebrates when “the worst of sinners” realize who He is and come to Him “just as you are” … as a child of God!

Draw near to HIM !  Draw near to God, as your “Father who art in Heaven” by God’s path / His way that He has already set in His Son for us!  God gave the name of HOPE we can call out to:  Jesus!

Let us Pray:

 “Our Father who art in Heaven”

“Hallowed by Thy Name!”


  • The Kingdom of God is near!
  • Seek Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God and find Peace, Joy and Provisions that are your gifts in Christ NOT to Lose!

“Thy will be done” …

  • Unconditionally, God’s will!
  • “In /on Earth as it is in Heaven”
  • TRUST GOD’s LOVE FOR YOU; and also His will!

 Lean NOT on your understanding, Trust God and Trust also in Jesus! 

Take your focus [from down on what you feel or see] and LOOK UP in FAITH at WHO GOD IS AND WHAT GOD CAN DO!

 Greater IS HE who lives in you through Christ -The Power of the Holy Spirit … than he that is in this world!


This is the truth:  Jesus is the Truth!  And, I simply testify according to what I experience by living in God’s Truth / Grace -which is by remaining in Jesus, according to God’s Holy Word!

‘I don’t have it all figured out, BUT God does … Follow Jesus!” 

Jesus is also the Way and the LIFE!  

My testimony and purpose is simple:  JESUS is my way and this is my motto that I lead my life by…and I tell you the Truth that you can too!

I seek the LORD’s will over my life and the life of others, as I am lead to pray and I simply trust God to lead my prayers and do the work ~ unconditionally!  I follow Jesus trusting God and God never lets me down! 

Sure, I let God down sometimes, but God is patient with me…and also with you!

In fact, the slowness of God that confuses the world, is really love in the greatest display of love!  God’s patience and kindness toward all He has made; as God is not willing that any should perish from a lack of knowledge, but we have been given a choice to learn and grow in God’s grace! 

The choice is that while we were still sinners, God gave us a choice to choose LIFE and choose Blessings! 

In God’s patience, He is lighting a path through all He has made -including you and me being remade /transformed in Spiritual LOVE in Christ; for those who don’t know God’s true character, to come to HIM, because He loves us; and also all He has made!

 And the Lord’s Prayer teaches us how to pray for freedom and power and authority in Jesus Christ, our Lord!


The first part of the prayer [as written above with emphasis mine] is all about who God is; and His Program and Purpose!  This prayer allows us to [gives us an opportunity to] bring our Praise and Adoration for God as our Father in Christ … and takes notice with our praise to Him that God has a plan for us … A Program and a Purpose!


God has a plan for you!  And God’s plan for you is not to harm you, but to bring you hope and a future; and also to prosper you!


Read your Bible with God and listen to His voice and KNOW HIS PEACE – God’s signature that HE IS the Wisdom …that you are hearing… because in this world there are 2 kinds of wisdom that will come to us ~ See James 3:13-18!


The rest of the Lord’s Prayer He teaches us to pray for our needs that our Father already knows we have, but we NEED to pray for our needs; acknowledging our weaknesses in FAITH ~ knowing God loves us and has sent us a helper:  The Holy Spirit!


God loves you!


“Give us this day our daily Bread

And forgive us our trespasses

As we have also forgiven those who have trespassed against us!”


  • Follow Jesus WITH God … Forgiveness is for our soul’s Freedom of bitterness, which is actually an opportunity to experience the Holy Spirit’s working power of God’s Grace within us!  
  • Our forgiveness doesn’t necessarily mean others will change.  Forgiveness lets us be free in God’s Grace to “Let Go and Let God!”


“Lead us NOT into temptation, but deliver us from evil”

Pray for discernment and LEARN GOD’S WISDOM for you and Remember God loves you!!!


For Father God & Christ My Lord, “For Thine is the KINGDOM and the power and the glory for ever more!”

Keep us on your path and reveal Your love to those who are seeking -A Love that is for me and all who will just believe!


God is for you, so who can come against you!  Stay tight with Jesus and LOOK UP to all that God is doing -and is able to do!  We as humans can’t always grasp divine logic, but we can know by God’s divine Creation and Salvation that God is working His plan through us to accomplish His purpose ~ Bringing all His children into the KINGDOM of God to live with HIM together in Peace with Joy ~ By the power of His love, Truth/Grace and Mercy toward all He has made!

Love in Christ,
I hope this was a blessing to you.  I am praying for you!

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, by Karen Rowe

U-Tube of Book for God’s Glory:  In a world that sometimes only wonders – Know that God’s love is for you!





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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.