Karen Gempel

Karen Gempel // MIHC Member Mothers


March 16  

Karen Gempel

Birth Date: July, 1955

Number of Children: Five grown daughters, ages 37-25.

One Fun Fact About You: “A fun fact about me is that I love to camp and hike with my husband in wild and remote places where I can see the rare and wonderful landscapes of God’s creation and feel lost without actually (hopefully) BEING lost!”

Your Favorite Book: “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett

What is your favorite Scripture?

“As the deer longs for running streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.”

-Psalm 42:1

What piece of advice has helped you most as a mother?

“The advice that has helped me most as a mother is very simple and came from my own precious mother: ‘Do your best and try not to worry too much’.”

Finish this statement: “I am most thankful for my kids when…”

“I am most thankful for my kids when I see that they are still one another’s best friends, and I see my grandchildren playing happily together!”

Finish this statement: “Motherhood is a mighty calling because…”

“Motherhood is a mighty calling because, having been called you realize it is the most important job you will ever be entrusted — this raising of human beings to be loving, kind, generous people who might reflect in their eyes the glory and image of Christ Jesus to anyone who encounters them.  Motherhood makes you accountable not only to God, your spouse, and your children, but also to yourself!”

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  • God bless you Karen!!! Thank you for your shining example and for your wisdom and perspective on motherhood!!!

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