Over the twenty-four-year span Karen Boerger was in teaching and administration, she was also a caregiver six different times, each with a different emphasis. After her retirement, Karen founded Caring Hearts Ministry and co-authored two books to encourage and give hope to caregivers. Karen says, "Caregivers around the world face these same situations and more on a daily basis. The multiple challenges they face can be overwhelming." Her third and newest book, Blessings and Prayers for Those with Cancer, encourages anyone who has cancer or whose cancer is in remission. This small devotional book is a must read.
Karen speaks to small and large groups whether it's for retreats, workshops, conferences, or special events. She understands the emotions that come with being a caregiver - anger, guilt, loneliness, family conflict, and much more. Karen wants to help caregivers understand that they are not alone in feeling these emotions.
Karen will encourage, inspire, and capture the hearts of caregivers. "Through the dark valleys of emotional pain, God has made me stronger and more compassionate. He put me in the potter's kiln and fired me up for His kingdom giving me a stronger faith than ever before."
Caregiving is a difficult journey, but, oh, the JOY that fills your heart as you learn to trust in God's faithfulness. Trust comes from knowing Him. Knowing Him comes from spending time in His Word. As a caregiver, you, too, can enjoy that JOY-filled relationship.
Karen wants to tell you about it. Karen enjoys traveling, reading, music, embroidery, and playing with her seven grandchildren. She and her husband Marvin live on a farm in central Ohio.