There’s something I want you to know. You are never far from hope.

In tragedy, it is there. During dark moments, it covers with light. It soars above despair. Life brings hurt, heartache, and disappointment.

Hard places can dissolve every ounce of faith. But in an uncertain world, there is an undeniable hope, an unshakable anchor for your soul.

As a pastor’s wife, I have helped others find hope. It birthed from answering the tough questions: Where is God? Did we pray enough? Does God know? Does He see?

This blog community, Hope Is Among Us, has a fresh perspective on hope from biblical truths. As the unexplainable happens in life, there is a promise that brings hope near. It’s only found in One. Jesus.

The Story of Girl Friday

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a lover of words. On this site you’ll find my love for God’s Word, expressing scriptural truths as life happens. Real. Authentic. Soulful.

I’m a pastor’s wife, mother, speaker, mentor, and an award-winning writer. I earned a degree in communications with a career background in marketing and business development. Working from my home office the last fourteen years for various service and consulting companies where I’m frequently referred to as Girl Friday. hope

My writing journey commenced in 2014. Grateful to have been published in several mediums:

First published article, “Where’s the Gravy,” WHOA Women Magazine, October, 2014, Volume 4, Issue 4. Print.

Original devotions published with Christian Devotions online.

Monthly writer for Inspire a Fire blog.

In December of 2016, I signed with The Blythe Daniel Literary Agency to represent my writing to publishers. Currently, I’m writing my first non-fiction book.

Speaking events over the last year have included my home church, Believers Church, women’s ministry events, and FCA—where I currently serve on the local Leadership Board.

The Backstory

Everyone has a story to tell. I questioned two things as a child:

Is God real?

Am I lovable?

Watch the video viewed over 11,000 times on Facebook or the YouTube version below to discover my answers.

There is power in story.






May 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm |

Jenny says:

You are doing such a wonderful Job on your Blog! I look so forward to them, they are so encouraging and full of Jesus!! Thanks

karentfriday says:

Thank you Jenny. You encourage me! May we always seek godly advice. All us Jesus girls. 🙂

Sara Murr says:

Karen, this is amazing! I am so proud of you and know the Lord is working a special plan through your blog. Thank you for using your God given talents for Him!

karentfriday says:

Thanks so much Sara! Your walk with Christ has always been encouraging and inspirational to me and many others. 🙂

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You are an inspiration to many, I shared this video on my Facebook page. https://facebook.com/harvesthefaith/

Karen says:

Thanks so much, Virginia. Not only for commenting with encouragement, but for sharing. Wow! I’m honored. God created us to tell His story and display His glory. Grateful He loves us! Blessings!

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