Karen’s books will inspire and challenge you to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and in your knowledge of the Bible and to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Her books teach people to be self-feeders of God’s Word. You will learn God’s grace is sufficient in all of life’s difficulties, that the Bible is true for us today, and that God is faithful to His Word.
“I remember thinking and verbalizing many times: I will never write a book—too much work! That was my mindset until our older daughter, Jamie, was diagnosed with breast cancer in spring of 2011. Then I knew there would be a book of Jamie’s divine healing, so I began taking notes extensively, continuing through Jamie’s illness and eventual untimely death at the age of 36. I have always been a journaler, but now attention to every detail was critical.
“Writing Jamie’s biography proved more than I could deliver in those early months following Jamie’s transition into heaven. Reliving the life and death of my daughter triggered far too many tears and made typing next to impossible. So God said, “Write this book instead now and work on Jamie’s book later.” And that, my friends, is how “Connections” came to be—self-published first in 2014.
“I love the Word of God and have read the Bible completely through sixty plus times. The more I read it, the more I learn about the Almighty God and my loving Savior Jesus Christ, and the more I realize I need Him so much every day. I don’t want to live a single day without His Word going deep into my heart, transforming me, and making me more like Christ. I hunger for the heart of God and the mind of Christ. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever in this ever-changing world. His character, who He is, and His truths remain the same throughout the ages. That in itself is so comforting to me. Everyone should be able to read the Bible from cover to cover and begin to know the full counsel of God.”
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“Mom, God’s Got This”
My thirteen-year-old daughter walked into the living room and sat down beside me on the sofa. She was crying. “Momma, I think God has called me to preach. I had a dream and I saw a sea of people with black hair. There were so many people crowded together, and they don’t know who Jesus is.”
I invite you to step into the very private heart of a mother and her daughter. This is Jamie’s story—a story of courage and obedience, faith and doubt, heartbreak and disappointment, inner struggles and victories. A young East Texas girl who followed God’s call to the other side of the world, Jamie loved the lost and those who have never heard the good news of Jesus Christ.
Then why did she have to die?
Through it all I have learned God’s grace is always sufficient and He is faithful to His Word. While in our home the last ten weeks of her life, we walked with her through that valley of the shadow of death. It was the most difficult, and at the same time, the most blessed time, for we saw God transition her from this life into everlasting life with Him. What a precious Hope we have in Jesus! Not only that, the Lord has also walked with me through this grief journey, transforming my sorrow into joy.
Book Review by Attorney Robert Flournoy: “I had the privilege of reviewing Jamie’s book before it was published to be certain that it met all appropriate legal parameters. I became so enthralled with the story and compelled by the testimony of this young lady that I almost forgot what I was charged to do.
“It seemed surreal reading an autobiography written posthumously. Jamie clearly had a heart for sharing the gospel and even though she thought it would be in China or some other foreign land she could not have imagined that it would be to millions. In hindsight, God obviously had a plan for her life which was to know Him and the power of His resurrection. Through the struggles and the pain of rejection and medical maladies, Jamie literally appropriated the character and the will of God into her soul. She, and her mother, Karen, recorded the events of her life as though they were preparing for this book. As Karen compiled these journals, it also became obvious that the contemporaneous reflections of Jamie’s day to day life gave clarity and veracity to her whole story.
“This is an amazing young lady whose struggles were overcome by the goodness of her Savior. As I read her story, I came to know and to trust the Lord more intimately myself – as you will. I will not feel sorry for Jamie but admire her resolute faith and purpose, not without fault or at times faltering, but she lived an exemplary life in the confidence and care of the Lord. She, as was said of King David, “was a man (woman) who served the purposes of God in his (her) generation and then died” (Acts 13:36).
Back cover endorsement by Delmer R. Guynes, EDD, President Emeritus, Southwestern A/G University: “The story of Jamie Norton Lund is one of unselfish love for family and China. Her dedication as a brilliant young woman to share that love with university students in China’s hinterland was passionate and complete. She will live on in the hearts of young men and women who are destined to change the very nature of China itself.”
Many of us live life inside the hamster wheel, exerting tons of energy, but going nowhere and accomplishing nothing significant. It’s crazy, stressful, and so frustrating! Stop spinning your wheel! Perhaps it’s time to analyze your margins. Marginalysis can help you reestablish healthy margins in your life and then build guardrails to protect them. We must do the same thing with our time with God each day. It’s that important.
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Is a daily devotional that will help you read the Bible completely through in chronological order. You will discover the major themes of the Bible and how the Old and New Testaments intertwine. Take charge of your spiritual growth. Grow more in love with Jesus Christ and God’s Word every day.
As a daily devotional, Connections highlights a portion of each day’s Scripture reading and bridges the gap between the Old and New Testament, bringing additional insight and inspiration. This new edition includes the Bible references for each day’s reading, so you may use it alongside your current Bible without having to purchase another. Connections will help you better understand major themes in Scripture as well as God’s character. He is a just and righteous God, and at the same time merciful and compassionate, who loves His creation and forever pursues a close relationship with men and women created in His image.
The topical index located at the back of the book is an extra bonus to your Bible study.
Thought-provoking and encouraging, you will find Connections a supportive tool in your continuing spiritual growth. God wants to speak to you every day, so start your twelve-month journey now!
Caleb’s Kite is the light-hearted story of a little boy whose Mommy lives in heaven. While adults are often busy analyzing Jesus and heaven, children simply believe and believe simply. Is there a child in your life who has suffered the loss of someone they love? Caleb’s Kite will bring a smile to their heart – and yours too.
Oh, that grown-ups could view loss through a child’s eyes! “You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children” (Luke 10:21).
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Thank you for writing Caleb’s Kite. It is a wonderful ministry tool for children.
I’m thankful for Karen’s gift of putting her heart to pen and allowing us into her family in this way (Mom, God’s Got This). Through her writings, God is glorified!
I read your book about Jamie in two days! Oh my! I don’t know how you were able to write her amazing story!
I got the ebook version of “Mom, God’s Got This” and read it on my kindle in two days. I could not put it down! So good!
“Marginalysis” has touched my life. It has challenged me and helped me realize there is nothing more important than our time with God. Thank you for your obedience to the Holy Spirit in writing this book. It is a true eye-opener!
I saw bits of myself in Jamie which kept my eyes glued to the pages (Mom, God’s Got This).
I loved your book “Mom, God’s Got This”! I laughed and cried for days.
I’ve been reading your book Connections and wish to thank you for it. It is beautifully written and the concept of integrating Old and New Testaments is very helpful. Also, I have reread the entire beautifully written Mom, God’s Got This: Jamie’s Story. Again I was moved deeply.
I’ve enjoyed reading and studying my Bible using your Connections. I keep telling my ladies church group about it, and several have expressed interest in purchasing one.
I just finished reading “Mom, God’s Got This” a couple of hours ago. What a powerful testimony. I truly enjoyed reading Jamie’s story.
An amazing story of love, trials, faithfulness, heartbreak, and the undeniable grace of God that surpasses ALL understanding!
I loved your book (Mom, God’s Got This)! I related so well to her stories of China. I’ve also lost two children and your words ministered to me so much. Thank you for writing her story.
Karen, what a blessing and inspiration Jamie’s story is! I read it in 2 days…I just couldn’t put it down. Thank you for sharing this part of Jamie with us.
Just finished reading “Mom, God’s Got This.” I needed what you said about forgiveness and grace. I am thankful for your transparency. Praying your book reaches so many.
Mom, God’s Got This” is by far the best and most challenging book I have ever read.
I wanted to tell you thank you for your books and your blog. All encourage me and help me in my walk with the Lord. I am praying that God will give you the words to write another book. You touch so many people with your words and scriptures. The Lord does so many wonderful things through you. I am currently reading the Bible through and am loving God’s word. I love Connections. Thank you again and please do consider another book.
I recommend “Mom, God’s Got This” to everyone. It’s a journey that we can all learn through!! If you have ever had doubt, if you have ever questioned your faith, this book will bless you beyond measure!! Wow. Just wow!
I feel honored to get this glimpse into Jamie’s heart. I see so many of my own struggles mirrored there. Jamie will truly never be forgotten by those who loved her.
I am really grateful for your courage to tell Jamie’s story. It helped me put in perspective some of the things with which I’ve struggled.
Thank you for sharing your story of forgiveness and healing. The Lord is going to use this in big ways and Jamie’s story will change lives. I believe it.
Jamie was an amazing woman who lived by her faith and conviction. I was truly blessed to have spent so many years as her friend. Her story is powerful and her impact on the world continues with the help of her mother.
I wish they would make a movie of Jamie’s life!
I cried my way through “Mom, God’s Got This,” and I think you did an incredible job depicting her life.
My good friend and I read “Mom, God’s Got This” together. It was like a Bible study for us. So good.
One of our Chi Alpha groups used your “Connections” this semester. They especially loved learning about the Old Testament and how you weave Old and New Testaments together.
I just finished reading “Mom, God’s Got This” and I loved it. I can feel Jamie’s deep passion for missions, and I see her life in the bigger picture of God’s grand design. I would have loved to have known her.
My wife loved your book about Jamie! She cried throughout it and had to read much of it to me. It’s really good.
I finally sat down and read through “Mom, God’s Got This” and I have to say that I am wowed. When I finally sat down to read it intently, I finished it in nearly one sitting. That sitting was filled with laughs and many tears and even moments to take a short break for praise and worship offered up to our incredible God. Words cannot begin to describe how much this book ministered to me, not only because I myself will soon be going to China, but simply in building up my faith and giving me fresh vision of who God is and what He does. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this book and I pray that it blesses many others. I’m already telling people about it. Praise God for both you and Jamie.
This book is amazing ! I read it very quickly because I could not put it down!
Beautiful! I ordered your books for my Christmas present! Very touching and loving.
Reading it now! Incredible!
This book was both inspiring and heartbreaking for me.
As I read “Mom, God’s Got This,” walls I have had around my heart for many years began to fall. I felt every word. Jamie’s story has had a huge impact on my life.
A beautiful book and such a strong testimony of God’s amazing and sufficient grace, if we allow Him to have our lives and use them for His purpose! I am re-reading the book, because there are so many important life lessons for Christians in the story of Jamie’s life.
I read “Mom, God’s Got This” in three days! So well written. The Lord helped you write this book. A wonderful book and you did an incredible job.
Thank you for this wonderful book so full of the amazing things God did in Jamie’s life. The love you and your family have for the Lord is such an inspiration to me. It is because of this book and your love for God that I want to read the Bible through and seek an even deeper relationship with Jesus. Thank you for sharing your family with the world.
Beautiful and very moving account of an amazing woman’s life.
I love your work!
Reading “Mom, God’s Got This” caused me to examine my own life. Am I really accomplishing God’s purpose for my life? Very compelling.
Still reading the Bible every day and using your devotional. Really enjoying it!
It was quite difficult to put “Mom, God’s Got This” down once I started reading it. Very compelling! Due to schedule, I had to read it in three separate settings! This book obviously gives me a deeper appreciation for Jamie’s life, ministry, pain, and fortitude. Her devoted commitment to God and others to the end was nothing short of inspiring and personally challenging. The journal entries were captivating! Thank you, Karen, for sharing Jamie’s story amidst your own grief. God does not waste our pain. Jamie would be so proud of her momma! Praying for China and the fruit that continues to produce due to her sacrificial giving and deep hearted love and devotion for her people!
My husband and I read Connections every day along with our Bible and just love it!
This is my second year to read through the Bible using Connections. I love it!
Connections Second Edition is really helping me read the Bible every day!
I absolutely loved the book. I could not put it down. Makes me have a deep appreciation for Jamie, as well as you and Gene. You inspire me to do more and study the Bible more. I love you both.
I read “Mom, God’s Got This” in two nights. I can’t tell you how Jamie’s story has impacted my life on so many levels! I laughed out loud, and I cried many tears. I will read this book again.
Karen, I recently finished reading your book “Mom God’s Got This”. I was touched so deeply that I’m not sure words can describe how deep. It is a beautifully written book that left me in tears and a few hours later in tears again. Thank you for writing this book as I know it will touch many people around the world. Jamie will never be forgotten.
Karen, your book was awesome. I could not put it down.