Life is too short to be anything but real with the cast of characters God has placed in the story of your life. Love well, laugh often, and find your life in Christ. Don't hide away or be a follower. Be the wonderful unique person God made you to be, and know that your purpose will always be best when defined by your faith in him

— Karen Kingsbury

The most emotional Karen Kingsbury quotes that will activate your desire to change

Friends don't get jealous of each other or begrudge the other for finding success. They celebrate every victory together.

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The next time that boy pursues you, he better do it like a dying man looking for water in a desert. When it's the right guy, you'll know, because he'll cherish you.

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Perfect love drives out fear

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You don't have love without sacrifice; you can't have sacrifice without love.

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God grows fragrant flowers of hope in the ashes of loss.

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I can spend 10 to 15 minutes with someone, and they can tell me what they're going through. I may never have gone through that, but I get it on a really deep level.

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Life is too short for half-hearted connections and meaningless run-throughs.

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Readers need to see themselves between the lines of the story.

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It's never too late with truth. It stands outside time.

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Real love never fails.

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Goodbyes are on of the hardest things about life.

One way or another people were always leaving... Always moving on.

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Her eyes held an endless kind of love for him.

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About Karen Kingsbury

Quotes 56 sayings
Profession Novelist
Birthday June 8, 1963

Never be passive. Victories happen when you take charge of a game. You can't win by playing not to lose".

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I write about the trials and triumphs of contemporary life - and often the readers see themselves between the lines of the story.

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The eagle had two natural enemies: storms and serpents.

He embraced the storm, waiting on the rock for the right thermal current and then using that to carry him higher. While other birds were taking cover, the eagle was soaring. An eagle would never fight against the storms of life.

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I'm receiving 300 to 500 letters every week from people telling me that God used my stories to save their marriage or to introduce them to Christ or to heal a relationship that had been broken.

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The more bad choices you make, the less bad your choices seem.

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I'm probably the most loquacious author when it comes to my dedications.

The reason is there is some symbolism there. I've been writing these books, bringing these stories to my readers who I love so much, and I have a greater love for my family.

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Love well, laugh often and live well for Christ.

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People were never meant to be idols. We aren't supposed to be worshipped. Only God deserves that kind of praise.

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The death of a friendship was usually slow and insidious, like the wearing away of a hillside after years of too much rain. A handful of misunderstandings, a season of miscommunication, the passing of time, and where once stood two women with a dozen years of memories and tears and conversation and laughter—where once stood two women closer than sisters—now stood two strangers.

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My parents used to say faith wasn't something you could pretend about.

It wasn't real unless it looked like faith and acted like faith.

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God stays awake all the time. In case we need to talk to Him about something.

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Life changes, people come and go and seasons never last. Karen kingsbury # Leaving

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The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.

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Three years? That's a thousand tomorrows, ma'am.

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You need to have time to really hear God.

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The general market wants what I do.

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Secular writers can tell a story about the physical, the emotional, and the intellectual parts of a character. But no matter how well they tell the story, they miss a facet that is innately part of all of us - the spiritual.

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This last year... I learned something about family. Like it's not about blood alone. It's being connected... it's growing up together and loving each other. It's believing in the same God and knowing you'd do anything for the person across from you at dinner.

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Forgiveness makes you feel better. As soon as you forgive, you're free.

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Reader loyalty will stay because I'm not changing.

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I write about true-life type things.

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But the Beast was a good person...the Prince looked on the outside the way the Beast was on the inside. Sometimes people couldn't see the inside of the person unless they like the outside of a person. Because they hadn't learned to hear the music yet.

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Christmas is a time to mark our progress through this earthly journey.

Because of Christmas, this we know: Christ was born for us. He is love, and the plans he has for us always surpass our own.

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Pray on all occasions." Unlocked page 38.

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My characters are not plastic.

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I tell of hearts and souls and dances.

.. Butterflies and second chances; Desperate ones and dreamers bound, Seeking life from barren ground, Who suffer on in earthly fate The bitter pain of agony hate, Might but they stop and here forgive Would break the bonds to breathe and live And find that God in goodness brings A chance for change, the hope of wings To rest in Him, and self to die And so become a butterfly.

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You can't base your decisions on anyone's opinion but yours and God's.

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A verse came to mind, one that has comforted Kari before.

It was the shortest verse in the Bible: Jesus wept. If he cried over Jerusalem, if he cried over the death of Lazarus, surely he was crying now over the death of her dreams, the death of her marriage.

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I came to Christ in my early 20s.

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sunshine is just beyond the clouds" Carl Joesph Gunner

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We must remember how to love, remember what's important, and remember God's truth as it applies to our relationships.

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You're gifted to do something.

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I developed a deep sadness for celebrities, a pity that they often are caught in a plastic world that runs too hard and too fast, and that many times that world means destroyed relationships with everyone they know and love.

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God, please now my future see, make it clear where I should be.

Open windows, close the doors, not my will, my God, but Yours.

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As long as he was breathing, God's greatest task for him was not yet finished.

His highest purpose in life was still unfulfilled. ... God still had plans for him.

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You need to get down among the people who are the dirtiest and dustiest, and the depravity, and you need to see Christ's light shining there.

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The truth was this: Love is a decision.

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