Monthly Archives: May 2008


Since Karen’s passing we have been surrounded by an outpouring of love and support from friends and family. Tim and the boys are being held up by this love and the blessing of community. From homework to doctor’s visits to hugs, the members are filling the gaps left from Karen’s absence. She is irreplaceable, but… Read more »

Sunshine Personified

The following is the meditation I was privileged to share at Karen’s memorial service. Sarah Harding made the video which also was shown at the service. Karen was precious to us. We will miss her dearly. Today was a brilliantly sunny day and I couldn’t help but think of Karen. She was sunshine personified. How… Read more »


Karen, my close friend, went to be with the Lord on May 1st. Her memorial service was one of the hardest and most beautiful things I’ve ever experienced. Tim, her husband, movingly shared about her life and his love for her. He also read letters from their sons. He wanted me to share what they… Read more »

Our Friend Has Gone Home

Karen Niles, an original member and dearest friend, died on Thursday, May 1st, Ascension Day. Unexpectedly, she had a rapid onset of leukemia that resulted in multiple strokes. She was 43 and is survived by her husband, Tim, and two boys, Jordan and Derek. We loved her beyond words. She was an incredibly kind and… Read more »