Welcome. You have arrived at the official Karen Burton Mains Web site. I’m glad you’ve found this place, and I’m eager to become acquainted (or in the case of friends) to become reacquainted. Please leave a notice that you have been a visitor.

One of the habits I’ve developed through the years of my life is the habit of curiosity: the need to know, to learn, to discover and to understand have become compelling forces in my life. In my sixth decade, I feel as though, on the one hand, there is so much more to investigate, and on the other hand, that I am really beginning to “get it.” This is one of the many joys of the aging process.

All my adult life I have attempted to serve God (although I make no claims to always understanding what He is about) and to serve other people (and finding that the command to “love one another” is mostly beyond my capacities.) The habit of curiosity, however, about this human journey still propels my instincts. From time to time, I plan to post some of the things I have learned on this Web site, what still puzzles me, and how I seem to be eternally captured by the divine romance of it all–love for God, consideration for what is is still making me to be, tenderness for all of us who struggle with the meaning of our human condition, and enchantment toward this exquisitly created world.

Please visit some of the other links included here:
*The Hungry Souls Web site–where we attempt to provide pragmatic spiritual growth tools for those who are hungry for God.
*Journeys for Hungry Souls–where we attempt to travel the world together as pilgrims.
*Open Heart Open Home–where we look at hospitality as one of the essential activities to express and receive love.
*The Global Bag Project–where we attempt to link eco-shopping with micro-enterprise to provide sustainable incomes for the poor.
*Soulish Food–my bi-weekly e-newsletter on spiritual growth.
*Karen’s Blog–where I attempt to pay attention to some of the amazing experiences in ordinary living.