Karen Molenaar Terrell

Biography

My husband tells me I have to be serious whilst writing my biography. Strangers, he tells me, are going to be reading this thing - people who have no idea who I am and are not familiar with my kind of unique sense of humor. So I shall endeavor to keep a straight face while I tell the facts of my life. As I see them.

Karen Molenaar Terrell was raised in the Pacific Nortwest by her father, Dee Molenaar, a well-known mountaineer (author of *The Challenge of Rainier* and a member of the 1953 K2 Expedition, retold in the book *K2: The Savage Mountain*) and her mother, "Mozzy" Molenaar, a free-thinking and free-spirited Christian Scientist. Her parents raised Karen to be a really happy skeptic - her non-religious father taught her to question religious and political dogmas, and her Christian Scientist mom taught her to question everything she saw, heard, and felt with the material senses. Her parents maybe didn't share the same religious beliefs and non-beliefs, but they shared the same values, and they taught Karen to keep an open mind, to not be hasty to judge others, to appreciate the beauty of nature, and to look for the good in people.

Karen enjoys tromping around in the mountains (she's made it to the summits of Rainier, Baker, Adams, and Hood), photography, gardening, reading, singing (yes, she's one of those wedding singers - stop laughing) and writing (she's the author of *Blessings: Adventures of a Madcap Christian Scientist*, *The Madcap Christian Scientist's Middle Book*, *The Madcap Christian Scientist: All Things New*, and stories that have appeared in "Newsweek*, *The Christian Science Monitor*, and *Pack and Paddle Magazine*). Her photos were featured in the spring 2014 edition of *The Bellingham Review*.

Karen lives with her husband and sons in the Pacific Northwest.

Where to find Karen Molenaar Terrell online

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Books

The Madcap Christian Scientist's Middle Book: Further Adventures in Christian Science
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,900. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Terrell writes: "At the age of 51 I went insane. I did not like it so much. But I learned a lot from it." *The Madcap Christian Scientist's Middle Book* (sequel to *Blessings: Adventures of a Madcap Christian Scientist*) follows the author's new adventures as she uses her growing understanding of God, Love, to overcome depression and physical challenges, and to adjust to the changes in her life.
Blessings: Adventures of a Madcap Christian Scientist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,920. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
*Blessings: Adventures of a Madcap Christian Scientist* chronicles the adventures of the "Lucy Ricardo" of Christian Scientists as she uses her understanding of God (Life, Truth, Love) to try to make the world a better place.

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