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Karen Spears Zacharias

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Karen Spears Zacharias, Author

Karen Spears Zacharias, Author

1. If money were no object, how would you spend your time?

According to my husband, I already live as if money is no object. In truth, I try to live a good story while in search of good stories: traveling, listening, laughing, and engaging with the local community. The thing I love most about Fairhope is its dedication to honoring creators and creativity. If Fairhope were a beauty pageant contestant, she'd win Miss Congeniality because she's so beloved by all who meet her.   

2. What book impacted your life the most and how?

Oh, snap, that's like asking me which of my four kids I would keep if I could only have one. But if I have to choose ONLY one book, I'm going to say the Epistle of James. The influential women in my life - my grandmother and my great-aunt  - made reading the Bible (a compilation of many books) a daily morning ritual. As a child I witnessed this practice, as an adult I try to model it. I love the poetry and the cadence of the old King James version and the storytelling in The Message, Eugene Peterson's translation. James, in particular, has shaped my theology and daily approach to living out my faith. 

3. Tell us something about you that would surprise most of the people who think they know you.

I've been kissed by Sam Elliott. (Who say's there isn't such a thing as heaven on earth?)