Karen Ehman is a New York Times bestselling author, a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and a contributing writer for both Encouragement for Today online devotions and the First 5 Bible study app. She has written 18 books including Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All and the 2020 ECPA devotional book of the year Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus. She has been featured on TODAY Parenting, Redbook.com, Foxnews.com, Crosswalk.com, YouVersion.com and HomeLife Magazine. Her passion is to help women live their priorities as they reflect the gospel to a watching world. She is married to her college sweetheart, Todd, and is the mother of five children—three biological and two in-laws by marriage—although she forgets which ones are which. Karen spends her days feeding the many people who gather around her mid-century dining table to process life and enjoy her county fair blue-ribbon winning cooking.