Welcomed as a Stranger

  I was in desperate need of a home of my own and a job. My current (and temporary) residence was a federal halfway house nestled in the east side of town. I was sent there after I was released from a 7 year, eight month prison bid. After being at the halfway house for two months […]


Celebrate With Us

In February, KARM Stores opened its 17th retail location at 10612 Kingston Pike in Knoxville and we want to celebrate this milestone with you. Ribbon Cutting On Thursday, May 5th at 10:00 AM, we’ll cut the ribbon as part of the Grand Opening celebration. Burt Rosen, President & CEO of Knox Area Rescue Ministries, will […]


Encouraged by the Truth

Misty came into the store recently. As I was ringing up her purchase, I noticed she was reading our blackboard. After I finished ringing her up, I asked her what she thought about the verse on it.  “Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 As we were […]


Convenience v Conscience – Choosing Where to Donate

Easier is better, right? While I make decisions every day based on what’s convenient, there are many times I need to consider other factors before simply defaulting to “easy”. Giving money When choosing to give hard-earned money, convenience is not the first factor on the list. In fact, it’s pretty close to the bottom. Other factors […]