Welcome Home to ProverbialKids.com, a family discipleship resource for raising children to be champions at life.

My name is Karen Holcomb. I am a Bible study and curriculum writer with a present passion for helping parents navigate the Bible book of Proverbs to discover God’s wisdom for young families.


The book of Proverbs is a 31-chapter collection of wise sayings, practical advice for skillful & godly living, written almost entirely by King Solomon. So broad is the scope of content in Proverbs, one would be hard-pressed to surface a basic life issue which this book does not address. No matter the topic, there is “an app for that.”

Narrowing down its vast content to those topics which seem to be most relevant for parents of young children, I have written Proverbial Kids® Lesson Plans for Parents, now available from Westbow Press.


This book features 7 ABCs of Wisdom from Proverbs, recurring themes from Proverbs which address issues we face early on in parenting, and a two-page, lay-flat, multi-use lesson plan for each theme.

This resource may be used in family devotions, small groups, homeschooling, children’s church or camps, or as a Parenting Small-Group guide.

Media & Resources

Supporting these themes is my Proverbial Kids character book collection, published by Westbow Press, available through karenholcombbooks.com and Amazon:

  •  Lazy Leo’s Totally Untapped Talent
  • Little Jimmy and the Spoiled Rotten Banana
  • Captain Curious and the Invisible Boundary Line
  • Look-at-Me Lucy and the Rearview Mirror
  • Contentious Adeline and the Rooftop Escape!

The PK “Draw-it-Yourself” Short Stories on this site teach these ABC themes as well. I think your kids will enjoy drawing these fun tales!

These 7 ABCs of Wisdom are multi-vitamins for the soul, easy to memorize and teach, fortifying our 21st Century American families with wisdom. Here are my favorite Proverbs for each theme and a few introductory thoughts. click 

May God bless the study & application of His Word!


Karen has a Master of Arts in Communication from Southwestern Seminary (Ft. Worth), with undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Theatre. She has 20 years experience as a Bible study, curriculum, & script writer for the national WMU, Lifeway Christian Resources, and various SBC churches and state conventions. She served six years on church staff as a children’s minister. Most recently, she worked with ChristSong Ministry in developing and writing a prison ministry manual. Karen and her husband Bron have two sons and live in Western North Carolina.