Last Thursday I had the opportunity to travel with my university to the Christian Association of Student Leaders conference (CASL). At this conference, there were representatives from various organizations from about nine different small Baptist universities from Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. For instance, there were people representing their school’s Baptist Student Ministry (BSM), Student Activities, Student Government, Greek Life, Welcome Week Committee, Resident Life, ect.   I attended CASL through the BSM. All of the people from Not Hogwarts (my more »


I’m so excited to be blogging here now! *Squeals* In case you just stumbled upon this site, you should know that I used to blog at (don’t bother looking for it, it’s basically just a tombstone now).  So, when you look at old pictures, that’s why my chosen-holy-loved logo is on them, not my Coffee with Kara logo. Anywho… Welcome to, and I hope you enjoy your stay and come back again soon! Blessings, Kara  

4Things I love about my College (2)

I attend the best Christian university ever! (And, no, I’m not biased.) (Well, maybe a little bit.) The University of Not Hogwarts (as I like to call my university here on my blog) is absolutely amazing and I love it  so much! I feel so at home here, even though I’ve only been attending college for a little over one semester. I know this is the place I’m supposed to be at. I know God has a plan and a purpose more »


“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”  P. J. O’Rourke Through out the years, many books have become my dear friends. Three book series in particular have come to me, held my hand, and helped me through an era of my life. They walked with me, encouraged me, taught me truths about life and God. The books made me laugh out loud and thus brightened up my day. Sometimes, they more »


Do you remember when you were young and your parents bought a new washer or dryer or refrigerator, and you were so excited? Not because you were old enough to care about the appliances, but because it meant that you would be able to play in the box?Me too. In fact, I still would play in boxes if I could fit. A few summers ago, my friend and I had the bizarre idea to have a box themed Bible study/party for girls. more »