Around November/December each year, I like to take a deeper look into Joy Because Grace’s analytics to see which posts have done well over the year so I can continue creating similar content in the upcoming year. These last few weeks are no different :) So as I was planning out my blog’s calendar for 2018, I looked at the top ten posts from 2017. As I did so, I thought, “Hey, this could be a fun end-of-the-year post idea!” more » (53)

I’ve been blogging for just over two and a half years now. Sometimes, it feels like I just started, where as other times I feel like I’ve been blogging forever.  Today I wanted to share with you the things I’ve learned over these past two and a half years of blogging. So, in no particular order, let’s begin… 25 things I’ve learned in 2.5 years of blogging… 1. Pinterest is a search engine Maybe I should back up and first say more »


As many of y’all know, I attended my first bloggers conference the last weekend in July. Heading into the weekend I felt very nervous. I didn’t know anyone who was going, I knew I was going to be one of the youngest people there, and I was worried about how I was going to get from the hotel to the church were the conference was held, since I wasn’t going to have a car with me. If you’re a part more »

Happy Birthday, Coffee With Kara!!

Dear Coffee With Kara, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I can’t believe you’re one! It seems like just yesterday I sat down on my computer, opened my blogger account, and you were born. My, how time flies. And like most new parents, I had no clue what to do with a baby blog in my hands. How do I care for you? How do I help you grow? How do we have fun together? What purpose does God have for your life? The more »

history cwk

I love reading about how fellow bloggers entered the magical world of blogging. Every story is unique and special, and today I’m going to share how Coffee With Kara came about. So sit back, relax, and enjoy! Once Upon A Time… In tenth grade English when my class and I were reading Ivanhoe, our awesome teacher told us that we were going to do a project to go along with the book. We were going to draw a character’s name out more »