Hey friends! I’ve been wanting to participate in the #FiveMinuteFriday link up for a while, but my Fridays have been crazy (and I mean, cray to the zee!) so I haven’t gotten to yet. So today, I’m delighted to take part in this fun challenge, to write for five minutes on this one word prompt: Embrace. This is a free write challenge, so there’s no editing or revision or rewording. Just my thoughts straight from my heart :) If you’d more »

Singleness Survey!!

Last year around Valentine’s Day, I surveyed about 50 singles (not married- so single or dating) about how they viewed singleness, the pros and cons of singleness, among other things. And now, it’s time for this year’s singleness survey!! So if you are single (meaning NOT married), I would love it if you could fill out this brief survey. Thank you so much! (If the form below doesn’t work, you can access the singleness survey here.) Loading… Thank you so more »


IT’S FINALLY TIME!!! Whoo hoo!! I’ve been wanting to rename CWK for like forever now! And the time has finally come! So I’m happy to introduce y’all to Joy Because Grace. “For it is by grace you have been saved through faith…” -Ephesians 2:8 We have joy, because we have grace. Because Jesus saved us from our sin and ourselves, we have joy. There is joy in our lives because there is grace in our lives. This fact shouldn’t change 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 chosenholyloved.weebly.com (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 coffeewithkara.com, and I hope you enjoy your stay and come back again soon! Blessings, Kara  

So, just wanted to quickly share one of my new favorite blogs :) It’s by Erin at Living in Yellow and you should totally go over there RIGHT NOW and read some of her stuff. She’s such a good writer, and some of her posts are so stinkin’ hilarious. Love. It. And her blog design is adorable. By the way.