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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 »

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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 »

When life gets crazy and you don't have time to blog...

^My life right now. For reals. I know I said at the beginning of this month that I want to be better at blogging consistently. Ha! That was back before I looked at all my syllabuses (Syllabi? What is the plural of syllabus???) for all my classes and realized I have a million and one things to do this month. Well, maybe not quite that many, but I do have several projects/papers in each of my classes due the week 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 »

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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 »