As the resident blogger of Kara J Lovett Co., I have most of my writings carved out on these webpages in cyberspace. But every once and a while, I write a guest blog post for another website or blog. Here’s where my work has been featured:
So, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever your drink of choice is and read away. It’s story time!
How Demi Lovato’s Album Expresses Our Struggle with Sin
From Reclaim Today, August 2021
“Never had I imagined the pop star I first saw on Disney Channel’s Sonny with a Chance would write an album some ten odd years later that expresses my struggles with sin, or actions that hurt and displease God. It’s hard to obey God’s commands to love him and love others when the alternative looks more fun, more pleasurable, or gives me quicker gratification. In her album, Demi vocalizes this struggle as she recounts some of her own decisions and their steep consequences.
Are you skeptical? I was, too, but God speaks to us in many different ways. So even if Demi’s Dancing with the Devil doesn’t make it to your permanent playlist, perhaps it will also give you a new perspective on how God restores through his grace what’s been broken by our mistakes.”
Reclaiming Our Mission
From The Glorious Table, June 2021
“Scripture tells us that inside each of us, we have the greatest treasure: the gospel and the good news of Jesus Christ. Once our hearts have been transformed by Christ, he bestows on us the Holy Spirit to “guard” the gospel entrusted to us…
“But there is someone who doesn’t want us to proclaim the gospel entrusted to us—Satan. He has come to steal, kill, and destroy, and the tricks he uses to distract us from our purpose here on earth are endless…
“Yet there is hope in our Savior.”
Using Language to Spur Cross Cultural-Communication: Fulbright Andorra Experience
From ProFellow, January 2021
“Overall, the Fulbright ETA Program in Andorra taught me a lot about myself—my strengths, my weaknesses, my passions, and my desires. I learned to be confident in my abilities, composed when things went awry, and flexible when changes came my way.
“In addition to the adaptability and confidence I gained, I learned important cross-cultural and communication skills that allow me to be a successful consultant today.”
Our Compassionate God
From The Glorious Table, October 2020
“As women formed from dust, we can’t change the headlines. When our own strength fails us, discouragement and frustration may overwhelm us. Holding ourselves together may seem impossible.
“But we can rest in the truth that our Father in heaven has not forgotten our form. He has claimed us as his and pours out his love onto us. He extends grace, compassion, and strength to us when we feel weak and disheartened.”
3 Anchors for when You’re Coping with Change
From YMI Today, July 2020
Though I call change management my profession, I think the ultimate change management consultant is God.
He is there for us through every change, guiding us along the way and being our steady constant while everything else is shifting.
In this blog post, I explore how God, the best change management consultant, has taught me about coping with change. Here are 3 anchors to hang onto when you’re coping with change.
Are You Running a Spiritual Marathon?
From The Glorious Table, July 2020
“Even though I’m not physically training for a 26.2-mile race right now, I feel like I’m in a marathon in this season of life. There’s a lot of ground that I’ve covered and a lot of ground that remains. Drawing out my energy, this race is testing my levels of endurance.
“I’ve had other marathons in my life: trying times at work, busy times with family, searching for a new church community, moving away from friends and family. But my current marathon with my health is a completely different race for me. Trying to battle health problems that can only be managed and not cured—I know this marathon is waning on me.”
Are you in a marathon, too?
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