Author Kara Klein

Kara Klein was born on Christmas Eve, 1985, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She began singing and writing music at the age of 9, and released her first original album, A Touch of Your Grace, at the age of 18. Since then Kara has traveled throughout the United States and internationally, sharing her testimony and her music with people from all different ages, backgrounds and cultures. From the time her music ministry first began, Kara has appeared on four different international television programs, and has sung beside other widely acclaimed artists such as Aaron Neville and Matt Maher, and in venues such as Carnegie Hall and World Youth Day. In the last five years Kara has won 6 Unity Awards by the United Catholic Music and Video Association, including “Best Female Vocalist of the Year” in 2008. Kara currently lives in Nashville, TN and is passionate about continuing to spread the message of authentic joy of life in Christ to people of all ages. For more information about her music, public speaking or ministry, please visit her website: www.karaklein.com.

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0 Who Are We To Judge?

When Kara Klein first read Pope Francis’ speeches she, like many, felt anger. “Why would he stand before our government and not reprimand them for legalizing gay marriage and slaughtering millions of babies through abortion… key issues which the Catholic Church fights vigorously against?” But then she thought: “Who am I to judge?”

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1 A Recovering Pharisee

For as long as I can remember I essentially had one desire for my life: perfection… Yet my heavenly Father, through tragedies and painful times, took me to the place I had tried so hard to avoid, the place I least wanted to go: the place of my own great inner poverty… Yet there was my treasure, for there I encountered His goodness and mercy.

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2 Risk Your Heart... Just A Little.

In her discussion about guarding our hearts, Kara Klein observes that intimacy is both joyful and uncomfortable. It’s our deepest desire to be one with another, to have someone see, know and embrace all of us—our beauty as well as brokenness—and yet, it’s our greatest fear precisely because of its risks.

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1 Have Courage and Be Kind

In this Easter season we are called to bear the glory of God, the goodness of God, the love of God, His victory over sin and death, and people around us should see something different in us. A sparkle in our eyes, courage, a genuine kindness, true and authentic hope.

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2 The Lover's First Concern

I said yes to chastity when I was 13 years old and have been living out this commitment joyfully and gratefully for the last 16 years. But what exactly did I say yes to? An abstinent life of waiting for the perfect prince charming to come along and fulfill all of my deepest dreams and longings? Or a life of choosing to truly love the other—whoever may be in front of me—selflessly, totally, freely, faithfully, fruitfully. Today.

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1 Poverty Is My Greatest Gift

Jesus was born into a dark, cold, empty cave. Into the barren blackness of the night. A King born for the poor, of the poor, as the poor. In becoming lovers of the poor, do we as followers of Christ dare to embrace not only the beggar on the street, but also the beggar within ourselves?