I write far more comfortably than I talk. In a perfect world, I would engage in conversation solely by passing notes.
I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother (YaYa). I live in Texas and work at a law firm doing secretary/marketing stuff. I like to watch way too much television and I can’t fall asleep unless I’m wearing socks.
In 1989, Jesus caught the heart He had been pursuing, and I have been following Him home ever since. Along the way I discovered a calling to minister primarily, but not exclusively, to women in the Church. Although I love the hands on, face to face part of encouraging people, my favorite way to minister is through sharing what God is doing in me by way of this blog.
Why Out of Eden?
I once did a study of the two primary gardens in scripture. The Garden of Eden, and Gethsemane.
In Eden: We bought the first lie and chose our own way over His, then tried to cover our shame and hide from God. The end result was separation from God.
In Gethsemane: Jesus wrestled with and then died to His own will and took up the will of His Father, which was to die in our place, covering our sin and our shame in His blood, and restore us to God.
For me, Eden represents our rebellion. Gethsemane represents our redemption. My journey following Jesus has been learning to come out of Eden, and live in Gethsemane.
So welcome to my words, and thank you for taking the time to read them!
“Karla has a unique speaking gift that both brings you into her story with her authenticity and humor and at the same time challenges my own as she crafts her thoughts with scriptural accuracy. Her arrows of truth hit the mark every time, the bulls’ eye being others’ hearts where they need to be awakened, challenged or loved! Thank you Karla for all your passion for God’s message of Love, Forgiveness and Hope!”
“I have been privileged to sit under Karla’s teaching through various events, and each time, I am captivated and engaged. The depth and the power of Karla’s teaching is evident that the Spirit is alive and at work in her, anointing her in a unique and amazing way! She is a gifted teacher, and I have gained much wisdom and perspective from her teachings. She has an incredible way of drawing you in with stories that make you both laugh and cry, and I have always appreciated her vulnerability to share her own stories and struggles and victories. She has a keen ear for the Spirit’s promptings, which is shown through her teaching. She should be sharing her stories and teachings everywhere…lives will be changed!!! She is truly blessed and gifted in this area. And I am blessed to have heard her teach!”
“I have been blessed to hear Karla teach many times. The insight and wisdom she shares comes from a love for Christ and a passion for His word. Her excitement and commitment to follow Christ is contagious!”
“I have always been impacted by Karla’s deep love of God’s Word. Combine that with clear but humorous communication and a willingness to be vulnerable and that’s what you receive when Karla speaks. She always inspires!”
“God’s love and truth shine through Karla’s teachings! I’ve witnessed her teaching and have left inspired, hopeful, and wanting MORE. She also is a gifted writer and gives the reader something to hold onto with every blog post. One of my favorite “Karla testimonies” is how she helped a dear friend of mine return to her broken marriage, with hope. By following Karla’s obedience to allow God to work, she now has a marriage that’s flourishing! Karla is one of the most down to earth, REAL people you will ever meet. I’m anxiously awaiting her first novel.”
“I have seen Karla grow from a young Christian to a wise, mature, prophetic woman of God. The way she “shares” her heart (aka teaching) has a sweet mix of story, humor, humility and the heart and word of God. I always look forward when she teaches, as I know I will get a nugget for me and that my heart and my head will be engaged. She prays, ministers, speaks a word from God; I love to get a word from her as I know it will be a special delivery from God right to me. Besides all that, she is a complete blast as we can laugh and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She is a great example of living the abundant life; holding the bitter and the sweet up to Jesus to make it pure gold. God is using her yielding to bless many and encourage them to live it all for Him.”