Just me. Karla Lees. A curly haired bespectacled Canadian gal who fell in love with both words and music at a very young age. Encountering God as a young adult, I dove into studying the Word at Tyndale University before marrying my husband. Mom of two adult children and two young cats, I work in administration, coffee & social media, while volunteering in my church and local community. You can most often find me singing, reading, enjoying coffee/tea with friends, ministering through worship or prayer, hanging out with my family & cats at home, blogging here or chatting on social media.

An intrinsic part of my core is my belief that we are meant to be who God designed us to be.

For me, that means before all else, His child.

As someone who has hit deep lows of hurt, brokenness and loneliness, I get how important it is to keep hope filled, especially on the hard days. Which is why I spend time in the Word and worshiping before I write what He lays on my heart to share. May the Hope I have found in Him reassure you that you are not alone, you are never abandoned or forgotten, and you are always His favorite – regardless of how hard your day becomes!

18 thoughts on “Me

  1. Mom October 25, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    Proud of you, kiddo!!



    Liked by 1 person

    • khjlees November 1, 2013 / 12:52 am

      Thanks Mummy! xoxo


    • hopeinhispresence December 31, 2014 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks for the kind word, Remade Ministries 🙂


  2. Karina Susanto April 12, 2015 / 8:17 am

    Dear sister in Christ, Karla
    I would like to thank you for the great honor from you to me this evening. Thank you for reblog my post. May God alone bless your life abundantly and use you amazingly to be blessing to others. Have a great and blessed Sunday to you.


    • hopeinhispresence April 14, 2015 / 8:52 am

      You are SO welcome! Loved how our hearts lined up with your words before our King!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Angela Martin June 10, 2015 / 12:26 am

    You’re a very likeable person you know! I talk enough for both of us – let’s do coffee! 🙂


    • hopeinhispresence June 13, 2015 / 8:39 am

      too funny :). Thanks for stopping by! Virtual coffee soon!


  4. Meg Weyerbacher June 25, 2015 / 9:02 am

    Just now your about page and once again I am delighted to find someone with so much in common. It is like reading my own stuff. I too prefer written over verbal and after many times questioning why this is, I am finally just accepting that is how he made me. We are all unique masterpieces! God bless you and keep writing, I love your posts 🙂


  5. superiordomain July 4, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    Hi,nominated you for the 3 day quote challenge.You may check on one of my quotes for details.thanks


  6. christfollower85 April 27, 2017 / 10:48 am

    I’ve been reading a lot of your posts (on and off for the past few months ), I was wondering if you’d be interested in writing a guest post on my blog for me ? Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send more details.

    Liked by 1 person

    • @HopenHisPresenz April 28, 2017 / 9:21 am

      Hey Vanessa, for sure send me an email and requirements, so we can chat about how that would look! Blessings, Karla


  7. Jereè Black (@MendTheVow) December 10, 2018 / 10:24 am

    Good morning! i enjoyed reading your about page on your blog, and i absolutely love everything that your blog in God represent. may the grace of God keep you writing what He givee you to write to encourages those that are broken in these last, and evil days.


  8. Suzanne Barbour-Medcof July 19, 2020 / 11:14 pm

    Love it Karla! My gifted and talented friend!

    Liked by 1 person

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