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The Artistic You: Finding Your Heart’s Way Back

By On June 29, 2013

I sat there, at one spot on a table that stretched long, parked adjacent to other tables, wrapping us into a square donut of seats. Faces blinked back at me from across… Read More

When Finishing Is Harder Than You Think

By On June 28, 2013

Twenty chapters in seven weeks. When I couldn’t even write one chapter in the past year. You’d think I would be celebrating.  Singing in the streets. But, I want you to know.… Read More

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What I Killed & What I Want To Write Instead

By On May 2, 2013

I tell him he can read it later when he’s older. I tell him this is a book with some hard, grown-up stories. Stories that are kind of sad. That are not… Read More

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One Word: Giving Voice to Your Soul, Even When You Have Very Little

By On January 5, 2013

Every year, since I was seventeen, I’ve made it a practice. The day after Christmas until the New Year, I ask for a word. It’s always tucked inside the envelope of Bible… Read More

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Say My Name: My Letter To God

By On August 23, 2012

When is the last time you wrote a letter to God?  What would you ask of him — what would you say? Many times when I’m overwhelmed, it’s hard to know what… Read More

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What I Know Now: A Letter To My Younger Self

By On August 16, 2012

FAITH BARISTA'S BLOG ANNIVERSARY IS HERE ! ** "God's Plans For You" GIVEAWAY ** To celebrate, I'm giving away Jeanne Winter's Gallery Art. This inspiring art print comes from Jeremiah 29:11: "I… Read More

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Writing To Safety: When You Don’t Know What To Do

By On August 15, 2012

What do you do when you don’t know what to do?  Where is safety — where you can be you and Jesus can meet you there? I don’t know what to do.… Read More

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Courage For Now-Stories: A Blog Anniversary

By On August 10, 2012

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” ~ Karle Wilson Baker It’s confusing. Trying to figure out what’s happening now, because of what’s happened back then. It’s confusing — picking up… Read More

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Why I’ve Been Away & Why I Must Write Today

By On July 17, 2012

My throat feels tight.  Thick. I swallow hard. I am doing one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. I am writing. To you. About why I’ve been away.… Read More

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