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A First Step: Becoming the {Beloved}

By On January 17, 2013

I didn’t want to call anyone or tell anyone what was happening. The first person I saw after experiencing my first panic attack was my medical doctor.  He wasn’t concerned at all.… Read More


No More Fairytales: Faith Is a New Kind Of Family

By On November 30, 2012

Psst. Guess what. I don’t want to tell you this. But, it’s true. I wasn’t able to celebrate the holidays the way we all dreamed for ourselves, as a child. A momma.… Read More

A Letter From My Soul To Yours Today

By On September 13, 2012

You and I. It’s been 8 weeks ago, since I first came to you with the news. Why I’d been away and why I had to write that day. PTS – Post… Read More


Parts Of Me I Like To Hide: 8 Ways To Come Out Of Hiding

By On September 12, 2012

“The parts of me I usually like to hide are the very parts where God is working through my life and my story.” That’s what I said earlier this year, when I… Read More

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


When You Carry Your Father’s Wounds

By On June 21, 2012

Some of us grow up — or end up — soaking up the wounds of those we love.   We may have found the inner strength in those moments to carry ourselves through. … Read More

When You Need To Feel The Pain

By On May 24, 2012

  Sometimes, the pain we have worked so hard to avoid is the one thing that leads us to where God calls us to go. Sometimes, feeling our need is the greatest… Read More

Walking Through The Doorway of Known

By On April 26, 2012

I don’t know them. I’ve said hi a few times. I’ve stood in the quad after church with coffee in hand, trying to politely tell my kids “just one blueberry muffin!” I… Read More

Break Out Of The Shell Of Rejection: Four Golden Rules of Fearless Living

By On March 15, 2012

“The choices are never easy. We can nurse wounds of having been cheated in life, or we can be grateful and joyful, even though there seems to be little reason for it.… Read More


Why You Are Already Amazing – A Book Shower Gift for Holley Gerth

By On March 12, 2012

“Why is it hard to receive what we need?… In order to receive, we have to open our hearts, hands and lives.  We put ourselves in a position that’s vulnerable.”  ~ Holley… Read More


When It Feels Like God Is Late: Destiny & Delays

By On March 1, 2012

When I was new mommy of two, grocery shopping with a three-year-old toddler and a baby got  very tricky. With a twenty-pound CJ strapped in a baby carrier on me, I’d push… Read More


{ Unwrapping Love } What Attracts You To Jesus?

By On February 23, 2012

When you are quiet and at rest, do you visualize yourself with Jesus? What is He like and what is it that attracts you to Him? I don’t know why he appears… Read More