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The spiritual gift of encouragement is no lesser just because it is hidden.

Feeling Invisible? Let Encouragement In

By On July 23, 2015

One time, when I was little, I played a game. Grandparents, aunts and uncles were all visiting that weekend. The house was packed. I don’t know why I came up with the… 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

Feed Your Soul :: { Day 24 } Small & Cozy Girls Night Out

By On October 24, 2011

“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” ~ C.S. Lewis Yesterday, I did something different. Three girlfriends and I went out… Read More


Don’t Listen To Voices That Rattle: 5 Ways To Open Your Heart To Friendship

By On September 15, 2011

{Photo by Dawn Camp} I was fine until I had to board a small plane connecting me from Charlotte, South Carolina to Hilton Head Island. As I climbed up onto the unfolded… Read More


Finding Your Own Style of Hospitality (Guest Post by Lifegiving Author Tammy Maltby)

By On August 11, 2011

FAITH BARISTA'S BLOG ANNIVERSARY IS HERE ! ** LIFEGIVING BOOK GIVEAWAY ** To celebrate, I'm giving away a book that has been inspirational to me. This faith-encouraging book by Tammy Maltby is… Read More


How To Enjoy Friendships, Even If They’re Not Always Forever

By On May 21, 2011

“There is a special kind of freedom friends enjoy… The freedom to simply be themselves.” ~ William Cather I was sipping my coffee, admiring the flowers. He was looking at me. The… Read More

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Emotional Rest: Are You Afraid To Tell Yourself The Truth?

By On March 24, 2011

When emotions don’t line up with what you believe, how do you resolve rest? One thing my boys always beg me for is “tickle time”. For some strange reason, both two year… Read More


Why We All Have Dots — 100th Faith Barista Post Celebration

By On March 2, 2010

Becoming real is something we can experience… if we dare. “Why are there dots?” TJ asked, with his nose scrunched and voice pitched whiny. “What are you talking about?” I  walked over, gulping… Read More


Friendship Is Like Dating

By On February 3, 2010

“Take my love, for love is everlasting. And remember the truth that once was spoken; to love another person is to see the face of God. ~ From Les Miserables Friendship and… Read More


Bike Lessons: The Art of Falling

By On October 20, 2009

Last weekend, Hubby and I witnessed our son’s rite of passage. Our soon-to-be four year old TJ was about to bust out of toddlerhood officially. Within a couple hours, my camera would… Read More