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Be Present, Even When You’re Most Afraid

By On October 12, 2013

I didn’t want to go. Even though a part of me did. Back and forth, I couldn’t decide. It was a last minute decision — whether I should really get on a… Read More


When It’s Time To Leave: Learning To Choose

By On September 16, 2013

She is beautiful, cute and young. She is going to wash my hair. And later, she will blow it dry, make it smooth and long, so that it curls just slightly at… Read More

A Waste of Time

By On July 24, 2013

It was our second playdate. Technically, it was my four-year-old son CJ’s playdate.  I was there visiting with the mom at the breakfast table, sipping water.  She was asking how my book… Read More

Touching The Artistic Life You’ve Hidden Inside

By On May 28, 2013

Are you hiding the artistic life in you yet longing to touch that part God's planted within you?… Read More

When Easter Feels Overwhelming: Sometimes It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better

By On March 29, 2013

“You see, there are two very different types of hope in this world.  One is hoping for something, and the other is hoping in Someone.” ~ Pete Wilson How can we celebrate… Read More


On The Days You Can Only Trace The Rainbows

By On February 25, 2013

Oh, love that will not let me go | I rest me weary soul in Thee |I give You back this life I owe | And in Your ocean depths its flow… Read More

Resting Through the Fog That Won’t Go Away

By On October 25, 2012

I lay down to sleep at night. And I don’t know what awaits me. Will it be restful sleep? Or will it be minutes ticking away that melt into the next hour?… 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


How You’ve Changed My Story & Why I’m Grateful For You

By On July 24, 2012

It’s been a week since I confided in you. It’s been a week — since I’ve let you into my writing journey that’s collided with childhood trauma and post-traumatic stress. And I… Read More


When You Face The Place of Empty

By On July 22, 2012

I don’t want to be one of those people. Someone who is afraid. Someone who can’t deal with hard things. Someone who has failed to overcome the things that could make me… Read More

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


{ Unwrap Jesus } Slow Down (A Special Advent Giveaway)

By On December 15, 2011

* Special "Advent" Giveaway * I'm giving away (3) copies of my favorite Christmas devotional Today In A Manger -- signed by author Ian Strachman! Enter the giveaway at the end of… Read More