finding my voice in peonies blooming still near my window.

Dear You, Choose Your Heart. Find Your Voice. {Five Movements}

By On February 20, 2014

This past year, I’ve been receiving an increasing amount of email from our Faith Barista community about the journey to write.  Even though many of us may not be writers, we are… Read More

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The Top 5 Lies of Perfectionism

By On February 18, 2014

Do you find perfectionism holding you back on the journey of faith? The top 5 lies of perfectionism can be wiped out with the truth. “Faith is a verb described as a… Read More

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Is anybody out there?

Dream and Dare To Whisper: Never Been Kissed

By On February 14, 2014

“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.” G.K. Chesterton Last February, I did something I hadn’t done for one year, since my whole world turned… Read More

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Love is in the eye of the beholder. It turns plastic, cut up hearts, and Elmer glue into a little boy's first memory of creating... and seeing his mother cherish it as a beautiful gift.

Dear You, You Are Worth Loving

By On February 13, 2014

“The hunger for love is more difficult to feed than the hunger for bread.” Mother Teresa This world can be such a noisy, hurried place. Life can get really complicated. But, no… Read More

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{Soul Rest Sunday} Let Love In. Let’s Pray.

By On February 9, 2014

“Jesus, be the center, Be my source, be my light, Jesus, be the center, Be my hope, be my song, Jesus” ~ lyrics to Be the Center We’re standing at the cusp… Read More

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Even in the midst of Silicon Valley city lights, the beauty of a melting sunset cannot be eclipsed

Slowing Down In A Chaotic World (Book Giveaway: Notes From a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider)

By On February 7, 2014

“Living intentionally ultimately means staying true to yourself and how your family is made… listen to that still, small voice that says, ‘This is you.’” ~ Tsh Oxenreider in her newly released… Read More

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There is a secret place inside where we all long for home. Where we are cherished. Treasured. Loved. I used to think that place was only a dream...until God whispered, I love you. You are real.

The {Beloved} Is Real: Do You Have a Beautiful Secret Place?

By On February 6, 2014

We had just finished our Korean lunch. I ordered Bi Bim Bap.  It’s the Korean version of Chinese fried rice.  With sliced beef.  Except the rice is fired up warm in a… Read More

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The {Beloved} Needs TLC: You’re Going To Be Okay by Holley Gerth

By On February 4, 2014

“… in times of stress and change…You are going to require extra TLC. And the way you grow and thrive is different from anyone else, so it’s up to you to know… Read More

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{Soul Rest Sunday} Plant. And Let Me Be Your Shade.

By On February 2, 2014

  Sometimes, when we least expect it, we feel our hearts stir. We hear that voice in us. That wants to live the life unlived. Where do we start? Are we too… Read More

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we should always try... because it matters. your voice is God's one gift to the world that only you can give. #findingyourvoice

The {Beloved} Photo Journals: How Has God Touched Your Heart?

By On January 30, 2014

I found a book while browsing the library shelves. I’ve been culling titles of memoirs to read (have any to recommend?), while re-reading old fave stories like Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, that… Read More

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There's nothing quite so beautiful as hydrangeas at rest near twilight. There are so many dreams we carry, songs we have yet to sing. It's never too late.

{Soul Rest Sunday} Step Forward. Come.

By On January 26, 2014

“Come, Lord Jesus. When this world is dark as night, You are the one we call the light. When we are tempted to go astray, You are the one we call the… Read More

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The {Beloved} Creates: Name What You See

By On January 23, 2014

I’m not quite sure what to make of all this. All this marketing. Trying to figure out who to ask, where to go, and how to do it. Yes.  As you know,… Read More

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Because some days you need a double shot of faith