Under the branches of a winter tree, I will hold you. I will be your shade. And you will be with me.

{Soul Rest Sunday} In the Secret Place. Hold On To Me.

By On March 2, 2014

Sometimes, the world can make you feel small. It can be a crowded place, so many voices. Loud. Insistent that you have something to show. For who you are. And what you… Read More


What I’m Learning About Myself & My Parenting {6 Unexpected Gifts}

By On February 27, 2014

As I’m learning to take care of myself and place value on finding my voice, I’m making an unexpected discovery. I’ve always been afraid to focus on myself, because I never wanted… Read More

a quiet space is sweet to the soul.

{Soul Rest Sunday} Gather. I Am With You.

By On February 23, 2014

Sometimes, it seems like all that’s within my reach are leftovers. As I begin to make my outer world reflect my inner world — where I am completely loved, cherished and accepted… Read More

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


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

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

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


{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

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

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


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


{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

Because some days you need a double shot of faith