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a fave comfort food. my yummy fried rice.

What Fried Rice Taught Me About Brokenness & New Year Resolutions

By On January 26, 2013

When all you have are broken pieces, how do you start the new year by faith? One of my favorite comfort foods is fried rice. If you’ve never made this Asian fave,… 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


Say My Name: My Letter To God

By On August 23, 2012

When is the last time you wrote a letter to God?  What would you ask of him — what would you say? Many times when I’m overwhelmed, it’s hard to know what… 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


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


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


Torn Between My Heart and My Head

By On March 29, 2012

Have you ever stayed up late, conflicted between your head and your heart? Sometimes the only way out of a dilemma is seeing God take you through the storm. I love hiking. … Read More


Writing My Father’s Day Card Without A Daddy

By On June 16, 2011

It still feels surreal to buy a Father’s Day card.  Considering I never bought one before I became a mom and you, a dad. I was the same age as TJ when… Read More

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The Unpredictable: Thoughts On Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami

By On March 16, 2011

Life’s tragedies are unpredictable.  How can we face the unthinkable? As I watched news reports on the destructive earthquake and tsunami that wiped out Japan’s coastline of homes and communities, I couldn’t… Read More


Do You Plan For The Worst And Hope For The Best?

By On January 13, 2011

Has does faith shape your confidence?  Do you plan for the worst and hope for the best? Back when I was working as a high tech professional, one of the things that… Read More

Because some days you need a double shot of faith