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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

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Beyond Locked Doors: Jesus, Where Can I Hide?

By On March 27, 2013

“Before the river runs away, I find the shelter in Your Name.  Jesus.” ~ Fernando Ortega in “Sleepless Night” I remember what if felt like to be a little girl. Sitting at the… Read More

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The Faith Triangle: Live Boldy And Stop Beating Yourself Up

By On January 27, 2011

We all feel hopeful in the new year, until the inner critic threatens to choke all creativity.  What keeps you inspired to keep living boldly? As an engineer, I was always taught… Read More

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When You’re Not Ready For Christmas

By On December 17, 2010

I wasn’t ready for Christmas. You wouldn’t have guessed it, judging from the two bulging suitcases I dragged up to the ticket counter. I was flying up Northwest to spend my first… Read More

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The Dangers of Complicating Christmas

By On December 2, 2010

“Too often, the Christmas story only impinges on the periphery of our lives.”  ~ Ian Strachan, Today In a Manger With so much Christmas to celebrate, the danger isn’t about cheer. It’s… Read More

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How Encouragement Came As A Croissant

By On September 14, 2010

“Encouragement is in the DNA of all people, both in our ability to encourage and our personal need for it.” ~ Max Lucado I love coffee because it is hot. To fully… Read More

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When Everything Falls Apart — What Do You Say?

By On May 26, 2010

When everything falls apart, is there anything that brings comfort?  What we find in that moment is the very thing we can offer to each other. Artist: Fee Album: Hope Rising Year:… Read More

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Special Blend Interview: Pete Wilson Finds God’s Best Work In Plan B (Book Giveaway)

By On May 19, 2010

While most run from the pain of a shattered dream, Pete Wilson turns into the uncertainty of Plan B, to be transformed by God instead. Most people gravitate towards anything and everything… Read More

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Plan B: Putting Down My Magic Slate

By On May 18, 2010

“We are going to all get to that place where life hurts and our hearts are broken. We are all going to find ourselves in the middle of a Plan B… Being… Read More

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Take The "What If" Challenge (Step 6)

By On April 15, 2010

“God gives life to you to live, and you can either tell meaningful stories or boring stories.” ~ Don Miller Yesterday, I wrote about breaking past our inner hurdles, in order to… Read More

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Special Blend Interview: Holley Gerth Climbs Higher In Her Walk Of Faith

By On January 26, 2010

While some avoid the risk of hurt and pain, award-winning writer, Holley Gerth, chooses to climb higher in the walk of faith. Have you ever wondered how some people seem to exude… Read More

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Christmas Carries

By On December 25, 2009

Dear Faith Barista friends, It is Christmas.  And my heart is gathering. To learn, laugh, and live — in this inner place where life and faith intersect. In my journey to follow… Read More

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Because some days you need a double shot of faith