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Cream and sugar?

It turns out something unexpected happens when 20,000 people read your blog in one day.

You panic.

Because, for all you knew, you were meeting a few friends for coffee, and then twice the population of your hometown showed up at Starbucks.

But here’s what I’m thinking: I’m me whether 20 people are witnessing it, or 20,000.  And I kind of like me.

So if you showed up to my coffee date, I’d love for you to stay.  Sit down on a cushy leather sofa.  Huddle in with a hot drink, and let’s talk.

I’ll go first.

My name’s Faith.  I’m American, but I live in England.  I’m in a really happy, hard-working marriage, and I’ve got a little boy who makes me laugh out loud every day.  I love writing and photography, comfort food, sweet tea, and strong coffee.  I get way too excited about old episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, back issues of Real Simple, and collecting supplies for craft projects I’ll probably never finish.

There.  Now, who are you?

 

Update: When I try to respond to your comments, it ends up just getting all jumbled up and out of order, so I’m going to save us all some confusion and not do that anymore.  But believe me: I’m reading and appreciating every single one, and I’m so. stinking. glad. you’re here.

65 Responses to “Cream and sugar?”

  1. bereniceelliott

    Faith — I LOVE your blog! So. so much. I cannot tell you how much. You are wonderful!! And you’re such an inspiration, and an encouragement. I’m seriously so happy I ran into this blog.

    On a side note, I’m 21 years-old, and growing. I’m a woman, I know the Lord, but I stumble in knowing His expectations. I hurt but I also can say in the most authentic and truthful way that I’ve ever been able to say before that I’m happy and healthy. I’m on a journey, and it feels like I’m kind of crossing dense jungles right now… Anyway… I guess that’s one way to describe “who I am” right now. 🙂

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  2. abzillathemonster

    Hi Faith! It’s so nice to “meet” you! I’m 22 years old and from Washington state. I started reading your blog after I found it on the WordPress homepage. I’ve fallen in love with your blog. It’s so refreshing and inspiring to see the faith and love you have for God and to see how much your family means to you. Every time I come here and read one of your posts, I feel like it was just what I needed to hear. Thank you for your optimistic view on life! It’s strange the connection I feel to you, just from reading your words. Anyway, thought I would introduce myself! Looking forward to more! 🙂

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  3. my heart's overflow

    Hello Faith!
    I’m Rhonnie, 24, I live in Northern California but I love the South & dream of being back there; I was born in So. Carolina & had some childhood in Florida. 🙂 I love dogs, sharks, books, poetry, & writing & I’m a bookkeeper/student..my dreams have always included writing & travel but now my one desire is to follow Christ wherever He leads! Don’t know what that will look like yet but i’m praying about missions & other ministry. I’m one of the new 20,000 & I love Great Smitten. Your JOY is infectious and you’re a great writer!! I love your completely open & honest heart. Such a gift. (Speaking of gifts, have you read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp?You must!) Nice to meet you…!

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