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Christa Baca  Snapshots of my life from the middle of the world. (I'm an American living in Ecuador) Co-founded non-profit: and

Mom always kept our books on low shelves where we could reach them. Dad kept a guitar in every room. They had an entire closet of art supplies that we could use at anytime. The kitchen was as much ours as it was theirs. I guess that's why we all grew up to be chefs, artists, musicians, and writers. 💕 When creativity is within reach it can be easily grasped.

Teaming up with the girls from @hellowildhearts to give you a special discount code to get $100 off your ticket to @wildheartsconference . It's only available till Friday. Register now and use the code "BECOMINGWILD& #34; . Seriously. It's going to be amazing. You gotta come.

Congrats to @hvnnvh_x who was randomly chosen as our wild heart weekend winner. Email to claim your ticket! For everyone else who entered I've got a special discount code for you that you can get by signing up for the newsletter at @wildheartsconference (see their profile for link) || thanks to everyone who entered and I hope to see some of you at conference. It's going to be amazing. Love you all. PC: Pinterest

✨GIVEAWAY!✨ _ wild hearts is adding a little sweetness to this Monday and giving away one ticket to @wildheartsconference in Brooklyn - this summer! The conference will be featuring 10 keynote speakers (one is me!) and 2 panels, all aimed at helping YOU go out into the world and accomplish the dreams bursting inside of you.

1. Follow @hellowildhearts + @wildheartsconference
2. Tag a friend in the comments. Each comment is one entry! Enter as many times as you want! 💕
Giveaway ends Wednesday at midnight PST! Winner to be announced the following day. P.S. Be sure to be on the mailing list for! A special bonus will be coming at the end of the week!


You don't have to be afraid to be you. When you strip away the comparison, the selling yourself short, the negative chatter that so often goes on in our minds- you can find such peace in being unabashedly, unashamedly you. I'm proud to be a woman. Proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with women around the world who are gracious and loving. Girls who have the courage to make their life count, who give and give out of the overflow of love... that is our legacy as women.

It's been said, "life is but a vapor." Thank God it's also quick visits from friends that turn into informal eat-and-run dinner parties, and it's breezy twilights where you watch the sunset on the front lawn while your neighbors look at you like you're a little kooky, it's impromptu visits across town to the post office where z and I have contests to see who can choose the sappiest country song and can get greg to get sentimental and cry. (Z won. Don't take the girl) "The days are long but the time is short." Said a girl to me two days ago as she pushed her ten month old on the swing. She's right. I can't figure out how to slow this life down, so instead I am enjoying Every. Single. Moment.

I know it's not spring yet but the little blooms that are popping out all over the city here are making my heart soar! Each little flower is a reminder that winter can't last forever and that even the coldest and loneliest season HAS to come to a close. I was contemplating this morning how spring can be all around us but we have to go outside and enter into it to experience it. Lately it's been this awareness that even in the midst of tough seasons we have to open our eyes to see the goodness that exists-- and when you shine light on those simple beauties the darkness just slowly fades.

When you can share your heart over your first shared cup of coffee, when you can talk about your dreams until almost one AM, when you find a kindred spirit with a gypsy soul who's not afraid to put down roots, you know you've found a keeper. Thanks for being my friend @lizzyloveshealth you're an awesome lady who makes me want to be a better me.

I think one of my greatest joys in life is to watch our past staff and crew grow up and do amazing things with their life. Pictured here is the @fairfellowcoffee company in El Salvador sourcing their latest crop for their amazing company. I can't help but smile from ear to ear when I see things like this, I always feel like a proud momma. The beautiful thing is I could see this amazing and beautiful talent inside of them all years ago and from a tiny seed I have watched it flourish into something that is changing communities and NATIONS. I can't wait to see what beautiful things our new students go and do with their lives. It's a joy to be a small part of the journey. PC: @fairfellowcoffee

Celebrating seven trips around the sun with this cool kid. Happy birthday Zion. You make your momma proud.

I've been wanting her to sell her prints for ever. Check out the latest from @laurenbruhn and buy one of these beautiful pieces.

Honestly, when I read those words, they really pissed me off. I recently stumbled across a 26 page free ebook that kind of changed my life. It’s from a blog, “How to not have a life that sucks”. If you want the ebook I will send it to you- just message me here with your email. Let’s be honest, life isn’t as glamorous as we would like it to be. There are always parts we wish we could just fast-forward (to get to the good parts) and if you are like me, with a penchant for perfectionism- the parts that aren’t always pretty always bug you. I always say it’s because I have Eden written on my heart. The truth is the hard parts make me feel uncomfortable. The reality is, it’s up to each of us to create the life of our dreams. || ROMANS 12:1-2 "So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

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