Posts by Mei Ling Starkey

The Biggest Little Farm

John and Molly Chester, a husband and wife team, left their job titles of ‘documentary filmmaker’ and ‘private chef’ to become farmers and pursue their dream vision of starting Apricot Lane Farms in 2011. Prior to Apricot Lane Farms, Molly spent her days in the kitchens of various celebrity clients throughout Los Angeles as a traditional…

Read More

Mended: Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters

Growing up, Dr. Helen McIntosh shared few loving moments with her mother. Her mother battled anxiety, anger, and alcoholism, while Helen struggled to fend off her verbal and emotional abuse. After Helen became a Doctor of Counseling Psychology, she helped other women scarred from toxic mother-daughter relationships. Once her own daughter Blythe grew up and…

Read More

Faith, Hope & Love with Peta Murgatroyd

From Dancing with the Stars to America’s Got Talent, everyone enjoys watching dancers compete. Faith, Hope & Love takes that love for dance and couples it with an inspiring story. The movie comes to theaters March 15 and follows the story of two vulnerable, heart-broken people who have each suffered deep losses. “Faith Turley”, who…

Read More

God, I Know You’re There

Where is God? Is He real? If God is real why do bad things happen? Whether you are a curious toddler, a skeptic teen, or just questioning the Christian faith, these are all valid questions and whatever life stage we are in, they can be difficult to answer. Sometimes it can be helpful to look…

Read More

Step Out with Jonathan A. Merritt

The desire to find our purpose and calling in life happens at different stages of our lives. For those in their 20’s it is trying to figure out what to do for a career. For those in their 30’s and 40’s it can be an evaluation if they are doing the right thing with their…

Read More

Getting Creative with Alabaster Co.

Each of us has been there, hanging out with a group of friends over coffee or a meal and then it happens. An idea is sparked! Everyone starts chiming in and building upon the idea. While it can be fun to talk about an idea, bringing the idea to fruition is another story. For friends…

Read More

Brave Love with Lisa Leonard

Lisa Leonard is the founder of a multi-million-dollar jewelry company. She is also a devoted wife and mother to two sons, including a child with severe disabilities. Leonard found at a young age that pleasing other people, seemed to make them happy and perhaps love her more. She continued this journey into adulthood and she…

Read More

The Narrow Way Cafe

From Shark Tank to The Profit, watching entrepreneurs pitch their ideas can be exciting and also nerve-wracking. It is also inspiring to hear the stories of how the entrepreneurs developed their product and for many the impact their business has been able to make in the community. But that excitement can often be overwhelming too. The…

Read More

Be an Optimisfit with Ben Courson

We live in a social-media obsessed culture filled with people who crave attention and acceptance. According to Social Media Today, the average person spends close to two hours daily on social media, which over a lifetime ends up being five years and four months. There is often a “Keeping up with the Jonses,” mentality or…

Read More

Bloodline with John Turnipseed

John Turnipseed seemed destined to inherit a violent criminal life. As a child, he grew up on a rural Alabama farm in a loving, church-going family, but at age seven his father uprooted the family for a new job in Minneapolis. His father stopped attending church, became an alcoholic, had extramarital affairs, and started abusing…

Read More