Posts Tagged ‘blog’

Advent Musings pt 4: "God is Very Happy with You."

At the risk of sounding a bit crazy I will share a bit of my inner dialogue as I wrote this fourth Advent Musing: As ideas swirled around in my head, they were having a difficult time finding form or rhythm. The doubts began to stir and the symphony of accusers sang their song: “No…

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Our New Song

On Sunday evening, Adam turned on “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, which was our song in college days, since we started dating again, and was our first dance at our wedding. As I heard the first notes start to play, I smirked knowingly. “Oh hey,” I called from the kitchen, where I stood making snacks…

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Heart at Home

The heart of God loves the daily rhythms He has created. Fullness has been placed in front of us in the holiness of the ordinary; the sacred space of morning coffee, the honor of a work day well done, the peace and fellowship of a dinner with strangers or the closest of friends. When we…

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Home

All the cliches of the first week of marriage are true: We woke up Monday morning, stunned at how our love seemed to have grown overnight. Having the pressure of the wedding over and our vows made, we felt a huge weight off our shoulders and a deep peace that passes understanding rooted in our…

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Hi, My Name is Sara

A couple weeks ago I was feeling really anxious. As always, Adam was listening patiently to my worries and scurries. In a fit of exasperation with myself I exclaimed, “I hope this anxiety is ok with you. It’s not gonna go away when we get married. I’m just an anxious person.” (So annoying, I know.…

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Nothing Can Separate

I long to be more firmly rooted in the Love of Christ in a way that changes me. In my first moments every day, before I really know I’m awake, I long to be soaked in Love. I long for my first thoughts to be that I dwell in unspeakable Love. I pray that Psalm…

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I’m Sara, and I’m a Fearaholic

I’m Sara and I’m a fearaholic. I’m Sara and I’m a fearaholic. I’m addicted to fear. I’m a chronic overthinker which only makes matters worse. My fear consumes me. It causes me to be self-centered and mean. I know Christians aren’t supposed to fear because “perfect love drives out fear” yada yada but realistically speaking…

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Talitha Cumi, “Little Girl, Arise”

– – – – – – – “Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise” (Mark 5:41, NKJV). His words felt far off. I could hear His tender, insistent whisper but I scarce believed it was real. I had accepted my fate.…

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