Rooted in Faith: Embracing the 4-Fold Christian Life

My husband and I are  opposites. I am outspoken, he is reserved. I am a dreamer, he is realistic. I am driven, he is laid-back. I’ll never forget the friction these differences triggered early in our marriage. Finding your other half is exhilarating; learning to live with your other half is exhausting. [Tweet “Finding your…

How I Got My MOJO Back +10 Must-Read Books for Aspiring Authors

Last November my husband had the audacity to look me square in the face and say, “Sarah, this whole book-writing process has really messed with your mojo.” {Mojo: a power that may seem magical and that allows someone to be very effective or successful} My measured response through gritted teeth was, “Really. Lost my mojo,…

When You are Tempted to Overbloom + 3-minute Video Illustration

I love it when my “everyday romantic” surprises me with flowers. This time the blooms are a refreshing mixture of vibrant tulips. I create a hodgepodge of floral arrangements – mason jars overflowing with inspiration – to set around my house and keep the winter blues at bay. I am especially captivated by a single…

God is Working While We Are Waiting {You Are Free Book Review}

I ask you to think of today’s post as a duet—two distinct voices harmonizing within a melodious freedom message. I compiled a selection of my favorite quotes from Rebekah Lyons’ new book, You Are Free, and wove them into my own freedom story. The style of our music is call and response. Rebekah’s words (in italics)…

An Invitation to Fall in Love with Psalm 119 + Free Online Bible Study

The book of Psalms is my favorite place to go when I need a quick pick-me-up, but I rarely spend much time digging beneath the surface, searching for the treasure within. The sheer length of Psalm 119 has always deterred me from lingering on its pages. I’m just looking for a quick-fix, remember? But then,…

Top 7 Reasons to Study Psalm 119 + Free Online Bible Study

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. My weary soul longs for this elusive stillness, nourishment, provision. How, Lord? How can I be still when there is so much…