My #1 Secret for Cultivating Enduring Friendships {+Never Unfriended Book Review}

Today I’m spilling my all-time, number-one, best-of-the-best secret to cultivating enduring friendships. But first, a confession… I am the only person I know who managed to get all the way through college without one single enduring friendship. Not. A. One. Oh, there were a few times when I thought I’d met my match. I stuck…

A Cross-Centered Easter Tradition for Christian Families

With Easter just around the corner, I’ve been pondering the significance of the cross. Everything I am and everything I stand for is connected to the cross of Jesus Christ. His death gives me life; His resurrection gives me hope. I am grateful both of my children accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in recent years.…

24 Free Inspirational Quote Graphics + A Peek Inside My Instagram Growth Strategy

  I have a special treat for you today. Over the past year, I’ve been working hard to grow my community over on Instagram. This photo-driven social media platform is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to hang out. Although I love to share lots of real-life photos on Instagram, my primary goal is to be a…

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…