The Leper’s Heart

Thoughts from a former spiritual leper There have been multiple occasions where I felt extremely lonely in a crowded room, and I realize that many others have felt the same way. Personally, I don’t think it is a struggle of personalities (e.g. introversion or extroversion) but rather a void of separation from what truly makes […]

The Sweetness of Singleness

“Let’s face it: singleness is not an inherently inferior state of affairs…. But I want to be married. I pray to that end every day. I may meet someone and walk down the aisle in the next couple of years because God is so good to me. I may never have another date… because God […]

I am Samwise Gamgee

I remembered when my friend Jeremy came and prayed for me, he said, “Sarah, you have a gift of compassion…” At the sound of those words, I felt disheartened and immediately told God, “What a lame gift, everyone can do that.” But I am slowly learning that all giftings are equal in His kingdom.

Oh My Martha Heart

  “Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.” John 11:5-6   I had planned for the content of this post to be about the sweetness of singleness. I still plan to write about that at […]

The Christian Diet

What I am about to speak to, I say as much to myself as to anyone. The quick fix Christian diet: if you read this book, if you go to this Bible study, if you memorize this scripture, if you pray this prayer… your life will be better.


English needed a word which denotes a sudden, unexpected, and dramatic turn for the good. And so, Tolkien invented the term “eucatastrophe” to fill just that role…

When I Am Weak

Today I’d like to share one of my favorite Bible passages. It’s Paul talking, in the second book of Corinthians…

Friendship With God

One of my roommates once asked me what my favorite characteristic of God is. I told her, that if she forced me to choose one, it would be ‘friendship.’

Introversion and Church Life

Exploring how introverted Christians find their place in extroverted church culture and activities like evangelism.