Archives for 2010

Life’s a Beach

There’s a saying where I’m from: Life’s a beach. And it is, too. Waves that I can’t control often crash down on me. They dump stuff on me and rip stuff away from me. But they always leave me more beautiful than I started. Several years ago now a teenager asked me, “Miss Sarah, what […]

Putting the American Dream to Death

I know a lot of people that freak out when they go into a church and find the pastor preaching on money or tithing or stewardship. Those kinds of sermons never bothered me. I suppose that’s mostly because I’ve never had a lot of money. And the bleeding-heart activist in me has always caused me […]

AWOL

A few years ago, Bill Wilson of Metro Ministries in New York, came to speak on the campus where I work. He told the story of a Hispanic lady, whose name I can’t recall. She was an older lady and she spoke almost no English, but she came to Bill and through an interpreter said, […]

Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend

I find it really ironic that the best things in life and the worst things in life often happen simultaneously. Yesterday was one of the happiest days in the life of our family—the wedding of my brother. But yet, I came home last night and found an email from my old friend, Jennie. She wanted […]

The Great Omission

I apologize for posting my Wednesday book discussion post a day late! I had a computer malfunction that prevented me from posting it Wednesday morning. As always, thanks for coming by! Welcome to our discussion of Richard Stearns’ book, The Hole in Our Gospel! My co-facilitator, Jason Stasyszen and I thoroughly enjoy our discussions about […]

Imperfect

I never liked doing chores when I was growing up. Like any kid, I’d rather be doing whatever it was that I wanted to do. For me, that was usually reading and listening to music in my bedroom. Or at times, it was riding my bike or roller skating down our driveway. But with parents […]

A Tale of Two Churches

Welcome to another Wednesday and another chapter of the continuing discussion about The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns. Even if you haven’t read the book, please still feel free to hang out, read today’s post, and join the discussion. If you’ve written a post about this chapter, please link it up at the […]

Fellowship

I hope you’ll forgive me for being a couple days late to the party. The story that follows is my contribution to the blog carnival at my darling friend, Bridget Chumbley’s site. We have a one-word topic and the one word this time is “Fellowship.” When you get done with my post, please make sure […]

Finally, the Good News

Welcome to Wednesday and to our discussion of Richard Stearns’ book, The Hole in Our Gospel! My co-facilitator, Jason Stasyszen and I thoroughly enjoy our discussions about this book and we welcome you to stay and discuss the topics each week, whether you’ve read the chapter or not. Each week, we provide a link widget. […]

Spiders, Spiders, and More Spiders

Welcome to another Wednesday and another chapter of the continuing discussion about The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns. Even if you haven’t read the book, please still feel free to hang out, read today’s post, and join the discussion. If you’ve written a post about this chapter, please link it up at the […]