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We do not take a trip; a trip takes us – Where are you going in 2017?

By | January 1st, 2017|Categories: Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I finished reading Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck a couple weeks ago, and there are a couple key passages from it still bouncing around within me. Although this little excerpt [...]

“Domain Expiring” – Letting Go for the New Year

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|Tags: , , |

An email arrived in my inbox with the subject line: Domain Expiring.   I opened it, and was reminded that I’d declined the auto-renew of a very special domain, my first domain, the one, the [...]

The Carrot or the Stick? Service Human In-Training, Part 2

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|Tags: , , , |

"Once you start making the effort to 'wake yourself up' - that is, be more mindful in your activities - you suddenly start appreciating life a lot more." ~Robert Biswas-Diener A new technique one of [...]

Social Justice or Jesus?

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I had a friend post something on Facebook today saying (and keep in mind, per usual, I’m paraphrasing here) that she had people questioning how her Christian faith and her liberally-oriented political stances could rightly [...]

Show Up Anyway

By | December 26th, 2016|Categories: Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|Tags: , , , |

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, [...]

Home For the Holidays?

By | December 25th, 2016|Categories: Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|Tags: , , |

One of my favorite Christmas stories is not my own, but one of my dear friend's. "Our family might have been a little more intense than normal because my father was a career Marine. He [...]