Social Justice or Jesus?

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 coexist. Liberal equaling progressive, feminist, etc. Her initial post answered the query and followed up with a question of her [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Show Up Anyway

“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, addiction, and life paralysis.” ~Brené Brown I awoke this morning with no voice, a hacking cough, sleep deprived, sore throat/neck/back/etc…My [...]

By | December 26th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Home For the Holidays?

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 was dedicated to the Marine Corps in the true believer way that a career officer must be. An infantry officer, [...]

By | December 25th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Once upon a time, in an Indian village…

One of my teachers (yes, it’s Lisa again ;-p) had a sanskrit teacher who went to India (naturally) to study for awhile.   This woman practiced yoga daily. It was a regular part of her life.   She noticed, though, that in this little village in which she lived that she was the only one [...]

By | December 24th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Don’t Aim at Success (you’ll miss)

“Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Liminal Space

  “Honor the space between no longer and not yet.” ~Nancy Levin The liminal space. Transition. Transformation. A sense of having one foot in one space, and one foot in another. In between.   Liminality is the in-between moments, the space between an inciting incident in a story and the protagonist's resolution. It is often [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

The Winter Solstice

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” ― Albert Camus   And once again, I found myself on the [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Family – We’re Known By the Company We Keep

Written on our way back home to Denver after a trip to Chicago for a family funeral…   “When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free?   Miss me a little, but [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Curiosity

My friend, Jenn, is one of the most curious people I know. Her inquisitiveness is something I admire because it bespeaks a hunger, a zest, a courage, a seeking that I believe the wise and brave to have. Jenn’s eyes are big, bright, and wide. I imagine they’re that way so that she can take [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

You’re invited to participate in the divine life

You're invited to participate in the divine life, because when you’re going it alone, you’re kinda at your worst.   Last week’s sermon at my local Denver church opened with this question: “If God were totally knowable, explainable, definable, etc would that be a God worth worshiping?”   The pastor’s answer has stuck with me [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments