Another Yellow Wood

' Three years ago, as a sixteen-year-old Sarah, I wrote two blog posts respectively titled The Road Not Taken and My Yellow Woods. Tonight, as I sit here at my computer, part of me is laughing. Those two posts, which I lost when I switched my blog to WordPress, were about my decision (after a … Continue reading Another Yellow Wood

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It’s Okay to Cry

I just finished watching a very short video by John Piper on sorrow. Hopefully I’ll be able to post it here at the end, but who knows. It was about letting yourself weep for things you have lost, or things you have not had. I seriously doubt he’s talking about an iPhone or a car. … Continue reading It’s Okay to Cry

Why I Can’t Stand “Strong Female Characters”

 My siblings and I were watching a bonus feature on a TV recently (Avatar: The Last Airbender, if you must know), and it was titled “The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender”. One thing I’ll point out first is that none of these “women” were over the age of eighteen, so in my mind they … Continue reading Why I Can’t Stand “Strong Female Characters”

My Savior and My God

This week at my church’s Bible Study for women, I was asked to share what God has been doing in my life. As I wrote out what I planned to share, it struck me that I should share this on my blog as well! God has been teaching me the same things over and over because … Continue reading My Savior and My God

An Open Letter to Sydney

Dear Sydney, You’re awesome. Seriously. You’ve got this great sense of style- everything from Pusheen to scarves to The Flash. It’s eclectic and it’s you. Even though you’re still figuring things out, you doing it the right way. You’re looking to find your style, not trying to simply copy everyone else. You listen. On Sunday, … Continue reading An Open Letter to Sydney

On the Eve of the Eve of My Graduation

When did you get excited about your high school graduation? Was it during your freshman year? During your senior prom? When you were accepted into a college? When you got a scholarship? When you finished your last paper? Or was it really, really late? Like, six days before graduation late. Because that’s when it was … Continue reading On the Eve of the Eve of My Graduation

A Follow-Up to “What Does It Take…”

I've had a couple of comments after posting my last piece reminding me that my main source of beauty comes from the Lord and my character. While I'm sorry I didn't make that as clear as I now wish I had, I sort of did it for a reason. And now I'm going to share … Continue reading A Follow-Up to “What Does It Take…”

What Does It Take To Make You Feel Beautiful?

Well? What is it for you? Makeup? Trendy clothes? The perfect selfie? I never really cared about my appearance until I was about thirteen. I had just started crushing on guys and wondering why I didn't look like most of the other girls I saw. So I started blow-drying my hair, trying to pick out … Continue reading What Does It Take To Make You Feel Beautiful?

I’m Alive! Nine Things My Family Unintentionally Taught Me

Hello loyal readers! Yes, it is I, Sarah. I'm alive (not exactly well, as I'm recovering from poison ivy and battling with the steroid that seems to help my rash and devastate everything else) and back after exactly two months of silence. My apologies are numerous but not extremely guilty. I haven't had much to say … Continue reading I’m Alive! Nine Things My Family Unintentionally Taught Me