What I learned from the turtles

Over the weekend, my best friend and I got our first tattoos. Mine looks like this:Why a turtle, though? Well, first of all, to symbolize the long life of our friendship. Also, my best friend and I are the proud, unconventional parents of two turtles of our own. We rescued them from the black market in New York and raised them together. Aren't they cute?After taking care of these little guys (who aren't so little anymore) for a few months, God began to use them to teach me some important … [Read more...]

Having secrets makes me lonely

If you haven't ever visited http://www.postsecret.com/, you should do so. People mail postcards containing a secret to the site's creator. Every Sunday, new secrets are posted.I've never sent in any of my secrets but there is usually at least one secret each week that I can relate to. And sometimes being able to relate to something can be helpful.Take the past two weeks for example. I spent them fighting off depression. Nothing new. I've struggled with depression on and off for most of my … [Read more...]

Love may Win, but Environment Loses (via Images and Words)

My boyfriend decided to judge Rob Bell before reading his book. Check out his blog for yet another review of Love Wins (from a perspective that you probably haven't heard yet). I may be biased, but I think it's pretty dang funny. Garbage, utter garbage. And I say garbage with utter contempt, because as a proud recycling citizen of the U.S., I find contempt in garbage. And I find nothing but garbage in Rob Bell's book, Love Wins. The book has gained quite the controversy in conservative … [Read more...]

Why I Shouldn’t Write (According to Me)

Writing is hard work sometimes...Like right now, for instance.I've always felt called by God to write. That's my part right now in this race that we call the Christian life. But I must admit that I've spent most of my life on the sidelines. Why?Because I made too many excuses.But lately, as I've been pondering these excuses, and as I've been reading advice from writers that I look up to, I've been learning something. Most excuses aren't legitimate.These are my 5 most commonly used … [Read more...]

When Stephen King Punched Me in the Face (figuratively speaking)

For the past four days, I have been blogging daily. I know that may not seem like much of an accomplishment, but if you'll take a look at the dates of my other blog posts, you'll notice that this is a new record for me. My previous record for most consecutive days in which I blogged is probably a whopping 1.But, a couple weeks ago, I finished reading Stephen King's book, On Writing (which is a must-read for anyone who wants to be a writer, by the way). It inspired me, encouraged me, but most … [Read more...]

I Side-Hugged Jon Acuff

This weekend, I met one of my heroes, Jon Acuff, the best-selling author of Stuff Christians Like, Quitter, and Gazelles, Baby-steps, and 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me About Debt.  It was an exciting and nerve wracking experience. Jon Acuff's writing has impacted my life and my faith more than almost anyone else has. In fact, were it not for his writing, I would never have started this blog. What do you say to someone who's impacted your life to that extent without sounding like a creepy … [Read more...]

Guest Post at Graphic Grace!

I've written a guest post for Adam Ormond at Graphic Grace. It's called, "Happiness Never Was a Requirement." Feel free to check it out, and check out his awesome blog while you're at it!http://adamormord.com/2011/06/07/guest-post-sarah-moon/ … [Read more...]


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