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...]

Sarah and Sarah

I look up to, and see myself in, many men in the Bible- Peter, and his impulsive, inconsistent, moments of spiritual passion; David, who processes his spiritual thoughts through his art; Thomas, who doesn't believe everything he hears, even if it means he gets scolded for it. Unfortunately, due to the fact that most of the Bible took place in an antiquated, male dominated society, there are significantly less women for me to look up to. As a feminist, I believe it is important for me to find … [Read more...]

3 Months, Thanks to You All!

I've written multiple, brutally honest (and hopefully not too "emo" sounding posts) about my self-injurous tendencies. In fact, one of my biggest reasons for starting a blog in the first place was the hope that I might clear away some of the shadows of ignorance and taboo surrounding the issue of self-injury. Many people do it. Few people talk about it. I believe that this is a problem.I am an extremely private person and don't always enjoy talking about such things in the most public place on … [Read more...]

“I shall seize Fate by the throat…”

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote the 9th Symphony while he was completely deaf. Read that sentence again. No, I know you already knew that. I don't care. Read it again. Let it sink in. Now, go ahead and listen to it. Especially pay attention to 2:50 and beyond, because that's where God personally comes down from heaven and sings through the choir.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2lVQlBlDtU&feature=relatedNow, read that first sentence one last time. "Ludwig van Beethoven wrote the 9th Symphony … [Read more...]

The Art of Making Tacos (or, Think Outside the Bun!)

Two weeks ago, I blew a fuse on my creative energy. A series of painful events produced entirely too much of an emotional charge for me to be able to channel all the feelings into enlightening works of art.  Bright ideas would flare up and then short-circuit (I really hope my electrical analogies make sense...or that no electricians read this. I have not bothered do to any research).In the midst of my emotional brown-out, I have been longing for time recharge my creative energy. If I just had t … [Read more...]

Sometimes when I think of Grammar, I think of Love.

"You complete me.""You're my missing puzzle piece.""I need you.""I'm nothing without you"Are these really the kinds of phrases that should be associated with true love? When society puts so much emphasis on romantic relationships, it's easy to build all of our confidence on these relationships. Then when they fall apart, we are left feeling empty, incomplete, broken. When we can't find a romantic relationship, we feel that our lives are missing something.I think that the healthiest … [Read more...]


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