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...]

Sometimes I yell at God.

I hesitate to write this post, since, with my previous posts about cutting, I am well on my way to becoming the stereotypical depressed blogger, and I prefer to refrain from things that are stereotypical. But, let's be real here. It's been a painful year. I've had to get up just to get kicked back down; I've had to turn around and face a past that's been lurking behind me my entire life; I've had to pull more than a few knives out of my back; I've had to rely on a mustard seed of faith to keep me … [Read more...]

The time Sarah Moon didn’t go to Anderson University

Once upon a time, I didn't go to Anderson University.My story begins in fall of 2009, in the little town of Winona Lake, Indiana, at a little school called Grace College. Grace College was a magical, sparkly, rainbow world of happy Christian goodness, where you walked onto campus and immediately felt like you were being hugged by Jesus. I might be exaggerating slightly, but I was happy there. It was my "comfort snuggie." Grace College was also home of an amazing School of Music which I was a … [Read more...]

By his stripes

Christ was pierced for my transgressions.  He was bruised for my sin...By his stripes I AM healed.How often I forget those words- those beautiful truths that I have had memorized since my AWANA Sparks days! It is time to remember:Christ's wounds cover my sin of lust. Satan comes to heaven with stones in his hand saying, "This woman commits adultery in her heart everyday. She would rather entertain these self-indulgent thoughts than wait on your perfect plan for sex. Someone must die for … [Read more...]

Another…

Disclaimer: I am sorry for my honesty about some controversial things, but I'm done with secrets and done with worrying about whether or not I should be so open about certain things. I went my whole life thinking I was the only one, and now that I know I'm not, I will do all I can to not let another person grow up feeling like "the only one."In between typing the very words you are reading, I must stop to wipe more blood off my arm- to erase another drop of shame from another possible scar … [Read more...]

Stuck…

There are many areas of life which the church tends to avoid. These issues are too controversial, too taboo, to awkward to discuss, and so we just pretend they don't exist. I believe the most commonly avoided of these topics is female masturbation. But only slightly less avoided is this: Never go in against a Si- wait...no...that's not the one. Ahem. Please Excuse my Princess bride obsession. Only slight less avoided is the area of self-injury.I've only heard one church sermon on self-injury. … [Read more...]


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