Last Valentine’s Day…

Last Valentine's Day was hard. I had had plans, of course. I was going to continue the tradition that my boyfriend and I had started two years earlier where we give each other President's Day cards instead of Valentine's Day cards. The card was still sitting in my desk drawer. It said, "You baRACK! You're da oBAMa!" But now the plans were cancelled because there was no one to give the stupid card to anymore and the student union was rubbing it in my face with all the hearts on the walls that … [Read more...]

Stop giving a damn!

This morning, I counted how many days it's been since I last wrote something. Six days. Six long days where I was unable to write. At first, I wondered if I've had writer's block. But, no. I've had so many ideas for blog posts lately that my brain can hardly juggle them all. No, writer's block isn't the problem. The problem is that I started giving a damn. Like most people, I spent the majority of my life giving a damn what people thought about me. I wanted to be liked. I wanted to be … [Read more...]

Sarah vs. Evil Overlord Depression

I don't remember exactly when I first started suffering from depression. It was probably around junior high. Back then, depression would waltz in and out of my life. It would stick around for a few days or weeks, then it would leave, and it would forget to call, and good riddance! When I started dating my abusive ex-boyfriend at age 16, depression decided to crash on the futon for a few weeks. Those weeks turned into months... ...and years. The first two years involved many a prayer to … [Read more...]

“Unwilling Desperado:” A guest post!

Today's guest post is from my good friend, Abe Kobylanski. I hope you'll enjoy his thoughts about singleness and the church's view of marriage! And be sure to check out his blog at Images and Words.  So, being a 27-year-old Christian male is pretty weird. The average marriage age for an American male is 28, so I still have a few months to go before I break that social norm. But if I had to guess, I would guess the average age for a first marriage for Christians would be around 22. In other … [Read more...]

Find God’s will for your life…or else!

You know what will drive you absolutely bonkers? Trying to find God's will for your life. Or maybe it's just me. Maybe your Bible has a built in GPS with a direct line to heaven that tells you, in a creepy robotic voice,"Turn right in 300 feet." "Go to Grace College in 2 months." "Marry Dave now." But I know mine doesn't. I grew up hearing sermon after sermon, reading book after book, about finding God's will for my life. The idea was that God has a list of things that he wants me to do, and … [Read more...]

I lost the game of Happiness

Apparently, money CAN buy happiness. It costs $1.91. My boyfriend and I were perusing through a local thrift store when we came across an old board game called "Happiness." Did we buy it? Well, friends, are tribbles trouble? Of course we bought it! What better way to spend the evening than playing a board game called "Happiness?" So, we brought it home and played it. And I lost. The object of the game was this: collect the keys to happiness and use them to build a ladder to climb to the … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]


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