Entries by sarahp

My Temporary Home

This is my temporary home It’s not where I belong Windows in rooms that I’m passin’ through This is just a stop, on the way to where I’m going I’m not afraid because I know this is my temporary home. This is the chorus to Carrie Underwood’s song “Temporary Home.” It is her way of […]

The Golden Rule

There was once a very old man whose eyes had become dim, his ears dull of hearing, his knees trembled, and when he sat at the table he could hardly hold the spoon and spilt the broth upon the table-cloth or let it run out of his mouth. His son and his son’s wife were […]

A New Creation

We love stories about being different, stories that use a character’s uniqueness to make him or her succeed. Look at Disney’s character, Moana, who was told to stay away from the water, but was drawn to it. Her curiosity for oceanic adventure is what eventually saved the whole island. Miguel (from Coco) loved music even when he […]

Remember the Cost

Yesterday, we talked about focusing our will on living in holy relationship with God while still dealing with daily life on earth. Why? Because long ago, he called us to be holy.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a person among us capable of accomplishing that on our own. We need Jesus as our standard bearer to lead […]

Focus Your Will

Have you ever felt out of place? My husband and I have taken our children to visit close friends in the Dominican Republic three times. On our most recent trip, we visited the beach. I have a great photo of my blond-haired, blue-eyed son (he was 4 at the time) making a sand castle with […]

Shape Your Conduct

The moment we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, we experience a life change that is nothing short of seismic. It is not surprising, therefore, that this spiritual awakening is frequently described as a “rebirth.” In acknowledging God as our Father, we are, in fact, born again — to him. As one who experienced […]

Prepare Your Mind

When people meet me for the first time, they usually notice two things: I am very tall (5’10”) compared to most American women, and I have an accent. Well, there is a good reason for this — I am actually a foreigner living in a foreign land. I have done so for more than half […]

Grateful for Belonging

So often we allow our circumstances to dictate our lives, when we are easily the most blessed and least persecuted of all Christ followers throughout history. Although we are in this world but not of it, we are here for a reason. This is not just a dress rehearsal or some kind of waiting room […]