I’m Sarah (with an “h”, yes). I’m a writer, graduate student in bioethics, a wife, and mother. My writing has been published by The FederalistThe Denver Post, and the Catholic Stand. I’m also a member of Women Speak for Themselves. I enjoy writing about issues in politics, bioethics, culture, and religion–but that’s just me.

I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say. — Flannery O’Connor

My motto is “strong faith, strong coffee”. I love family life, tradition, and organic (read home-grown) food. My husband is an IT maverick by day and a flannel-loving woodsman and beekeeper on weekends. We have three teen-aged children and a 90-lbs. English Labrador Retriever who eats everything except blackberries. He loves the smell of coffee, as much as I do.

Late one night, I discovered a little book on Catholic prayer, in a box that had never been unpacked during a move to a new house. I don’t exactly remember why I was searching through that box. But I found a treasure that helped me to recollect my childhood faith. The pages of the book were “light silent sound” (1 Kings 19:12) to my broken heart and beckoned me to return home to the Catholic Church; the Church of my baptism.

 “but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope” (1 Peter 3:15)

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This blog is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, God-bearer, who in her divine maternity reveals the beauty and fullness of motherhood, womanhood, and friendship with God. I imagine that Mary approves of “brave girl” boots. 

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