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, hey, 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.

On being Catholic–late one night, I discovered a small book on prayer, in a box that had never been unpacked during our move to a new house. Why I was searching through that box, I don’t exactly remember. 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) that called me home to 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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