Last week I went to a morning worship time during the week. I went in heavy, full of worry and fear, desperately trying to lighten my load. Anxieties about work, finances, health issues, the trial, all felt so big and overwhelming. I know I can be easily overcome with fear…

Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere

When I first began my shaky, hesitant walk with God, this song was sung on heavy rotation at my church.

I despised this song.

I had…

Do you ever find yourself struggling and not knowing why, but then one day it dawns on you and it all makes sense? That happened to me the other night.

I have been fighting a wave of depression that I haven’t known the likes of in some time. It scared…

The dictionary defines faith as “complete trust or confidence in someone or something”. The Bible defines faith as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. …

It’s easy to think your life has no impact. To get caught up in the busyness, get trapped in our minds thinking we have no time, no energy, no gifts to give. One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in life is that this is simply not true.

Take for…

If you’ve ever been to physical therapy, you know it can be painful as heck as locked up joints, inflamed ligaments, and tight, bruised muscle start to be moved and worked. It can be so painful that you think this is it, this is how you die, right on the…

There’s a house across the street that is some sort of halfway house for men who just got out of jail. The house has multiple units in it, I know because there are multiple mailboxes on it. …

For a large swath of my childhood, I wanted to be a mom when I grew up. I’d be the mom whose door was always open, something delicious always baking or cooking, the mom with the good snacks, who always had gum, who had craft supplies oozing out of every…

I first saw you in early May.

You were the only one of your kind, and I thought you were dead, or at the very least dying. Your wide, brown leaves stood out like a sore thumb in the sea of green and purple succulents. “Poor thing”, I thought to…

There was a string of summers when I was a kid where I was the curator of a Bug Zoo.

My dad had bug books that I would read and reread, studying, memorizing. I could tell you what season to find certain bugs in, what they ate, their lifecycle. I…

Sarah Freeborn

Lifelong laugher, writer, lover of color. Tea over coffee. Passions include discussions around grief, mental health, Christianity, and singleness.

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