Author: Sarah B Anderson

On the Enneagram, Fear, and the College Cheating Scandal

I’ve always had a kind of obsession with personality tests and anything like it. So it was no surprise that when the old, but newly mainstream, Enneagram started making waves in my circles I was drawn to it. I loved it immediately, for a lot of a reasons, not the least of these being the layers of depth it held. This was less about mapping out behavior for different types and far more about the why’s behind the behavior, the motivations. That’s what made the “test” different to me. It wasn’t telling me how I was wired and what...

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What a Year of Saying “No” to ONE THING Taught Me About Myself

Exactly a year ago today I made the decision to go a whole year without buying clothes. Before you get too impressed, you should know there were some exceptions. If I was given a gift card for a birthday or other special occasions, I used it on clothes. There were a few other exceptions, but the main point was, I loved to shop, maybe too much, and I knew I needed a practice in self-control. So, for the year, I decided to cut myself off. Growing up I had earned a reputation in my family. If gifted money, I...

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Come and See

The problem with allowing the human race tell the story of a God of wonders, is how insistent humanity is in creeping into the interpretations and understandings of the larger than life stories describing this entirely other God. That despite our best efforts, at end of the day, God is still frustratingly God and humanity is still disappointingly human, and the stories we tell on God’s behalf, no matter how pure our motives and innocent our renderings, fall embarrassingly short of the complexity God embodies. And yet we try anyway. Even more unbelievably? He lets us. Until one night,...

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20 Day Advent for Kids

It’s officially the Christmas season! And a little late in the game this year, I started thinking about the the Advent season and what I could do to help my kids face the season with more intentionality. So….this 20 Day Advent for Kids devotional was born! I will be posting 20 days of readings for parents to do with their kids leading up to Christmas. Each day will be added on to this one blog post, (the most recent here at the top) so keep checking back to this blog in the days leading up to Christmas to see...

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Church: Why I Left and Why I Came Back

My husband has been a pastor for as long as I’ve known him and ever since I graduated college, I’ve been involved in some sort of full time ministry. It’s our job to do religion well. Literally. We are professionals at this. Which is why I don’t often tell people there was a period in our married lives, for about six months, when I didn’t go to church. (It doesn’t look good for a pastor’s wife to take issue with religious culture that puts money in her family’s bank account every two weeks.) That being said, it didn’t stop...

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Hi! I’m Sarah

Hi! I’m Sarah, wife to Rodney, mom to Asher and Pace, and writer—although I’m still trying to figure out how to do all three of those things. Sometimes I like books more than people, and all of the time I like French fries more than salad. I live in Georgia but I dream of the mountains.
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