About

sara beth longenecker blog 2020
Hi! Here I am in my natural habitat: procrastinating work with coffee and a cute dog.

The Latin phrase “coram Deo” is one of those lofty-sounding things that you might hear a theologian say, but it simply means “before the face of God” or “in the presence of God.”

And really, that’s the whole point of the Christian life, right?

To learn to live in the presence of God, by His Spirit, in a way that brings Him glory every single day. I believe that nothing is off-limits when we live coram Deo…all of our everyday moments, the profound and the mundane alike, are subject to His truth and beauty. And what a wonderful way to go through this life, don’t you think?

My writing journey has developed from a hobby to academic to (dare I say) professional, but this is where you’ll read about my ordinary life. You might find me considering the philosophical point of suffering just as often as sharing a roundup of my favorite facial masks (usually located in a “three things” post!) because when we live in the light of Christ, it all matters.

I guess you could say that “coram Deo” is a different kind of lifestyle blog.

This blog has been many things over the years, but now it serves as a meeting place for those who are curious about living coram Deo. My hope is that you will find something useful or inspiring to propel you deeper into the presence of God in your everyday life.

If you haven’t done so already, go ahead and get on my VIP List. I send out a monthly dose of encouragement for living coram Deo, a weekly bullet-point email with interesting media links, and other random goodies.

Don’t hesitate to shoot me a DM on the socials and let me know what you think! Thank you for being here, it means everything to me. xo


My writing in other places:

“Hungry: Jesus as the Bread of Life in John 6” via Deeply Rooted

“Grieving the Flood” via The Mudroom Blog


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