The book sat on a side table in my bedroom, the one over by the corner fireplace, for six months. The oil portrait of its central character stared at me from the cover with those stoic, challenging eyes (like only Russians can), seemingly asking the question again, “Are you ready now? Is today the day?”Continue reading “Terrifying Russian Literature, a Style Challenge, and New Year’s Resolutions”
Author Archives: Sara Beth Longenecker
Love, the Longeneckers
An update: thoughts on writing, leisure, and acknowledging my finite human nature
I CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS ALMOST JULY. (Not to be dramatic or anything…) I don’t know about you, but the first half of this year flew by in a flurry of work and family life. Almost without notice, months had passed before I realized that my personal writing was taking a serious back seat toContinue reading “An update: thoughts on writing, leisure, and acknowledging my finite human nature”
If I Stand – Rich Mullins
There’s more that rises in the morningThan the sunAnd more that shines in the nightThan just the moonIt’s more than just this fire hereThat keeps me warmIn a shelter that is largerThan this room And there’s a loyalty that’s deeperThan mere sentimentsAnd a music higher than the songsThat I can singThe stuff of Earth competesForContinue reading “If I Stand – Rich Mullins”
Amazon Prime Day Picks
This morning has found me neck deep in two (yes, two) different group text threads about what else but…Amazon Prime Day! I’m sharing links and recs with my people IRL, so I thought–why not share them with you guys, too? Here ya go, internet friends. My picks for Amazon Prime Day (today and tomorrow) coveringContinue reading “Amazon Prime Day Picks”
On being a working mom who learns to prioritize her finite resources and takes the advice of someone from the past, and also a giveaway! Click the image below for a sneak peek of what it’s like to be on my VIP newsletter list (and then subscribe, duh). 👇
Deep Dive: Is it possible to experience the communion table online?
The Western church is in a strange moment. We have long enjoyed the freedom of meeting together as a body of believers in person, locally, and frequently. But last year brought a new challenge (varying in intensity depending on where you live) to our freedom of assembly. Without getting into the legality of the situationContinue reading “Deep Dive: Is it possible to experience the communion table online?”
How I am Learning to Be a Better Fashion-lover
As I began to think about this post, I got stuck on what to title it. I wanted to say something like, “How to be a good steward of your closet” –but then I hesitated. Does anyone use the word “steward” anymore? It sounds like a custodian, which sounds like a janitor, which then again,Continue reading “How I am Learning to Be a Better Fashion-lover”
Starting a new job? You need my “secret mentor” strategy.
When I was in my mid 20’s, I had the opportunity to join a new and exciting company in the luxury cosmetics field and started the job with stars in my eyes. I was already working as a freelance makeup artist around Nashville by offering my services to photographer, videographer, and event planning friends inContinue reading “Starting a new job? You need my “secret mentor” strategy.”
What is courage?
“Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.” — Goethe