SOAR with Sara Hagerty

Sara Hagerty
I love words and I love Him
Created 10 Sep 2020
  • [video] "Imitate me" {*not* become me} ...
    20 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 12
    It isn’t effortless to let people speak into your life. After decades of walking with God, I still carry a conscious cautiousness about what I receive from other believers. I’m still not sure I want t...
  • Mentorship: the not-so-pretty and the beautiful
    15 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 6
    When all my parents' friends started turning 40, we accumulated over-the-hill geriatric party paraphernalia. We laughed with our parents at old-age jokes that felt exceedingly appropriate to my little...
  • [Bonus Post] When you see God, seeing you
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 23 7
    If you’re new to SOAR you don’t know our normal — but those of you who’ve been here for some months or longer know that, on rare occasions, I give you a book excerpt or some such that applies to the t...
  • [VIDEO] The unique gift of sitting in the pain ... (ouch)
    04 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 28 24
    Can I look you in the eye for a minute? Sometimes we develop a theology and find all the “right” scripture to support something simply because we want to avoid the discomfort of open-ended sentences …...
  • Last day (for those, like me, who need reminders)
    01 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    {I wanted to quickly make sure you knew that the steeply discounted rate — that we only offer twice a year for my private writing space — ends tomorrow.} When the internet got especially loud last sum...
  • Time to take a road trip with a new, old friend?
    30 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 20 19
    Kansas City has finally relinquished its grip on summer. We can now see through the woods behind our house as the trees disrobe themselves across our backyard. Inside my home, I’m back in my winter un...
  • [Video] From my kitchen: a window into my afternoon
    25 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 27 36
    Welcome newcomers! Poke around here and familiarize yourself with the landscape. You’re jumping into the middle of a month that’s focused on friendship with God. I’ll introduce you to this topic throu...
  • How do I navigate my relationship with the internet?
    20 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 11 8
    This morning I walked the half-mile loop adjacent to our property, and it was like a tonic to my soul. I wasn’t walking somewhere. I didn’t break a sweat. This wasn’t my exercise. Objectless meanderin...
  • When people fall short of what you need
    16 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 24 10
    “No one could possibly understand what this feels like …” Though I’m sure that thought visited me before I hit my first life delay in my twenties — as my friends had their babies and I hosted their ba...
  • What if all this world-wide crazy is about something else?
    11 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 23 10
    As the time ticks on since our world tilted, I've noticed that the shock-filled "what has happened??" is overshadowed by the question we're all asking: "how should we then live?" Even less ruminating ...
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