The Bread Box

Sarah Southern
Thoughts on art, faith, life, and bread from my desk of possibilities.
Created 12 May 2021
  • Wolves & Sheep
    03 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    A few weeks ago, I picked up a worn copy of Rob Bell’s Love Wins at the thrift store. It was published during my senior year of college, but I never read it. I’d heard too many rumors and warnings of ...
  • Ritual & Memory
    20 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    For many years, Thanksgiving was a tradition with roots. We gathered at the same house, saw many of the same people year after year. It was one of few opportunities to spend time with our beloved gran...
  • Towers of Division
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Last night, I was scrolling through Twitter when I came across multiple tweets about Ken Ham’s latest project: a modern Tower of Babel to go alongside his Ark Encounter. This may come as a shock or pr...
  • The Sacred Work of Self-Clarification
    05 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I was in the early stages of a belated season of faith deconstruction a few years ago when Joshua Harris, the once popular purity culture guru, publicly shared in an Instagram post that he no longer i...
  • Culture War is Not Culture Care
    29 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 5 2
    It’s that time of year when an evening walk through the neighborhood elicits a dozen jumpscares. Around every corner is an eerie ghost hanging from low branches, yards decked out in cemetery decor, lo...
  • Reflections: Mary Doria Russell's 'The Sparrow'
    22 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Sometimes fiction surprises me. I expect to be moved and inspired by good writing and character development. I hope to be sucked into the story; unable to put down a book until I’ve read the very last...
  • Seeing the Universe With My Own Eyes
    15 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Yesterday I drove west towards the mountains, leaving the blue skies and white clouds of Denver. I’ve lived here long enough to recognize gathering mountain storms that darken one horizon while the op...
  • The Soul-Killing Work of Literalism
    01 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    In my grandparent’s Floridian backyard was the most magical tree. It had enormous girth, low, long branches, and vines that connected from tip to root. And each branch was adorned with luminous, ether...
  • A Story of Doubt
    24 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 1
    “To make the poem of our faith, we must learn not to settle for a false certitude but to embrace ambiguity and mystery.” — Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk Doubt has been a theme of my writing for a...
  • 'A Hope Still Kept'
    17 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    This week I’ve been participating in Hope*Writers five day writing challenge. Today’s theme is HOPE and I decided to write a longer form essay influenced by this prompt. Visit my Instagram page to che...
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