I’m drowning! Throw me that…anvil?!

By: Sarah Taras on Tuesday September 26, 2017

I owned all of the most clever Christian bookstore t-shirts and brought my bible to school most days. I joined the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club on Friday mornings, even though I wasn’t an athlete. I sported those WWJD bracelets like they were the keys to the kingdom. I was a walking...

A Sinful Woman Forgiven (Luke 7:36–50)

By: Sarah Taras on Tuesday August 29, 2017

The lust that I battle on a regular basis is a real addiction. It’s the place where I run for comfort. It’s where I escape from boredom, frustration with life, difficulty in relationships, or just because I want one more fix. There are times that I don’t battle with it at all. Then there are...

Accountability

By: Sarah Taras on Thursday July 20, 2017

It’s a compelling story about a man caught up in a Meyerist cult. The prime belief held by the Meyerists is in a supreme “light” and followers of this light must ascend rungs of a spiritual ladder in order to advance within the movement and have the “truth” opened to them. From the...

Brain Theatre

By: Sarah Taras on Tuesday June 20, 2017

Fear, perform at Brain Theatre. Fear is a clever, high maintenance actress who shows up with great eagerness to dominate my life’s stage. While she’s incredibly talented and seasoned, she is also deeply insecure; she never shows up alone. When Fear takes center stage, she always brings with her...

A Free Drink for the Parched

By: Sarah Taras on Tuesday May 23, 2017

In a world full of bad news, the one place that we should be able to retreat and finally be washed over with a good word, is the church. There are some scattered pastors who are faithful to God’s two words, Law and Gospel, every Sunday. They don’t attempt to remove shame by removing the Law...

OBEY!!!!

By: Sarah Taras on Thursday April 20, 2017

Suddenly, he bolted towards the opening of the slide and began climbing up. His teacher called him back down, reminding him that this wasn’t the proper way to use the slide because he could get hurt, or hurt someone else. He ignored her and continued to make his way up the slide, to the top,...

My Life is Now Forever Yours

By: Sarah Taras on Thursday March 16, 2017

These words that poured from his lips would mean the end of her fatherless existence. It would be the end of the “about me” posters at school with pictures telling her story of having only one parent while everyone else had two. It would be the end of Father’s day projects where she would have...

Boast in Your Weakness

By: Sarah Taras on Thursday February 2, 2017

That’s all it took. The absolute last straw of the morning. Boom. “Why?! Why can’t you people just do what I ask you to do? Why do you have to make everything so stinking difficult?!” Wide eyes staring blankly back at me, while I continued on my rant. “Why do you guys refuse to...