Hello there, friend! I’m so glad you stopped by.

I’m Sarah: Catholic, graduate student of literature, bookworm, and hygge enthusiast, who believes you can’t top a cozy Saturday in comfy sweats spent reading a favorite book, and that chocolate should be its own food group. A few of my favorite things include deep conversations that last for hours, board game showdowns, independent bookstores and coffee shops, sips of hot cocoa and tea, long runs or walks in the sunshine, and spending time in Eucharistic Adoration. Generally, you’ll find me scavenging for grace, beauty, truth, and goodness in every corner of this miraculous existence.

I started this blog as I was preparing to graduate from the University of San Diego in May of 2015. At the time, I wasn’t sure what kind of blog this would be. I don’t have any hobbies on which to offer expertise, and I’m hardly a lifestyle guru. I’m still just figuring it out, you know? It’s not always easy to own this in a culture that tells us we’re supposed to have it all together right now (or ever). The world today seems to be all hustle, performance, and a fight for external approval to validate our self-worth. It’s a whirlwind where the media relentlessly shouts at us a hundred times a day to do, be, and have more, and where our automatic response to the question, “How are you?” has become, “Busy!”

And it’s so clear to me that, more than ever, we need a place to slow down. To pause. To think. To remember who and Whose we are. To remember we’re here not for applause or achievement, but to love and be loved. After all, as Jesus Himself reminds us, “There is need of only one thing” (Lk 10:42).

So, in the spirit of pursuing that "one thing" that matters -- a relationship with God -- I renamed this blog, inspired by two primary pieces of Scripture:

  • "As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O God" (Ps 42:1), and
  • "Hardly had I left them when I found him whom my soul loves" (Sg 3:4).
I want to live this live as a relentless search for God, because He is the one for whom my soul longs. I want to wring holy meaning from every person I encounter and every task I undertake, and I never want to lose sight of the fact that this earth I'm traveling on right now is just the road to my forever home. I want to fix my sight on what is above -- which feels radical and countercultural in an achievement-driven and consumer-based society -- because I know that the Lord is the only one who can ultimately satisfy all of the yearnings of my heart. Most of all, I want to live a life steeped in true Christian confidence and joy. 

If you, too, are feeling exhausted by the frenetic pace of the modern hustle, I invite you to pour yourself a steaming mug of your favorite warm beverage and stay awhile. I hope you can find something to encourage you in the stories of how I'm finding God in the everyday. And I hope that when you leave, you feel prepared to notice Him a little bit more in yours, too. 


  1. Hey, Sarah! Good to meet you last night. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.

  2. Sarah, I just read your article on Busted Halo. Both "Surrender Novena" and "Divine Mercy." Thank you for sharing your spirit and talent.