“I am training you to listen and act so that I can co-create with you as we write.” That’s what I heard God say to me. Continue reading Before You Can ‘Trust and Obey’ You Must Listen When God Whispers — How?
In my fear and distress in the midnight hours, I had missed the details in the description that might have calmed my fear. Continue reading How a UTI Showed Me What Truth Looks Like to an Unbeliever
I had heard the advice way back in February but failed to act on it. Had I blown it? Was I too late? No! I’m exactly where I need to be right now. Continue reading What Do You Call Tardiness When You Find It’s Perfect Timing?
Only God could orchestrate a chance encounter that would bless my grandson and encourage my writer’s heart, too. Continue reading This Is Why You Should Do Everything As If You Were Doing It for Jesus
I am avoiding my Isaac. That’s the working title for my first novel. Why Isaac? Indeed. Why not Ishmael? Continue reading How Writing a Book Is Like Birthing a Baby at 90
Caleb had audacious faith. Faith enough to silence the naysayers all around him. Faith that God could win the battle for a prize piece of land. Continue reading What Must You Conquer to ‘Possess the Land’ God Has Promised You?
The sweet spot for me is when I can create a plan that becomes a routine that becomes a habit — based on what I value. Continue reading If Someone Peeked at Your Calendar, Would It Show What You Value?
Just as those in Jesus’ parables looked for something that was theirs, I am looking for you. Are you my reader? Continue reading To Read or Not to Read Isn’t the Question. Will You Engage?
Cats are selfish. They want their needs met and care little about you, except to do their bidding. But how we miss them when they’re gone! Continue reading I’ve Lost Her: One Cat Who Stops Cars and Steals Hearts
What if you come to the realization that Jesus is the Son of God who came to take away your sins, moments before you die? What then? That’s what he asked me. Continue reading ‘How Can You Suggest Your Brother Went to Heaven?’ He Asked
The Shepherd left the 99 to search for the 1 missing sheep. Yes, “the one” tells us how much the Shepherd cares. But the key to that parable isn’t the number of sheep He went to find. Continue reading If Your Message Is Important, Shouldn’t You Reach As Many As Possible?
In this blog post, I share a podcast episode in which FlourishWriter Founder Mindy Kiker interviewed me. It includes a question that changed my life. Continue reading Podcast With Sara Dagen: The Power of a Good Question
Five years ago, I gave a speech that reveals how my decision to do the right thing led to reconciliation with my brother Scott. Continue reading So You Want to Reconcile With Someone You Once Loved?
Scott was small in stature but larger than life. He had a big personality. Big problems — usually self-created. But he was and is my brother. Continue reading Side Effect of Salvation: I Have Comfort in His Loss
Have you ever felt stuck? Unable to move forward? An experience at a traffic light moved me into gear so I could get this body in motion. Continue reading This Is Why You Should Make Small Moves in the Right Direction
Creating goals and action steps makes me realize that I can best number my days by numbering my hours. I’m trying to live them with intention, which requires planning. Continue reading This Is How Planning Can Give You Freedom
I share some tender scenes in my life so that you can know that God offers hope in your darkest hour. If you can’t reach out to Him, ask Him to reach out to you. Continue reading Here’s Why You Can Find Hope in Any Season of Life
Sharing your writing is like offering your heart as wine at a wine-tasting event. You may have people gathered, but your wine is one in a million (or five or thirty) – and not in a good way. Continue reading How Writing Is Like Offering Wine at a Tasting