Inspired by the moments my friend used to express love and gratefulness before he died, I wanted to thank those who have touched my life. Continue reading Big Hearts, Small Kindnesses Make Me Thankful This Thanksgiving
And she wants an ideal year — just like you This week’s blog post will take you out of my … Continue reading Anticipating the First Day of School? Your Teacher Is, Too
When I taught writing to a group of 20 homeschoolers, our final project was to write and illustrate our own books. Because those who teach also must do, I did my own. This is my first book — about my experience with laser surgery. It was a funny, painful experience. Continue reading Back When I First Taught Book Publishing, I Tried It Myself First
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
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
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
So how can I feel so blessed? I prayed for rain today, Mother’s Day, because I wanted God to cry … Continue reading Today Is My First Motherless Mother’s Day
This is a tale of three T-shirts. A story in which God gives Jesus, Jesus gives His life, and we can be children of the King. Continue reading This Easter, Why Not Become a ‘Whosoever’?
This post is about friends who help us to be the person we’d like to be, told through my experiences with both failure and grace. Continue reading What If You Fail to Be Who You Thought You’d Be?
On writing a eulogy for my mother “Well, Tal,” I had said at my mother’s memorial service, “Maybe she’ll forget.” … Continue reading The final shade of death: She doesn’t have Alzheimer’s anymore!
When you lose someone by Alzheimer’s, you lose her progressively. Both you and the one you love experience shades of death. Continue reading Shades of death: When you lose a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease
I had missed the birth of my first grandchild, and I was determined to be as present as possible for … Continue reading A grandmother is born — again
I returned to work after Hurricane Irma feeling a bit worse for wear but was humbled by hearing the experiences … Continue reading Hurricane Irma and the hours without power
Parenting is a full-contact sport, a risky business, an often thankless task, and my greatest joy and still-in-progress accomplishment. Continue reading My baby turns 21 today
She will miss wrinkles and arthritis, her daughters marrying, her grandchildren growing, and getting old with her husband. And we will all miss her. Continue reading As a result of her death, the missing begins
Had he lived, he would have celebrated his 50th birthday this year. As of today, he has been dead more days than he’d been alive. Continue reading It’s official: His death was a lifetime ago
My friend’s husband was in the midst of an ugly political race. To encourage her, I shared my son’s perspective: Delight in opposition. Continue reading Delight in the opposition…
I couldn’t help but feel sorry with him for the years he had wasted. And recognize my own years wasted on insecurities, when I might have simply chosen a different frame. Continue reading A matter of perspective…