Author Archives: Sarah Westfall

Pursuing Presence in Isolation (Pt. 1) “A Starting Point”

I’m not one who likes to hug strangers, but the last time I went to the grocery store I had the insatiable urge to embrace everyone I passed. I didn’t, of course.…

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The Question of Pain

No one has ever asked me directly. But over the last eight years since my son died, I have often contemplated whether I—if given the opportunity—would erase the pain. If I had…

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Last Saturday, Ben and I were getting ready to go out to dinner just the two of us. Hair done. Makeup on. Out of the sweatpants. The whole deal. As we were…

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The Battle Of Greed vs. Gratitude

When it comes to Christmas, my husband says I’m like a little child. I still can’t sleep the night before, tossing and turning in anticipation. One of my favorite parts of the…

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