How To Get Divorced In One Easy Step

{For those visiting from Start Marriage Right, welcome. I'm talking candidly about preventing divorce today - I know this is a painful and controversial topic, and I'm trying to be delicate here. Please do not hear me being trite or accusing or blaming people who have experienced divorce. I am speaking on the side of … Continue reading How To Get Divorced In One Easy Step

#FoodieFriday: Sneaky Good-for-you Berry Cobbler

I grew up in Portland, Oregon, and as you can imagine, we grew up on ultra, you've-never-heard-of-it healthy food. When my brothers were teenagers, we were in the Midwest by then, and they tried to break free of the "good for you" food oppression they were raised with. "Not so fast", said my mom, always ready … Continue reading #FoodieFriday: Sneaky Good-for-you Berry Cobbler

Good For All Your Parts Chicken Broth (AKA Medicinal Chicken Broth)

I've been working out the kinks on my own version of medicinal chicken broth - or bone broth soup- since my naturopath suggested it to improve gut health a few weeks ago. And it's an uncomfortable and painstaking process for many reasons, one that really surprised me. Every weekend, I get a whole chicken at … Continue reading Good For All Your Parts Chicken Broth (AKA Medicinal Chicken Broth)

How sick became the new normal

[Note to readers, visitors and all curious holistic types: I am not selling anything on this site. There are no items to buy. I just believe these things. This is my story, my health evolution in progress. Thanks for reading and learning along with me.] On Wednesday, I mentioned the pandemic acceptance of illness and … Continue reading How sick became the new normal

Fear and Faith: Stories of Healing

You may remember that a few weeks ago, I went to a conference and mustered some courage from seeing God do the impossible. And then I started to believe it was possible. And that maybe God could use me to bring healing to people's bodies and lives too. For years, I complained to God that … Continue reading Fear and Faith: Stories of Healing

Sick of being sick and a new kind of health

During my recent efforts to partner with God and see the sick healed, I've noticed a tragic pattern in my own life. Much like those I pray for, I've allowed sickness and poor health to inhabit my life. In this, I made a painful discovery. Even if I pray for someone and they are healed, … Continue reading Sick of being sick and a new kind of health

The battle of healing among the sick

It was about two and a half weeks ago, a Monday, and the healing conference was only a day behind me. I didn't pray for any strangers for healing at the conference, but after coming home and hearing the stories I'd heard, I decided I was going to do it. I would stop saying "No" … Continue reading The battle of healing among the sick

Stories of Fear and Faith #6.1

https://vimeo.com/63140117 This is all a little surreal. I'm really doing it though. I am praying for strangers and friends alike for healing. I am realizing what an adventurous God I'm working with here. He loves so much. I just have to stay connected to that love or I'm headed for compassion burnout. But it's been … Continue reading Stories of Fear and Faith #6.1

I am found, or The thing I’ve been missing

I learned a lot about love this week, but it was kind of a backwards experience. I learned how much I needed love when I tried to "love" people without feeling loved myself, and without truly loving them. I'm great at being nice. Just ask anyone I work with. I practice forgiveness and written extensively … Continue reading I am found, or The thing I’ve been missing

Stories of Fear and Faith #2

It's our first full day in Oklahoma. Check out the video for a little background on why we are here, what we're doing and a fun story about God giving me a message for a junior high girl. She was adorable! Also check Instagram and Twitter (@sarahsiders on both) for my crazy #4days4ways challenge, wearing … Continue reading Stories of Fear and Faith #2