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Sarah Habben

Sarah Habben

Sarah Habben lives on the island of Antigua with her husband, missionary Dan Habben, and their four daughters. They moved to the Caribbean in August 2017 after serving 18 years in Alberta, Canada.

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Life’s Challenges

Rich

For years my husband and I took a perverse pride in not owning a cell phone. We reasoned that everyone else had one, so…

Who is God?

Welcome home

My family made two big moves in three years. Just when we were getting our feet on the ground, we had to adjust all…

Life’s Challenges

Faith’s foothold

My friend Roman was a rookie warden in the 1960s, training for mountain rescue in the Canadian Rockies. A farm boy, he’d never climbed…

Life’s Challenges

Bounce cuz you’re blessed

What did I bring to church this week? My kids. My purse. Pens for sermon notes. A mop for the rain that had dripped…

Living My Faith

Amazing!

My pastor husband once had this conversation with a Grade 3 student: “How was your day, Taeja?” “Amazing!” “Really? What made it amazing?” “Oh,…

Life’s Challenges

Number one

A certain fifth-grade class has had a dodgy reputation since kindergarten. They tattle and talk back and can’t form a line without arguing about…

Friends & Family

A compassionate Father

There have been bad parents ever since sin grew roots in the Garden of Eden. Parents who get more pleasure from a private vice…

Life’s Challenges

Healed

Dumb mosquito. It bit me, and a week later I was flat on my back. My temperature shot up to 104 degrees. An ice…

Living My Faith

Loving the unlovable

Dealing with a difficult person is, well, really difficult. Maybe it’s a spouse who nags and snipes. An aggressive coworker. An in-law who makes…

Living My Faith

#beautiful

When I look in the mirror, I see what lots of 40-somethings presumably see: sags and wrinkles and thinning hair. You older folks are…

Living My Faith

What love is

I know my husband loves me. He doesn’t surprise me with candlelit dinners or flowers. But he cleans the house on his day off….

Life’s Challenges

Take my life

Young Frances walked with her head down. A clever girl, she’d memorized Bible passages when she was only four and started writing poems at…