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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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Living My Faith

It is well with my soul

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 left Horatio Spafford in financial tatters. Shortly after, while crossing the Atlantic, all four of Spafford’s daughters drowned…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t blend in!

On our island home, it’s easy to spot a tourist. It’s not just their white skin that gives them away. It’s their straw hats…

Living My Faith

Put a rock on it

I once read about a man who put a rock in his mouth to stop himself from speaking without thinking. Maybe he was on…

Living My Faith

Wash me

The back window of our van often sports a scrawled, “Wash Me!” My neighbor’s car, however, always shines. Even before sunrise, he kneels by…

Prayer

Take it to the Lord

Grandma B. needs a cane and a friendly arm to hold in order to walk. Recently, I helped her get from church to the…

Life’s Challenges

Flee!

If you’re curious about what determination looks like—bathing cats is a good way to find out. They do everything in their power to stay…

Who is God?

Perfect!

My daughters’ math teacher demands that margins are drawn and homework is done in pen. But if your pen wobbles or a mistake is…

Living My Faith

Leave the mess

My youngest child is a pack rat. She saves lunch napkin notes from Mom. She saves feathers and stones, empty Tic Tac boxes, and…

Life’s Challenges

Consider him

Christian hearts can get awfully weary in a sinful world. A friend of mine endured four long years of harassment in a corrupt workplace….

Living My Faith

Think different

In 1997 Steve Jobs returned to a struggling Apple with all the force of his abrasive genius. “Think different” became Apple’s iconic slogan for…

Life’s Challenges

Look back

  Tick. Tock. There are more than 30 million seconds in a year. How many of those 30 million moments of the year do…

Who is God?

From compost to kings

People from many nations call Antigua home. But they don’t all share the Antiguans’ love for salt fish and sous. When expats travel off-island,…