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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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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…

Life’s Challenges

The Lord hears

Joseph Scriven was born in Ireland in 1819. He grew up, earned a degree, and fell in love. The night before his wedding, his…

Living My Faith

Wretched. Rescued.

John Newton knew something about guilt. It shackled his heart. And young John had seen plenty of shackles as the captain of a slave…

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…