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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

Goodbye, garbage

An article in the news told how early one spring morning, Chris White found garbage strewn across the front of his farm. As he…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…