We’re Sarah + Gideon (respectively).
Thanks for stopping by.
We’re 3 years fresh to this lifelong adventure in partnership and ebb + flow known as marriage.
Everyday is a chance to better learn to navigate and to make something beautiful with the gift we have in each other.
In terms of making, we’ve got a few key interests.
1) We’d love to help make this world more loving + just.
We believe that God loves all his kids in an over-the-top, over-the-moon, out-of-the-ball-park, impossibly big kinda way. We also believe that God has equipped us (and you, too!) to try and illuminate instances of social injustice in our world and do what we can to put those hurts + harms into conversation with God’s word to try and find ways to advocate for those in need. In particular, a few communities stand close to our hearts.
For me (Sarah), I identify as a queer woman, and that places the LGBTQIA+ community in especially high importance in my book. I firmly believe there is a place in God’s kingdom for every.single.child.of.God. NO EXCEPTIONS — and that any other perspective on this matter is pretty ding-dang short-sided.
For Gideon, he will share with you if you ask how he votes, his simple (and yet radical) life-motto on politics: “politics suck.” Gideon believes very firmly that the church should reflect the image depicted in Acts 2:42. This depiction just so happens to be pretty ding- dang socialist, and as such, upsets many of those “Conservative Republican Evangelical Christians” the church has filled its seats (and offering baskets) with.
2) We’re learning to make music together.
In July of 2018, we made the difficult decision to step away from the American Christian church. Our hearts were heavy with the reality of the corporate church operating as more of a business than a ministry, and particularly how steeped the American Christian church is in capitalist ideals. We love and care so deeply for so many folks at the church we had called home — but felt our souls in need of sabbatical and time to figure out where God would have us be. That said, we’ve been spending Sundays together in our living room — reading through the Bible in a year together — and dabbling with bein’ a 1 woman and 1 man band. Gideon plays the bass and synthesizer, and I play (if you’re being generous) the guitar and sing.
3) We make meals + coffee (respectively).
If you scroll through the posts on this site, you’ll quickly unearth a fun piece of history centering around the handle “Wahls Newb.” After I (Sarah) was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2017, I was frantically researching medicines + diets that could help to keep the disease and its side effects at bay. One such discovery was the Wahls Protocol, and we dove headlong into this strict elimination diet. The impacts now are hard to pin down, but sustainability reared its head and I just couldn’t keep up with the constant meal prep required to make Wahls work for us. Maybe we’ll make our way back someday, but for now, we eat a primarily dairy-free and gluten-free diet, with plenty and plenty of coffee. That’s where Gideon comes in. Most mornings, he grinds the beans fresh, and heats the water to *just* the right temperature, and makes us the most delicious pot of pour-over coffee. I do about 95% percent of the meal making, and Gideon does about 95% of the coffee making. In the end, I keep his belly full, he keeps me caffeinated, and everybody makes it out alive.
If you’ve made it this far, we hope to use this blog as a clearing house for commentary on all of the above. Our adventures in making a partnership, in all the ways we make up our days, with music, meals, and the ongoing pursuit of a more just + loving world.