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Sarah Robinson

Bring Down the Mountain Stillness

Last fall, when we hiked to the crest of a misty mountain in the Scottish Highlands, our women’s retreat group stood riveted by the view. Standing in the clouds, we watched the weather change right before our eyes. Fog cleared, and we spied portions of Applecross Bay a mile or so beneath us. We’d hiked…

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Goodbye 2017. Hello Uncertainty.

“If you don’t know what to do, don’t do anything.” When I first heard this saying, I’d been feeling pressured to have a response–what to say—to those who’d called, who’d asked for an explanation of how/why my life had so abruptly changed. One minute I was a full-blown party girl, and the next, well…I wasn’t.…

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Love in Unexpected Ways

“I love this fall weather.” “I love my new sweater.” “We love college basketball.” And having just returned from the Scottish Highlands, “I love Scotland! And sticky-toffee pudding…” If you’re like me, you openly express your love for places, food, beautiful weather…expressing deep sentiment for how things make us feel. Like the use of the…

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Our Invisible Grounds Keeper

Down south, there’s a very special place on the map just south of Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf Coast called Bellingrath Gardens. Named after Walter and Bessie Bellingrath, the acreage was a gift to the people from the philanthropic couple. It includes a mansion where the owners lived; the patriarch was an innovator with bottling…

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