I’m Sarah Scott Pape. I (will, effective July 2019) live in Austin with my husband where I teach English Literature and History to High School Sophomores and take pictures of people getting married. My love languages are dry humor, dry shampoo, and self-deprecation. I’m non-discriminatory when it comes to chocolate and caffeine.

Sound like we’d be friends? Let’s.

I like to write, it helps me make sense of the madness. This space is a collection of thoughts, captured moments, and external processing as I try to find God and laugh my way through my days.

“And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

(1 John 1:1-4)

Featured writing

Sarah has written many articles for Darling Magazine, featured in both their Intellectual & Confidant personas.

God is Sovereign

I was seven when I encountered my earliest disenchantment with the idea that everything would work out how it was supposed to...

Haunted Toward Holiness

The word haunt has a bad reputation. It got mixed up with the wrong crowd and has since become synonymous with scary, unpleasant words like trouble and disturb...

Get over yourself by changing the way you read scripture

I caused a scene at church this week. The pastor was teaching out of Psalm 139, a passage I know well and have tagged as the "fearfully and wonderfully made" chapter...


"Getting into shape," or "shaping up," is a top of mind goal for many at the beginning of a new year, and some have just finished their first round with a new diet or workout regimen as they attempt to settle in to healthier habits...