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Sarah Hartland

Sarah Hartland

Sarah Hartland knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she wrote her first short story in the fourth grade. By the time she was in high school, she had written two novellas and countless short stories. It was her love of storytelling that led her into marketing and media.

Sarah freelanced throughout her time at Colorado Christian University, where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. At CCU, Sarah competed in speech and debate across the country, securing multiple awards and a national debate championship. She co-lead CCU's first-ever broadcast media program, CCU.TV, and served as the program's Student Producer during her senior year.

When she's not writing blog posts or editing a video, Sarah loves to swing dance, ski, travel, or visit her seven younger siblings in Montana.

Recent posts by Sarah Hartland

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Why It’s Important for Christians to Understand Stages of Grief

By Sarah Hartland on May 18, 2022

The loss of a loved one can feel like one of the darkest seasons of life. After the death of his wife, beloved Christian author C.S. Lewis wrote, “The death of a beloved is an amputation.” In times when grief grips your soul, hope in Christ becomes a crucial anchor.

Topics: Faith
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The Best Christian Podcasts of 2022

By Sarah Hartland on January 12, 2022

There are a wealth of Christian podcasts available to remind you to follow the Bible’s teaching and motivate you to lead a more fulfilling life according to God’s Word. In an increasingly secular world, podcasts are the perfect modern solution for absorbing Scripture on the go.

Topics: Christianity Technology
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Is it Love or Infatuation?

By Sarah Hartland on January 20, 2021

We live in a culture obsessed with romance. Sweet stories of sensual passion, quick commitments, and affectionate promises surround us this time of year.

Topics: Relationships
2 min read

What Does the Bible Say About Laughter?

By Sarah Hartland on January 24, 2020

Ever heard the one about the talking donkey? You might not have realized it from your Sunday School lessons, but God’s sense of humor is evident throughout Scripture. Him speaking to Balaam through a donkey (Ex. 22) is just one example. So what does the Bible say about laughter?

Topics: Entertainment Faith
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Abide: A Christian Meditation App Powered By the Bible

By Sarah Hartland on November 15, 2018

Chances are you or someone you know has recently taken interest in “mindfulness” and meditation. As a Christian, you may be wondering if these practices have merit, and if so, how you can implement them in your life. Digital apps that provide guided meditation are gaining traction due to their ease of use and availability. “Abide” is one such app, providing Christian meditation guidance based on the Bible. Before you download the popular app, here’s what you should know about Christian meditation and “Abide.”

Topics: Christianity
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A Practical Guide to Christian Meditation

By Sarah Hartland on November 6, 2018

Meditation has gotten a lot of attention recently. In a stressful world, it's no wonder that people are turning to such practices to try and find peace and calm. Research is beginning to uncover the many physical and mental benefits of mindfulness and meditation, but to the Christian, this should come as no surprise. Meditation, especially through prayer, is an important practice referenced throughout the Bible.

Topics: Christianity
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This Family's Faith Will Have You in Tears

By Sarah Hartland on September 19, 2018

Following God’s calling isn’t always easy. It’s a lesson the Kremser family of Littleton, Colo. knows well. Robyn and Trevor Kremser were excited to share their adoption story with Pure Flix Insider because they hoped it would inspire others to take their own leaps of faith. What they didn’t know was that they were also in for a life-changing surprise!

Topics: Pure Flix Digital Giving Back
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'I Didn't Want to Adopt': One Father's Amazing Change of Heart

By Sarah Hartland on July 17, 2018

Some adoption stories start off with both parents knowing they are called to adopt, but others need a little more nudging. Though Joel and Samantha Brandt are now working on their second United States adoption, it wasn’t that long ago that Joel insisted he’d never adopt. But God works on our hearts gently and over time.

Topics: Parenting Giving Back
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27 Christian Quotes from C.S. Lewis You'll Love

By Sarah Hartland on July 5, 2018

From The Chronicles of Narnia to Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis’ legacy as an author and theologian is far-reaching and profound. His words transcend denominations and are applicable to all Christian life. From a variety of Lewis’ works, these 27 Christian quotes are worth storing away in your heart.

Topics: Inspiration
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You Won't Believe the Surprise This Adoptive Family Just Got

By Sarah Hartland on June 23, 2018

Adoption is a beautiful way to build a family, but it can be a long and sometimes difficult journey. Kim and Steven Wilson of Fresno, California were excited to share their story with Pure Flix Insider just so they could encourage other adoptive parents. But what they didn’t know was that they were also in for a life-changing surprise:

Topics: Parenting Giving Back
3 min read

Columbine HS Survivor Says THIS Can Stop Violence

By Sarah Hartland on October 17, 2017

In the wake of recent tragedies, especially those involving guns, conversations about how to prevent such events are on everyone’s lips. Discussions about gun control, mental health, desensitization to violence, and more are everywhere. But one survivor of the infamous 1999 Columbine High School shooting, Craig Scott, says that the real underlying issue is one of values.

Topics: Influencers Interviews
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Andrea Logan White: 'We Heal from Each Other's Stories'

By Sarah Hartland on August 22, 2017

Often beside her husband and always smiling, Andrea Logan White is a recognizable face in many Christian homes. Her life and career have spanned the worlds of modeling, acting, and producing, experiences that many of us would view as glamourous and even enviable. But when White spoke with Pure Flix Insider about her upcoming book, “Perfectly Unfinished: Finding Beauty in the Midst of Brokenness,” her down-to-earth nature revealed a testimony all of us can relate to.

Topics: Influencers Interviews
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Is Community Outreach the Key to Sharing Christ?

By Sarah Hartland on May 26, 2017

Imagine living in your car with no idea where your next meal is coming from. That’s exactly the situation one family from Roswell, Ga. found itself in, with three teenage boys. “Mom and Dad’s bedroom is the front seat, boys’ bedroom is the back seat. And that was life for them,” says Jeff Nene, national spokesperson for Convoy of Hope. A series of unfortunate circumstances left the family with no idea what to do next, so they wound up at a Convoy of Hope community outreach event.

Topics: Faith Giving Back
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Rachel Joy Scott's Story Reveals Faith and Doubt Go Hand in Hand

By Sarah Hartland on May 24, 2017

It’s not a scene you’d expect in a Christian movie: teenagers in a dark, loud living room, holding red plastic cups. But the high school party scenes in the Christian movie, “I’m Not Ashamed,” are actually some of the most profound. This telling of Rachel Joy Scott’s story brings her internal struggle realistically to the surface. It’s a tension every Christian teenager experiences: the choice to fit in, or stand out but stand alone.

Topics: Faith
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Courageous People Who Stood for Religious Freedom

By Sarah Hartland on April 21, 2017

We enjoy the freedoms and rights we do today because of heroic efforts by people of conviction in our history. As battles over religious liberty loom large, we are told that “separation of church and state” is the value that should reign supreme. But what about the courageous people who stood for religious freedom when the idea was still new? What were they fighting for? And how can we protect it now? These three Americans fought with courage and conviction for religious freedom. Here are their stories:
Topics: America
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Religious Freedom v. Discrimination: A Christian Response

By Sarah Hartland on April 18, 2017

It is a debate that has taken center stage in recent years: Which should we value more -- freedom of religion or freedom from discrimination? The First Amendment of the United States Constitution bars Congress from enacting “an establishment of religion,” or from prohibiting “the free exercise thereof.” It sounds simple enough, but consider the opposing interpretations of that Amendment that have lead to landmark Supreme Court decisions like Obergefell v. Hodges (which legalized same-sex marriage in 2015).

Topics: Faith America
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