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Secret Gardening with Sarah

Secret Gardening with Sarah

By Sarah Tisdale
Sincerely Sarah Studios presents a podcast of personal reflections and stories that provides a place to find beauty, delight, and rest in an often weary world. Sarah Tisdale is a painter, writer, beginner gardener, and friend who is on a pilgrimage to enjoy Jesus more and more each day. Let's remember and celebrate together.
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S3:E1- "Only the Lover Sings" with Matthew Clark
Welcome to Matthew Clark as my first guest of season three! @matthewclarknet on instagram! Say hi and share with him and share his good work. His podcast is One Thousand Words: Stories on the Way Only the Lover Sings album Only the Lover Sings book Whatcha reading today Matthew? Orthodoxy by Chesterton ( Trevin Wax version) The Pilgrim's Inn by Elizabeth Goudge The Embers and the Stars by Erazim Kohák What do you want people to know about? Anselm Society Believe to See Podcast Mars Hill Audio How do you rest? Psalm 27 Hebrews Romans 5:8 "Every Beauty" by Matthew Clark is the song of the season!  Sincerely, Sarah
May 04, 2022
S2:E8- "I Am Glorified in Them"
Sonnet 19: When I consider how my life is spent John 17:6-10 "Always You" song by Teressa Mahoney
May 10, 2021
S2:E7- "That They Know You"
1 Corinthians 13:13 John 17:1-5 Layers, a poem by me Sincerely, Sarah P.S. Song "Always You" by Teressa Mahoney
May 03, 2021
S2:E6- "Learn to Ask Better Questions"
Romans 8:31-39 When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer by Walt Whitman Always You by Teressa Mahoney  Smiling, Sarah
April 26, 2021
S2:E5- "UNbelievable"
Romans 8:26-30 Always You by Teressa Mahoney A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken Love (III) by George Herbert Happy Poetry Month! Believing, Sarah
April 19, 2021
S2:E4- "And the Seasons They Go Round and Round"
Romans 8:18-25 Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Camp Songs and Family Timeline Poetry "The Circle Game" by Joni Mitchell sung by me and all my fellow campers. His Love Endures Forever, Sincerely, Sarah PS Teressa Mahoney rocks at songwriting and singing. Check out her song "Always You" featured this season.
March 24, 2021
S2:E3- "There's Plenty, Take What You Want..."
I dare you to make a flower crown and send me a picture. CS Lewis "To love is vulnerable..." from the Four Loves! Thank you to Teressa Mahoney for your song, "Always You"  Confused Daffodils Consider the spring flowers today, friends. Jesus loves you. Sincerely, Sarah
March 15, 2021
S2:E2- "There's a Fire in the Bronx"
Providence. Story Time. Romans 8:5-11 Teressa Mahoney's song "Always You" You are loved and in the protective care of God! Sincerely, Sarah
March 08, 2021
S2:E1- "Take a Right on Providence"
Providence and Tree Pruning. Do you believe in the protective care of God? Teressa Mahoney  Instagram + Facebook "Always You" the song of the season! Jesus loves you, dear one. Sincerely, Sarah Say hi @sincerelysarahstudios on instagram!
March 01, 2021
Hidden in Shadow with Janna
Hidden in Shadow: Tales of Grief, Lamentation, and Faith by Janna Barber Invisible Hope by Janna Barber Follow her on instagram and facebook and find out more at  The song she shares with us! The post from Epiphany she mentions by Helena Sorenson- may you be encouraged! ***Go to my instagram page @sincerelysarahstudios to enter the GIVEAWAY!!*** PLEASE JOIN ME FOR #28daysofdelight2021 this February--all you have to do is set aside some time every day to creatively play! Art, music, writing, cooking, whatever creative rest you want! #28daysofdelight on instagram ;) May you find beauty, delight, and rest! Thank you Taylor Leonhardt for your song "Today If You Hear Him"! Thank you Anna Kardos Photography for making my garden/picnic/twirl dreams come true too! Sincerely, Sarah
January 11, 2021
Hope, Family, + Horseshoe Turns
A Special Thanks to my new friends: Hope Newman Kemp singing "Watchmen Tell Us of the Night" + "What a Moment" The Rees Family reading of the Christmas story adopted from pieces of all the gospels. Find my poem and more in the playroom. Merry Christmas! The Light is here, even on the darkest of days. Sincerely, Sarah
December 21, 2020
Neighboring with Chris + Elizabeth
Giveaway of their awesome book @sincerelysarahstudios !!! Learn more at Placed for a Purpose Song by Taylor Leonhardt "Today If You Hear Him"  Support her kickstarter here! *I'm going to be Owl for Halloween (from Winnie the Pooh) I think that's the one thing that didn't come through + the fact that this awesome couple is always pointing me to Jesus, in case you didn't gather from our conversation! Thank you for listening and praying and taking steps of faith with me!
October 26, 2020
Good Day!
A hobbit birthday surprise gift to you! And to me too! I've been meaning to record this morning meditation/prayer time for a while--to help me start my day in the Way, well, well! So I thought it would be fun to gift it to us today! I include scripture my church has been praying together in Romans and the Lord's prayer. I also include my alphabet, again, of who I am and who God is inspired by scripture. You can use mine until you create your own special alphabets.  Have a beautiful day, dear one! Sincerely, Sarah Tisdale
September 21, 2020
S1:E21- Hindsight 2020 Season Finale
Nudity, Questions, Mother Teresa, C.S. Lewis, + A Kiss? Hindsight 2020 Psalm 16 Sincerely, Sarah More at Song by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre Photography
July 20, 2020
S1:E20- Crow's Feet, Riddles, and Happy Harvesters
Do you have any favorite riddles? Send them my way! Matthew 13:44-46 What do you treasure? What do you desire? Enjoy today friends, Sincerely, Sarah
July 13, 2020
S1:E19- Hammocks, Hums, and Wisdom Affinity
A little off-the-cuff episode from the hammock. Proverbs 8. Sincerely, Silly Sarah
July 06, 2020
S1:E18- Books, Dreams, and Planting Seeds
How are you? A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle Foredged Books "Do Re Mi" Psalm 77 Sincerely, Sarah Photo by Nikki Santerre Song "Today If You Hear Him" by Taylor Leonhardt  Follow @taylorleon
June 29, 2020
S1:E17- The Geode King
A little storytelling for you from my bro. The Geode King.  Go to my instagram to be entered to win @sincerelysarahstudios this week. Sincerely, Sarah
June 22, 2020
S1:E16- Bumblebees and Grace: Just a Taste
Pain, Bumblebees, Mistakes, Grace, Amuse-bouche Philippians 4:4-9 Spirit of the Living God by Eden's Bridge Sincerely, Sarah Song by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre
June 15, 2020
S1:E15- Multiplication: Don't Forget Water
Are you feeling heavy this week too?  Who has mentored you in life? Who has discipled you?  Mark 4:35-41 John 4:19-42 Help us,  Jesus! Sincerely, Sarah Song by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre Photography
June 08, 2020
S1:E14- Plant Kingdoms: First Things First
Happy June! Feeling lack of motivation? Are the weeds taking over? “To love you as I should, I must worship God as Creator. When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. In so far as I learn to love my earthly dearest at the expense of God and instead of God, I shall be moving towards the state in which I shall not love my earthly dearest at all. When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased.” CS LEWIS Luke 11:14-23 The Lord's Prayer Thank you friends for being with me. We are family, aren't we? In Christ, blood related! Sincerely, Sarah Song by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre Photography
June 01, 2020
S1:E13- Your Rod and Staff
Sheep Poem. Shepherd Psalm.  "Bet All I Have" by Mission House Trust Him, Sarah Song by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre Photography
May 25, 2020
S1:E12- Solid Food: True Things
"My brain is bananas." Burnt Marshwiggle, Cannibals, Real Food. How are we so off? 1 Peter 2:10 1 Corinthians 3:2 1 Peter 2:2  Hebrews 5:14 John 6:41-51 Maybe we don't know Him like that, YET. Help us Jesus.  Sincerely, Sarah PS Send me your flower bouquets @sincerelysarahstudios or Song by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre Photography
May 18, 2020
S1:E11- Tree Training, Pruning, and Harvesting: Oh My!
What are you listening to today?  Do you want to listen to a story about olive harvesting? Romans 11:17-38 The Valley of Unrest by Edgar Allan Poe "Perennial tears descend in gems." Sincerely, Sarah  Song by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre Photography
May 11, 2020
S1:E10-Garden Protection: Real Skin Part III
Shiny skin on leaves makes me think of my own skin shining someday. I'm imagining real skin that never decays.  Real Skin that protects and covers our sin and shame. Imagination Redeemed with the Anselm Society S.D. Smith The Green Ember Series Hind's Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard 1 Corinthians 13:1-12 Expecting Poem by Me Always Always Always, In the Love of Christ, Sincerely, Sarah Song by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre
May 04, 2020
S1:E9- Garden Protection: Thick Skin Part II
I have an old wooden cane by my backdoor, and here is an episode where I talk a little too much about me trying to be "cool." Roly poly!! Heidi + Sarah PLAIN and Tall "So Young, Brave, and Handsome" by Leif Enger is the current book I am #whatchareadingtoday "Day by Day" from Godspell Ephesians 6:10-20 My poem called Grief. Sincerely, Sarah  Find more at Song by Taylor Leonhardt "Today If You Hear Him" Photo by Nikki Santerre Photography
April 27, 2020
S1:E8- Garden Protection: Tough Skin Part I
It's cold here. Hopefully my little plants are protected. Cotyledon. Lilias Trotter's journal. Anne Frank's diary. What do dandelions, morel mushrooms, and muscadines have to do with anything? Well, welcome to my brain this morning. There's more so be sure to come back for part II next week. Much love to you dear friends! Romans 7:7-25 Enjoy a poem I wrote "The Secret of the Muscadine" Show notes at Sincerely, Sarah Song by Taylor Leonhardt "Today if You Hear Him" on River House album Photo by Nikki Santerre Photography
April 20, 2020
S1:E7- Glorify the Lord with Me
Happy Easter! Family, we are together in Christ.  Psalm 34 Let us sing the Doxology! Sincerely, Sarah
April 13, 2020
S1:E6- Redbud Love Letters: More Than Ever
This one is a little longer, but it's a rainy day and all the feelings! Hello darkness my old friend....JUST KIDDING! Kinda.  I'm waiting for my Prince of Peace, the one with the familiar gleam in his eyes.  And story and beauty are my tickets to the contentment train. Have you seen the redbuds bloom? MORE THAN EVER, we need art. So I made you some gifts to download to enjoy!  Don't forget to pay attention to Beauty, Delight, and Rest, my dear ones. Sincerely, Sarah Song by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre Photography
April 06, 2020
S1:E5- The Boxwood Blight Trolls: Groaning and Grieving
Love in the time of Coronavirus--here we are. You probably don't need deer whistles right now, but here's a link just in case. Let me know how I can be praying for you my dear listeners! And please share if you feel like God prepared you for this in a special way. The Boxwood Blight "Behold" by Mission House ft Sarah McMillan Psalm 91  On Eagle's Wings Riches by Sara Teasdale Alphabet Making  Song "Today if You Hear Him" by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre
March 30, 2020
S1:E4- Garden Design: Preparing a Place
Do you know N. Cognito?  How about the Gandalf of gardening, Monty Don? And even better, Jesus, the true home of our souls? Luke 22:39-46 **New Word Alert:  USE-UPPANCE 1. noun. the concept of using up something, accompanied by a very wonderful accomplished feeling, "it is finished" ex: Look at this use-uppance, she declared as she poured out the rest of the orange juice into a small glass for her sister to drink, making room for the new groceries at just the right time.                                                            2. verb. to practice use-uppance, ex: Watch me use-uppance this toothpaste!                                                             3. Remember that day that was very use-uppance-y? We finished the leftovers, cleared out the cabinets of ingredients, and took out all the Goodwill donations in one day! Thank you to Taylor Leonhardt for her song "Today If You Hear Him" off her "River House" album Thank you to Nikki Santerre Photography for beautiful photographs as my cover photo. Peace and grace and joy to you today, my friends! Sincerely, Sarah
March 23, 2020
S1:E3- Grafting: Bearing Good Fruit
Dance parties are fun. I feel. Cartoon apples are delicious. I think. Jesus loves you. I know. John 15:15-16:17 Tim Keller Sermons 1. The Lord of the Wine 2. A Covenant Relationship King Harvest “Dancing in the Moonlight” Andrew Murray "Abiding In Christ" JJ Heller "Tonight" Thank you to Taylor Leonhardt for her song "Today If You Hear Him"
March 16, 2020
S1:E2- Right Plant, Right Place
Do you like to sing? Maybe in a certain place? What about dancing? Do you know how to say "herb"? Psalm 87 Home by Edgar Guest May you have the appropriate chill hours, Sincerely, Sarah Song by Taylor Leonhardt Photo by Nikki Santerre
March 09, 2020
S1:E1 - Amending the Soil: Give Me Jesus
My very first real podcast episode. And I already need some amending. Give me Jesus. Also, you will hear my dog sigh. #bowiedood keeps it real. Thank you Taylor Leonhardt, Gordon Collier, and Matthew Clark for your help in making my podcast extra special! Show Notes: C.S. Lewis Hebrews 9:13-14 Give Me Jesus written by Moses Hogan Galatians 6:9 The Gift of Gifts from the Valley of the Vision Song: Today If You Hear Him by Taylor Leonhardt's off her River House Album Photo: Nikki Santerre Photography By Sincerely Sarah Studios
February 29, 2020
Preparing the Soil: An Introduction
2nd Corinthians 4:16-18: So we do not lose heart.  #secretgardeningwithsarah More episodes coming soon. Please subscribe! Photo by Nikki Santerre Photography
February 10, 2020