Hello, and welcome to defyaugury.com! I’m so glad you’re here. Below is a little about me so you can understand what kind of perspective I write from.

I guess I’ll start out by telling you my truest identity–I am a princess, a friend of Christ, and a child of the Father. I’ve been pursuing His love for years and still do; He is that good and gracious. It’s actually because of Him I named this place “defy augury” (I explain what that means in the “Defy Augury” tab; it comes from my favorite work of fiction.)

As for my human side, I am currently fifteen years of age–a high school sophomore enjoying the sunshine of Florida’s “bay area.” I am taught at home with my four younger siblings and maintain a small writing-centered role in my father’s civil engineering business. My lesser passions range from Billy Joel to the United States government, from Branagh’s Shakespeare films to Amy Grant… and from Jaws to white chocolate:)

As you may guess, my prime passion is literature–anything worth reading I will read, anything worth writing I will write. I love the capability of expression and beauty God has implanted in the human soul, and my favorite medium of that expression and beauty is the printed word. Some of the writers I adore are Eric Metaxas (If You Can Keep It, Seven Women, Bonhoeffer, Miracles), Gregory Koukl (Tactics, The Story of Reality), A.W. Tozer (The Pursuit of God), C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia), and last but not least, William Shakespeare ( I am particularly passionate about HamletKing Lear, and The Winter’s Tale:). Another writer I consider great, although I have yet to find a significant appreciation for her romances, is Jane Austen, whose Christian faith is strikingly evident and beautiful.

Okay, I am done talking about myself. Again, welcome to Defy Augury! Feel free to explore the website or tell me how I can make it better. Thank you so much–and as Gregory Koukl says, “Give ’em heaven!”

~Sarah Merly

September 18, 2017

Isaiah 53