Encourage One Another

Encourage One Another

The last few years have been an incredible time of growing and learning in my faith journey. I have learned so much that I want to share with other women to encourage and inspire them in their lives. Women are just such incredible people! We are CEO’s and writers and architects and teachers and wives and moms…and most of us, no all of us, will have struggles, uncertainty, tragedy, and hard times. We all have good days and bad days, hard seasons and seasons full of happiness. It is in those hard times we especially need each other. Support, a …

Go Ahead and Love Yourself

Go Ahead and Love Yourself

Love is in the air…It’s February, the month of Love, and I am thrilled to be taking over My Journey of Faith for Faith Post Friday this month! Hi!! My name is Sarah, and I am going to be your looooove coach! Not relationship love, though we’ll cover some of that too. I’m talking about God’s Love! Specifically, how to use love to drown out hate as a woman of Faith. And we’re going to start with YOU!!! I don’t know about you, but I struggle with making time for self-love. I feel like we, as women, are pressured by …

A Thrill of Hope

A Thrill of Hope

Doesn’t that phrase just sustain you even now as you are reading it. A thrill of hope. The heart-racing, butterfly producing, anticipation of something exciting, something of incredible and possibly life changing impact. A thrill. This Christmas song is one of my favorites. I think of it at least once each day of December as I do my best to keep my focus on the point of Christmas. I love Christmas, so. much. My heart for Christmas is the reason I volunteered to man the blog this month. I have loved reading the words of each MJOF ministry team member …

Be Different

Be Different

I can’t believe October is about to come to an end and we are beginning a new season.  A season that brings cold weather, fires, family gatherings and change. Fall is a constant reminder of change.  From the leaves changing colors to the ground covered in leaves as they fall preparing for new growth in the coming spring. The season of Thanksgiving and Christmas is coming quickly. So what I would like to leave you with as October comes to an end, is a challenge.  A challenge to make this season new.  This holiday season can become very materialistic very …

Truth Over Feelings

Truth Over Feelings

As I have shared in my previous posts.  God has me examining my heart.  He is refining me.  He is slowly chipping pride away. I have always loved to write.  Most of the time it comes so easy.  But for almost a year I have struggled to put my thoughts to paper. I have found myself asking God “where are you” and felt most of the time I sat in silence.  My heart aching to hear from my heavenly Father.  To speak to me in the ways I have felt Him before.  Longing for just a whisper.  Feeling like God …

Hidden Grief

Hidden Grief

Hey friends! I’m back for my last blog post on Invisibility. So far I’ve covered Motherhood, Social Media and Unanswered Prayer. Whew! Who knew there were so many ways we can feel unseen? These have been heavy topics so I really wanted to write something light hearted today. But after praying and giving it a lot of thought, I felt strongly that God wanted me to share with you about grief, particularly “hidden” grief. Hidden grief is a deep sadness we carry with us daily. It’s buried underneath smiles, productivity, serving and even laughter, but it’s always there under the …

I Was Made To Worship

It was at the end of the training season for the Little Rock half-marathon that I remember going to a pre-race dinner.  I was pulling up to the hotel to pick up college friends who were in town for the race. As one friend proceeds to get into the car, she noticed the radio station on the Christian station and commented “April-you still listening to your church music!” I chuckled, not having realized that I indeed was still listening to the same type of music that I listened to while in college.  Yes, even in all my mess I still …