About Me

I was saved as a young child, but didn’t come to the full realization of what being saved meant until I was about 23. I had taken my life in a direction that resulted in me getting to the point where I couldn’t get out of the pit without my Savior’s help. At that point I realized that even if everything else faded away and died, even if it meant I lost everything and everyone, it was ok. Because all I wanted and needed was Jesus. That birthing process was horrifically painful, but outstandingly fruitful. Even in the depths of the excruciating birthing process, I felt Him physically holding me. He never, ever let go. And that’s when I knew that He was Who He said He was. This Jesus, this Savior, He really was my closest friend. And He would be with me until the very end.

This passage of scripture says it all:

Psalm 139:1-18 CEB

For the music leader. Of David. A song.

139 Lord, you have examined me.
You know me.
2 You know when I sit down and when I stand up.
Even from far away, you comprehend my plans.
3 You study my traveling and resting.
You are thoroughly familiar with all my ways.
4 There isn’t a word on my tongue, Lord,
that you don’t already know completely.
5 You surround me—front and back.
You put your hand on me.
6 That kind of knowledge is too much for me;
it’s so high above me that I can’t fathom it.

7 Where could I go to get away from your spirit?
Where could I go to escape your presence?
8 If I went up to heaven, you would be there.
If I went down to the grave,[a] you would be there too!
9 If I could fly on the wings of dawn,
stopping to rest only on the far side of the ocean—
10 even there your hand would guide me;
even there your strong hand would hold me tight!
11 If I said, “The darkness will definitely hide me;
the light will become night around me,”
12 even then the darkness isn’t too dark for you!
Nighttime would shine bright as day,
because darkness is the same as light to you!

13 You are the one who created my innermost parts;
you knit me together while I was still in my mother’s womb.
14 I give thanks to you that I was marvelously set apart.
Your works are wonderful—I know that very well.
15 My bones weren’t hidden from you
when I was being put together in a secret place,
when I was being woven together in the deep parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my embryo,
and on your scroll every day was written that was being formed for me,[b]
before any one of them had yet happened.[c]
17 God, your plans are incomprehensible to me!
Their total number is countless!
18 If I tried to count them—they outnumber grains of sand!
If I came to the very end—I’d still be with you.[d]

28 responses to this post.

  1. Sarah, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the kind note. Glad you did because it led me to your page also. I’ve checked out your blog; my heart connected with you instantly! What a beautiful heart you have for God–SO sincere and genuine. I’ll definitely be checking in. God bless you so much (I love Psalm 139, I had to memorize it several years ago)–what a good way to tell YOUR story!


    • Thanks for visiting, and for the compliments! What a nice thing to come “home” to. 🙂 Your blog blesses me very much. It’s like salve on a wound. I’m thankful to have found you!


  2. Posted by prayingforoneday on March 24, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Please accept this award for “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”
    Thanks a lot, and well done!! And remember to follow the rules 🙂


  3. Posted by Meshawn Senior on April 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your interest in my blog and especially the “shout out” on your side column. I really appreciate it. Looking forward to looking around your site, as well. Blessings, my sister. 🙂


  4. You have a lovely blog. I really like your photo with hubby, as well as your inviting, humble tone. The kids on today’s post are adorable. So sorry for his ordeal!

    You seem steadfast in joy through all the bumps and sharp corners, but if I may share…I hope this blesses you.



    • Thank you so much for the kind words, and for the link. I will go check it out! Blessings to you.


    • Sarah, how do I post an award logo on my home page? Tech doof here…And am struggling with the linking to nominees to nominator. I’ve read the Support clip and I hyperlink regularly. But I don’t where WHERE I highlight the name of a nominee (their name sits in their comment under my posts) and don’t know where to go to the toolbar from there. The toolbar is in a blank new post page, but when I open one, I now see the link “chain” icon is shaded, not usable. LoSt. Does linking translate into my nominees’ appearing like a blogroll on my right margin? And thanks so much for including my site under your awesome blogs list. You’re such a great sister!


      • Oh man, your are asking the wrong person! It took me literally hours to figure the widgets out! Partially because I was trying to do it with the ipad. Widget stuff a real pain, if not impossible, to do on the ipad.

        But as for making the names appear as active links, I can tell you how to do that easy! Write the name..for example, “Tuesday Morning Coffee”. Then highlight it. Then click on “link” up in the toolbar. Then it will give you a pop up window where you can paste in the actual website address for it. Do that, then you should be set. Now, last time I nominated people, I didn’t bother with all of that, I just put in their website and moved on. It automatically made the addresses into active links. Now..I may or may not have answered your question..haha!

        I can’t even tell you how to do the widget stuff without probably messing you all up. I did just find this YouTube video for you. I think it might help. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=a83Ou2q8YGg&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Da83Ou2q8YGg

        Good luck to you! I hope I haven’t just confused you even more!

        Loving your blog!

      • Thanks, Sarah. Between my I.T. geek of a hubby and the link you sent, we managed. I appreciate your time! Xx Diana

      • Woohoo!!!!! Victory!

  5. Love the passage above. Enjoyed your honest sharing, too. Thanks so much for the follow. I look forward to reading your posts. Blessings, Sue


  6. Hi Sarah,

    Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award! Should you accept, you’ll need to display the image and link back to the person who nominated you. You also need to nominate 14 other bloggers. See details here. http://enoughtribulations.com/2013/07/03/the-wonderful-team-member-readership-award/


  7. Posted by optimisticgladness on July 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Love your story! I saw some of myself in your testimony. You are making the world a better place. 🙂


  8. There’s nothing wrong with sarcasm. Of course, though, you can’t be sarcastic with the professor…


  9. I have nominated you for the WordPress Family Blogger Award! 🙂


  10. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! You can find it here: http://kingintraining.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/versatile-blogger-award/


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