When God has a different plan than we do


The invites had all been sent via Facebook, email and text.  The giveaways were purchased, the visual aids were packed and ready.  My presentation practiced and polished.  I had my game face on, and the clothes to match – my professional, yet Christmas-ey outfit.  The promise of free gifts for bringing a friend had been […]

Sowing a grateful heart

Last week I had the privilege of sharing a message with a dozen or so wonderful women at my live presentation of “Seasonings with Sarah”, a FREE monthly lunch hour event in Albuquerque.  One of the reasons I love Seasonings is that I get to do what I love – speaking – in person with […]

What I learned from Thanksgiving lunch with 9 teenagers.

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It started as a simple conversation with a group of my son’s friends after a football game.  They were joking about having a “Thanksgiving” off-campus lunch in November instead of the typical Chick-Fil-A or Chipotle.  Offhandedly I said, “If you come to my house, I will make you Thanksgiving.” And before I knew it I […]

Lessons I’m learning in the wake of the storm

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Tired.  That’s how I feel after the last month we’ve lived.  And as I sit here staring at a blank screen I think to myself, “Hmmmm.  A nap sounds better than writing.” So today, I will be brief.  Again, as I said, I’m tired.  Trying to breathe and be, instead of produce and do.  Just […]

Finding truth from God amidst terrible pain.

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We received horrible news this week.  Dear friends of ours lost their 25 year old son, tragically and unexpectedly.  My kids grew up with this family.  We cherish them – each and every one: from the Mother who was instrumental in leading me to Christ, to the Father who is mentor and co-marathoner with my […]

Why you need to encourage someone today.

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I had been doing that thing again.  You know, doubting God’s plan for me and the ministry he has called me to.  I’d also been mentally chasing dollar bills in my mind – thinking how much “easier” it would be to go get a paycheck somewhere else.  Add to that, we’ve had to make some […]

3 Questions you should ask before reaching the breaking point

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School has begun with a vengeance and I’m busy playing catch up, as I try to balance activity driving, sports, Team Mom duties, Committee Chair commitments and my own writing and speaking ministry.  Oh, yeah, and my family needs to eat on occasion. The list of items I’ve fallen behind on is growing daily, as […]

Lessons from Haiti: Unison


The room was roughly 30′ x 20′, boasting a bright orange tiled floor with a blue fish pattern imprinted throughout, stilled ceiling fans overhead and 4 rows of small, white, metal cribs with narrow walkways in between.   But nothing in the room compared to the beautiful brown-skinned faces of the babies, outfitted in purple and […]

Lessons from Haiti: Hard, but Holy


Many people cannot fathom traveling to a 3rd world country, much less ministering to the people there.  To be honest, I couldn’t imagine myself doing it either.  As a “newbie” Christian, I often heard about the plight of the poor in places like Africa and India, and the hardships they faced – AIDS, Slavery, Illness, […]