Thursday, April 16, 2015

Who Are You?

Life is so interesting. Blogs are so interesting. I have always enjoyed writing, and literature, and poems, and reading, and seeing someone spill their soul out becoming so deep, vulnerable, and raw. I suppose I haven’t blogged in almost a year for so many reasons. Lack of time, lack of desire, deciding what to share with the general public, and then deciding to share little to nothing at all. But I like the idea of blogging and feel that it's time to shake out the cob- webs once more. 

I have a hard time with that which is not genuine. One of my favorite things to do is sit and have a conversation with someone to learn about who they really are, what’s on their mind, what do they truly care about? I love learning about more than what meets the eye, real people, not who you could pretend to be. Social media is fine, but that does not take the place of meeting up for coffee, so little connection is made over social media. Not to say that I don't enjoy the opportunity to keep up with people from afar, or friends in a season where they don't remember the last time they sat down for a cup of coffee. No judgement over here and complete understanding coming your way. 

Anyways, I am Sarah. I am passionate about people and seeing them reach their greatest potential, seeing them walk in true freedom. In my opinion true Freedom is seeing them live in a way that God intended. I am all over the place. I am afraid of the dark. I don’t like doing menial tasks or tedious things for too long and I often take breaks from everyday life, which can be exhausting. I love my husband, I love my family, I love my friends, I love my church, did I mention people?

I love ministry, being in a place where I get to see God moving and changing people so radically. Being in a place where I get to encourage and be encouraged by my church family. Being used by God and seeing Him change me through it, it exhilarates me. I work full- time as a college advisor, I attend school full- time as a Master’s student, and I try to keep random craft and crochet projects going whenever possible. For my sanity. I am most definitely in my element when I am being creative and if possible I would have music playing through everything that I do, but it distracts me too much when doing other right- brained tasks like reading and writing.

I am extremely sensitive to pretty much everything. Loud noises, anger, extreme temperatures, the whole nine yards. I hurt when others hurt deeply, I cry during sad parts in movies and sometimes when a song gets really intense, regardless of how sad or exciting it is. I don’t like most birds, they freak me out. Especially crows and pigeons. I wish I could own many woodland creatures, but most of you already know that.

I don’t like being wrong, but I learn more about humility everyday. I am an extremely visual person and I have learned not to have shame when asking someone to write something down, or spell it out, instead of asking them to repeat themselves nine billion times because my brain doesn’t feel like processing auditory cues. I forget things often, I’m assuming it’s because my brain is filled with so many random things on a regular basis. Because of this I am learning that I am very dependent on my phone calendar and would probably be lost without it.

I like doing new things, seeing new places, learning. But I have a hard time processing change and get overwhelmed by large crowds of people. And then I wish I was just at home, on my cozy couch, watching Netflix. I like sharing with others and consider myself an open book, but I try to avoid broadcasting every aspect of my personal life to the general public.  Ain’t everybody got time fo’ that.

Anyways, that’s some random little tidbits about me. Want to learn more, or need someone to talk to? Let’s get coffee. I also have a thing for trying new coffee places.

Until next time,


Monday, April 14, 2014

I can't believe it..

I haven't written on this blog of mine once since we started the year 2014. What a shame, just goes to show you that life has been an event of it's own.

So what has God showed me so far, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

-His grace is REAL
-I am not as mighty as I thought, I am literally dependent on God
-Forgiving ourselves and others is SO important
-That we are called to love God and love people
-That it's ok to fall short sometimes, and it's basically expected on God's end.

I'll keep it short and sweet tonight so that I can give this mortal body of mine a rest.

Until next time,

P.S- This picture is old, but I love how it encompasses a few of my favorite things (clam chowder in a bread bowl, The Bible, Jesus Calling, and Chai Tea)