Merry Christmas! A Note To My Readers.

Merry, merry Christmas!

My girls are home from Bob Jones University for three weeks and I’m in the thick of Christmas vacation, parties, visiting and cooking. I’m honestly loving every minute of it, though I drop into bed exhausted at night. :)

This Christmas, the girls brought home a friend from college to spend the vacation with us. We’re thankful that God sent Caitlyn to our home for the Holidays. (She loves BBC Drama and cheese platters, like I do. We’re gonna have a ball! ;))



Tea Party


Tea Party


Enchanted Ice Skating


The girls were part of a Children’s Choir at our church.


I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for reading here and for being iron-sharpening-iron women.

Just because I blog does not mean that I think I have it all together or that I know everything. In fact, I’m painfully aware of all that I don’t know and I’m growing and learning every day! But, I enjoy hashing out ideas here and jotting down what I’m learning and hearing your thoughts and struggles as well. Your encouragement is a ministry to me!

Sometimes blogging is like writing into the air, but each time I sit, I pray that God would give me wisdom and that I would encourage and minister to you, the reader.

Initially, this space was a place to record family life. But at God’s prompting, I began writing about my devotional life and you all showed up and wanted to talk about God and all that He means to you, too! I never actually expected real life readers for some reason, so you are a wonderful blessing.

With every blessing comes responsibility, and I just wanted to let you know that  as I look toward 2014, my prayer for this space is that I’d encourage you to be Word-filled women, that we’d seek discernment, use our time wisely and love our family and community well.

I look forward to the future with you, and am thankful that you’re here.

Merry Christmas!





  1. Sara says:

    Blessings to you and yours this Christmas, Sarah! Thank you for your writings and musings … I’ve so enjoyed reading your blog this past year!

  2. Darby Dugger says:

    Merry Christmas to you, Sarah! I so love your blog, your heart, and your wisdom!

  3. Zina says:

    I learn so much from your posts and am glad to be sharpened by your insights into God’s Word.
    God bless you and your family in the New Year!

  4. Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing your heart with us.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. Tim says:

    Thanks for encouraging us men as well, Sarah. Merry Christmas to you all,

  6. Merry Christmas Sarah. Thanks for taking the time to share your life and love for Jesus with us! Your are a blessing!

  7. Erin Roneree says:

    I am so glad to have become one of your readers!! Thank you again for honoring our Lord in all you say on here and leading my thought life and every day life closer to Him.