Things You’ll Like, Kids Pics and A Free Ebook

First off, I have to show you a picture that a sweet German lady named Rebecca emailed me of my Rebekah in Germany:

Rebekah in Germany. (right of the conductor) She'll be home in 16 days...not that I am counting! :)

And here is my second daughter, Emily who is at two weeks of CIT training at the Wilds of New England. Here she is getting ready for her trip {snicker}

Em getting ready for camp. Sorry for the grainy pic. I only had my phone camera.


Wanted to share some things that you might enjoy on the web this week:

This article:


YES, Lord Changes Everything.

“Many of our struggles in life—at least in mine—are the result of one of two things. First, our internal responses to undesired events. Second, our failure to surrender to God’s clear call.”  read here

Can you actually thank God for the unimaginable in your life? That thorn in the flesh? That undesired outcome? That disappointment? Yes, because God’s grace is sufficient.


This sermon on Forgiveness by Mark Minnick:

Perhaps one of the finest sermons on the topic of forgiveness ever? I think so.

Click to Listen Here, then hit download.

An Unforgiving Spirit is NOT Godly.~ Mark Minnick

Do you struggle with forgiving others?

Have you made excuses for your own sinful behavior because the other person did not “apologize” to you correctly or never made things right? Have you compounded the original sin with additional sins like gossip, slander, division, disunity, bitterness, an unloving spirit toward that person?

Do you realize that when you do this, you are not godly?

Do you realize that whether or not a person has apologized correctly is not the issue. For you, the issue is with your unforgiving spirit.

An Unforgiving Spirit is NOT the spirit of a person who has received grace. A person who has received grace is eager to forgive like Christ did, eager to keep unity and eager to make peace.

Free Ebook: Done: What Most Religions Won’t Tell You About The Bible.

Do you have friends who are confused about the idea of God? Skeptical because of their back ground or misinformation?

If you are confused about what in the world the Bible is all about, this guy does an interesting job of explaining it in small words we can all get. And it was interesting. :) Even if you don’t think you believe in God, you’ll find this book helpful. Give this free ebook a whirl? 



One comment

  1. Karen says:

    Hi Sarah! I love the emergency chocolate! Chocolate is one of life’s simple pleasures that makes life a little sweeter. 😉

    Is this sermon from your Pastor? I can’t download the sermon at the moment, but what you have written here is excellent!

    Forgiveness is so important, especially when we read what Jesus said in Matthew 6:14-15…”For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Scary passages if you don’t want to forgive someone.

    I’m of the opinion that there isn’t a person alive (or dead for that matter) who hasn’t been hurt or used in some way. We live in a fallen world. We are all sinners, we all have sinned. We all have hurt others, sometimes not realizing it and sometimes on purpose. Hopefully, we are desiring to imitate the Lord Jesus by forgiving one another and also by thinking the best of each other and not the worst by extending grace and mercy to others…being peacemakers…