Friday, October 21, 2011


Worship is a lifestyle. So why do people, think that Worship is only in the music. Even some people think that it is only a certain type of music that is for "worship". How sad? The Bible talked about the instruments played: drums, cymbols, strings, etc. So why is it so wrong to have electric guitar? There is nothing wrong with a noise. Heaven is going to be so loud with Praise and Worship. There is no sound system that can be turned down. The tempo of the song should not matter either.

I will admit that there are some songs I am not crazy about, as with everyone, but if it is a song that will lead someone to Christ, then I will sing that song all day long. I am blessed to be part of a church who has the basic intrsuments and that we have singers who worship. Sometimes though I wish that the praise team would just have a few Sunday's to sit out. Music in churches is used as crutch. People think that music is the only way for the Holy Spirit and God's presence to come into the sanctuary.

The Bible says, "When two or three gather together, there He will be in the midst of them." There is nothing in that verse that says the service needs to begin with one fast song and two more that are slow. It is appropiriate to have a basic order of service, but to think that it has to be followed, seriously... Leaders get filled with the Holy Spirit and follow His lead.

But I Know...God is Good!

Sometimes I feel that I am not worthy.
Sometimes I fail.
Sometimes I do not deserve.
But I know that God is so good!

Sometimes I am weak.
Sometimes I am discouraged.
Sometimes I am sick.
But I know that God is so good!

Sometimes I am wrong.
Sometimes I am misplaced.
Sometimes I struggle.
But I know that God is so good!

My life is far from perfect, but through all the mess and all the situations, God is so good. He has shown and proven Himself faithful. Thank you Jesus for being so good to me.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tis' The Season

Not much of a Halloween fan, except for the fact that all the candy in the world comes available in the big bags. However, what I love is that once Halloween is finished the rest of year is down hill. In just a little less than a month after the October festivities, we celebrate Thanksgiving. Then a month after that holiday, we celebrate Christmas. It's so close.

Today was incredible. A couple of days ago we experienced a bit of warm temperatures for the month of October. We soon heard on the news that the numbers would plum it. The weather people were right. That next morning, it was cold. I think that the high was in the low 50's. Now it's high 40's. It feels wonderful. It actually feels like fall. Daddy said that we could turn on the fire furnace to warm the house. I was so excited to hear that statement. 

Next thing you know we will be eating turkey and then opening presents. Most importantly though, we be celebrating something better. It will not be about the presents or the turkey. It will be about a man who came to this earth to die for each of us here on earth.

Friday, October 14, 2011

26 Going on 30

Hearing the words, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I now present to you this years graduates, Class of 2005!" One of the best days of my life. A feeling of accomplishment came over me. All the classes, all the homework, and all the projects finally paid off. Nineteen and one step closer to experiencing independence.

My goals were set. Some of them included: Start college in the late fall; going to study Cosmetology. Get a full time job and work as much as I could. The overall goal was to get out on my own. It was all in my head. In order to succeed, I had to follow a certain order.

Now, here we are. It has been six years since I have graduated high school. I am happy to report that I did graduate from Cosmetology school in 2008. Then I went on to pass my state board exam to receive my license for my career. At this point I was only twenty-two. I still had three more years before I said I was going to move out. Well, my three years are up.  I told myself that if I was not married by the time I was twenty-five that I would try to move out on my own. It is October and it's less than two months from my twenty-sixth birthday and I still live at home. 

Last Christmas, I became engaged and week before our one year dating anniversary, I called the engagement and relationship off. How smart of me? Seriously Sarah? I knew that I had to call it off, but there again I was so close to moving out. However the more I thought about it, I would not be moving into independence. Although getting married was a wonderful thought and feeling. Someone actually loved me. Someone wanted to marry me. I felt horrible, but I knew what I had to do. However, this is not about getting married.

Now that I am officially in my mid-twenties, I wonder what I will become. Some days the word failure comes to mind, but on the other hand, I have accomplished some. The dream to get married isn't really important to me anymore. I want to succeed. Currently, I got myself back into school, training for a different career. This time hoping for better income results. When I graduated back in 2008 from beauty school, the economy sunk. So basically, people were still getting their hair done, but not as often. Really, the only way that you made money in the business was if you already had a clientele. I still do hair on the side. However, my career choice time is in the medical field. I am studying to be an Occupational Therapy Assistant. 

Here back in September, a friend of mine turned thirty. It made me start to think about what I have accomplished. While there may be some, it's just not where I need to be. Sometimes I cry because I wonder if I will ever move forward or if I'll be stuck here for the rest of my life. I've made some bad decisions and now for some I am paying the consequences. God wasn't kidding when he said "You will reap what you sow."  I know better and I should want to do things the right way. When will it fully click? 

I may not be happy with my situations, but I'm thankful that God is always with me and that he will not leave me behind to watch me fail. Through Him all things are possible. I am so grateful to everyone who has helped me. Thank you Jesus for being right there beside me. I know that you are guiding me every step of the way. 

God bless!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A little more about me

My whole life, I have been brought up in church. I started singing when I was four and from then on out, I keep singing. There is no stopping me. Music has played a vital role in my life. Have I always listened to "appropriate" stuff? No. However, now that I am older, I like to listen to music that encourages me to keep going. So it may not necessarily be Christian music, but now I know what I can and can not listen to.

I have been writing for a few years. Writing is something I can do when I really want to express myself and I can't quite put into words to come from my mouth. My thoughts become clear when wrote on paper. I believe that through writing, it is one of the ways that God can use me to witness and encourage those who read. I am by no means a professional. I write how I want to write. I am the editor. Whenever I want to write to publish, I ask God to give me the words so that people can be ministered to. 
I want God to use me in mighty ways. A friend of mine asked me the other day, where I could see her in twenty years. To the best of my ability I answered her. I ask myself that all the time. I even ask God. Of course, He won't tell me the entire plan for my life at once. So I just take one day at a time. Try to live the best that I can. I also try to let as much of Jesus' light shine through my life.

I am not perfect, nor will I ever be in this life.