My story is not finished yet....now I am just along for the ride, with heart opened, the world abandoned and my mind opened wide to all of the future possibilities. Thank goodness that I no longer have to worry how I am going to make it through life, when I know that God will lead me...never astray.
Miss Raquel: Your blog has been a great encouragement, not only to me, but to other girls. Could you please tell us a little about your blog. When and why did you start it? What do you hope to accomplish with it?
Miss Raquel: Your articles and day-to-day posts on your blog AND Facebook really show your devotion and love for the Lord. Can you tell us a little about your walk with Him? When did you receive Him as your Savior?
I grew up in the church (I've been to the Methodist, Baptist and Non-denominational churches) knowing about God and His son Jesus who died on the cross for me...and I accepted Him into my life very early on, and was baptized soon after (around age 7 or 8, I think) but I never really knew the full extent of who the trinity was, or even came to the realization that I could have an actual *personal relationship* with God until I was about 14 years old.
I began to go to a group called *Virtue Girls *(in 2003 I believe), which was hosted and taught by an older home-schooled girl, named Fallon, from our church. It is there, in that group, where I really began to glimpse Him at work in my heart and in my life. At the time I was struggling with being the outsider, not having many friends but wanting to have a bunch of friends and seeing myself as the ugly-duckling...but little did I know that not only would God open up my eyes to the realization that I was truly a creation of beauty, but also that I was also going to begin to break down all of the doors that barred me from having a personal relationship with Him.
It was the year that I was 14 that God became the most important thing to me...having purpose and knowing that true beauty lay within my human shell excited and fascinated me. I haven't looked back since that year, so very long ago...in fact I've only grown into a stronger young Christian woman than ever before because He found me and pulled me out of myself created
Miss Raquel: Besides writing, can you share with us some of your favorite pastimes?
Sarah: I love playing the piano whenever I get a free quiet moment to do so. I've been playing the piano for around 15 years now; and I am also a piano teacher. I am in love with music and musical instruments of all sorts, even though I only play piano and sing on occasion myself...piano, violin, acoustic guitar, harp, cello, mandolin...and voice...music is that which makes my heart and soul slow down and race all at the same time. My other interests include scrapbooking, quilting, cooking, hiking, re-organizing my room, alphabetizing everything, collecting dvds, watching BBC period piece dramas, and of course reading oodles of books.
Miss Raquel: Can you tell us a little bit about your 'knight?' You mention that you and he are courting...
As of the second week of November, Jared and I have been together in our Courtship for a year...and honestly I couldn't be happier...okay well, I could, but all things will come in due time...in the Lord's season. =)
Miss Raquel: Looking to the future, what are some things that you can see yourself doing...or that you hope to do, if God would allow it?
Sarah: The first few things that come to mind is that I, more than anything in the whole wide world, want to be a wife, mother and a piano teacher from my own Home one day. Those things are what my idealist's heart dreams of doing. Alongside those things I would love to work in the youth or young women's ministry of some sort one day. Speaking to young girls on subjects of all kinds is what I long to do in some way, shape or form one day, God-willing.
Sarah: You are BEAUTIFUL, regardless of how you may see yourself, because you have been made and knit together in the precious image of our loving Creator.
Thank you SO much, Sarah!!
Love ya, girl!
Readers - I hope you enjoyed reading Sarah's interview...isn't she such a sweet and special young woman?
Be sure to visit her blog, comment and/or follow! I know she'd appreciate more followers ;)