Writings from the Heart

22 and On…

22 things I learned during my twenty-second year. We all need a friend who, when we call with a problem, will say, "In Jesus' Name." Make it a point to literally stop and smell the roses. We may not understand why things happen, but God is faithful through it all. His goodness never fails. What… Continue reading 22 and On…

Writings from the Heart

Hey, Grandpa

Hey, Grandpa. It's me, Sarah. I never met you, but I feel like I've known you my whole life. You would have been 91 last week. You share a birthday with your great-granddaughter, and we always remember you. I think of you all the time, actually. Especially because I'm always at the ranch. I walk… Continue reading Hey, Grandpa

Writings from the Heart

I’m Waiting for You

God told me to wait for you, so I am. I'm waiting for the day our eyes meet and my heart leaps. Though I feel lonely and I long for it, I'm waiting for you. Some days are hard and some days are easy waiting for you. But I am. I'm saving all of me… Continue reading I’m Waiting for You

Writings from the Heart

The Other Side of Pain

There are two sides of pain, and I'm on the other side. Embracing the arms of remorse, holding the hands of desperation. Looking into the eyes of grief, rubbing shoulders with anger. Compassion I have, empathy I'll extend. But mercy I'm to love, and grace I'm to give. A prayer for punishment challenged by a prayer… Continue reading The Other Side of Pain

Writings from the Heart

A Jesus-Loving Man

A man who loves Jesus is the kind of man I'm waiting for. When a man loves Jesus, everything else follows. A man who loves Jesus is kind, gentle, joyful, meek, and strong. A man who loves Jesus is a prayerful man. A man who loves Jesus is selfless. A man who loves Jesus puts… Continue reading A Jesus-Loving Man

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Lovesick

I've heard it all: "You're still young!" "Don't waste your time with boys!" "You're too young to date!" "He'll come at the right moment!" And the most common: "Be patient!" I have been patient. 18 and I've never had a boyfriend. Being patient can be one of the hardest things to go through. I'm not… Continue reading Lovesick