slide code

Social Media Icons


Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

welcome to my blog

social media icons 2


category 1


category 2


category 3


never miss a post

Go the Second Mile

Here is a new poem I wrote, inspired by Matthew 5:38-42.

What should I do
When to ground I am beat?
What can I do
In this world so bittersweet?
How can I shine
For God all the while?

In every trial and trouble,
Go the second mile.

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'  But I tell you, don't resist an evildoer.  On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.  As for the one who wants to sue you and take away your shirt, let him have your coat as well.  And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two.  Give to the one who asks you, and don't turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you." 
Matthew 5:38-42

We are to shine like Christ every day.  Easier said than done, right?  Still, it is possible.  In every thought, word, and action we can show His love to an unloving world.  And if that world beats us down, we can only get back up, proclaiming His Word all the more.  If our actions are pure and genuine, others will see Him instead of us.

I love Katherine Hepburn's quote,
"Life is hard.  After all, it kills you."  

A harsh truth.  But a truth all the same.  Whether you wish it or not, this life will end in death.  But if you have chosen Christ and believe with all your heart and soul that He is God and His Word is true, than Death is merely a door.  

A door to Life.

Go the second mile.  =]

 photo sarahsignature_zps5172c7cd.png


  1. Wonderful post, Sarah. :) I could get this into my head, it would help. I so often fall short to do more for others ore feel like giving up on everything...
    Thanks. :)
    Tane ♥

  2. Thank you, Tane! You're not alone, I believe we all fall short, but by God's grace, it is possible. =]


Post a Comment

To each is given a bag of tools,
A shapeless mass, and a book of rules,
And each must make, ere life is flown,
A stumbling block or a stepping stone.

ppl love these

February Snippets!
Here are some Snippets from last month.  These hail from my WIP Safia and another project I'm …
Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near the brokenhearted;  He saves those crushed in spirit.  ( Psalm 34:18) > > >…
In the Midst of Despair [A Prayer]
Have you ever had one of those down days?  Where you feel like everyone and everything is against …
What's in a Name? || Surnames Edition
Good evening, y'all. It's the third week of AUGUST. O_o I'm picking up on my Name post ra…