Can I be perfectly honest with you? Creating this blog is possibly one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. You see, I spent the majority of my life living as a lukewarm, crowd pleasing Christian. I hid my faults, my flaws and disguised my life as ‘storybook.’ While certainly there were lots of fairytale moments, I was quick to cover any perceived weaknesses.
2009 rolled around and everything I believed to be true was shattered. My world was turned upside down in a way I couldn’t have dreamed. I was presented with an excruciatingly painful, refining trial which altered the rest of my life. I no longer had the ‘storybook’ and was thrust in the middle of a circumstance that required a load I could not bear. I was exposed to the elements, never dreaming I would come out on the other side refined and NEW!
The Lord is so faithful! He has restored and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams! Our God is a God of ‘suddenlies’ and I live expectantly for the treasures He lays out before me. I am an educator, accomplished sales executive, real estate investor, missionary and sinner saved by grace. I adore all things reclaimed, restored and repurposed, physically and metaphorically. Exploring new places and opportunities make my heart sing! I love to see others excel and find much joy in bringing happiness to the broken, despaired and forgotten. And I find much peace in the simple. I praise Him for EVERYTHING above zero.
SimplySara.com is my God-given story. It’s lessons learned. Trials conquered. Flaws revealed. It’s ultimate risk taking and awesome vulnerability. It’s successes AND failures. It’s life, service and love. I would be honored for you to follow along as I share my journey of grace, forgiveness, faith and hope!