After the Music Stops, Life Keeps Going

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It was the first time that I attended a funeral and repast where I felt empty. Maybe because this one hit home. And maybe because the last time it hit this close (with Daddy), I had my Mom’s love and presence to surround me. Everyone seemed to be in a rush and ready to leave […]

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When Healing Doesn’t Come

When Healing Doesn't Come | Sarah's Grace

My family is very small. My only sibling lives thousands of miles away. In my early 20’s, I watched my Father go through rounds of chemo, radiation therapy, and take his last breath right before my eyes. I also watched my Mother and best friend bounce back countless times like a warrior. But months ago, I […]

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Even in the Valley

Even in the Valley | Sarah's Grace Blog

Twice a year I participate in 21 Days of Prayer with my tribe. But this time around, I had to approach my prayers differently. There was a season where I prayed for healing (on this side) for my Mom, but God had another plan. Right now I’m in a broken place and my hope is […]

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One of Mama’s Favorites! Berry Cheesecake Trifle

Berry Cheesecake Trifle | Sarah's Grace

I think it’s time to lighten things up a bit. I can’t believe we’re halfway through summer. Next it will be fall, my favorite season. One thing I love about summer is fresh, fun recipes! Not saying you can’t break the rules and eat a summer recipe in the winter. Some things just taste better […]

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Win the Day

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Losing a parent, child, or someone you love is life-changing, especially those who have gone through this life journey with you. Losing someone unexpectedly will knock the wind right out of you. It’s numbing. I was talking to a friend about life…and loss. He started talking about people who battle addiction and their desire to […]

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When Your Prayers Are Not Answered

When Your Prayers Are Not Answered | Sarah's Grace Blog: Hope + Healing

I went from being on a high in my faith while serving at a Freedom Conference to the lowest low I’ve ever experienced in my entire life. I prayed and BELIEVED God for a miracle. I’m talking about…on my knees, on my face…pleading with God. The kind of prayers you shout out to the Lord […]

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“I Remember Mama In A Happy Way”

Sarah and her Baby

I don’t even know where to begin. I’ve tried to make sense of this “life” thing, but I just can’t. The reality is, I probably never will. I keep having to remind myself that God’s ways are higher than mine, his understanding is unsearchable. All I can do is pray. Pray for peace, pray for […]

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Just Keep Living

Just Keep Living

When I was growing up I would hear the old folk say, “just keep living” and “you’ll understand it better by-and-by”. Then life happened. My beautiful Mother…my best friend. She taught me everything that I know, but she never prepared me for the heartbreak that is living life without her. It still feels like a […]

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