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The Dream:

To establish a place of encouragement and community as we strive to be transformed by the renewing of our minds and to begin living the abundant life that Jesus promised.

 

The Dreamer:

I died.

In December of 2010, I died from a broken heart and in January of 2011, I died after being diagnosed with cancer.

In 2011, on my 33rd birthday, I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. The cancer was an accidental discovery and was found one month after I delivered a stillborn baby girl, my precious Anna, just two weeks shy of her due date. She was delivered on my 7th wedding anniversary.

And now, by the infinite grace of God,  I live. I truly LIVE.

Who am I? Oh, I’m so glad you asked. I am in all ways ordinary, but by the grace of God, exceptionally extraordinary.

My name is Sara, and I am a 34-year-old wife, mother, and physical therapist.  I do the best I can in the many roles I fill, but most days I come up short of the perfection I seek in all of them. That used to bother me.

 

But Old Sara died.

New Sara SAVORS.

The death of my third child and the diagnosis of colon cancer are two of the greatest blessings in my life to date.

Isn’t that a strange thing to say? Yes, it is.

But God is writing an extraordinary story in my life and it really began with those tragedies. Through those trials, the scales have been removed from my eyes, and I see so much more clearly that this ordinary life is bursting with extraordinary moments every day.

Every. Single. Ordinary Day.

And I want you to see what I see.

I want you to LIVE, and live ABUNDANTLY.

I want us to learn together to SAVOR every extraordinary moment, but spare you the pain it took for me to learn this lesson.   

So come, let’s think together about what it means to “taste and see that the Lord is GOOD. ” Let’s think together about what is true, what is noble, what is right, what is pure, what is lovely, what is admirable, what is excellent and what is praiseworthy.

Let’s find all the extraordinary that this ordinary life holds.

Let’s start SAVORING THE DAY.

Click here to read the “SAVOR” post that started it all.

Click here to find out my current prayer needs.