God's Daily Mercies (A personal update)

2:21 PM


January wasn't an easy month at our house. We saw some precious hopes disappointed, faced some health challenges, and shed some tears. However, Scott and I both kept just being blown away by God's mercies in the midst of all of this. One of my friends from church asked me how I was doing and I responded that I was just overwhelmed by the goodness and mercy of God. It has been true.

Our house is on a rise which means we have the most amazing views of the sunset. There were a lot of evenings we get to see so much color and beauty.

On the weekend that was the hardest, God really blessed us with the ability to take a long walk together. Scott and I talked soaked up nature, made plans, and enjoyed the goodness of God while facing some sad situations.

I preordered this book months and months ago. It came on a day I needed something happy to focus on. The Dvine Proverb of Steusel will probably go on my favorites for the year. This little package was a huge blessing.

My youngest sister comes over almost every week. Honestly, we watch Star Trek together most of the time. However, we went on a hike together to Palmetto State Park. While this was my fifth visit to this park, it was the first time I had been that one of the trails had been open. It made me ridiculously happy to explore the new area and to spend time with two of my favorite people.

My family is such a blessing, as always. Rose drove all the way down from Dallas to spend a couple days with me because I was having a rough time. This gesture meant even extra as she is in her second trimester. Yes! We are all eager to meet our new niece or nephew this summer.

This past week, Scott and I got to take a hike with my three local sisters, and we had burgers Scott grilled. It was such a special time and a perfect day.

We have had a lot of cold evenings, and Scott has been reading almost every evening out of a book. We just finished a childhood favorite It's a Jungle Out There about a missionary kid. Now, we are reading a beautiful historical fiction book Lapis Lazuli for Hope. I'm enjoying spending our evenings reading aloud. It reminds me of my very happy childhood.

How have you been?

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  1. I'm sorry you've gone through such a difficult time this past month. But thank you for the encouraging post about how you've been overwhelmed by God's goodness and mercy. What a testimony. Love you, friend!

    1. Love you too, dear friend. Thank you for your support.

  2. I'm praying for you, Sarah! I love that you continue to cling to the Lord despite hardship. 2023 was so so depressing and difficult for my family, and I catch myself getting a little anxious that circumstances won't change this year. And yet I find myself desiring more of God and adding to my faith as it says in 2 Peter.
    You have such a sweet family and I'm glad you're able to spend time with them. God bless,

    1. I have been there before. It's hard to even hope when so many hopes have been dashed. I am praying for you and your family.

    2. Thank you, Sarah! My prayers are with you as well.

  3. I'm so sorry things have been rough. *sends hugs and prayers* Thank you for sharing this and I'm glad there have been so many good little moments amid the bad too. *hugs* Hang in there, friend. <3

  4. Sarah I hope you are feeling better .
    Happy 3rd Anniversary Sarah and Scott Wishing you many,many more years of happiness,love and blessings
    God Bless

  5. Sorry you have been having a rough time. Happy Anniversary to you and Scott. May you have many more years of happiness and love. Blessings to you and Scott and your families. Have a nice Valentine's day. God Bless.