Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Meeting Sarah Dawn of Splashin' Glory

Have you met Sarah Dawn of Splashin' Glory? If you've not ...you need to read her blog. Sarah Dawn has an incredible way with words. It's like poetry for the soul and spirit. Her words often touch my heart.

I began following her blog when she "happened" to be state side for a period of time visiting family in Arizona. She wrote a comment on Heart Choices and I started reading about her family's life in Costa Rica as YWAM missionaries. Here's how Sarah Dawn describes herself on her profile:

" Just me, dancing in His rain on the mission field. Wife to my knight Ryan, mommy to little princes Joshua and Caleb, and adopting our princess from Ethiopia. Jeans and t-shirt prayer warrior, desiring to bring God's kingdom to earth and learning to hear the heartbeat of heaven. Come and splash around with me!"

I had the opportunity to meet Sarah Dawn ...in person today! Woo hoo!

Sarah Dawn and her husband Ryan felt the Lord calling them back to Arizona. So now they don't live too far from me.

Caleb was too cute and decided he'd be in the picture with us. Of course, his older brother Joshua got into the act too. The front of his shirt says "yo creo" or "I believe" and he proudly showed me the back that says "Y tu?" or "and you?"

What a pleasant afternoon it was! Sarah Dawn and I had the opportunity to share bits of our lives with one another. She has such a peaceful serene beautiful face and it's easy to feel comfortable in her presence. I'm probably old enough to be her grandmother. Well, maybe just her mother but that made no difference. We are sisters in the Lord and our bond is ...our love for Jesus.

We had the opportunity to pray together which was such a blessing. I can't wait to see what God has in store for this family as they are trusting His guidance. I learned much about living by faith as I listened to Sarah Dawn share with me.

As many of you know, I tend to struggle with control issues but I'm slowly learning to lay it ALL down. But it's a moment by moment battle at times. I love being around people who live a life of faith.

I encourage you to visit Splashin' Glory and tell Sarah Dawn that I sent you over. You'll love her too. And when we parted today, we agreed that we'd be getting together again. I look forward to that.




10 comments:

  1. Sweet friend,

    You blessed me this afternoon, more than you will ever know. Thank you for your friendship and encouragement wrapped in hugs! It was truly a delight to meet you in person and share our stories. And to think, it's just the beginning! YAY GOD!

    Joyfully His,
    Sarah Dawn

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  2. What a blessing to meet face to face!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
    Kim

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  3. So happy that you two precious ones were able to meet face to face.

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  4. What a great opportunity for you to meet Sarah Dawn! I have read many of her posts and I agree with you, her blog is such a peaceful place. It surely reflects her life of faith.

    THe pictures are beautiful...

    Your blog is one that I also love to visit often.

    Blessings!

    Lidj

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  5. YEAH!

    I'm so happy the two of you had your time together today!

    God is so good and blessed you both with His love!!!!

    Can't wait to hear more and get to spend time with you when I come to stay with her this Spring!

    Love you Debbie!
    Jill

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  6. Hi

    Yes, Sarah left a comment on my blog a couple weeks or so ago and I too also visited Splashin' Glory. I LOVED it!!Such an inspirational and uplifting blogspot. How exciting for you two to meet. Definitely a "God thing"..He is so good to us...Have a great day Deb. Blessings to you, Debbie

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  7. The blogging crowd in Arizona is growing larger! No doubt we'll need a good, old-fashioned, girl-gathering soon.

    You're both (Debbie & Sarah Dawn), among God's gems in the sparkle that is often seen here in cyberspace.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  8. Oh Debbie, this is so precious and I'm so glad they don't live far from you.

    I so await our opportunity to meet, hug and pray in person dear sister.

    Great photos. Love you.

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  9. That is so wonderful! Sarah Dawn is blessed to have a friend like you near by (and I'm sure she is such a pleasure too).

    What a blessing!

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  10. that was such a blessing! when i read you r comment on my blog about meeting sarah dawn, i remembered right away the book she sent me. i love the book very much. i read it every morning. so far, God has been telling me to BE STILL. i wish i'd have the chance to meet you guys too. some day... one day...

    God bless!

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