Saturday, April 27, 2013

Shooting Through Space!

Okay, I know this is a little late but this past Monday, Mercy(Mr. and Mrs. Campbell’s daughter adopted from Liberia), Rebekah(helping at Above Rubies, from Idaho), and I went outside around nine to watch the meteor shower that was taking place between April the 16th-25th. The night we went out, April 22nd, was the peak of the meteor shower.
We were out there for a while before we actually saw a shooting star, we did get to see several though! It was so funny when we would all scream out “Look! There’s one...oh no that’s just a plane!” ;)
I was so excited when I saw that little flash of light flying through the air. If I blinked for less than a second I would have missed the shooting star entirely. When I saw one I almost didn’t realize I did because of the speed in which the little light flicked out. I couldn’t help but think about God and His awesome creation. He loves us so much that even in a sin cursed world He gives us so many wonderful “shows” in His creation, like that meteor shower.
Did you go out to see the meteor shower? 

Have you ever seen one before? 
 Please leave your comments below!
Love in Christ,
~Sarah~

Saturday, April 20, 2013

God is Good!

Hello dearies! Here I am to share a testimony of God's hand of provision and protection. If any of you don’t know I’m currently volunteering for a wonderful ministry, Above Rubies, and have been for the past five months. I first mentioned it in this post here. Well this past weekend I was given the opportunity to go to one of the family retreats Above Rubies has all over the United States. These retreats are a great opportunity for families to be encouraged as they follow God’s biblical vision for them. Well I could(and should) write a post about the great times we had at this retreat which by the way was in Missouri. However the story I want to share the most is one of God’s providential hand upon us as we returned home. We were already out of Missouri, had passed through Illinois, were in Kentucky, 77 miles away from Nashville, and about 7 hours into the trip when…we got a flat tire!


Mr. Campbell pulled over on the side of the road , got out, and began to look for the wrench. He did not find it right away so he began to pull all the stuff out of the trunk; did I mention there were five women including me! Can you imagine all the luggage, plus four boxes of books, a guitar, and a cooler all piled up on the side of the interstate?! Well Mr. Campbell nor any of us ladies could find the wrench under any of the seats. What was Mr. Campbell to do? He had no wrench to get the bolts off the tire! Thankfully he was able to flag someone down to help. All this time Mr. Campbell wouldn't allow us to get out of the car, but when the two men who came to help started jacking the car up, there was no way us girls would stay in the car. ;) So out we came onto the side of the interstate joining our mound of stuff and the three men trying to now locate the spare tire! Thankfully this was mostly at night so we didn't start a traffic jam with lots of on lookers.
Anyway back to the spare tire; Mr. Campbell and the two men who were helping searched everywhere for the tire but couldn't find it! So even if we had a wrench, it wouldn't have done us any good since we didn't even have the spare! I know you’re thinking this sounds terrible, “I’m not seeing where God’s hand is on this situation!”, oh just wait for this… the two men who stopped to help(which will remain nameless because I don’t remember their names) went a few miles away to get us a “fix a flat” kit. They did not even let Mr. Campbell pay for it. The men fixed the tire and then drove in front of us to see if we could make it on our own to a motel room some miles back. We drove a little ways and then turned back but “POP!”, again the tire blew! When they noticed we had stopped they backed up until they were right in front of us. They offered to drive us to the motel even though it would mean taking two trips, since we could not all fit in their little car. In the first trip went Mr. Campbell, Rashida, and Meadow (who are the Campbell’s grand daughters); then Mrs. Campbell, Rebekah(another girl volunteering from Idaho) and I. 
In the car ride the man driving told us that he wouldn't normally be going the way he was, but they(he and his friend) were coming back from hearing a friend of their’s preach! They were so friendly; every time we said thank you they just acted like it was nothing. Like they went out of their way for complete strangers all the time! We arrived at the hotel and said good bye and one last thank you. After the two men left Mrs. Campbell told us that they paid for both of our motel rooms, one for her and Mr. Campbell and one for us girls, without excepting a "no". I still can’t believe all the kindness these men did for us, strangers who just expected a hand with a flat tire, instead they went above and beyond to help us. Above all though was God who orchestrated this entire situation. I don’t know why we got a flat tire so close to home, maybe it was just because He wanted us to be reminded of how much He loves and cares for us. I guess I’ll end the story here and just say how thankful I am to be back in Tennessee safe and sound! And praise God for His goodness and protection over us!

Love in Christ,
~Sarah~

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I ♥ Thursday{no.4}

So here is what I am loving this week:

My grandparent's 52nd Anniversary was this past Monday{the 8th} and here is their wedding photo. I absolutely love my great grandmothers' and grandmother's {now} vintage 50's dresses! And of course my great grandfathers' and grandfather's suites! Those were the days when people really knew how to dress!

I am so loving greek yogurt with berries and stevia{a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth}. Another good combination peanut butter plus banana,Yummy! Just make sure you get plain greek yogurt. :)


I so love all the scripture I see on Facebook! Here are just two amazing scripture about the love we have in Christ.

Here is a simple but cute nature shadowbox which I have pinned here. The shadow box pictured is decorated for Autumn but would be so cute to do for every season!

 

I can't wait to do these shadow puppets with some of the Campbell's grandchildren! It would be so much fun to do with little children{big children too}!

So what have you been loving this week?

 

Love in Christ,

~Sarah~