Today's post is from my lovely friend Sarah. I've had the privilege of knowing Sarah for a number of years. She has a beautiful heart for Jesus and an electric personality. You just can't help but want to be around her!! I'm extremely jealous (and inspired) that she's embarking on a 3-month trip around Europe this Saturday! Here she is...


Hi, I'm Sarah!   A dark-haired, green-eyed gal who is blessed to live on this glorious island, work in the advertising industry and have adventures on the side. 

When Laura first shared on the One word concept, I found myself inspired to do something similar and spent some time reflecting on what God might have for me.   Rather than just one, I have two words on my heart for this upcoming year:


In a few short weeks, I will be hopping on a plane and flying across the world for an extended time of rest and adventure.   I need to take some time out to focus, and have been planning this trip for a year.  With a departure date looming, these words are intertwined in my heart, and often whispered as a simple prayer.  

No matter what the future holds, I will need both faith to believe, followed by courage to act.  

On the night of my 30th birthday (just a few days after I had settled on my words), Luke started singing "Give us courage, give us faith..." during a moment of responsive worship.   A smile crept across my face, knowing with certainty that these are my words for 2014!   Bring it on.

Sorry about the day late post..I was very busy this weekend, hanging out with 300 girls at Illuminate (our teen girls' conference) and then hearing our senior pastor preaching his last sermon as lead pastor at GT! Posts on both those things will come soon :)