What’s that you say?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog, Sara's Blog | One Comment
What’s that you say?

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” Heb. 3:15 At Desire Street, we’ve been thinking lately about authentic relationships, and about really “connecting” with God and with each other. The Lord gave me an object lesson in this not long ago when I accidentally dropped my phone into a “bowl” of […]

Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Blog, Sara's Blog | No Comments
Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful

I like to describe a family as an “inconvenient blessing of the very best kind.” It’s always a little messy to be in a family of any size. And the holidays just seem to heighten all emotions and expectations. Toes get stepped on and feelings get hurt. And then the hugs and apologies and acceptances […]

The Fiery Furnace

Posted by on Aug 23, 2015 in Blog, Sara's Blog | One Comment
The Fiery Furnace

I have the privilege of attending a wonderful Bible-teaching church in Metro Atlanta. Our lead teacher has been teaching on the life of Daniel and his time with King Nebuchadnezzar. The series concluded with the “fiery furnace” story. I’ve heard this story all of my life and for some reason, the furnace being 7 times hotter […]

Be Big

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Blog, Sara's Blog | 2 Comments
Be Big

These are the words that catapulted me into the arms of Desire Street Ministries. I was volunteering about eight years ago at a Christmas party for inner-city children of all shapes, ages, and sizes and the party was over. Moms were arriving to pack up the kids and the gifts, and head for home. A young […]

Lesson from a hummingbird

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Blog, Sara's Blog | No Comments
Lesson from a hummingbird

I am a “bird nerd.” It’s a title I wear proudly.  I love their beauty and their “one day at a time” lifestyle that Jesus talks about in Matthew 6:26.  I really love how they share and take turns at the birdfeeder. But I’m not writing this to extol the virtues of all birds. I had a […]

What’s so important?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Blog, Sara's Blog | No Comments
What’s so important?

I recently returned from a week spent retreating with our ministry partners and their families. It’s always an amazing week for me for a number of reasons, but primarily because it reminds me why we do what we do. Working in an administrative role isn’t always warm and fuzzy. Being with these leaders definitely is. […]

Religious or spiritual?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Blog, Sara's Blog | No Comments
Religious or spiritual?

I was at a conference a few years back up on Lake Lanier on a gorgeous sunny Saturday. The meetings began in the afternoon, so I took time to enjoy a leisurely lunch in the restaurant overlooking the lake.  The lake was calm with a slight wind, and there were lots of folks out in […]

Whatever!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Blog, Sara's Blog | No Comments
Whatever!

Man, I used to loathe that word! My kids are now grown, married, and raising their own families (thankfully) but not too many years ago, I used to hear the word “whatever” from their teenaged lips and just boil inside. It wasn’t a word that we “allowed” but if you’ve ever had teenagers, you know […]

How we are like horses

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Blog, Sara's Blog | No Comments
How we are like horses

I had the privilege of spending several days with our ministry partners in Colorado recently and spent a few afternoons on trail rides enjoying the fellowship of these amazing people and God’s beauty. I learned a few things about horses and saw some amazing similarities to humans.  What struck me most was their vision. They […]

A Word of Thanks

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Blog, Sara's Blog | No Comments
A Word of Thanks

Thanks. One of the most powerful words in the English language. Spoken, it conveys at least some level of gratitude and appreciation. Unspoken, there is a void that, left untended, can foster damaged feelings and relationships. So, today I am saying thanks to our partners, our donors, and to those who lift us up in […]