Sunday, January 25, 2009

Keeping On!

Well, my Friends! Where has January gone? I am so sorry that it has been so long since my last blog . . . some of you have begun calling or e-mailing wondering where I am and am I alright. Alright? Very alright, friends!

Do you remember back at the very beginning of January when I said that I was going out on a date? Well, one date turned to two and two to three and so on! The Lord has been kind and gracious and brought a very wonderful man into my life. I am not sure that I am ready to really go into ‘all’ of what this is and ‘all’ of the emotions that are wrapped up in it . . . but let me just say, for now, that there is a smile returning deep within my heart . . . life returning deep within me . . . and it feels VERY good!

There is much to be done on the music front right now . . . “The Long October Road” is beginning to wind down. Paul (my producer) is beginning to mix and master the album (terms for the final touches ‘technically.’) I am so thrilled with this project as a whole. I truly cannot tell you the depth of satisfaction that I feel when I listen to the songs. First of all – to have such deeply emotional songs that I was able to co-write and then watch as they came to life for the whole world to hear! Wow! What an incredible process. Then, musically and vocally, this project is deep and rich and EXACTLY what I have longed to put my heart into! I am so proud of what this album is and I truly look forward to watching God move. I pray that His rich anointing will be ALL over the songs and that they will minister to thousands of hurting people! He is just SO, SO good!

There are many details that still need to be thought of and ironed out . . . designs and artwork, pre-release and release dates, bookings (would love to sing in your area . . . please contact me for booking information.) I just lost my booking agent . . . so that is an area of desperate need and prayer. On top of all of that – my goal in the next week or so is to get the book outline done! So, there is MUCH to be done . . . but I am truly so thankful for the leading of the Sweet Lord in my life . . . thankful for the opportunity to do any of it! I can’t wait to minister and teach and offer hope and encouragement to those in need.

I know this is not very ‘deep.’ I will write ‘deep’ soon! But, I did want to get an update out to you so that you know that all is well – just a TON to be done.

Blessings!
Sarah

10 comments:

Heather said...

Oh Sarah, I am so very happy for you!! You deserve everything good that is coming your way. Keep being the beautiful person that you are. Love ya!

Jami said...

Thank you for sharing your personal journey. Your testimony touches a part of me I didn't know existed. May God continue to heap his blessings upon you and your family.

Ginger said...

Sarah,
I'm so glad to hear you are better than okay-I've been wondering! How exciting! I can't wait to hear more.
Love, Ginger

Sue W said...

So glad to know you are okay...I've been watching and waiting for your next post. Can't wait to hear you sing again!

I will keep you and your children in my prayers.

Sue

Anonymous said...

Hello Sara,
I am glad to see that you are "healing" by making new steps. I enjoyed speaking with you on the phone. I was sincere when I offered to "listen". I have a hard time keeping my mouth closed long enough to hear so I will try my best if you do call or write.
I read some of the other blogs. It is always this way. The people who are going throught the desert end up teaching and leading the ones that have not been tested. Everyone has their own temptations and struggles. Each has to work out his own salvation with fear and trembling.(paul). I can only pray that God shows you clearly the vision for your life now that it has changed direction. There are no answers to the "Why" question. Only have faith to follow your heart and listen when God calls you to the new place where He leads you.
God Bless you and may you find the strength and wisdom to give hope to your children. I would say that you have had it harder with that situation than mine without the children. I only had to answer my questions. I could avoid them and suppress the anger, hurt, dismay, all of the emotions that you are so familiar with. The children are so transparent and they ask in innocence. I applaud you and your courage. Keep focus, be healthy, and Praise Him for all the situations you find yourself. It is in Praise that we truely stand in His Presence.

Jeff jsmith@jacksonsmithconstruction.com

Shawna said...

So happy that YOU are happy.

shawna

sharon said...

Sarah , so glad to hear that the smile has returned to your heart. It was great to talk to you a little while ago. I am looking forward to receiving your cd and soundtrack. Keep singing.

Jen said...

I love you!!

Susan said...

Sarah,

So glad to hear that you are ok. I follow your blog and was wondering if you were ok. Glad to hear that all is good and I look forward to hearing more. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Sarah
I am so glad you are still moving forward, sometimes we want to stay where we are but God just loves us anyway and just wants for the moment, I will be praying for you and your kids and what God has for you all, Kim