When you feel so all alone and you know your light is dim--
Turn your face toward the SON and let your heart seek Him.

~Sarah Leathers

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hello all! I'm starting a BRAND NEW BLOG! Please check it out as I will be updating IT from now on...sometimes we all need fresh beginnings, therefore:............ http://chikachatter.blogspot.com/
See you there...
God's Gal Sarah

Friday, December 26, 2008

Wow...is anyone still reading this thing?

Ok, two months is WAY overdue for a post from me! If you are still checking my blog for updates, thanks for your dedication...

So much can happen in two months let me tell you!

1. I finished my first semester at Hardin-Simmons University. Because of my dual-credit hours transferred, I am an official sophomore. YES! * does dance around room*

2. I came out with a 3.6 GPA...Mom smiled so I guess I'll take it :D

3. God has grown me in so many ways. He is making me stronger and teaching me to guard my heart.

4. I only went home 3 times during the semester....I think my folks went into withdrawl.

5. I learned how to two-step....and I'm horrible lol
6. I finished my first Psychology class...it was tough and let's just say I'm not going into "Freud's World" anytime soon
7. TEXTING IS AMAZING. I have discovered that. Yes, I might be a little addicted.
8. I have met one of my best friends at HSU. Her name is Allison and she is flat out amazing. God is so good to have given her to me
9. I am gearing up for another semester with 16 hours--including tennis...oh HELP!
10. It has been proven this semester that I am athletically challenged. I have been hit in the face with a frisbee a few times...it's been interesting
11. Through it all God has been good. I just can't explain it how great He has been.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made—I am a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I’m finished and done with love living, sight walking, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap fiving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, am uplifted by prayer, and I labor with power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the enemy, pander at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prated up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me…my banner will be clear!
~Written by a pastor in Africa, in the midst of severe persecution
This is my motto...God reminded me of it today. I hope you are as blessed as I was to find it. :-)
God's Gal Sarah

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Gaining what cannot be lost...
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." ~Jim Elliot
I was so glad to be in chapel this morning to be reminded of what Jim Elliot said before he gave his life to spread the gospel. It made me just stop and think...what am I hanging on to that I cannot keep, while missing the blessing God gives that I would not lose?
There is so much out there that I hang on to because I am afraid to lose it--and sometimes God says, "Woah, Sarah, you are hanging on to what you cannot keep."
LORD, give me the eyes to see what I am holding back from You...help me to give up what I cannot keep to gain what You want to give me. Because then, and only then, will I have what I know I cannot lose.
Another favorite quote for this week:
"Whoever said happiness is gained by walking in the sunshine never danced in the rain." ~Allison's calendar
OK, yes, I'm sure some brilliant person wrote that--but I just don't know who it was. And Allison's calendar DID say it...
I didn't exactly dance in the rain this week. No, really I went and vented at the football field to get rid of some frustration and inner anger. Allison took me to the field and we splashed through puddles, skipped around the track, and ran under the metal bleachers. *which we decided later was really stupid since lightening was popping earlier in the night..but we're so smart in college...lol* But in that moment when I felt like I needed sunshine in my heart, God infinately knew that I needed to go dance in the rain--while He showered down His love and understanding in torrents.
Things are going well at Hardin-Simmons. I am thankful for every day--yes even with the test this morning that I am debating whether I passed...
Every moment is a gift, and I am now seeking how God wants me to spend those moments. He has blessed me with great friends and a busy schedule that keeps me out of trouble. I am learning and changing--while seeking to hang on to what makes me who I am. I covet your prayers...
Well, that's about all for now...
I love you all!
God's Gal Sarah

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Heart cry...
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways and sinners will be converted to You..."
Psalm 51:10-13
"And the pace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus..."
Philippians 4:7
and the one I sought for last night--the one God layed on my mind--tweaked into what God wanted me to hear...
"Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow springs of life..." Proverbs 4:23
These are some things God layed before me this morning @ 3:45 when I finally finished my paper and climbed into His lap for some rest...I know they may not mean as much to some--but for me they were His breath on my ears....and that was what I needed from Him.
I love you all!
Blessings from afar...
God's Gal Sarah

Saturday, September 20, 2008

And God Continues to Work

WOW--it's been nearly a month since I last posted. I feel really bad. I miss my blog!

But while college keeps me incredibly busy, God has continued to work in me and through me. I am just bursting to tell you of how He is using me now....

A small church from Abilene has been going to a tiny town near here to work with the kids from the area. Most of these kids have a parent in prison or problems in the home. Some of the kids ride a bus two hours to and from the location just to meet with the group. So students from Hardin-Simmons have been going to the town and playing with the kids. Basically, the college kids go, play with the kids, worship with them, teach them the Bible, and do this every week. I started going with the church and I now hope I never stop.

God has seen fit to put me with the teenage girls--and I am even getting to teach them now. If you know anything about me, you know that this is my dream, my passion, my ambition, and my driving force: for God to make a difference in the lives of teenage girls through me. How blessed and excited I am for this chance!

As time progresses, I hope and pray that God continues to open up more doors for opportunities to work with teenage girls. There is such a need there--please pray for me: that I will be in tune with God and only speak what HE wants those girls to hear. That's all they need.

As for the rest of life, I LOVE COLLEGE! I go to class, do homework, hang out with friends, go back to class, do more homework, and rarely sleep. ;-) God is bringing some great people into my life and I thank Him for that.

God has also been making me think alot about prophecy lately. It's a long story, but I was actually prophesied over and so I am having to research whether the prophecy was of God or not....I am also about to get into a Bible study about knowing God's will. Please pray for me. There are ideas and opinions regarding both prophecy and God's will--some that might be right and others that are obviously wrong..I just need some Godly discernment. I just love watching God reveal Himself through His Word--and that's where I want to find the answers for these big issues.

I have missed you, dear readers! I hope to update again very soon with some great scriptures....

Because He lives,
God's Gal Sarah

Friday, August 22, 2008

Promised Pictres

Ok guys, here are a few pictures I promised. I hope you enjoy them and get a kick out of them!

My new "home" My desk
My beanie signed by upper classmen and alumni
Emily, ME, Allison"Mama" Mensik, Emily, Sarah

i luv ya!

God's Gal Sarah