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Sabrina Gauer

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When It’s Better To Be Uprooted

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” –  Colossians 2:7

I winced a bit as I gingerly wiggled the plant in its temporary potted situation. I needed it to come loose and put it in its new home — a spacious terra cotta. But this guy was adamant about staying packed into a makeshift home I had put him in last year after he fell off the windowsill (I’m trying to help you, buddy!!).

The job of replanting ended up requiring a butter knife, losing a few stems, and a big mess of roots and dirt before I was able to successfully dislodge him from his temporary housing into his more permanent (and much more comfortable!) place of growth.

And then I started thinking about life and how, as humans, we like what we know. We get comfortable, even when the place of “comfort” might not be what’s best for us. We are firmly wedged into our routines, schedules, families, friends, etc.

But what if uprooting is what’s best? What if there’s a BETTER place of promise beyond what we can see from our stubborn hold on what we think our lives should be?

Continue reading “When It’s Better To Be Uprooted”

Two Years Later

 

“I will sing again someday. But for now, I will praise Him in the midst of this – with all my heart, even in the days ahead when I won’t physically have a voice. My life is in His hands, and even though the path ahead of me is dark, I am putting one foot in front of the other, with enough light to see what needs to be done today. One breath, one moment at a time.”

I wrote that a few days before surgery. I had no idea what was coming, or if I would even still be on this earth two years later!

On October 12, 2015, surgeons removed half of my tongue and reconstructed it with muscle from my forearm. I am healthy and physically healed today — but forever scarred. Continue reading “Two Years Later”

Pray for Vegas (And Everywhere Else, Too)

“Let us pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.” – C.S. Lewis

The news has been so hard to stomach lately.

I am usually one to stay on top of current events, and enjoy staying informed so I can discuss ideas and (thoughtful and open) opinions with others.

But the past few months…well, let’s be honest, the past YEAR…it’s hurting my heart to stay up-to-date.

It doesn’t mean I want to hide under a rock. Although, wouldn’t that be lovely…blissfully unaware… Continue reading “Pray for Vegas (And Everywhere Else, Too)”

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