Saturday Soiree Blog Party #1 + Giveaway

Welcome to the first ever Saturday Soiree Blog Party!!! I am a bundle of emotions today as I launch this vision; grateful, humble, nervous, excited and more than a little anxious!  But, I trust a GREAT GOD who gave me this vision while I was still in the darkness and grieving my Joy’s Autism diagnosis.  I am beyond grateful for the healing and restoration He gave so I could pay it forward and help others.

This week I shared Striving for Fulfillment on the Hamster Wheel of Life and reminded us all how God is calling us to stop striving and to lay our desires at His feet.  He is the only true source of joy, fulfillment, and peace.  May we strive less and follow Him more!

I had my first guest blogger, Sarah, from Strain Me, and was inspired by her practical reminders of how to live in peace on The Road to Peace. I’m pretty sure I need to look at these helpful reminders often!


So let’s get this party started!!!!! Every good soiree needs party gift, so enjoy this week’s free printable!  If you click the “print friendly”, it will give you an option to delete all of the text to just print the picture. graceisenoughprintable




Enter the give away to win a fabulous prize pack 

$25 Macy’s Gift Card* Thirty-One Littles Carry-All* $15 Starbucks gift card a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blog Party

Please link-up your posts that encourage, inspire and celebrate life.

Topics are flexible, but please be sure they are free from vulgar and offensive content and may include:

 faith, family, children, homeschooling, blogging, organization, DIY, recipes, friendship, Bible study, special needs parenting and more!

Be sure to do the following before leaving the soiree:

1. Please link back to Faith Along the Way with the party button in the sidebar or with this address:

2. Please comment on other links in the party.

3. Please share the link-up via some form of social media.

4. While not mandatory, I would be honored if you would follow me in some aspect.

5. If you host a link party of your own, please add your link to our Blog Party Directory.


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About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.


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    Sarah July 11, 2014 (5:37 pm)

    Excited for you! 🙂

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      Sarah Ann July 11, 2014 (6:44 pm)

      Thanks, Sarah and thank you for linking up!

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    Keri July 11, 2014 (9:48 pm)

    This is awesome, hope you get a ton of response and that it is the first of many successful link ups to come! Oh, and I’m totally entering your contest. You had me at Starbucks. 😉 Love you and your new candid adventure!!!!

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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (8:38 am)

      My sweet friend, I am so honored and humbled by your support! Thanks for your encouragement!!!! 🙂 Hugs!!!

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    Angie Webb July 11, 2014 (10:47 pm)

    Thanks for the chance to link up. I love your site design.

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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (8:37 am)


      Thank you so very much for linking up and hope you’ll make it a weekly occasion. Have an amazing weekend and I look forward to stopping by your site!

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    Sharon July 11, 2014 (11:27 pm)

    I have been on so many *rabbit trails* today that I can’t even remember how I ended up here! But I am so glad that I did!! I am very excited to be part of your very first blog party! I have placed a link on my blog, but I can’t spread the word on social media – I have no FB or Twitter account 🙁

    But, I will pray that God blesses this new venture, and that as we all connect in one way or the other, that we will become a new community of encouragement!


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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (8:37 am)

      Sharon, Yes, I am so glad you ended up here! Thanks for the link and good for you for not having social media accounts! I question it daily! Thank you for the support and have an incredible weekend!

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    Joanne Viola July 12, 2014 (6:20 am)

    May this community grow & encourage one another in the weeks ahead!

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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (8:33 am)

      I’m honored you stopped by to join the fun! I appreciate it so very much. I can’t wait to check out your site!

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    Stasia July 12, 2014 (8:11 am)

    What a fun link up! So happy to be joining in!

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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (8:33 am)

      Stasia, thanks for joining the party and I hope to see you back next week! Thanks for helping me with my first party!

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    Chantelle Swayne July 12, 2014 (9:01 am)

    Your first link up–how terribly exciting! Wishing you a happy one and many more to come! xx

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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (9:28 am)


      Thank you for coming to the first blog party! I appreciate the well wishes and hope you will be a regular part of the party. Blessings!

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    Nicole Hallford July 12, 2014 (9:56 am)

    So excited that I stumbled across this link-up! Thank you for hosting!

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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (10:47 am)

      Thanks Nicole and I too am glad you found the debut of this link-up! Please join me every Saturday for a fun and encouraging blog party! I can’t wait to check out your site and to further connect. It’s wonderful to meet you!

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    Ginger Harrington July 12, 2014 (12:02 pm)

    How fun to stumble upon your fun blog just when you’re kicking off a party. I’m in:)

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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (12:08 pm)

      Yay, Ginger! Welcome to the party! It is so nice to have you and to meet you. I look forward to checking out your site and to connecting further. 🙂

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    Amy Jung July 12, 2014 (12:43 pm)

    Thanks for the invite and for visiting me…glad to join you here! Congrats on your linkup!

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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (2:54 pm)

      Thanks, Amy! I’m so glad you came to the party! I can’t wait to see what you posted! 🙂 Blessings!

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    Paula Kiger (Big Green Pen) July 12, 2014 (1:20 pm)

    Nice to “meet” you – stopping by from SITS! 🙂

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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (2:55 pm)


      So nice to meet you, too! Thanks for joining the party today! 🙂

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    Alysia July 12, 2014 (1:21 pm)

    I haven’t linked anything, as my blog may be mostly unrelated- but I just wanted to stop by and say hi from the SITSSaturday, as well as with you luck on your journey!
    My stepson has autism and it’s one hell of a bumpy road sometimes so, if you ever need to vent or want some advice, feel free to drop by or send me an email <3
    I know we don't know one another but the gap's been bridged by way of diagnoses, and I feel for you.
    Before you try, and are frustrated, by many medications- check out True Hope 🙂

    Have an excellent weekend!!

    Alysia, from the Dish

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      Sarah Ann July 12, 2014 (2:58 pm)

      Thanks for coming by with the encouragement! Being an Autism parent is not for the faint of heart and it is filled with so many ups and downs. It’s hard to watch when the tantrums start again or there is regression. I completely agree that us Autism parents need to stick together and share what has worked and what hasn’t. I feel that parents are my biggest support group! I will check out your blog and follow you to stay in touch. Many blessings!!!

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    Gentle Joy July 12, 2014 (7:25 pm)

    Thank you for starting this blog link up….. looking forward to checking it out each week and am becoming a follower of your blog. Thank you. 🙂

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