Saturday Soiree Blog Party #3


Is it just me or has this week flown by?  I am trying to soak up every last drop of summer since I head back to teaching part-time next week.  It’s been a summer full of change for our family, but I loved playing in the sun with the babies and watching them grow before my very eyes.

Week in Review

This week I concluded my series, Lessons from Autism and shared how God is changing my heart by parenting a child with special needs. God’s lessons are divulged in The Joy of Peace and Amazing Grace. I know that as she grows and her needs change, God will continue to mold me as I learn to meet her exactly where she needs it most.  We may struggle from time to time, but God is bigger than our failures and will provide strength and peace along the way! Plus, I LOVE my girl and am blessed to call her daughter, so that helps too!



Last Week’s Featured Posts

We had 42 entries at the Saturday Soiree Blog Party for week #2!  I am blown away by the response and have been completely inspired by these stories.  Congrats to all on amazing work and thank you for sharing your heart with us! These featured posts from last week will be pinned to my Pinterest Board- Blog Love. Stop by and check it out here.

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This post by Chantelle from Happy, Healthy, Holy Home might have been a page from my journal!  I am thankful for her honesty and for the lessons learned from those moments we don’t reflect God’s character.


 Must Read

Marriage Monday: The Homeworking Wife – Part 2 {Link Up}

Elizabeth from Yes, They’re All Ours shares her heart in this AMAZING series about marriage, titled Marriage Mondays.  I love that she is biblical and so practical as she discusses marriage.  She’s my new hero as she describes married life with 10 kids!

Full of Inspiration

Feeling Trapped

Michelle from Considering Grace has SUCH an inspirational blog!  She vulnerably shares her heart about her battle with chronic pain but always glorifies the Lord in her anointed words.  I walk away inspired every time I visit her!

Today’s 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 (they will be removed without notice) and may include:

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


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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 honor God in family, health, and home 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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    Candy July 25, 2014 (8:17 pm)

    Hi Sarah Ann!
    Thanks for hosting! I’ll be stopping by throughout the week to connect with the other ladies who link up. Looking forward to being encouraged & inspired. 🙂

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      Sarah Ann July 25, 2014 (9:37 pm)

      Thanks, Candy! I am so excited about your link-up and have it marked on my calendar. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Chantelle Swayne July 25, 2014 (9:39 pm)

    Thank you for the feature, lovely lady! 🙂

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      Sarah Ann July 25, 2014 (10:39 pm)

      Chantelle, Thank you for writing such an inspired post!!! LOVED IT!!!

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    Pamela July 25, 2014 (10:11 pm)

    Thank you, sweet Sarah (I have a Sarah in heaven–Sarah with an h!) for this printable. And for hosting such a fun (and meaningful) party. ~Pamela

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      Sarah Ann July 25, 2014 (10:38 pm)

      Pamela, A Sarah should have that ‘h’. Many wonderful people, those in heaven and here on earth, are blessed with this name. 🙂 Thank YOU for stopping by and sharing your heart with us!! Many blessings to you!

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    Michelle Stam (@considergrace) July 25, 2014 (11:03 pm)

    Aww, how nice of you! Thanks – you made my day! So glad you find Considering Grace inspiring! 🙂

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      Sarah Ann July 26, 2014 (9:14 am)

      Thank YOU for inspiring me!!! God bless you, Michelle!

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    Valerie Sisco July 26, 2014 (9:39 am)

    Sarah Ann,
    Thanks for hosting us here in your lovely space! 🙂

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    Elizabeth July 26, 2014 (9:45 am)

    Thanks for hosting! My first week here and I found you at the SITS Sharefest. Excited to link up with some great ladies!

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    Pam Garrett July 26, 2014 (12:37 pm)

    Thanks so much for hosting this sharefest. I, too, am the mother of a special needs child and love sharing my story with other parents. God bless!

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      Sarah Ann July 26, 2014 (4:10 pm)


      Thank you so much for sharing your heart about your son! I LOVE reading stories from other special needs families and the comfort of community that it brings. I hope you will regularly share with us here!!! This mama’s heart needs it!

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        Pam Garrett July 26, 2014 (4:54 pm)

        Thanks, Sarah Ann. I’m so glad I found your site. I will certainly share more in the future.

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    Khit M. July 26, 2014 (2:27 pm)

    stopping by to say hello and hope your having a great weekend .. Thank you for hosting.. xoxo!

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      Sarah Ann July 26, 2014 (4:25 pm)

      Khit, Thanks for stopping by!!! Can’t wait to try some your delicious recipes!!!! Enjoy your weekend!

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    Tina Ernspiker July 26, 2014 (3:43 pm)

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week 🙂

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    Sarah July 26, 2014 (10:12 pm)

    I found you on the freshly brewed life and am so encouraged by your blog! Hope to continue linking up here as well!

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      Sarah Ann July 26, 2014 (10:17 pm)

      Welcome, Sarah!! I am so glad you are here and that you hope to continue linking here. I can’t wait to check out your blog, too! Best wishes and thanks again for stopping by!

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    Dolly@Soulstops July 30, 2014 (2:02 pm)

    Hi Sarah Ann,
    Visiting from Holley’s….Thank you for sharing what you’ve been learning about grace 🙂

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    Sybil Brun July 30, 2014 (2:50 pm)

    Hi! Congrats on your awesome Saturday Soiree success so far!! Can’t wait to keep visiting! Also, – PM me your address when you get a chance, (not sure if you saw, but you WON my facebook giveaway from last week)!! : )

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      Sarah Ann July 30, 2014 (10:34 pm)


      Thank you so much! I did not see that I had won and am so excited! I never win anything so this is such a blessing!

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