Sarah Markley
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I'm the mother of two little girls, the wife of an amazing husband who'd rather play the guitar than anything else and I love to write. I spend my weekends watching my daughters ride horses and play soccer. I blog daily and my greatest wish is to see women healed...

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
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  1. Sarah,
    I have a beautiful and vibrant painting in my family room by an artist from Haiti. My family, too, has fallen in love with the beautiful people who live there. Sometimes it is hard for me to fathom that people who live in such poverty can express such love for Jesus. Perhaps that’s where we all need to get to – a place of destitution and poverty – before we can truly receive what our Savior has to offer. Hosanna! Praying for your group…and your journey.

  2. Hi Sarah,
    This line struck me I’m trying to let my heart peek out of walls that I’m just now realizing I’ve built against the world.” I have put up my own walls too. Your words have such beauty. Thanks for sharing in this space today.

  3. I love the GS4O idea. I will be praying about this. Thanks for opening your heart, eyes, and ears. Thanks for tearing down the walls in your own life. Thanks for taking the risk. May God bless you and the work you are doing.

  4. Praying and cheering and shedding some tears with you as this beautiful band of traveling sisters invites us into the story. So grateful for all of you!

  5. This is a beautiful post about a beautiful opportunity to help beautiful souls. Thank you for what you are doing and your willingness to go and do and tell. And this one line speaks to me more than any, “You know and you know and you know, but then when you really MEET Him, you really get it.” That is SO true. Until we meet Him we don’t KNOW Him and until we GO and DO and SEE we don’t really get it, do we? Praying for God-size change through all you are doing in Haiti this week.

  6. I’ve always wanted to do what you are doing. Soak it in and soak it up. I was just planning a garage sale. Taking a look at GS40! So cool to partner in this.

  7. I have a feeling I’m about to fall in love with Haiti this week!! Following and praying for each of you there. Peace, hope and a future… in ways only He can build, through your hands and hearts this week.

  8. “You know and you know and you know, but then when you really MEET Him, you really get it. Your head knows long before your heart knows and understands.”
    This so perfectly sums up how I feel about traveling and building relationships in other countries. (I’m totally a language nerd so what follows may or may not be of interest… 🙂 but I think there is such richness in language, and knowing how something is described in another language can bring so much depth and understanding.)
    One thing I love about Spanish is that there are two different verbs for “to know.” (OK, I did *not* love this in Spanish class, trying to figure out the differences. But I {mostly} love it now. 😉 )
    Saber is usually referring to head knowledge (“I know how to swim” or “I know Spanish”). Conocer, however, has a more relational connotation (“I know that person” or “I met him last week”). You can even use it in place of the verb “to visit” when you’re talking about a country or a place. Instead of saying, “Have you ever visited Haiti?” You could say, “Have you met Haiti?” “Do you know her?” Ah, I just love the depth that communicates!
    This post is so beautiful, and I look forward to reading more from all of you. Blessings to you as you continue to “conocer” Haiti and meet her beautiful people.