Author Archives: Sara Schroader

Sara Schroader

My {wonderful} husband Bruce and I have 3 grown children, and 3 granddaughters. When we're not working, writing, or reading, you can probably find us outside hiking somewhere! We have served in various church ministries throughout our marriage, including pastoring, missions and church planting. I now get to serve as Women's Ministry Director of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Owensboro, and I love it! I have a heart for all women, especially new Christians and those in ministry. I love to write and to share what God has taught me through His word.

Celebrate!

As I sit here listening to fireworks going off in my neighborhood, with the sky sparkling and the scent of smoke all around, patriotism is in full force. Yankee Doodle is even being sung on a 4th of July special on TV. We’ve enjoyed a day of hiking and eating with family. I’m thankful for […]

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Tell Them to Duck!

When I told my preacher husband that I thought I’d write a short blog with Pastor’s Wives in mind, this was what he said: “Tell them to duck, because the bullets are coming.” And after the laughter stopped, I knew he was right. We’ve had plenty of bullets of all different kinds fired at us […]

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Praise for Prayer

I love it when someone tells me that they are praying for me. What a gift that is! It causes me to look for God, to expect Him to move. To go about my day anticipating His goodness and to wonder how He will bring it all about. And it reminds me to be thankful […]

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Grief Turns to Worship

As we celebrated the resurrection this Easter, I spent some time reading in each of the four gospels, focusing on the women who discovered that the tomb was empty. I love so much about this. I love that it was the women that were there first. I love that they were doing what they could […]

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Frozen Blooms

It was going to be beautiful. The Jane Magnolia that sits some 30 feet from my living room window, the window where I daily drink my coffee and study my bible, was covered in buds. With the backdrop of the neighbor’s white picket fence, and the lake beyond, it was going to be stunning and […]

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HerStory

In the miraculous crossing of the Jordan River, God told Joshua to have one man from each of the 12 tribes to pick up a stone, from what had been the bottom of the river, and stack them at the place where they would lodge. He told them this would be a memorial to their children in […]

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To Wait

Today my husband and I celebrate 33 years married! One of the best decisions we made when we were dating all those years ago was to wait. To wait until our wedding night for sex. To wait until we were married for all sexual contact. To wait until after we were married to live together. […]

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Are You Available?

After far too many years in the background, quite sure that “I couldn’t” was the best answer to any question, I decided a couple of years ago to do my best to live a yes life. To say yes as God brought things my way. So on a sunny and clear November afternoon last fall […]

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He Came

He came quiet. A simple babe born to a young couple who calmly surrendered to the fear not of the angel. He looked like any other newborn…tiny and soft and perfect. And yet, just below that skin, that melanin, that flesh, was very God. God wrapped in the irresistible beauty of a baby. He grew […]

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Plan on a Short Life

Our small town woke up to a tragedy last Sunday morning. Around bedtime Saturday night an SUV swerved and wrecked in a bean field. There were 7 people inside, most of them children. Four children were ejected when the vehicle flipped, killing three of them and severely injuring the other one. The sadness in our […]

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