sarahfmartin Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Let your heart be light... Much love and blessing from the Martin family. 32min

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sarahfmartin I have to say, the Elf has his priorities straight this Christmas Eve. I need to take note myself. This year in an effort to cut back on some things and add in more of what has Kingdom value the Elf came once a week on Saturdays with Scripture for our family to memorize. Yes. There is mystery and intrigue with the Elf. But our desire for fun, excitement, mystery, intrigue, joy, peace are ultimately found in the One whose life began with such humble beginnings. I'm seeking Him today with Awe and Wonder. You can, too! Let's open our hearts to the Story full of mystery and intrigue, and Truth: The Gift of Jesus. 1d
  •   rockluxe Love this! Totally agree! 1d

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sarahfmartin As legend goes, a little girl made her way to visit the newly born baby. Knowing she would visit a King, the girl wanted to please Him with a gift yet she had nothing to offer. Along the road she picked up a rag tag bouquet of flowers mostly consisting of weeds and presented them on the alter. The weeds burst into bright, flaming red flowers we now call poinsettias. What she held in her hand represented what each of us bring to the table. Weeds. Even our best stand not fit for a King. Oh but for Jesus. Grace. He takes our weeds and renews. He takes our feeble bouquet and revives. He reaches down and restores our broken and if we allow it, His grace waters our weeds and they flourish. These last few days of Advent, let us not attempt perfection. Let us not put on the fake or cover up the real and raw. Let us just come as we are. Allow this Grace-filled, Powerful, Gentle, Mighty King renew, restore, and revive. 3d
  •   shoodsc Amen! 2d
  •   woodieswife22 I have never heard the poinsettia legend. Beautiful and Amen to all of those great gifts from our King. 2d

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sarahfmartin Mommy bought herself some hot red lipstick. 4d

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sarahfmartin Yes! Great word @dianawrote and @shereadstruth. My heart beat too. Thanks for spurring us forward! 5d

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sarahfmartin Celebrate. Sit quiet. Be merry. Abundant in generosity. For every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17 5d

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sarahfmartin Alright @laracasey I'm trusting you with this. :) I've read all the rave reviews and admittedly I was nervous to take the leap. This packet of goodness is beautiful!!! #PowerSheets @laracaseyshop 1w
  •   sarahfmartin @jackeeausterman I literally just opened my package. Wow is all I can say. 1w
  •   sarahfmartin @laracasey I look forward to meeting you at Influence 2015! I'm leading a breakout on writing and can't wait to hear your session! 1w
  •   jackeeausterman Ahhhh...I should probably just do it!!! 2015 is going to be a great year for you @sarahfmartin :) 1w
  •   sarahfmartin @jackeeausterman do it!! We could hold each other's hands! I can already tell that along with some major prayer it's going to help me deal with some junk I need to deal with! Thank you for the sweet encouragement. Let me know if you ever want to Skype! 1w
  •   jackeeausterman Aaaaand the #PowerSheets are ordered! ;) Thanks for your post...it was just the nudge I needed to "make it happen"!!! 7d
  •   chelsey_shea22 I just searched the #powersheets hashtag trying to get more info and the first picture I clicked on was yours! Thanks for sharing 6d
  •   laracaseyshop We can't wait to see what you make happen! 6d
  •   baileyjeanrobert These have made SUCH a difference in my life over the past year! I love all the prep work she walks us through before making goals. And by posting my tending list on my fridge or by my desk, the tasks big and small actually happen more often than not. I think you'll really enjoy them! 4d

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sarahfmartin First day of Christmas break and this guy has the cooties. Oh well good excuse to stay in jammies all day, cuddle next to the tree, watch Home Alone and indulge in Christmas treats. 1w

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sarahfmartin And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6. This is the Scripture that our Elf on the Shelf brought for our family to memorize this week. Might as well make art out of it to seal it on my mind and heart! 2w

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sarahfmartin Some days I just wish life were contained in a comfy, simple snow globe cottage. Wouldn't that be nice? Where we could snuggle in and just BE. But, the reality is that life is not as simple as my snow globe cottage. No. It is messy, and chaotic, and dramatic. And there are people outside our globes who need us even in our messy and dramatic and chaotic. You see, Jesus calls us to come, find rest. Snuggle in with Him, yes. But He also calls us to break out of our snow globe comfort zones and BE THE CHURCH. Be His hands. Walk in the shoes of the least of these which He loves dearly. Speak His truth with bold faith out of servant love. Yes. Let's not stay in our snow globe cottages long this Christmas. Might I even say, let us RISE UP! and break through barriers that have so long kept us from fulfilling our God-given purpose...starting with making Jesus famous first. 2w

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sarahfmartin Filming my first ever I mean seriously first EVER painting video for the #Becoming class hosted by @jeanneoliver. Jeanne I'm really not sure why you trusted me with this. I am far from a pro that's for sure. Whew! #hotmess 3w

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sarahfmartin I spent the morning praying, planning, crying, and laughing with my amazing partner in ministry @cassiejacque (Cassie!) We are both in awe that God is allowing us to do together what has been on each of our hearts for years individually. ***Moore County Women*** We are ready to worship, pray, grow with YOU! Get ready for The Women's Collective starting Jan 23. More details coming. #justriseup 3w

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sarahfmartin Leg warmers. Yes I said leg warmers. This is me going outside of my fashion comfort zone. Not sure if I'm doing it right tho. Oh well, you can't go wrong with a sweet lace on anything right? Just say yea and I will move on. :) 3w

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sarahfmartin Yes! @thetinytwig (Hayley)!!! The promises of Scripture " are true for every generation, and the Hope who holds them will never fail." // I am thankful for #SRTAdvent and their grace filled boldness to lead the conversation during Advent. (@shereadstruth) 3w

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sarahfmartin Here's a PSA for you cyber Monday shoppers. Use coupon code HOLIDAY30 on Amazon to get Just RISE UP! in paperback for 30% off. Fun right?! 3w

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sarahfmartin It's a crazy socks and caffeine kind of day today. Planning online events and in real life events and praying that God has His way. How easily I run with it and do my own thing. Oh how I know it's so much better when Jesus does His thing. 3w

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sarahfmartin And now we await Advent. 4w

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sarahfmartin Happy Thanksgiving from my turkey to yours. 4w

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sarahfmartin Whew! A seriously strong word today by @raechelmyers and @shereadstruth: "Yes, we all have real, felt needs. And we have noticeable, tangible blessings. But beyond the surface—in light of eternity—our constant state is a want of grace, and God is our constant and plentiful supplier." I needed this bold reminder today. #SheReadsTruth 1mon

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sarahfmartin Ok. This chick @michellelmyers inspires me daily. Every morning when I'm talking myself out of my workout I see her inspiring Insta feed. She points us to good health and most importantly to Jesus. 1mon

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