Monday's Musings

Monday’s Musings: 2015 Is Going to be an Amazing Year

It’s been a while since I’ve written my Monday’s Musings. Believe me, it’s not that I don’t have a lot of thoughts floating around my brain. No, my friends, it’s just the reverse.

Ever since I traveled to visit Ida and Norm Davis and Debe Yoder in Alabama, I really feel as if my life has entered a tornado of activity. Initially, I stepped into the eye of the tornado because I knew that I had a big surgery coming up. My suspicion was that, after December 1st, my life would come screeching to a halt and I’d be recovering…peacefully at home.

I always say that God has plans for us and it is with His blessing that things happen–the good and the bad. I don’t question things; I try to roll with the punches. I’m not always successful when I’m pushed in the corner (cough cough…no names mentioned…the yuckies next door). But as a rule, I make the most of His plans.

I’ve noticed something else over the past few years. Sometimes He speaks to me. I think He has a sense of humor because it’s usually when I’m sleeping, whether on an airplane or at home in bed.

It’s powerful to feel that presence and hear that voice tell you something. And He keeps guiding me to places I never would have imagined. Yet, I’m learning that the places where He guides me are never the final destination. He truly is a wonderful God. So many moments of Him whispering in my ear have come to fruition and are opening the doors for me to help other people: cancer patients, bullied children, teenagers with low self-esteem.

It made me realize that the success of my writing is not for me; it is to enable me to reach out and help other people. That’s a humbling realization and one that I think a lot of successful people tend to forget…or overlook.

In the next few weeks, there will be a lot of announcements…new partnerships, new books, new opportunities for aspiring young writers. I’ll be traveling, both internationally and nationally, with a group of energetic and giving people that share my same hope: to get to personally meet the people who have supported our dreams and to help give back to some of those who need our support to achieve theirs.

2015 is going to be an amazing year.

38 thoughts on “Monday’s Musings: 2015 Is Going to be an Amazing Year

  1. I just love your books. After the loss of my husband, I was really angry with God why he took such a good man so young. Reading the faith that the Amish have and the way they accept that God has a reason for what he does helped me get through a very difficult time. I learned to use Prayer to help me get through the rough times. Your books give me hope.

  2. I love Amish books, I’ve visited Lancaster several times. And I enjoyed reading your musings today. Here’s to a great 2015!

  3. thank you for this Sarah! I am, my family, are going through such a horrible time. This blog has lifted my spirits up, and helped me focus on what matters. God alone, all else will fall into place. I wish I could give you a big hug for me. I re-dedicated my life to Christ last week. And am trying to get back on the straight and narrow. Reading this has given me hope that I can do it.

  4. I really enjoy your books and all those about the Amish community. It is just nice to read a “clean” book without all the smut and curse words. I am a Christian and enjoy reading Christian novels. Keep up the good work.

  5. I just love reading your book since I’m disabled that seem like my joy is to read and their is night I don’t sleep so I read

  6. I love the blog. New to the blog thing. You have some very inspiring words here. Thanks for the inspirations.

  7. I love, love, love your books. I can’t wait to read more of them 🙂 Have a great Christmas and New Years. 🙂

  8. I eagerly await what God is going to tell me next! Even when it leaves me feeling like Moses, really not sure I’m the person for the job! Can’t wait to see what awaits in 2015! In the meantime, Merry Christmas and enjoy each moment of this year left:)

  9. Each new year brings the opportunity for thinking over the past, a fresh start in the new year and chances to improve on things we do.
    Love to read Amish stories and their simple way of doing things.

  10. Thank you for your wonderful books, I am reading the Amish buggy ride and love it, dont want it to end. lol thank you once again

  11. i do so hope that 2015 is going to be an amazing year– filled with health, hope , happiness & grace. I just finished my first book by you — looking forward to getting to know you through your books and blog.So exciting to have an opportunity to win a book; thank you!

  12. Would love a copy of your book. My Amazon account is

    Could you please say a prayer for my Mom she was placed on hospice care today. I’m praying she finds peace, she has been in a nursing facility with Alzheimer’s for the past 2 years, but has suffered longer that that amount of time. That would be appreciated more that the book. Hope you have a blessed Christmas with your family.

    1. Sandy,

      I have prayed that our Lord takes good care of your mother. My relationship with God tells me that He will. I will continue to pray for her and for your entire family. Peace be with you this season which sounds like it will bare pain as well as the joy of our Savior. Please check your email. I sent you a gift copy of the book. Hugs and blessings.

  13. Sarah, I have so enjoyed your books and the awesome opportunity to see the world thru your eyes. Love the blogs! Merry Christmas and I hope 2015 is your best year yet!!!

  14. I love all your books I started reading your books last winter an fell in love with each one. ! It was like I knew these people when I was finish reading wanted to know more of that character in the books! Your my favorit author your books are so inspire ing !Amish romance my favorit to read !

  15. Thank you for reaching out and helping other people! Wishing you blessing upon blessing in 2015!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Kelly Y.
    kelly *at* dkcountryarts *dot* com

  16. Am also looking forward to 2015 being a great year. I’m retiring in 2 weeks and am wondering what God has in store for me in my “next life” 🙂
    Thank you for sharing.

  17. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us that love to read. This is such a wonderful time of the year. Christmas, when we get to celebrate the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for this chance to win. May God always BLESS you. Merry Christmas.

  18. Your books always have an impact
    On me Sometimes a reminder not to hold a grudge against someone. Often times it’s to keep my faith in God our provider. Thank you for many wonderful books

  19. I always enjoy YOUour writings whether in book or blog form.
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your travels nationally and internationally.Go spread your cerfulness
    with your readers and the world, while sharing your knowledge of Amish & Mennonite traditions and your Christian beliefs. I am looking forward to your next books !!Happy travels and giving back !!

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