After reading this scripture (2 Corinthians 5:14), I asked myself, “How does the love of Christ compel me?… How am I living compelled?”

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God”

1 Corinthians 10:31

So here is the story of that journey, a life devoted to Christ and living compelled by His love in all that we do.  The Good Lord knows that I am far from being anyone “qualified” nor the most equipped to write about living a life that pleases Him.  He alone knows the thoughts, motives, desires, and wishes of my sinful heart.  But God is good and gracious, and He has chosen to work through earthen vessels.  Does He need me to write of His goodness?  Quite frankly…. no… even the rocks can easily replace me, these words, photos, devotionals, for even they can and do cry out his praises (Luke 19:40).

If you’re coming here looking for answers, I have to tell you this: I don’t have them.  All I have is the testimony of a broken, young woman that once was lost but–now by the grace and undeserved mercy of God–is found.  May He alone be glorified here.  May He alone receive praise.  Whether through anything “good” that I may have done or (and mostly) through my failures, may he continue to humble and teach me, that this blog may be a pedestal for Him so that you may better see Him and know Him.

Praying your day is filled with SONshine,

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21 thoughts on “About

  1. I wanted to let you know I stumbled upon your blog while searching for something on JJ Heller (I love her music too 🙂

    Thanks for writing – I have found a lot of encouragement in what you have to say! And I think it is so cool that you are giving your writing to God and letting Him use you in that way. I am excited to follow it some more!

    Bless you!


    • Thank you so much, Lauren! I am so grateful for all of your encouragement 🙂 God is so good, and it’s always so humbling to see how He works in all of our lives! Thank you so much again for following this blog, and I hope that it will continue to spread Sonshine in your day!

      Praying your day is filled with Sonshine,
      Sarah 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I just checked out your blog, and I can’t wait to follow it! God certainly does work in amazing ways, and I am so glad that He directed me to your blog too. Sarah 🙂

      • Almost one year later, I still enjoy reading your blog! You write beautifully and I love the insight and wisdom you bring to every post. Keep at it, you are in my prayers.


  2. I stumbled across your blogs while I was searching for verses about being compelled by the Spirit to do something that in myself I felt uncomfortable about doing. I was so inspired and filled by reading your blogs. You are truly blessed and annointed. Thank you for believing and following God’s will. Please pray for our 23 yr. old son, Lee, that he will be content in the situations of his life and always know the love of God. I thank Jesus for you today.

    • Dear Debbie, thank you so much for taking the time to write a comment this morning! I’m so glad that you have felt encouraged through this blog. Truly, I’m overwhelmed with thanks to God because He is the One that touches our lives and that He has even chosen us as his ambassadors! (2 Corinthians 5:21). I will be praying for Lee, and if there is any other way that I can help or pray, please comment or send me an email at hollinger.sarah@yahoo.com .
      Praying your day is filled with Sonshine,
      Sarah 🙂

  3. Fantastic, wonderful blog… really enjoy it and inserted it into my social bookmarks. Keep up the good work

    • I’m so glad that you enjoyed the blog! Thank you again for your encouragement and for sharing the blog with others 🙂 It means so much to me. God bless!

  4. Sarah, I have been reading your blog this afternoon, and what a blessing your inspirational writing and your obvious commitment to the Lord has been to me.

    I will be praying for you as you grieve the loss of your Grandmother and Granddad. May the God of all comfort continue to comfort you as only He can. Even now, you are comforting others with the comfort with which you are being comforted by God. (II Cor. 1:3-5) My beloved husband went to be with the Lord several years ago, and God’s loving comfort and His grace are sufficient.

    You are, indeed, a very beautiful young lady, not only external beauty, but also inner beauty which is precious in the sight of God.

    Continue in this good work in which you are obviously very gifted . . . you write with insight and wisdom!

    • Hi Sarah-Following your Daily Grind devotional-love your style! Great to see such thuoght, humor, poetry, AND love for the Lord all in one. Thank you.We do a women’s retreat in MN, end of Jan. (Don’t laugh!) Wondering what you charge for speaking engagements, or if you travel this far. Thanks! Kelly

      • Hi Kelly, I’m so glad that the Lord has used this blog to touch you! Thank you so much for reading and for considering me for a speaking engagement! Please email me at hollinger.sarah@yahoo.com , and I would love to discuss this opportunity with you further 🙂

    • Dear Sissy,
      I’m sorry that I am just now responding to your comment! Thank you so much for taking the time to write those thoughtful words. Certainly all thoughts and prayers have been another form of God’s great blessings while grieving the loss of such loved ones. God is good though, and it has been an amazing journey these past few months as He has provided comfort, knowledge, and hope in His heavenly promises. Thank you again so much for reading, and I’m so glad that the Lord has worked through this blog to touch you! I look forward to writing more and more in the days to come, so please keep coming back and continue reading 🙂

      Praying your day is filled with SONshine,
      Sarah 🙂

  5. I actually was basically seeking for ideas for my very own weblog and stumbled
    upon your post, “About – Compelled”, would you mind in case I really start using a number of
    of your own points? Many thanks -Mari

  6. Hello,
    I stumbled upon your blog this afternoon and wanted to thank you for the anointed writing! Will you please pray for me? I need healing from Chronic Fatique due to exhausted adrenals and insomnia. I choose to praise, love and trust God through this trial though it is a sacrifice of praise.
    Blessings ,

    • Sha,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and reading! Psalm 31:7 says, “I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul.” I will be praying for you and praying that the Lord will continue to reveal His steadfast love to you as you draw closer to Him through this time of affliction…
      Praying your day is filled with SONshine,
      Sarah 🙂

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