Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spiritual Sunday....Hard Places

 Thanks Charlotte and Ginger for every week hosting Spiritual Sunday

"Where flowers bloom so does hope." Lady Bird Johnson

Corrie Ten Boon grew up Christian. Her family were kind....good people. They loved God. Still.....they were arrested......thrown in concentration camps.....most of them died....Corrie survived. Out of the worst darkness anyone can experience....Corrie learned no darkness is so great His love is not greater still. 

Kidnapped...raped....beaten....I didn't think I'd survive....I did. Those tough times had purpose.  Because of them....I've become strong...confident.... determined. Many times I wanted to give up....give in....let go. Something wouldn't let me.  

My dgt. made another video/trailer......Growing in the Hard Places.

30 comments:

Finally Free said...

Your daughter did a great job on the video... I needed to hear this today. I am walking through a hard place right now. Sending you both blessings and hugs.

Tammy

Debbie said...

I'm just speechless. This is wonderful. I don't know which image I loved more, the flowers in the rock or those hands breaking free from the ropes.

Your daughter is using her gifts well.

Tracy said...

I too, didn't think I would survive, nor did I WANT to at certain points...suicide called to me on more than one ocassion and I guess God wanted me more here than there because I did survive.
I like your blog and will definitely be back...thank you!

Loren said...

Sarah,

I too, am speechless. Your daughter did amazing and truly you have both been so anointed to share HIS Victory and the gifts HE has given you!

So very thankful for HE alone can do great things and you my friend, are the precious proof. Love and Hugs to you!

Whidbey Woman said...

To God be the glory!

Ginny said...

What a wonderful and affecting video, so simple, yet so very powerful. The two flowers, oh my!!! Is this a reading from your book?? Is your daughter reading about you and your sister? I am going to order it!! Thank you. You are amazing.

Connie Arnold said...

That is a wonderful video! Thank you for the inspiration you provide. God is truly greater than any darkness.

Renee said...

What a heart wrenching and yet hope filled video. Your daughter did a wonderful job. Your courage is helping so many.

Sherry said...

Thank you for your prayers and comments on my blog. Your blog has spoke to me and thank God He is always in control. Liked the video very much

Charlotte said...

Wow, what a powerful video and what a powerful story. God uses strong people like Corrie - and you - to get his message of love and forgiveness out. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your daughter did a great job. You are such an inspiration!
Have a blessed Sunday,
Annette

Just Be Real said...

Nikki, I love how you daughter did this trailer. At first I thought this was you narrating, until I read the credits at the end. Powerful words from your book. Blessings my dear one.

Patrina's Pencil said...

Very compelling. Words and visuals. Love the two flowers in the rocky ground -- side by side. reminds me of a photo of a flower that sprouted up out of a crack in some lava rock when we were in Hawaii. Life in the hard places - This is such a picture. Like God is putting His seal on things and causes us to bloom where we are planted.

Blessings
Patrina <")>><

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

There are so many people hurting like the sisters in this trailer. It makes me sad when I think about it. Nikki, your helping these women and I will keep you in my prayers during your journey. Please tell your daughter I said thank-you for this amazing video.
God Bless,
Ginger

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Thanks so much for sharing...the flowers among the rocks, the breaking through of the ropes, the true story of God's redemption. The truth that He will take what satan meant for evil and use it for His good. All things for His glory as your life shines for us all to see His glory and encourages us when we are among the rocks.

Anita Johnson said...

The video was beautiful...thankful for the image of the flowers growing in the rocks.

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Joan said...

The video is wonderful - your daughter did a fantastic job. The image of the flower growing among the rocks is amazing - its as if it is breaking free from its bonds.

Blessings,
Joan

Pamela said...

We do seem to grow most in the hard times. Your daughter has quite the talent for making videos. It so beautifully illustrates your words.

Blessings,
Pamela

Nana Jul said...

You and your girls...AMAZING video, AMAZING testimony...AMAZING Grace!! Thanks for sharing that with us! You inspire. Jesus..SMILES.
Love ya.
Julie

Deb said...

Simply amazing....WOW!! God is such an amazing God and He's certainly using you thru this blog!!!

Annesphamily said...

Your daughter is amazing, just like you! The Lord is keeping you close to His Heart with this blog. He has such a tremendous purpose for you! Blessings Anne

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Sarah, What a tremendous video and story. What a testimony to how God grows us and protects us even in the hard places. Even in the darkness, His light surrounds us! Praise God for how He is using you.

Blessings,
Janis

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

She did a wonderful job on this inspirational video! And oh, Corrie Ten Boom is one of my spiritual heroes as well! Thought you'd enjoy hearing that ChristianAudio.com is offering a free mp3 or mp4 download of The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom! It's on the first page in the changing ad section or you can go directly to the free download page by typing christianaudio.com/free :) Have a blessed week!

Kay K said...

I must read the book on Corrie Ten Boom as I have heard others speak of her thanks for sharing

Kris said...

Wow. Awesome. Thank you for this. God bless you, and thank you for sharing your journey.
Thank you also, for stopping by my website, http://alwaysalleluia.com I have entered you in my giveaway ;-)

Sherry said...

Hi Sarah; I just wanted to re-post and let you know that my dog, Keeper was found this morning and he is back home with me. He is a bit cut up by barbed wire and is angry with me but he is happy to be home again.

laughwithusblog said...

The hard times always bring me to my knees and show me that I cannot do it on my own. These are the times I draw nearest to my Savior.

Dulce said...

Great work on hard times.... does that make sense?

Hugs, Sarah dear

Amrita said...

Corrie Ten Boom is my hero.

I've had a sad childhood, emotionally abused and ridiculed . Teh memories come back often.

Wha t you say about growing in hard places is right.

The vid is exceptional. God bless your writings.