“And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.”1 Corinthians 13:13 AMP
Hi, I’m Sara!
I’m SO glad you’re here!
Sara, Living Free is a hub of encouragement and hope for all women, moms, and writers.
Each article on Sara, Living Free is written to help women find freedom in their daily lives:
- Freedom from comparisons.
- Freedom to grow in faith.
- Freedom from the lies we’ve believed about ourselves.
- Freedom from cultural pressure.
- Freedom to love God and love others.
- Freedom from past and present hurts.
Why I created Sara, Living Free
For years, I felt trapped in an endless struggle to become who I thought I should be.
Often, the world battered me with lies about who I should be, and I followed its lead like a puppy to the slaughter.
Other times, my own preconceived ideas of the “perfect Christian” made me stuff down pieces of myself until I didn’t know who I was anymore.
Can you relate?
My painful path to find true freedom
Finding freedom to be yourself isn’t always an easy road, but it’s worth it!
I grew up with loving parents and siblings. I knew God and chose to be baptized at 16.
By the time I reached 20, however, my life was steeped in alcohol, parties, promiscuity, selfishness, and more. I hardly knew what I wanted. One day, I got drunk at a bar, and the next, I attended church with my parents.
Yet… there was something inside me that knew the Truth and wanted to be near the Light. Trouble was that when night came, temptation arose, and I willingly entered the darkness once more.
With each year that passed, I lost more and more of who I was. This was the season when the world held me in its clutches.
Finally, after getting married and becoming pregnant with my first child, something changed inside my heart: I wanted God. I wanted to be His. And I wanted my children to know him.
This began a beautiful growth process as I read God’s word, prayed, studied, and grew to love Jesus in a way I never had before.
I was on the right path, yet this became a season when my own ideas of what a “proper” Christian looked like forced me to silence certain pieces of my personality.
Freedom is a journey
Truly surrendering my life to God when I was pregnant with my first child was a major turning point in my quest for freedom. Since then,
God has continuously brought me – step by step – along a journey of ever-increasing freedom to be exactly who HE made me to be.Tweet
Who knew that the best version of myself was… myself?
It’s my mission to help you find freedom, too!
This is why I created Sara, Living Free. I want to share with you my continuing journey to more and more freedom so that you can find hope and encouragement on your own journey with Christ.
It’s time to become the WHOLE you!
(There’s a lot more to my story of freedom. If you’d like to find out more about my personal journey to fully accept who I am, please read my Freedom Manifesto here.)
This website is for YOU!
Here on Sara, Living Free, I’ll share stories of my successes and failures. I’ll tell you about my wins and losses in writing and faith and relationships. All these stories are true, and I’ll share them with you for one important purpose:
I want you to be strengthened on your own journey to freedom.
Keep reading to find:
- Encouraging articles to help you grow in the three things that will last forever.
- Introspective articles to help you better understand who you are.
- Practical articles that offer you tools for your journey to freedom.
- Inspirational articles to help you find encouragement and hope through true stories.
Please join me on this journey of ever-increasing freedom. I can’t wait to meet you!
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I’m also on Twitter at @SaraJaneKehler.
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