sara reckling
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 8 years, 5 months and 28 days.

  I have published 22 blogs and 168 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Dec 14 2009 01:27:05pm

 I currently live in: United States.
  My Newest Blogs
Why the life of the faithful can be full of pain
Sara Reckling
published . 5 min read
For a while now I have been thinking of what to write to get myself back in the blogging scene. Today, I discovered that Kreynolds has suffered a brain aneurysm, and while I am not necessarily in the loop at the moment, it did cause me to start thinking. Those of you who know K knows that she has a soft spot for people who are suffering from life long illnesses. Many of you also know she does not agree (for the record, neither do I) that tragedies occur only as punishment, sign of a lack of faith, or because we simply don't think God can heal us. This is what has caused my line of thought for this blog today. First I would like to encourage each and everyone who considers themselves to be a part of this family here at CB to dedicate an hour to prayer this week for K and her family.......
And the prodigal daughter returns. . . .
Sara Reckling
published . 4 min read
To all my friends who have missed me here on CB, First I am happy to have a working computer again, thanks to my loving husband who had to cut out a lot of time from his ultra busy schedule to fix it! Something had tremendously slowed down it's functioning. I could type sentence of three or four words and have to wait up to half an hour for it to show up on the computer. It became such a mess that I just refused to look at it. I was almost to the point of taking it off my overcrowded desk when hubby decided to fix it for me. Anyways, many of you have been super supportive, sending me messages and it was a blessing to come 'home' and find them waiting for me, letting me know just how missed I have been. Thank you all for your love and for allowing me to be a part of your online......
Christ will supply our deepest needs, always.
Sara Reckling
published . 5 min read
What does it mean that God will supply all of our needs? What exactly are our needs? Do we need to live, eat, breathe and sleep? Do we need clothing, shoes and homes? Certainly these things are all a part of the most basic sense of life, as we understand it. If you are alive you are then breathing and eating at the very least. If you are comfortable you have warm clothing and a roof of some sort over your head. But are these real needs? I'd like to take a look at that. It's been a while since my last blog, so bear with me today. What I have to say may upset or even offend some, but this is not what I am trying to do. I recently had my eyes opened, and I'd like to share what I learned. So lets take a look at what our greatest need from day one is. Shortly after birth an infant......
Just a lot of rambling thoughts all tumbled into a blog.
Sara Reckling
published . 4 min read
Just like the title states, this isn't the average blog. I'm just dumping stuff out, and I'm bored. With my first pregnancy, I was so healthy it scared me. I thought 'How could I be so healthy' (while I don't have major health issues, I almost never feel completely healthy. I have migrains, insomnia, and I can catch a flu bug by watching a medical show. I get strepp at least twice a year) I was worried that God was allowing me the perfect pregnancy so that when something else happened it would be ok. I thought maybe I would have a miscarriage, or maybe my child would be sick, disabled or otherwise 'not normal'. I had a very real fear of him having Autism, because no matter how I've tried to avoid working with special needs children, God is always......
Now that i can shout it out from the roof tops. . . .
Sara Reckling
published . 4 min read
We're expecting a new addition to our small family of three. I just found out on Friday night, while hubby was gone camping, and I had the worst cold I've had in a long time. I had a lot going on that week! We had just returned from Kansas City on Monday, each of us starting working on Tuesday. Thursday I took Isaiah to the doctor thinking he was covered in some horrible rash or disease, only to discover that our dogs have fleas. His 'rash' was nothing more than several flea bites and one rather large spider bite! What a great way to waste $35 on a copay. It could be worse though, he could have actually been ill or our copay could be higher. Anyways, so along with all that going on in my mind, I was coming down with a cold, and trying to pretend I wasn't really having......
A story for thought
Sara Reckling
published . 4 min read
This is an entirely fictional story. Do not read into this anything other than fiction. There she sat, right outside the church doors. The doors of the immaculate building were brilliant and large, offering a beautiful view into the entry way, from where she sat. She had been there all morning, waiting. As people passed her on their way into worship our Lord and Savior they cringed. Some made a wide circle around her, presumably not to catch whatever disease she may be spreading. A few mothers covered their children’s eyes, some people held their breath, anticipating her smell. Some offered the scraggly middle aged woman a dollar, wondering which substance she’d use it on. As the pastor’s wife walked up the steps, the vagrant moved her oily, unwashed bleach blonde hair......
"patience is a virtue!"
Sara Reckling
published . 3 min read
Patience is a virtue? Can't you just here the lilt in your mothers melodic voice as she says that. . . . as you continue to sit waiting for another hour for that special thing you've been wanting to do all week long? Patience is a virtue! I can't stand that saying! It makes you want to jump and scream and throw a tantrum, doesn't it?! The only phrase that made me angrier as a child was that "Honey will attract more flies than vinegar!" Really? Who is trying to attract flies around here? That being said, people seem to think that I have great patience, so my mother must have been right in repeating such annoying, tantrum causing statements. I work with kids, I have my entire adult life, other than the year and a half that I was able to stay home with Isaiah.......
The story of two churches
Sara Reckling
published . 5 min read
The Story of Two Churches When Hubby and I got married we moved about an hour and 15 minutes from the church we met in, the church Hubby grew up in. We slept in for about a year before looking at going to church. We tried a Baptist church, and didn’t feel at home in it. So again, we went a year or more as churchless. Then I passed a church each day on my way to work. I had felt very compelled to go there, very strongly pulled to it each day I passed it. There were times I felt as if I should pull in the parking lot on a Tuesday night on the way home from work. I knocked that off as silly and went home. Finally we visited. This is church number one in our story today. We were treated like royalty the moment we walked into this small, family style church. They had hideous paintings on......
Shucking corn
Sara Reckling
published . 3 min read
Shucking Corn Ok, first, go ahead and have your laugh. The girl from Nebraska is writing a blog on shucking corn … of course, what else would she blog on? That being said, here it goes. Two nights ago hubby and I were shucking corn. A lot of it. We needed to get it into the freezer while it was still good and fresh. This is my least favorite job, I mean really, I’d almost rather scrub the toilet! You have to first take of layers of leaves, then yank off this large piece of stem (or whatever … I may live here, but I am no corn expert!), then you have to go through and pick off the icky strings that are wedged in tight between the kernels. This could take 5 minutes an ear! Well 4 grocery sacks later I had a blog. I started thinking that people are a lot like corn. You look......
My worst mommy moment ever
Sara Reckling
published . 4 min read
The Lord Does Not Close His Eyes Even When We Do. I spent my whole life dreaming of having my first baby. I knew he would be a boy, and that I would not name him Michael. (I have nothing against that name. . . I just know way too many of them!) But that’s all I knew. Please don’t ask me how I knew he’d be a boy. I have no idea, I just wanted one so badly it felt right that it would be a boy. More than likely, this is one of those cases where God planted the desire for a boy, or perhaps His plans matched mine this time. When I found I was expecting I thought I would die of nerves and excitement. I still knew we were having a boy. I couldn’t think of any realistic girl names. I felt like "what’s the point . . . we’re having a boy". My ultrasound......
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