Sarah Markley
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I'm the mother of two little girls, the wife of an amazing husband who'd rather play the guitar than anything else and I love to write. I spend my weekends watching my daughters ride horses and play soccer. I blog daily and my greatest wish is to see women healed...

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  1. I adore that name Hope! My youngest son Christian passed away in Aug 2008. I fell in love with that name when hearing Pilgrim’s Progress on the radio on night. I didn’t know then (but I do now) how much comfort that name has brought me this past year. And how God has blessed and encouraged me whenever I think of the name Christian. I guess God wanted to make sure I would always remember and focus on what is most valuable in this world– to live for and follow Christ! And the HOPE that is only through Him.
    I am so glad that God is faithful and constant, even when we are not. 🙂

  2. Awesome~ I, too, went through the special naming process for my children. I am blessed that this word and story is so intricately connected with our ‘hope’ – our salvation, the anchor for our souls.

  3. sarah, i sooooo love your practicality. God is so a God of everyday. washing your dishes, doing laundry, reading a blog, sharing joy with your kids, being frustrated with your kids, smiling at the fact that you talk yourself……..God is in our EVERYTHING not just our big stuff or our tragic stuff. He IS wrapped around us like a warm blanket all the time. your posts just bring that point back to me everyday. He cares about everything, uses everything. i am so grateful to Him for using you in my life.

  4. Thanks for your honesty. I too get tired of using my sweet ones’ names – names I chose – yelling or correcting a seemingly million times a day. Good reminder of the bigger picture – the gift our kids are and the gift of hope from above.

  5. I have a Hope and a Madison, both named at birth, exactly for what God spoke to us about them…
    May they bring their “hope” and “good hearted” selves to a world who needs them both, for what God has called them to be!
    I “hope” the same for your two daughters.

  6. such poetic writing Sarah, thank you for your gift – we btw chose Katelyn :o)
    she, along with her sister Jessica bring us hope with each new day.
    blessings –
    Terri Conrad

  7. Beautiful story, thank you for sharing! It’s funny though, my friends 3 yr old girl is Hope Elizabeth haha… but we live in Alaska so they probably won’t bump into each other 😉