I’m a twenty something year old, work in progress living in the MidWest, passionate about encouraging women to keep moving forward, walking by faith. This is my story, my stumblings and His graces. 

I live with my heart on my sleeve and words on the tip of my tongue. I'm a truth seeker, a hopeful encourager, an adventurer, striving to walk the path God has for me so others might experience His love, His mercy and His Grace. I'm His workmanship striving to walk in His work.

I've always been a writer. Since the time I could hold a pencil I've been journaling my adventures. Eventually my words made their way to this space in the Fall of 2015. 

Ark in the Desert was born out of a place of longing, a place of hope and trust in the promises that God has given us. 

I'm a girl from humble beginnings, bare feet, green fields and Pygmy Goats. I prefer pancakes over waffles, sunrises over sunsets, flats over heels and a fork with my mac and cheese. I'm especially fond of hiking, acoustic music, county fairs, antiques, letters and Jesus.

If you want to learn more about me continue reading down below.


ABOUT

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it all started with my camera.

about us

I was born, baptized, raised and confirmed in the Church. Sundays growing up were for service but faith to me was just a word. It wasn't until my senior year of high school that I realized I said things I didn't really know if I believed and through my questioning came to faith.


In my free time most days you’ll find me studying my Bible, rereading Lord of the Rings (which probably makes me a nerd!) or a good memoir, taking photos, daydreaming about our future house, eating and watching The Office or perusing the end aisles at Target.

I met my husband, B, when we were 9 years old. We got married in college and have been doing life together ever since. In a lot ways we are opposites. He's cautious where I'm care free and care free where I'm cautious. Through our years, he's broadened my tastebuds, encouraged my creativity and withstood various trials still clinging to Jesus.

I am a dog person and I REALLY love my dog! Her name is Jedi. She was given to me as a Christmas gift and not a day goes by that I'm not thankful for her in my life. She loves snuggling, going on walks and playing fetch. 

I like to run (I know it's weird). I've run a marathon and several halves and even have plans to run more! Besides running, I'm into natural deodorant and homemade remedies. I love fresh baked bread and the "Great British Bake Off." One day I hope to master the art of Danish making.

I played a lot games as a kid, but mostly I played teacher and mom. Even as a little girl, I was passionate about teaching and kids. Now grown up, I get to spend my days helping shape and mold young minds and hearts in Kindergarten. I look forward to the day when we are able to shape and mold our own little ones. Until then, I proudly wear the title of teacher and aunt!

the shire is one of my favorite places, that and hogwarts.

I hate like chocolate.

I don't drink coffee. It's not a conviction, I just don't like it.

i'm an aspiring minimalist.

When I was little I played basketball. I was so "good" that both teams cheered when I scored! 

i love blankets and pillows. I own a lot of them.

i would like five kids, we'll see. :)

i hope one day to write our story in a book.

i drink like an old man. My drink of choice is burbon. neat.

I was crowned fair queen at our county fair.

i love to sing and I used to lead worship at my church for like 8 years.

run a marathon

swim with sea otters

climb a mountain

Read Lord of The Rings

Speak at a conference

visit waco texas

get a dog

write a book

visit ireland

own my own business

become a mom

record a music album

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Graduated high school

Started Dating B

Got married

Moved into our first apartment

Helped plant a church

Got engaged

Created Ark in the Desert

Moved into our second apartment

Got a teaching job
started teaching second grade!

B wrote a  book

Started teaching Kindergarten

Adopted Jedi (our dog)

Bought our first house

Started photography business

B's Health Condition Worsened + He quit his job

Started joint photography + Videography business

Renovated our house

B Got Sick

God healed B

Volunteered at camp

10,000 monthly page views

I wish I were the wife you needed
Most Popular post

Celebrated 5 years

500 followers on
Instagram

The Journal

Church plant closed

Gratudate College

Covid hit + Pivot year

A mid-western girl who learned the freedom in letting go of my plans and walking in His. My goal is to encourage others on that path and point them to Him.

I'm Sarah.

@sarahjeanwrites

We'll be in touch soon!

Thank you!

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