Sarah Markley
About the Author

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...

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
& you will too!
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(in)side DaySpring:
things we love
& you will too!
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  1. I love your article! After I lost my nurses’ license due to a brain injury, I felt worthless and depressed. God eventually led me into what became my little business…reImaginedTreasures! I have learned just what you said about God recycling our hurts, in my case my entire life, into a new thing. Now I get great joy making clothes for children from upcycled castoffs, vintage treasures, etc…And every day as I am hunting or sewing or ripping apart the old-that-will-be-new I am reminded of God’s great love for me and for us in remaking our lives into something beautiful!

  2. My teenage son loves to create maps like your daughter does, Sarah, maps of far away places only found in his imagination. I love the creativity, I love the Redeemed collection, and I love the upcycling Jesus does in my life!

  3. What do you mean by “redeeming the old to make the beautiful’?
    And sometimes hard experiences don’t lead us to understanding…sometimes we just have to accept them. 🙂