Sarah BushChristian Author & SpeakerHaving three older brothers and growing up in the South, my mom always wished I’d wear dresses and ribbons in my hair, but I insisted on wearing blue jeans and playing basketball. I was adamant about other desires too, and for as long as I can remember, I always wanted to teach. As a little girl, it started with a few stuffed animals arranged around my room, then “taught school” with some childhood friends. After attending a teacher’s college at Appalachian State University, I ventured into the elementary classroom. And now, God has moved me into an expanding territory – to speak and write for adults. It’s amazing to think where following God can take you – on an adventure that’s for sure.
As a teenager, I made a commitment to the Lord, yet struggled with how to pray. I asked the God to give me the desire to pray, to rise early and spend time with him each day. Years later, I see now that God responded by providing me with a real passion for prayer that has lead me to develop a thirty year habit of journaling what God teaches me and how he reveals his work in my life.
Over the years, I have used various journals and prayer guides, but was never able to locate a prayer guide and journal that worked in harmony. After fifteen years of the Lord burning this desire on my heart, I decided to simply “just do it.” God has lead me to create an inspirational book, The Invitation – Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace,, on the benefits of prayer and journaling, sharing personal experiences along with a structured companion prayer guide and journal for daily use.
After graduating from Appalachian State University with a K-6 degree, I continued on to teach elementary education and served as the Secretary– Treasurer of Youth Ministry, Inc., a small, non-profit foundation established for seminary students. I was an active member of both the middle and high school Moms in Touch International prayer meetings, along with a passion to lead and teach at MOMS – Mothers of Many Seasons, a women’s ministry group. I began my speaking career with Stone Croft Ministries – Christian Women’s Connection, served on the core team of Knowing God Ministries, and currently am a certified Marketplace Chaplain for Eastern NC. My husband, Eric and I, live in Apex, NC with a revolving front door with our three college-age children coming and going. In my spare time, I enjoy “free therapy” over coffee or a long walk with my girlfriends, reading in the sun, and boating or baking in the kitchen with my family.
Deep within my heart, I passionately desire to deliver the message God has put on my heart revealing our true identity – “to build God’s kingdom of priests” (Revelation 1:6) and share a practical prayer tool to help people like yourself build a relationship with God. I enjoy teaching and facilitating events to equip believers in the disciplines of prayer and journaling, including a variety of related topics: listening, discovering your purpose, confidence in prayer and more. The more is… it all points to Jesus – He who lives always to intercede for us! I hope to continue my mission with the new release of my devotional “Breath and Believe”.