How I Became a Christian

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a good day.

Today, I want to share something very personal with you: how I became a Christian.

I’m one of those people who was going to church before I was born. My parents are both Christians and are still married after 31 years. When I was growing up, I was at church every time the doors were open, and grew up knowing all of the “right” answers.

When I was in the 6th grade, my Sunday School class started reading the Left Behind series for kids. To be honest, those books terrified me. I knew that I had never asked Jesus to be the Lord of my life, and if the rapture (when Jesus is coming back to get those who are saved) happened, I would be “left behind.” For a while, I lived in constant fear. If my family was quiet, while we were at home, I’d find them just to make sure they were still there.

This continued for a while, and then one week, my church had a revival. One of the preacher’s sermons was about Jesus “knocking on your hear’s door.” I felt like He was pounding on mine. I went up during the invitation, prayed a prayer, and was later baptized, but nothing in my life really changed.

I was never involved in anything “bad,” and was considered a “good person,” but at that point in my life, I didn’t really understand that you have to build a relationship with Jesus and continually work on it.

As the years passed, I’d have doubts from time to time but would push them aside because I thought, “I’ve already been in front of the church and said I was saved, and I’ve already been baptized. It’d be too embarrassing to walk down the aisle again.”

When I was about 15, the doubts of my salvation increased, and I asked my mom if we could talk to our pastor about everything. We got to church early one night, talked things over, and in my pastor’s office, I truly asked Jesus to be my Savior.

I’m not saying that my walk with the Lord has been perfect since then because that isn’t possible. However, I strive to live a life that honors Him, which I hope comes across in my interactions. I understand the importance of keeping an active prayer life and not just reading the Bible but digging into it.

I pray that if you’ve never asked Jesus to be your Savior, that you’d do so today. Words can’t describe the peace and assurance that comes with salvation!

Sarah

Let’s Do This!

white dress / statement earrings

Hi, everyone! My name is Sarah Holt, and I’m so glad you stopped by my blog. This is an endeavor I’ve wanted to embark on for a while, and after receiving encouragement from various places, here we are!

floral dress (use SARAH15 to get 15% off purchase)

My husband, Daniel, and I have been married for almost five years. He is a full time pastor and a talented musician. I constantly tell him how many wrinkles I’ve gotten, since we got married, but fortunately those fine lines are due to constant smiling, so I “wear” them with pride.

floral dress

Our son, Isaac, is almost two, which is hard to believe. Our inspiration behind his name comes from the Bible. Isaac was Sarah’s son, so it was fitting for us. He is “all boy” as they say and constantly keeps us on our toes. We wouldn’t have it any other way, though!

I want my blog to be an encouraging and inspiring place for women. That seems to be a notion the world has forgotten and social media hasn’t helped matters. As a Christian and high school English teacher, I believe part of my job is to lift others up. Whether that’s telling my teenage students that they are valued and loved or helping other Christians fight through spiritual warfare, that’s what I want this site to be about.

leopard top / black shorts (similar) / nude heels / pearl headband / burgundy cardigan (similar) / cream cardigan / olive jeggings (similar) / olive jacket (similar) / black jeggings (similar)

Finally, I have a passion for fashion and believe it’s important to keep it classy when getting dressed, hence the name of my blog. I want women to know that they don’t have to show skin or keep up with the latest trends to feel beautiful. The Lord made each of us wonderfully unique, and I want to remind women of that. I also hope to offer affordable outfit inspiration and help others be the best versions of themselves, both inside and outside.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I’m excited to see where this adventure leads!

Sarah