Monday, December 28, 2009


Today.  I am back at work after a week off.  I've been skiing with the high school kids from church. 

I've been to my grandparent's house for Christmas.  I've been to College Station for Christmas with Mama's side of the family. There's plenty of pictures and blog posts of all of these things to come.  But today, I'm sitting at my desk sifting through what came in this. 

The papers that will make me an official Certified Public Accountant.  That's right.  It's old news to most, but I passed the last part of my exam.  I am done forever with studying!  Done forever with balancing full-time job, student ministries, friends, AND studying for that gosh awful test!  I'm not sure I ever thought it would be done, but it is.  Praise the Lord!  Literally.  Months ago, while I was studying, my mom sent me these verses.  I've had them taped to my computer monitor ever since. 

May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed. 
We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will life up our banners in the name of our God. 
May the LORD grant all your requests. 
Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand. 
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.   
                                       Psalm 20: 4-7

I love reading these verses now.  I did shout for joy the morning I got my scores.  I was on ski trip.  It was 5am.  I woke up and pulled the website with the scores up on my iPhone.  When I saw that I had passed, that I was done forever, the tears fell.  Tears of joy, tears of accomplishment, tears of praise to the Lord.  Glory to God - He is good!


Jen Lewis said...

I am so proud of you Sarah! God is indeed good. Is it sinking in more now?! I cannot wait to celebrate with you!

Kristie said...

I agree with Jen- when do we get to celebrate?!

Erin said...

Sarah, you did it!!! I am so, so proud of you for persevering - I know the pain of those tests. Lunch today just turned a little more celebratory!

Sarah said...

YAY!!!!!! I'm so very excited and thankful for God's greatness! Cannot wait to REALLY celebrate (outside of my crazy altitude haze :))

Julia said...


Jen Haney said...

Yay Sarah!!! I am so excited for you!!! Congratulations- I know you deserve it!