Welcome to One Mountain at a Time

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he has my whole heart.

I’m Savannah, friends call me Sav. 26. Free spirit, yet grounded in God alone.

Though I’m a mountain gal at heart, I currently live in Dallas, TX. I work as an autistic assistant with elementary special needs children. It’s a great passion of mine that’s never felt like work since I started this field in 2013. I attend Trinity Dallas Church where it has definitely made the city feel like home sweet home ever since I’ve moved here on my own in January of 2016.

I have a chronic illness called systemic lupus erythematosus. It’s an autoimmune disease where my bodies immune system attacks it’s own tissue causing inflammatory, painful symptoms mainly in my joints. You can read that whole story here.

I love the life-giving friends God has blessed my life with and my family keeps my heart full.  It’s pretty easy to continue writing about all the different things I’m passionate about or enjoy doing, but I’d much rather talk over a cup of dark roasted coffee if you’re in the Dallas area (or anywhere in the mountains, I’ll fly up).

Feel free to read all about my little POUR for POVERTY project where I give crafted bags to the homeless. I believe strongly in the power of doing small things with great love and watching the fruit of that love come to life by giving from the heart. Let’s have the heart of a whale and pour love for the poor.

|| other publications ||

She is More, My Encounter with a Real Angel

The MightyWhen My Students With Special Needs Comforted Me Through My Illness

The Mighty, Why I Won’t Accept my Illness, but I’ll accept the Battle

“My blog is a place for people to come to just as they are and share in the beauty that comes from sharing the stories of our hearts with others. I noticed my blog started to grow when I started to become really real in my writing; when I didn’t hide my heart and I was utterly honest. I write because I simply want to encourage others that whatever season we find ourselves in that may be a struggle, we can come out of it by the grace of God. I believe there is beauty in everyone’s story and there is even more beauty when we can speak life to each other in both the trying and joyous seasons of our lives. I blog because my heart will never stop going through different chapters, and as long as my life is still flipping through its own book, I will use whatever chapter I’m in to speak love and encouragement into others going through similar walks. It’s all about climbing one mountain at a time and knowing that you’re not alone on the journey.” – Story On, (Why do you blog project, 2016)

|| top 5 book recommendations || 

  • A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World, Paul Miller
  • No Greater Love, Mother Teresa
  • Finding Hope – Rediscovering Life after Tragedy, James W. Goll
  • Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, Francis Chan
  • When God Writes your Love Story, Eric Ludy

|| top 5 quotes || 

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”– Mother Teresa

“It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” -Anne Frank

“It is a risk to love.
What if it doesn’t work out?
Ah, but what if it does.” – Peter McWilliams

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” – Forest Witcraft

“God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.” – Crazy Love, Francis Chan