Author Bio

My Purpose

My reason for being is to love, and my way to love is to exhort and encourage. I choose to do much of that through writing. The aim of everything I write is to offer life-giving messages, drawing the reader to a point of personal encouragement and inspiration.

I believe I’m at the ‘father’ stage of my life. 1 John 2:12 – 14 says,

“I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, And you have overcome the wicked one.” (NKJV, Thomas Nelson Publ,1982)

My reason for writing this blog is to engage with people who, in seeking God and His righteousness, experience their road to victory as a mixture of blessings and challenges.

I will share my reflections based on personal experiences and insights gathered from my observations of the world around me. I do this sharing, so that others will see the signposts when in difficulty and will have the insight to carry on through the troubled waters to safety.

First: Sarah Tun, author and founder of Larus Press.

Sarah Tun, author and founder of Larus Press

Professionally

Under the banner of LARUS PRESS I write for moms and sometimes for their kids. My main motivation in writing for children is to keep innocence and creativity alive, to write children’s fiction which is ‘light’ in response to the plethora of ‘dark’ material available. I also write personal growth – to encourage us all to be all that the LORD formed us, saved us to be. My first book FREE TO BE draws us out of low self esteem to build confidence through deeper understanding of scripture and our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Time spent with HIM is time well spent. The book hinges on scripture but two that ‘jump out’ are: ‘Not by might, nor by power but they my Spirit says the LORD of hosts.’ Zechariah 4:6 and ‘Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him.’ Psalm 37:7

Personally

I’m a wife, mom and step mom. I lead kids’ worship in my local church. My ‘call’ in life is ‘Watchman’… Nehemiah had watchmen on the lookout as he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. A watchman is one who is gifted to see dangers and is called to alert others of those dangers. See Ezekiel 3:17-21

The common thread to my writing is to offer life-giving messages. You can investigate more:

WEBSITE: WWW.LARUSPRESS.COM

twitter: @laruspress

facebook: sarahtunauthor

Another blog: http://sarahtunexaminelife.blogspot.com

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Recent Posts

Maturity: A Final Post

Jesus crossToday is the 1st of May. I’ve been writing this blog for some time and while I love it, I feel the LORD saying I must minimize blogging and focus on a fiction piece I’m working on called, Jasper’s Trail, about a young girl who’s family disappears and she must find them.

It’s a tail of the supernatural, purposed to draw girls to question who is in charge of our universe and what is His character.

As I write, I’m not sure this will be the last post I ever write at Life from the Lighthouse but it will be the last post of its kind. I love AGLOW International, who call their small groups Lighthouses. Perhaps there will be a useful way I can morph this site into something that will fit for AGLOW.

Today I draw from John’s 1st letter:

“I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father.” (1John 2:13)

Each of us has been created and saved for a purpose. It is my leaning that I’m called, in part, to encourage maturity in each of us, to grow into the people we’ve been created to be, in order to do – in and through our lives – what God has created us to do. Whether we are still on the milk in the Word, or are on a steady diet of spiritual meat (see Hebrews 5:12), we need God’s Word, the Holy Spirit and fellowship with one another in order to continue to grow in the grace He provides. If you are finding growth stalled because of your anxieties, fears or insecurities, my book Free to Be is available. Even better, you need to apply the knowledge that the old man is dead, indeed, and allow the New Man to rise up in Christ, simply by refusing to dwell on anything that is not a thought or emotion of God. Through the help of the Holy Spirit, we can walk in the fullness of God’s grace today and every day, just as Jesus has encouraged us to do and has modeled for us.

It is my desire that I live out the fullness of God’s purpose for my life. There are times when I feel I’m pretty close to the mark. There are days though, when I think I’ve completely missed God’s plan. How wonderful to have fellow brothers and sisters who encourage me.

There are 3 things in my lifestyle that help me to live as I believe Jesus would have me live:

  1. I read the Word daily and I pray deeply
  2. I encourage other believers
  3. I praise God for all things that come my way.

RevelationsIt is these things that help me to grow, to learn, and to enable others to do the same. We are all part of the same body. Let’s discover, live out and encourage others to fulfil their purpose. I believe Jesus is coming soon. I believe there are positions in Heaven or in the New Earth for those who have overcome the world. Revelation 2 and 3 tells us what is in store for those who have overcome. Let us begin today by overcoming the flesh, the world and the devil, by recognizing that Jesus took all of the ‘junk’ we think or feel from us when he died on the cross, and believing the Holy Spirit equips us for overcoming and for living as God has purposed us to do.

Let us go in peace to love and serve the LORD. Hallelujah and Amen!

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