near Abbaye de Troussures - image from photo by Jojo TT


(nonet and reverse nonet)

Write and pray, pray and write, day and night,

despite the voices goading me:

“So you think you are special?

A child could join the dots

of what you’re writing.”



is my





to My voice.

Only My words,

sweet whispers of hope,

can bring life from the dust.

Become My grace-carrier,

writing and speaking in My name,

oasis of truth in the desert.


© Sarah Sansbury, 11th March 2022 (at Abbaye de Troussures)

Seven is my favourite number which holds many Scriptural resonances. So here are seven numerical snippets from my life: 1. I was born in 1967, in a village in Warwickshire, England, and grew up singing in the choir and bellringing in our village Anglican church. 2. I made a first true Christian commitment at age 14 through my school Christian Fellowship. 3. I studied Modern and Medieval Languages for 4 years at the University of Cambridge. 4. In 1993 I married Nick and we have 4 children. 5. I am English and have lived in France since 1999. I hold both British and French nationality and am bilingual. 6. 7 things close to my heart, in no particular order: Fair Trade commerce, cats, green tea, the ocean, Highland cattle, languages, and The Chosen series. 7. In July 2021 I created and began to lead a monthly online Christian poetry group, TRELLIS*, under the umbrella of the UK Association of Christian Writers. (*standing for Trust, Risk, Encouragement, Listening, Love, Inspiration, and Support) What a blessing now to join this inspirational Red Thread Poets group. Praying for the manifold blessings of the Spirit on us all, as we write our beautiful poems and songs full of heavenly inspiration and power.