Thursday, May 24, 2012


Here are a few of my own personal photographs from my travels near and far. These are special places that are near and dear to my heart, and have captured my eye in beauty and culture. Escape around the world with me!

Kenya, Africa. Climbing to the top of a small had gorgeous views!

Near Kitale, Kenya. Watching a storm move in across the land.

A rhino up close and personal at a conservation in Kenya!

Iconic grass huts at the conservation in Kenya. 

Disneyland at night! 

Sea shell on Huntington Beach. 

View from the Philadelphia Museum of Art looking towards downtown.

Chicago's Navy Pier at night.

View of Philadelphia from the top of City Hall.

LOVE statue in Philadelphia.

Amazing ship in the harbor in San Diego.

Part of Orchard Christian Fellowship Church in Monessen, Pennsylvania.

At the mosaic house in Philadelphia.

Revival Church in Pervomysk, Ukraine.

One of my teams in Kenya.

Fishing boat on Lake Victoria, in Uganda, Africa.

View of Kigali, Rwanda, from the Kigali Genocide Museum/ Memorial.

With some precious children from a school in Kigali, Rwanda.

Monastery in Malaybalay, Philippines. 

Waterfall view in Malaybalay, Philippines.

A breathtaking beach in Phuket, Thailand.

Lighting off floating lanterns on New Years Eve, in Phuket, Thailand.

A big buddha statue in Phuket, Thailand. We prayed out over Phuket and asked for God to come and move in that place, and that the stronghold of Buddhism would be broken in the land.

Bells at the Big Buddha.

Out on a lake in Kampot Province, Cambodia.

Kampot Province, Cambodia. 

A river in Cambodia.

Arch in Beijing, China, near Tienanmen Square.

The back of Tienanmen Square, Beijing, China.

The Great Wall of China

Orthodox temple in Lutugino, Ukraine.

WWII Memorial in Antratsit, Ukraine.

Just some to get started, more to come! Traveling the world for 11 months earns you a lot of pictures and snapshots of memories that will last a lifetime!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

About Me

Welcome to Pencil and Lace!

My name is Sarah Croaker, I am 24 years old, and call Tucson, Arizona my home.

  I am firstly a follower of Christ. My faith and my relationship with the Creator is my number one passion and priority in my life. From it, everything flows outward in my life. My greatest desire in life is to make His name known and to help expand His Kingdom with the gifts and talents that He has given me. He is constantly growing me and drawing me into His heart and His plans for my life, and I am eternally thankful.

 Art and creativity is my life. Anything from sketching, painting, making jewelry, putting together cards, knitting, or just being crafty in general, brings me life. Any way that I can be creative, I love to do it. My desire is to see art be combined with missions to advance the Kingdom. Art speaks to the heart, and there are no language barriers. It is my passion to continue stepping into my artistic talent and glorify God in it.


Another passion in my life is travel. I have spent a year traveling around the world doing missions work with and organization called The World Race, which you can read about my travels here. I traveled to eleven different countries in eleven months, and I have loved every minute of it. God moved in mighty ways, and I loved being able to serve in each country. I plan on continuing missions overseas throughout my life. 

God has blessed me with life, and I find beauty in the small, simple things. Christmas, flowers, having a good cup of tea, drawing, eating spicy food, cooking, being outside in the sun, and just soaking in goodness of life.


Thank you for visiting my site! I hope you enjoy reading about what God is doing in my life, and the simple pleasures He blesses me with each day.