Simplicity Q&A with Sarah

The UFC women's ministry team values community in the spiritual life, so in 2023 as our blog team returns to regular posting here at, you will meet women in our church and read about parts of their stories of walking with Jesus. We hope these regular posts will encourage you! Today it's a joy to hear from Sarah Tompkins as she shares about simplicity in her life.

The Very Busy Spider

Jesus had a singular focus that dictated His every action. He said to the Samaritan woman at the well, “My food is to do the will of My Father and to accomplish His work.” That’s it. That is what fed Jesus, what gave Him joy and purpose and fulfillment. Doing only what God wanted Him to be doing in every moment. It’s all He cared about. Every decision He made, every place He went, every person He engaged with was only ever a response to His deeper focus on God’s will and work. Jesus didn’t always heal everyone. He didn’t always respond to everyone. He didn’t always go where people thought He should go or do what they thought He should do. Sometimes Jesus seemed rude, or uninterested. But He wasn’t. He was simply focused. That. Is. Simplicity. Confidently doing what God has created or called us to do, without allowing anything to distract us from it. A singular focus.

Silence & Solitude Day Retreat

Women of UFC, intentionally break away from your busy life and spend time with the Heavenly Father before you get swept away by the rush of the holidays. Join us Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at UFC Emerald Campus for Be Still, a silence and solitude day retreat. This is a free event. Please register today to reserve your spot.