Sarah Sadler: The daughter of worship leader Gary Sadler sets out on her own

Friday 17th January 2003

Singer/songwriter SARAH SADLER says several sentences.

Sarah Sadler
Sarah Sadler

So what gives you the encouragement to write songs?

There are a lot of people consumed in the wrongs of the world. They feel victimized and cheated. Living a ho-hum life, being the victim of circumstances- that's not for me I know that I can take what's on my plate and make it as good as it can be.

What issues lie at the heart of your music?

I love life, and life is about people and relationships, so I think a lot of my songs reflect the relationships I have and how I view them.

Tell me what your song "Say You Do" is all about.

I wanted to really say something about being a lukewarm person in your beliefs and lifestyle. So many people are content to keep one foot on sea and one on shore- straddling the fence, so to speak. I wanted to talk about what it takes to completely devote yourself to something and how important it is.

Who have been your main influences?

I've had a lot of great Christian influences in my life, mainly thanks to my parents for raising me in a Christian home. When you have someone in your life who walks with Christ, his beauty shines through them and it compels you to want to be that way, too, so that others can see beauty in your life.

What are you trying to do with your songwriting?

As Christians we are called to love each other and to speak into people's lives. I think it's important to be artistic, but in a way that somebody can understand. If a song's not speaking into people's lives, you've almost failed as a songwriter. I want to reach somebody with my music. CR

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