In a World of Panic

It has nothing to do with you.

When I started this blog, I fully intended on posting about the pursuit of peace in my life. This is because for months I have been completely surrounded by stress and chaos. I created a business in 2007 to support and feed my family, I signed one of the worst business deals of my life with two people that following year which led to my business being resold and me becoming merely an employee of the business I created rather than an owner. (This is not in reference to any news station, my time with local news stations have been very beneficial for myself and the business).

My business was bought out last year and new ownership took over. I’ve spent the last 9 months being lied about, falsely accused and had the unfortunate experience of watching my business being taken from me and those who worked the hardest for its success.

I lost my business via a phone call in my kitchen.

Someone I do not know posted online “I’m sure she got a great severance deal, I wouldn’t worry about her.” No, there were no deals. I was not paid a dime past the day I was fired, I was not paid my unused vacation, I was not even paid the earned commission from the past year. Nothing. In fact, I didn’t even get back my personal belongings from my office. I got nothing more than a goodbye and a letter from a lawyer.

It is amazing what a lie can do.

I do not know the people who hate me so much that they would lie to destroy me, but I do know the people who believed it. And, I’ll admit, I never saw that coming.

Why were they so comfortable?

 

When I first heard the lies, I dismissed them immediately. I could not even imagine someone believing those things. I was naive and stupid. I had no idea that there are people who get pure joy out of destroying other people. I guess I just don’t think like that.

That lie has cost more than $20,000 in legal fees during the last few months. In October, I began having severe abdominal pain and have been in and out of the hospital ever since. I have lost nearly 30 pounds, have over $10,000 in medical bills and managed to somehow begin having panic attacks at least twice a day.

That lie has cost me a lot.

A lie. Something that is not true made up by someone I really don’t even know.

I have lived in this stress for months and months now, dealing with the aftermath of someone else’s hate.

And, for my own well-being (and the risk of being cheesy), I thought I’d say something today.

Dear Haters,

I’ve been silent this entire time but I do have one thing to say to all of those who have hated, destroyed, falsely accused and lied. I am done. I will not let you control my life. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my God is bigger than you. He is bigger than your lies. He is bigger than your hate. And, I know, God has a hope, a plan and a future for me.

The time of letting you control my mind and my life has come to an end.

God put dreams and passion in my heart so many years ago and you will not take that from me. Though you come at me with lies, destruction and hate, I come at you as David did to Goliath in the name of the Lord our God.

I’m not giving up. I am not giving in. I will fight to have the life God has promised to me and I will walk in the peace of God.

I’m not going to let you mess with me anymore. I have children to raise, a path to follow and you will not hold me back. Lies from strangers will not hold me back anymore.

Goodbye, haters. I’m over you.

Sincerely,

Sarah Roe

Money Saving Queen, 918 Coupon Queen, Tulsa’s Coupon Queen, Mother of Two Beautiful Boys and Follower of TRUTH.

 

110 Comments
  • Kristy
    Posted at 17:27h, 24 January Reply

    Very proud of you! I know you can’t tell it all publicly, but I sure wish you could because wow…wouldn’t all those people who said stuff and believed it feel like poooo!

    It’s time to take hold of what God has in store for you…and let go!

  • Brandi
    Posted at 17:35h, 24 January Reply

    Oh, Sarah! It’s terrible that someone is so miserable that they would choose to make up lies about you. You have TRUTH, though, and that will pay off for you in the end. The liars never, ever, EVER win. Praying for you!

  • Mia @ MakeMeUpMia
    Posted at 17:35h, 24 January Reply

    So sorry that everything happened to you this way Sarah. Nobody deserves that! It’s sad that so many cruel people exist in this world, but they are the ones what will not be blessed and will have higher power to answer to eventually in one way or another. Stay positive, continue to hold your head up high and focus on the next chapter in your life. God has to have bigger and better things in store for you ๐Ÿ™‚ That is what I am believing for you.

  • Brandi
    Posted at 17:37h, 24 January Reply

    Love, love, love it! I am SO GLAD you FINALLY did this! I especially like that last little line. I know it won’t mean much to some but, to me, I totally get it and just grinned when I read it. Love you!

  • Jenifer
    Posted at 17:45h, 24 January Reply

    Sarah, my sincerest prayers got up for you in this valley. I began following you over 5 years ago when a divorce rocked my world and I was forced to come to terms with raising two kids on a teacher’s salary. Your grocery matchups and financial tips literally were a saving grace for me. I am sure that there are numerous people like me who saw, and continue to see, you as a rare light during dark times. I heard you speak at the Queen for a Day hosted by my church where I was a table hostess and I can tell you that your words resonated with many there as well. There are many cliches I could close with but I would rather tell you that speaking from experience, there will be good that comes from this trial… just be patient and let God work his wonders.

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 03:01h, 25 January Reply

      Thank you, Jennifer.Thank you also for your kind words about the Queen for a Day. Speaking that day was one of the hardest things I had ever done, but I felt God all over it. Thank you for your support!

    • Tiffany
      Posted at 15:39h, 01 February Reply

      I was at this Queen For A Day event at this church! I was in complete awe of you and your tenacity. I have used so many of the tips and tricks I learned from you that day!!

      Just know that you are in all if our thoughts and prayers and we know that God will see you through this trial. Not only that, but you will come out of it so far above and ahead of all the liars and haters! Keep your head up!

  • Christina Kamp
    Posted at 18:02h, 24 January Reply

    I have been praying for you since I knew that you were not with money saving queen. I followed you faithfully when you were. I wrote them and told them they stink without you because it’s true. I am so very sorry for everything you’ve lost and been through. You are right that God has a plan for your future. I will continue to pray for you as you move through this part of your life into His next steps for you. One thing I KNOW: Jesus loves you, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak BUT HE IS STRONG! I don’t know why that song, but God laid it on my heart to say to you and it’s OH SO TRUE! Peace to you!

  • Amanda Shaw
    Posted at 18:05h, 24 January Reply

    I don’t know what happened to you or why but I’m sorry that it happened and I hope that you get to feeling better. I know a TON about panic attacks as I have them daily as well as my 13 year old daughter does too.
    That being said please don’t think that bringing God into your situation is “cheesy.” You should have Him with you 24/7/365 and anyone that can’t deal with that or has anything negative to say about it is the one who is “cheesy” and in the wrong. I believe that is what is so drastically wrong in this world today that is why people treat others the way they do in cases like yours. People don’t have God in their lives and it shows. I will pray for you and your situation as well as your medical worries.

  • Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen
    Posted at 18:05h, 24 January Reply

    Oh Sarah, I keep you in my prayers and know that things will improve. People can be so awful and the damage can be insurmountable but through God all things are possible. I admire your strength and courage. Wishing you the best my friend! XO

  • Katie Piotrowski
    Posted at 18:07h, 24 January Reply

    Wow! Thankfully, I have not heard any of the rumors. I am sorry to hear that this has happened to you. I am one who has personally received benefit from all of the work you have done. Your site encouraged me and helped me to stretch our funds to feed our family in a time when we needed it most. Thank you for all that you have done, and thank you in advance for what you will do in the future. I hope that God’s plan for you will be revealed and trust that he will lift you up and bring you forth much better than you were before.

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 03:00h, 25 January Reply

      Thank you, Katie! I believe God used our site and the ministry he gave me to help people. I am very grateful for that and the experiences, I am saddened by how it ended. But, I know God has big plans for my future!

  • Rachel
    Posted at 18:25h, 24 January Reply

    I can’t even begin to imagine. ๐Ÿ™ hugs

  • Sandy
    Posted at 18:58h, 24 January Reply

    Dear Sarah. I have know you and your folks for many years. You are so much better off, just to not associate with those people. Your God and my God are one in the same. He will always be there for us to pick us up when we stumble. At the time it seems like our world is crumbling around us, But God will always be there for you as well as your family. God Bless You Always, Aunt Sandy

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 02:59h, 25 January Reply

      Thank you, Sandy. Love you!

  • Shana
    Posted at 19:02h, 24 January Reply

    Love! So thankful you have come to the point of them not being in control. I can’t imagine how hard all of it is, but THIS is the Sarah we know! Hang in there and grab what God has for you!

  • Erika
    Posted at 19:04h, 24 January Reply

    Praying for you! I myself have panic attacks and they are no joke! God is more than able to heal us! You are more than a conquerer!!!

  • Shannon
    Posted at 20:00h, 24 January Reply

    So sorry that you’ve gone through such a bad time. I wondered where you were; I always appreciated your posts.
    Good for you being able to get past what has been done. I’ll be praying for you and your family.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 22:31h, 24 January Reply

    Love you Sarah!!! I hope 2014 is the best year ever for you!

    Rock on lady! You got this!!

  • Jennifer Still
    Posted at 23:43h, 24 January Reply

    Well said Sarah Roe!!!!

  • Cathy
    Posted at 01:07h, 25 January Reply

    Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy. I believe that you have deep love for Christ. Satan will use any vessel including people to attack you, I know there’s pain but I believe you are better off and God has a better plan for you.

  • Mary
    Posted at 01:34h, 25 January Reply

    Dear Miss Roe,

    I use to follow your old blog religiously. I missed most of the “drama” last fall. When i revisited the site awhile back I was so shocked! Anyway, I visited the site again just the other day because I saw on your current blog a picture of the “princesses”. I went through many of the old postings and felt saddened by the happier posts from everyone there. I did not realize how much I felt like I had friends on MSQ until I revisited the postings. Now MSQ seems like a ghost town. It is odd that your profile is still on the site too. Also all the “bans” speaks volumes.

    I miss Anna Marie in particular.

    I just want to say I wish you the best. I will always treasure the “time” I spent with MSQ but I hope to continue that friendship here.

    Take care of yourself. I hope the future brings you much joy and success.

    Respectfully,

    Mary

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 02:58h, 25 January Reply

      Thank you, Mary! Yes, it is a sad thing indeed. They are allowed to use my picture until March and it appears that is what they will do. I do not believe they intend on letting anyone know that I am gone or that the volunteers are gone, although I think it is obvious. Thank you for your support!

  • Wanda
    Posted at 03:42h, 25 January Reply

    May God continue to give you the strength to forgive and have peace in your life. May God bless you & your family in his Son’s name Jesus Amen.

  • Maria
    Posted at 15:30h, 25 January Reply

    God has blessed you. Keep faith in God. Your shinning with strength and courage. Those people are sooooooooo behind you. You go girl!

  • Amy Reeves
    Posted at 01:50h, 27 January Reply

    Sarah, you don’t know me but I’ve always followed your posts and love your saving tips. When I saw you in the school pick up line when I was picking up my step daughter I got so excited because I think your amazing but didn’t want to seem like a creeper. I will be praying for you, peace and joy for your life!!

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 02:13h, 27 January Reply

      No worries, Amy, you’re not a creeper! Thank you for your support. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nichole
    Posted at 03:13h, 27 January Reply

    You freaking GO girl. He knows the truth and thats what matters!!!!!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 03:52h, 27 January Reply

    You go girl!!! Soooo proud of you and you also have people that are totally on your side!! You shake them haters off!!! Praying for you and you will always have my continued support!! <3

  • Trish
    Posted at 08:28h, 27 January Reply

    Sarah,
    The biggest thing in all of this sad and horrible mess is that YOU have GOD on YOUR side!
    Your above letter shows your strength and power and you have a wonderful family and friends to back you up.
    Keep your chin up and know you are the better person in all of this and karma will be there for the liars and jerks.
    Prayers and love to you and family from all of us…..

    Trish

  • Angie Martin
    Posted at 14:11h, 27 January Reply

    Amen, sister!

  • Debbie Davis
    Posted at 15:38h, 27 January Reply

    I miss the Money Saving Queen network. You and the team were so beneficial in my life. I want to note that yesterday I was on facebook looking at all my “likes” and went to Money Saving Queen page and noted that there’s not the same following it had when your team was there. So whoever it is that has meant you harm, this is proof to them that you and our God is much bigger and evil will not prevail. Amen. I hope to see you and the girls start something else in the future.

  • Cassie
    Posted at 17:46h, 27 January Reply

    Some people can’t handle others being more successful than them. Therefore they do anything to tear the successful people down. We know that you worked hard to build the success that you had! The great thing about successful people: Once they are a success once, they often have success multiple times because they have the skills and knowledge and dedication to be successful!!!
    I am so super excited to be coming to your blogging workshop in Feb! I know you are one of the bests I can learn from. Keep doing what you were meant to do!

  • Kristi @dragonflytweet
    Posted at 18:30h, 27 January Reply

    I didn’t know you until you showed up today as a Sponsored Post. From someone who lost a huge business and also have been talked and lied about, I am sending you a big virtual ((hug)). Both things are tremendous losses and take time to grieve and let it go. Follow your path with your head held high. Something better is waiting around the corner for you.

  • Jen
    Posted at 19:22h, 27 January Reply

    What the WHAAA?! Ok so I’ve missed something along the way. As I said the first time I met you & a zillion times after… God put a passion on your heart. You inspire & bless so many women every day. You have a gift.
    Follow that & don’t give over to the lies.
    I had a few people spread lies about me & my husband 5 yrs ago. It almost destroyed us & some of our friends. It didn’t, but it still hurts from time to time.
    Remember, strength doesn’t always roar, some days it’s a whisper of hope. – jen
    Let’s get together for blog talk soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • michelle jones
    Posted at 23:12h, 27 January Reply

    Hi Sarah, I doubt you would remember me you did a coupon swap in okc at news 9 station. I am just now learning about your new site and what has happened to you. It makes me incredibly sad, and I pray God leads you to more success! When I found your book in our library and read your story I couldn’t put it down. You opened my eyes to a much bigger world of couponing than I knew at the time, and inspired me. I even started my own blog last year; not making income yet but I’m hoping to get there this year. God Bless! –Michelle

  • Delana McNac
    Posted at 23:32h, 27 January Reply

    Sarah, I remember hearing you talk at Spark and Hustle and I was so inspired by all of your hard work just as I was getting ready to start my own. I am totally flabbergasted at what you are saying and just heartbroken for you. Needless to say, it sends a chill through me, too. Do you have any advice for those of us following in your footsteps, any words of wisdom?

  • Cathy Dulaney
    Posted at 23:50h, 27 January Reply

    I was reminded of this quote the other day. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.โ€ ~ Paul Boese
    God bless you!!

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 00:33h, 28 January Reply

    Sarah…I have been a couponer for years but it wasn’t until I stumbled on your match ups that it really blossomed. Thank you for your honesty and transparency. You have been greatly missed…. But from some of the comments can I assume you have a new website? I’d love to follow…

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 02:50h, 28 January Reply

    They can use your picture, they can use your idea but they are missing the most important part….that’s you! They can’t replace you, they can’t duplicate you, as you are absolutely the person we all grew to live and follow. Don’t let their ill will reduce the quality of your life! We have all benefited from your wisdom! We still have you, they don’t! Walk proudly for all you have accomplished!

  • MaryKaye Wells
    Posted at 05:03h, 28 January Reply

    Haters indeed. What I know: what goes around comes around. I hope to not be around when that happens. Bless you, bless you, bless you….Thanks for your vulnerability and honesty….

  • Dawn Rogers
    Posted at 09:37h, 28 January Reply

    Sarah, i had no idea. I just thought that facebook somehow hid your site from me. Those matchups etc helped me save money and it was fun. What has happened to you is horrible. It does not help you now, but they will all have to answer to their maker in the end. Not sure how they can sleep at night. You are a strong beautiful person. Your kids are lucky to have you.

  • Stephani
    Posted at 15:41h, 28 January Reply

    Thank you Sarah for this blog post. I needed to hear this today. God is working through you.

  • millie sweetin
    Posted at 09:38h, 29 January Reply

    Sara, I believe in you, always have and always will. You are a true Christian. I am so sorry you had to go through all that. I can imagine you are a lot stronger and wonderful things are in your future. Your supporter, Millie Sweetin

  • Drew Harris
    Posted at 12:08h, 29 January Reply

    Not sure if you remember me but I built a certain site and all the code that powered it in the beginning. I don’t know anything about what has happened to you lately other than what you wrote here. However, I am praying for you sister and thank you for your honesty here. Please let let me know if there is anything that I can do to help you.

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 13:24h, 29 January Reply

      Of course I remember you, Drew. Thank you for the support!

  • Joy A
    Posted at 12:33h, 29 January Reply

    After reading this blog post, when I came across these Scriptures during my quiet time, I just couldn’t shake the idea that I needed to share them with you–if for nothing else, to cling to when the next panic attack tries to come:

    “For it is God’s will and intention that by doing right [your good and honest lives] should silence (muzzle, gag) the ignorant charges and ill-informed criticisms of foolish persons. [Live] as free people, [yet] without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but [live at all times] as servants of God.” 1 Peter 2:15-16 amp

    “So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:6

    “Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” Ps 46:8-10

    All of these come from an excerpt of Joyce Meyer’s IN PURSUIT OF PEACE–highly recommend!

    Hugs to you! You can do it!

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 13:24h, 29 January Reply

      Thank you, Joy!!! Those are amazing, I’m writing them on 3×5 cards!AND, I’m reading Joyce Meyer’s book right now! LOL!

      • Joy A
        Posted at 14:09h, 29 January Reply

        Perfect! Great to hear!

  • Satan Threw the First Punch
    Posted at 14:05h, 29 January Reply

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  • Marilyn
    Posted at 15:33h, 29 January Reply

    What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your journey and resolution with us all….it is truly inspirational! HUGS!

  • Lisa S
    Posted at 15:37h, 29 January Reply

    From all of the comments you should realize what profound affect you have had on many lives.
    Every time, we’ve gone through something like this (and we have been through many) we remind ourselves that there is something incredible about to happen that the Devil is trying to prevent. Each time,we’ve drawn closer to God and something incredible has happened. Whether it was financial or a chance to bless someone else it was amazing and completely obliterated what the Devil tried to do.
    Stay strong as we all know you will. Something incredible is coming your way.

  • Paige Y.
    Posted at 17:14h, 29 January Reply

    Sarah,

    I am so sorry you have had to endure this mess! I bought your first book when I had a little tiny new baby and read it in one sitting. I wrote you about in 2009. Wow! What a life changer you were for me helping me get my financial priorities right while adjusting to a new role in my life. Thank you for all you did to help me and others.
    Bless you during this time. Praying for you!

  • Sarah B
    Posted at 18:17h, 29 January Reply

    I don’t know anything about the situation, but wanted to say I’m so sorry that you were put through so much! Prayers and support to you!! You’re clearly very strong, and bravo for kicking the haters and liars to the curb!! They don’t deserve to take up space in your heart and mind!!

  • Robin Schinnerer
    Posted at 18:33h, 29 January Reply

    I am so sorry this has happened to you! Don’t you hate bullies? What I want to say is “THANK YOU” from the bottom of my heart. I attended one of your workshops several years ago and saw a way to make our paychecks meet. Who would have thought that a 1 1/2 hour “discussion” would have saved us over $3,000 in the first year?!
    So thank you for sharing your knowledge, experiences and faith. God is bigger than we can hope or imagine!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you,
    Robin S.

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 20:13h, 29 January Reply

      That is amazing, I am so grateful you shared your story. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nancy mcanelly
    Posted at 19:04h, 29 January Reply

    Honey I will tell uu that I too have went to the same thing and this too shall pass!! I shared anxiety hurt guilt all the above . BUT God will prevail God has promised and we must trust no matter how hard

  • Lisa Beneux
    Posted at 19:27h, 29 January Reply

    Sarah I am so sorry that you and your Family had to go through this. There are truly evil people in the world.

  • Debbie Garrison
    Posted at 19:42h, 29 January Reply

    I don’t have any clue what you are talking about, but you are missed. All I know is that I would see you in the mornings and then poof you were gone. It was swept under the rug. Nothing was said. It has happened with a few others with KOTV. I don’t understand. Anyway, GOD IS IN CONTROL. Not the people who own, not the viewers, not the ones who went to your seminars, not even you Sarah, GOD IS IN CONTROL. He has HIS perfect timing for everything that happens in your life if you allow Him. Curious to see what He has in store for you.

  • Maggie
    Posted at 19:42h, 29 January Reply

    Sarah,
    I found your site in 2009 when I moved to NC. I found your website so honest, so creative, and insightful. I won a contest one day and you sent me a coupon binder and your book. It was so inspiring to me. My husband was preparing for a 9month deployment to Afganistan. Your book and blog really inspired me!! You are a great person with terrific ideas! Keep the faith!

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 20:12h, 29 January Reply

      Thank you, Maggie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • carol wicker
    Posted at 19:55h, 29 January Reply

    I’m so glad you got to speak from the heart and knowing God was with you all the way…my motto when I was fighting my cancer was “we’re going to keep pressin on till the battle is won” and it seems you were fighting against a battle to……may God keep blessing you and I will keep you in my prayers

  • Grams
    Posted at 20:50h, 29 January Reply

    I had no idea all this was going on, but I met you years ago and knew you were genuine. Your heart was visible in everything you said and did. I was delighted when it appeared that your gifts were being honored. I had no idea you were being exploited, used and abused.

    Over thirty years ago I experienced a similar trauma. In my case, it took over twenty years for it to decrease. Yes, DECREASE. I know you know the tears, the heartache, the shame, the questions — and the anger that comes with it. The emotions are powerful! God gave me specific Bible verses about my situation (so glad other verses have already been shared with you — they are powerful weapons in your hand!) and He has brought EVERY SINGLE VERSE TO PASS. EVERY SINGLE VERSE. It didn’t matter how weird it sounded ๐Ÿ™‚ or how impossible it sounded, EVERY SINGLE VERSE came to pass — and when they did, that specific moment in time “froze” and I remembered the verse word for word. Each time — two of which involved direct confrontation with those who’d sought to destroy me and my family — I was so overwhelmed by God’s goodness that I wept and THANKED THEM AND SPOKE BLESSINGS OVER THEM! How crazy is that? I bet God laughed and laughed — loving the look on my face when He so beautifully turned things around! (And of course, you know it weirded out the attackers!) LOL!

    I pray it does not take that many years for you to see the fulfillment of the verses He is speaking into your life — and I seriously doubt it will because you have already been through the fire in other areas of your life. You have a strong foundation of trusting Him.

    I just want so – like so many others – give you a cyber hug and tell you how honored I am to have met you and seen your integrity in action , and to be further blessed by your story now. Your victory-in-progress reminds us all of God’s faithfulness!

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 20:53h, 29 January Reply

      Thank you so much for sharing!! I hope it doesn’t take that long as well but thank you for your prayers and encouragement!

  • Shelia Little
    Posted at 21:02h, 29 January Reply

    A friend forwared me your story because she tought it would be uplifting to me. I was another one of those single mothers that was barely getting by when I started couponing. I had no house, no money, and no hope. Couponing changed my life so I started blogging about it. As soon as I started making money, I lost my blog.

    It was devistating but I decided to try again and created a new blog. It has been a little over a year now and I had finally started making money on my new blog when I suddenly see that Google as blocked because of malware. It is heartbreaking when you lose something that you have put your heart and soul into and I am glad to see to you have come back fighting.

    I pray that you continiue to be lifted by your faith and you have inspired me to lean more on my own faith and know that God is then one in charge. Starting over is scary but I’m sure that you will be blessed by your new focus on life and that wonderful adventures await you.

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 23:54h, 29 January Reply

      Thanks, Shelia! I hope you find a way around that, I’ve never heard of them blocking like that!

  • Jana Coley
    Posted at 21:02h, 29 January Reply

    Sarah, I’m so sorry you have been dealing with this. I can’t even begin to imagine the devastation you must have felt. I’m really proud of you for taking a stand & telling those who want to harm you that they absolutely have no control over your life any more.

    Hang in there & continue leaning on the Lord. As my mother-in-law told me once, every tie you need to, just crawl up in the lap of Jesus & let Him wrap His arms of love around you & make the pain go away. I love that visual!

    Praying for you!

  • Shauna Smith
    Posted at 22:27h, 29 January Reply

    Wow you have been through some tough stuff, I am so impressed that you are still standing and moving forward, taking away the power the hatred has had over your life. There is a path we are supposed to follow and we always learn something from these terrible experiences. You are strong and capable, go live your dream and leave those haters behind. All the best to you!! I loved your post, it is so real and honest..

  • samantha
    Posted at 23:57h, 29 January Reply

    Dear Sarah,
    I have enjoyed listening to you on the Oasis Road Show and other places over the years and have learned much. I just wanted to say thank you and to say bravo for telling your story, even though it is hard. I have been an advocate for adopted individuals and ethical adoption and have often felt attacked, leaving me feeling misunderstood and very grieved. Your post was an encouragement to me to not give up and to know that God is bigger and since He is for us, who can be against us?

  • Suzanne Hansell
    Posted at 02:36h, 30 January Reply

    Sarah,

    It’s sad that you have been treated this way by those that apparently don’t know you. I have followed you since attending one of the coupon classes you did years ago. I even encouraged my son to contact you about holding a class at Cosi where he was manager. The things that you taught me I have tried to share with, family, friends and coworkers. You have been an inspiration to thousands of people all over the state and the country. This too shall pass and you will come out victorious with God’s help. I’m sure he has better things in store for you. To me you are and forever will be the Coupon Queen.

    Prayers and hugs for you my friend.

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 03:10h, 30 January Reply

      Thank you, Suzanne! You’ve been such a loyal fan all of these years. Thank you for your support!

  • Kerry
    Posted at 12:28h, 30 January Reply

    I am so happy you are speaking about this. It gives us power to use our voice. I have a business as well. A person who suffers from professional jealousy also made false statements against me. Just one lie that spiral ed into a quite costly situation for me. I ended up with legal fees as well. God is good though! Truth prevailed.

  • Jenny
    Posted at 01:04h, 31 January Reply

    I am so sorry you went through this! my thoughts are with you as you push your way through this trying time. You are strong and your going to come out on the other side!

  • HEATHER HEFLIN
    Posted at 01:22h, 31 January Reply

    POSITIVE THOUGHTS for you and your family. I am a single mother and have started a brand new world/life as of last summer. I am a great listener. I am always open to suggestion; always open to learn new things that might help me and my child. I don’t know all the details either, but please know you have a supporter, a friend, an extra hand, all in your corner.

  • Melissa
    Posted at 02:17h, 31 January Reply

    Oh Sarah,

    I am so glad you wrote this post. Not just to let everyone know, but for YOU! I can’t imagine the stress you have gone through over this whole thing, just remember you are amazing inside and out. You have the love of God in your heart and no one can take that away from you!

    They may have taken your site, but they haven’t taken your heart, your spirit or your passion!!!!!!!!!!! God just has a bigger plan for you! LOVE YA!

  • Susan Shipe
    Posted at 13:41h, 31 January Reply

    A resounding amen. The God of angel armies is always by your side. Amen.

  • Sheila Vancuren
    Posted at 13:54h, 31 January Reply

    Oh Sarah!!

    I have been clueless about all this STUFF you have experienced, but did notice your absence. No matter what YOU are the Money Saving Queen and the spirit behind this. You are passionate about your mission and you should NOT let the enemy defeat you. Look to scripture to strengthen you (there is a TON about enemies and your defeat of them) Seek the Lord and he will direct your ways.

    BUT I would say begin again!! If this is your passion it cannot be stifled ๐Ÿ™‚

    “They” are not worth your health, wealth or sanity. Chalk it up as a loss and move FORWARD in whatever direction God leads!

  • Elizabeth Towns
    Posted at 15:34h, 31 January Reply

    I clicked on this post for reasons beyond my comprehension. Iโ€™ve never even read your blog. But today I was drawn to it, and Iโ€™m glad that God lead me here. I want to tell you that God does breath life into dry bones, and restores what the locusts have devoured as well. He is also the one who promises to make our enemies our footstools. You have handled this situation just as he would desire, and he knows the thoughts he has towards you – thoughts of peace and of an expected end. Hold on, and donโ€™t give up or give in.

    I hope that you will be reminded through your faith that what God has for you, it is for you, and no man can keep it from you. I believe I came by here today to encourage you to keep the faith and to stoke your fire just a little. You know, that fire that is like the one the three Hebrew boys were tossed into alone — only they were not alone. Behold, the Christ was with them, keeping them un-singed from the high temperatures of the fiery furnace.

    He is doing that for you as well, although it may not feel like that in the midst of the fire. You may feel the heat, but you will not be burnt up by the fire. What will happen is youโ€™ll come through it purified, like the processing of pure gold.

    Wait on the Lord. He is renewing your strength. I hope that these Words that God has given me for you help you in some small way. God bless you for your testimony.

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 16:42h, 31 January Reply

      What an encouragement, Elizabeth! Thank you for reading and THANK YOU for your words!

  • michele
    Posted at 20:51h, 31 January Reply

    Sarah, I don’t know you but that doesn’t matter. Don’t look back, go forward and Know God.
    Truly know him. If God, is for us: who can be against us? What can man do to me. If God created the Universe and Sent Jesus to solve the problem of problems (death), what can he not do for me. I have a similar story,

  • Mellisa
    Posted at 21:55h, 31 January Reply

    I’m so sorry Sarah. I don’t know anything that happened but I am so glad that you had the courage to write this post for not only yourself but for everyone else! It takes a lot of guts so Kudos to you!!!! I think God has much bigger things in store for you in 2014! Keep your head up.

  • Melanie
    Posted at 21:57h, 31 January Reply

    Many hugs to you

  • Crystal Collins
    Posted at 22:42h, 31 January Reply

    There’s freedom in finally letting go of those people. Let 2014 be YOUR YEAR! They have no more control over you! – your sister in arms

  • SHAYNA
    Posted at 22:52h, 31 January Reply

    You are an inspiration to people everywhere. Showing people how to enjoy life on a smaller budget. I don’t know who the people are who wronged you. But you are right. You have God on your side, and many fans. Dont let the negativity change who you are. When you lose you, then they really win. Chin up and keep on smiling.

  • Tanyala
    Posted at 00:11h, 01 February Reply

    I’m so sorry you have learned first hand of the evil here on earth!
    Oh my, my heart aches while I’ve just read what all you have been going through!
    God has used YOU as the key ingredient for Money saving Queen & the other titles that have been successful!!
    YOU are what makes it rock!!
    YOU are the reason for success!!
    They now do not have the KEY ingredient so they will fail!
    God has BIG plans for you – my Hard Workin, Money Savin, Christ centered, faithful wife & awesome mommy. You are so genuine to the core & others are intimated by that instead of being inspired by it!!
    It is a sad world we live in but thanks be to God he puts us in our little part of the world with wonderful friends & family!
    Now that you know what to look for in people that are up to no good I can totally see you being known internationally if that is what your heart desires!!
    Psalm 37:4
    Det. 7:6
    Keepin it real girl!! Just the way those who love you like it!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheesey or not!!

  • elise
    Posted at 00:27h, 01 February Reply

    Dear Sarah,

    I don’t know what you are going through or have been through, but somehow I found you on Facebook and clicked and read your post here. I agree with you that God is bigger and He will repair the damage that has been done. He will not let your enemies triumph over you. Every lie spoken against you he will reveal . His words say “touch not my anointed.”
    I’m proud of your statement of faith , you are a sister in Christ Jesus. I will be praying for you.
    God will be your powerful defender, and he will bless you with a new thing. God bless you and heal the broken places , may he give you the desires of your heart in Jesus name.
    Amen.

  • Jo Tillery
    Posted at 01:30h, 01 February Reply

    Sarah
    I am so sorry about what you have been through.
    I could not believe it when I heard you had sold yopur business.
    Then I heard more. You could no longer use the name. You could not make any statements.
    I though uh oh. Something is not right.
    I am so glad we now know the truth.
    Again so sorry about your suffering after years of hard work, helping thousands of people.
    Youagain, will be blessed. I am glad tyo see that you are Keeping the Faith.

  • Jill
    Posted at 03:29h, 01 February Reply

    God’s love will bind your wounds and comfort you. His healing Hands will mend the broken pieces of your life and heart. You will come out stronger than before.

    Praying for your peace,

    Jill

  • Marilyn
    Posted at 03:40h, 01 February Reply

    So glad to find your blog. When I found out what had happened to you I “unliked” them and hoped I would find you when you resurfaced.

  • Rose H
    Posted at 08:57h, 01 February Reply

    Sarah – Sarah – Sarah . . . you are so terribly missed! But you can see that here. I have followed you for many years and attended SO MANY of your workshops that I really feel more like we are friends! I, in turn, shared your words of wisdom with many of the women [AND men] that I worked with and together you & I touched and changed many lives. Thank you for allowing me to ride upon your coat tails. / As a follower I felt especially betrayed when I learned early on about your being ousted from your own creation & after soulful introspection I decided to UNfollow the “new” MSQ site. Sounds like I am not missing much! / I have followed along on your journey into your new life and I am so excited and proud that you are finding a new way to continue to touch so many lives. I keep you and the boys in my prayers as we all know that prayer works! I need to get plugged into the NEW – your Feb workshop sounds intriguing. Best wishes and much love – Rose

  • Stefanie
    Posted at 14:37h, 01 February Reply

    I too went through a similar situation, minus the lies about me, but nevertheless, had ten years of my hard work, service to others, and passion destroyed by others who were in a position of power. I fought back, trying to preserve what my amazing team and I had constructed but it was not to be. The voice of God whispered in my head many times, ‘wait’. That one thought gave me strength to wait on the justice of God and also the faith to open myself to the path that God would reveal to me in due time. Breathing and waiting is good and will give you the space to allow Gods peace to fill you. That peace is amazing and healing and worth seeking out! Let peace fill the spaces in your heart where you may now feel the very real injustice of what has happened. The injustice has been seen and acknowledged by those in your life who are most important. Let God take care of the rest. Believe in the path that is waiting for you and be open to the next wonderful thing! Your work up until now has simply been preparing you for what is yet to come!

  • Debbie T
    Posted at 15:14h, 01 February Reply

    Know that our prayers are with you. God’s love will see you through. He will refire your passion. So many people follow you for you. If they share your faith, they will follow their hearts and see the truth. Never stop…if God brought you to it he will see you through it. God bless you and your mission.

  • Valerie
    Posted at 17:19h, 01 February Reply

    Satan has tried so many times to come in and steal, kill and destroy my life. And with Jesus by my side he has always failed. Most definitely allow Jesus to be your strength, your shield from all that is bad. Through Christ we can do anything. Always remember Jesus has a purpose for your life. I believe in things happening for a reason. Jesus has a purpose for your future and he must have had a reason for all this to happen. Be still and know that I am God. “Listen” Allow the holy spirit to come into your life and tell you what God’s plans are for you. Pray and read your bible faithfully everyday. We have time for shopping and entertainment with our friends or taking our children to school. Well we have to be dedicated to our studies and praying too. I don’t know you but I’m so happy you didn’t let this defeat you and you are fighting for your life back. Jesus can and will take away your anxiety attacks. I am a witness to so many miracles that Jesus has answered in my life and others. And believe me when he’s answered my prayers I start shouting it through the roof tops that my God is a awesome God. Jesus wants us to praise him no matter the situation. So that means praise him even when things aren’t going good. If your sick don’t say your sick, just start praising him. Give him all the praise and all the glory for healing you. I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I just love it when I hear people talking about Jesus and telling what he’s done for them. Sending you all my hugs…. Love, Valerie

  • Sherri Taylor
    Posted at 23:43h, 01 February Reply

    Hi Sarah! I work in retail and you came into
    The store one day and I sold you some clothes
    For something special you had coming up
    So I do remember you. I’m sorry they have treated
    You so terrible, and I say they becuz I know
    Where you worked and I’m not surprised at
    All! I understand that’s they way they treat their
    People

  • Lavon Lewis
    Posted at 04:46h, 06 February Reply

    Sarah, I remember when you came to FCW Christian Writers group and spoke. It was obvious that night that God had His hand on you and has a plan for your life and your ministry. God is not limited to using you in only one line of ministry. He has something more for you, more than MSQ will ever be, with or without you. His plan is bigger than any of us can even imagine.

    I hadn’t heard any of this, but the first thing I did was go “unlike” MSQ on Facebook. Can’t do much more than that, but they don’t get my Like. Haha.

    Chin up, sister. Look up, your redemption draweth nigh.

  • Jennifer T
    Posted at 04:47h, 06 February Reply

    Dear Sarah,

    We do not know one another, but you are my sister in Christ. I’ve asked The Lord to strengthen you and give you that fighting spirit when satan comes at you again to try and bring you down as he is prone to do.

    In the times I’ve seen you through your work around town you have always had a cheerful smile and a mission for helping people. God is a restoring God! He will restore what satan has robbed from you.

    Thank you for your heart and I look forward to meeting you one day either here or in eternity!

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 16:05h, 07 February Reply

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Jennifer!

  • Chef Audrey
    Posted at 13:44h, 06 February Reply

    I came across this blog from another friend’s page.. I know it caught my attention simply to encourage you and to let you know there is “LIFE after the STORM!” I am NOT a shopper, have NO idea who you are, except you are a fellow Sister in Christ, a fellow business woman that someone has tried to break. I have been there.. what I have found out for sure: ” being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will COMPLETE it until the day of Jesus Christ”.. TRUTH IS.. this is the step you needed to get to the NEXT LEVEL in YOUR testimony.. During THIS storm, you have learned MORE about My King that you knew… you have gone to a Class that My King walked you through, that gives you ANOTHER way to see My King. Yes sometimes, you wondered WHERE MY KING was.. HE was there, the dream HE gave you is STILL there, and NOW will be taken into another dimension.. it is called GROWTH…satan, small “s” intended thought he took your idea, and would do good with it.. but he DIDN’T have YOU.. the AUTHOR of the idea, the DRIVE behind the idea.. right now, My King has given YOU another way to do EXACTLY what you have been doing.. to reach the people who need to hear YOUR story..NOW that YOU have gone through this class, Thank My King for the lesson, look around.. there are many that need to know.. what to do in situations like this.. one day ..you will be sitting in your office.. see a post .. and encourage a stranger, BUT a SISTER IN CHRIST!! COVERING YOU SISTER..

  • Carmell
    Posted at 16:45h, 06 February Reply

    Dear Sarah,
    I never heard what happened but realized when the site changed that you were no longer with the company (Which was confusing because I thought it was yours) I sent an email to the company asking if you were still there. No response. Sorry to hear all you have been through and I am sure this is just a glimpse of what has happened. I read the other day…God often uses our greatest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling! I am certain that you will come back greater and stronger than ever! God will show you…ask and listen! God bless you and your family. Always loved seeing you on the news etc!
    I sure miss the QUEEN…you know you are still her!

  • Annette
    Posted at 02:26h, 12 February Reply

    Hi Sarah, My daughter forwarded your post to me because she thought I could benefit from your perspective. I could have written your story except I do know my haters and it involved my home. I entered into a “business agreement” with my 2nd husband to build a new home together. Unfortunately he was killed after only 8 months of marriage. I was devastated to say the least as he was truly my dream come true and we were blissfully happily in love. I lovingly, voluntarily and graciously forfeited all rights to his estate that I inherited to return to the rightful owners. It wasn’t enough. So, I love my husband, our home was not yet finished and my haters hired not one but 2 lawyers in an attempt to take it from me. When that wasn’t successful they took to the small community that I lived in and completely attacked my character with one lie after another. Although over 75% of the money invested in the house was mine they claimed that they fronted the money and I was trying to take “everything my husband worked for his whole life”. Like you I was shocked at the people that fell for the lies despite watching first hand my husband and I build our home together. My privacy at our bank was breached when a friend of their with “connections” to the bank got access. I had fraudulent liens filed. I was the talk of that town for months with everyone believing that I would try to take advantage of these poor “victims” and there was NO TRUTH to their stories AT ALL. Me and my children lost lifelong friendships over their lies. This is only the tip of the iceberg to all that happened. I am still in shock at the level of dishonesty from those I not only trusted but loved very much – all for a home they did not own. I have forgiven and moved on as best I can but the experience is still very raw. Thank you for sharing your story and your journey towards peace. This is very timely for me. God bless you.

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 03:33h, 12 February Reply

      That is unreal @Annette. I pray this series helps you find peace, I’m right there with you on so many levels. But, God is bigger than all of them!

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