Wow -- it felt good to sign in to Blogger just now and start writing this post! I have really missed blogging and interacting with y'all during my blogging break!
I do want to thank you for your sweet emails and comments letting me know that you missed me and hoped I'd be back, but that you totally understood my need for a break. That really meant the world to me!
I've had a lot going on, and November and December were challenging months for me in many ways. We were facing a huge trial, and I alternated between moments of great faith in what God was going to do and moments of utter hopelessness. But the Lord is so faithful, even when we are not! He has done great things for us!! I hope to share some of what the Lord has been doing in my life and in the life of my family in the days ahead!
Yes, you read that right -- "in the days ahead!" After much thought and prayer, I have decided to continue blogging! :) As I am able . . . Depending on how this year unfolds, there may be times that I'm just not able to keep up. If so, I hope you'll understand!
I love blogging! It combines my love for writing and my love for encouraging others, and allows me to share glimpses of what it is going on in my family along side what is going on in my heart. But it does take TIME. And Focus. And at times, I have succumbed to the temptation to elevate my blogging time above my real priorities -- time with God and my Family. (More on that in a future post.)
So, before continuing this blog, I wanted to know the Lord's desire for me and whether blogging was something He wanted me to try to carve out of my busy days. I can't wait for you to see the beautiful verse He gave to me:
That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving and tell of all they wondrous works. ~ Psalm 26:7
Now I have the confidence that God wants me to continue blogging and sharing about what He is doing in my heart, in my life, and in my family! I am looking forward to magnifying the Lord together in the coming year! :)