We are on a journey, sojourners on this earth. Let us share with you the highs and lows of our lives. Heaven is a sweeter place now that we have two beautiful granddaughters waiting there for us.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Where I've Been

It's hard to believe that it's March already 
and I haven't written a new blog post since Christmas.
 So where have I been?

I struggled with whether to call it quits,
wondered if anyone would miss me,
 whether I would be relieved or sad not to be writing regularly 
after almost 11 years of doing this.

I read a lot, 
intentionally picking up some books that challenged my thinking,
that stretched me, 
that weren't always easy to read.

 Seeking the Face of God was the first one on the pile,
a challenging book based on the book of Psalms
that I would heartily recommend.

 Anonymous was a gift from a friend
who realizes that we are approaching a new season of our lives,
moving from being in leadership,
being known in ministry,
to a more hidden time.
Looking at the hidden years of Jesus was eye-opening.

 Fringe Hours came recommended by several friends
and I appreciated her look at how we as busy women of all ages
need to take back our fringe hours
and make time for ourselves.
I resonated with her three core questions that she says we must all answer...
Do you choose joy?
Will you celebrate your victories?
Are you thankful?

 Left Neglected by Lisa Genova,
who also wrote Still Alice,
is a moving look at what 'Traumatic Brain Injury' can do to a family.
 I also took some time to 're-create'...
 making cards out of photographs that I have taken.
 And we were blessed to spend time with good friends from our past...
 and I realized again that they enjoyed reading my blog posts,
seeing what was happening in our family
and watching it grow
along with hearing my heart and what God is doing in me.

 So for now I'm back,
not regular posts because that puts way too much pressure on me,
but I will write
and share,
and hopefully encourage you along the way.


Earle Expedition said...

I'm glad your back. I love and cherish your words. Your pictures are breath taking. Even with the miles that separate our families your blog keeps us in the loop.

Karen E

Anneliese said...

Even though I have lots of opportunity to hear of what's going on in your life, I like to be able to put faces to the ones you love most dearly!
And "WOW" I did not realize how much you've read! You continue to inspire me to keep learning and growing.