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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Anywhere From Temporary To Terminal


I am still trying to figure out this bloggy world…
The responsibility and “etiquette” of this place…
Do I always try to put in print the words I feel?
Or do I just quietly slip off this space when it’s personal?

Do I “owe” you all?...
You, my treasured friends.

A few words of where I am…

It’s been pretty quiet here these past couple of weeks…
Recent days have been filled with lots of joy and time with family…
I love being a “Martha"..serving those around me…
But now I am feeling a shift…
He is whispering to the Mary in me…

The Lord has given me a labor of love…
It is the honor of walking through some deep waters…
Some of these waters are mine…
And some are with others who feel like they are drowning …
And when we come to these places…
Sometimes, like now, there are more questions than answers…
And that is ok…I get it…God is at work.

But when God is at work,
Everything can shift…

I’m sensing it’s time to tuck in and find a quiet place to listen…
Listen for the wisdom only He can give…
To sit at His feet and let Him fill in the blanks.
And while I am sitting and listening…
I will be listening for direction in blogging…

God has given more clarity about why He led me here and here.
(I have another post in which I wrote about this revelation…
I submitted it to “(in)courage”…I might post it here soon)
Because I am not a natural writer, unlike so many in the blog world…
I don’t have a burning desire to share my heart with words.
And, unlike so many, I am pretty sure I won’t and don’t want to write a book.
I am not one who naturally feels His presence when I write
(even though I do when I journal).

So now I am pondering if my blog time has served His purpose in my life…
Not that I would not still visit and read blogs from time to time…
Continuing to be blessed by so many hearts …
Souls that are lifting high the cause of Christ…
Encouraging other hearts to a deeper union with Him…
I am continually uplifted and have been forever changed by these relationships.

Words seem to miss the mark to I express what this community has given me…
Each one of you who has visited …
Each one who has left such kind and encouraging comments…
Each one of you has been part of the healing that took place here
This may sound like a final good-bye…
But it is not…
Maybe just a pause…
And I wonder if this is merely how I am to spend this Advent season?
Anywhere from temporary to terminal…we shall see!

Thank-you to each one for how you have blessed my life.
May God richly bless you and your family during this Christmas season.


Whether I pause for a season or carry on here, counting all the ways He loves me …
With both pictures and words will always be a part of my journey now.



The wonder of fire.

Marygrace is so thankful for her sister-in-love’s shared enthusiasm for decorating.

Sunday afternoon...all the ladies together :)

We gave Amy(right) a little surprise party for her 30th...
I am not sure who feels older...
Amy, turning 30...or me, having a child who is 30
My creative daughter....Christmas photo shoot...

Night sky the evening after the full moon...glorious. 

~4534~4557

~Ellie and parents here for thanksgiving
~beautiful weather
~sitting around the fire
~conversations
~Ellie…pure joy
~snuggles
~Christmas photo shoot
~everyone home on Sunday
~pulling off the surprise for Amy’s birthday
~seeing God’s faithfulness
~God…the joy giver
~hope
~basketball…an opportunity for son to grow as a man
~lunch with Marygrace…sweet conversation
~encouraging a new home school mom
~God’s unfailing wisdom
~God’s beautiful creation
~time alone with hubby
~long conversation…how he listens to my heart
~great nephews giving their heart to Jesus
~seeing God’s presence in the middle of chaos 
~quiet Sunday
~peace in the unknown

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