Yep, it’s me. I’m still here.
I know I kind of fell off the face of the earth there for a little while, but I’m still here and still writing. I’ll be honest with you though, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks.
I’ve seen a lot of changes in my life recently; a lot of them good and wonderful and huge answers to prayer. Some of them not so good though.
Unfortunately, one of the ‘not so good’ changes I’ve seen is the lack of time I’ve had available to write and publish. It’s been challenging to find the appropriate amount of time to study and really develop my writing.
However, after this brief season of busyness and being on the go, go, go, I have finally reached that light at the end of the tunnel. God has blessed me with the chance to slow down.
I realized the other day that Christmas is less than two weeks away and the start of a brand new year is three weeks away.
That’s crazy, I don’t even know where the time has gone. As I realized this, it made me sad because I feel as if I’m missing my favorite time of year.
I love the pace of Christmas time. I know for a lot of people it’s a hectic, stressful season where we just hold on for dear life and try to make it through.
In past years though, Christmas has been a time of slowing down for me; of sitting on my couch with a cup of tea doing nothing but watch the snow fall outside my window with only my Christmas tree illuminating the room.
I just put my tree up yesterday.
And that makes me sad.
I haven’t had the chance to just sit and be still and because of this, I came to the conclusion that I have to start eliminating some responsibilities and commitments.
I want to take in this season – and I don’t just mean the Christmas season.
I mean this season of life.
Where I’m at; right here and right now.
I want to be able to enjoy the people around me.
I want to use my time for things that will actually make a difference in someone else’s life.
I want to recognize those little moments that will one day turn into the cherished memories that get you through the hard times down the road.
I want to rest in the familiarity of old, deep friendships and find joy and excitement in making new friendships.
I want to laugh with family.
I want to see God in the every day tasks.
I want to slow down enough to remember every smile, every hug, and every ‘I love you.’
It’s time to slow down.
Therefore, I want to let all of my readers know that I am going to take a little break from writing and publishing until the new year.
It has always been my rule in writing to publish quality, not quantity. In this busy season, it has proven difficult to really develop the writing and messages I feel God has laid on my heart to share.
I want to do this right.
So, stay tuned!
Bear with me.
Here’s a sneak preview of what’s coming soon in January 2018…
Seek First, a 5-week study
Seek First: A 30-Day Challenge
The Fear of the Lord, blog post
…and much, much more!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!