When I started blogging almost 15 years ago, it was a different world. Literally, figuratively, we all know this. You’ve changed, I’ve changed, life as we knew it then, has changed, blogging and the way writing is distributed has changed. Some of this is for the better, of course, and some of it, not so much.
As awful as Covid19 is, silver linings shimmer beneath its surface. Please tell me you see them, too? It would be misfortune on top of misfortune to miss them. Coronavirus has robbed us of enough without also blinding us to the bright sides we so desperately need to see.
Mostly, I see God at work in, through, and around us. No, we cannot “prove” God exists but the planet bears testimony of His goodness, His grace, and His presence. But, I also sense an enemy working overtime to whack us off balance, snatching as much attention as he can grasp to distract us from Truth. Greedy little devil, he is.
God is doing something within me that I’m trying to understand. Creatively, it’s new and life-giving, and honestly, unexpected. I’m sensing it also requires letting go of the Known to make room for the Uncertain, and I’m not so good at that.
Good-byes of any kind have never been my favorite.
This somewhat explains my infrequency in posting in this space. I have loved and written on my personal blog for a long, long while, and the highlight has always been when readers joined the conversation. If you’ve ever commented to my blog, I’m especially fond of you. But, like I hinted, blogging has changed, and we have changed, and it’s okay to move on.
So…while I continue to sort things out and give myself permission to follow what I believe to be the Lord’s leading, you won’t see me much here. If you’re interested to find out what comes next, please be sure to subscribe to updates if you haven’t already.
I’ll also continue sharing opportunities I believe in (that may include affiliate links). A few I can’t recommend highly enough:
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I’m with my family for the week, and since my big kids are scattered all over the place in this season, this is a rare, special time. I’m spending a lot of time rethinking my choices and relaxing among those who love me most. I’ll hush for now with a big, ol’ Happy Memorial Day and a safely distanced virtual hug. DO share the silver linings in your world? The more we see, the more we can celebrate!