I’m Baaaa-ack!

  Hi everyone! I am back from my 3 week blogging break, and I’ve missed you!! 🙂

It was GOOD.  It was HARD.  It was FUN.  It was EXACTLY what I needed.  It was the right thing to do. 

    I was super worried about my numbers!  I’m not going to lie, I spent the first week willing myself not to log on and check stats, but I did a few times.  Then we went on a Branson trip and it was easier because I was away from my computer. Back home, checked again.  Then didn’t. Then did.  Week 2 and 3 were easier.  I was learning all over again to BE STILL, and it felt good.

  Apparently, you all don’t need me to post to still come and visit.  That, and God is amazing, because my numbers during my blogging break, averaged HIGHER than normal, even on the weekends.  {I am trying not to be offended here!}   Haha.  🙂

   God is so good.  Several blogs featured 4 little Fergusons, I had a guest post planned at Serving Joyfully before I knew I was taking a break, and Huffington Post shared a Ramen Noodle Lettuce Wrap recipe.  Cool.

  God was speaking, and I heard Him loud and clear: 

Obedience brings blessings.

  Thank you, Jesus!

  So I am back, but with a disclaimer.  There will be days you come, and I will not have a new blog post ready.  It means I chose instead to BE STILL.  To place my eyes on what TRULY needs to come first in my life….my God, my husband and my children.

  When that happens, you come to my blog, and find this:

Be still collage with text

  When you see this, you will know I am taking time off.  I want to encourage you to take the moments you usually would’ve spent reading my post, to BE STILL. 

To pray.

Meditate on a verse. 

Sit in silence. 

  I’ll have a note stating how long I’ll be gone.  Sometimes just a day, sometimes 3, sometimes a couple of weeks. 

  After nearly 2 years of blogging 5 days a week, I am giving myself permission not to.  And it feels good.

But for now…..

I’m baaaa-ack!  🙂

{This photo taken at our Branson Getaway…which I will tell you about SOON!}

Happy Labor Day!