It’s that time again. Last summer, I took a two month blogging sabbatical, and this summer I am sorely tempted to forge on through. Partly because I love to write, partly because I fear loss of readership (oh, vanity, my constant companion!), but mostly because of you. Every few days when I scroll through my emails, there will be one or two from readers. Always, I can’t wait to see what you’ll say. Sometimes you have an idea or an opportunity to offer, and sometimes you just want to share a little bit of your life. With me. Few things in this world make me feel more undeservedly blessed. Somehow, amazingly, through the wonders of technology and the grace of God, He has allowed me to meet people all over the world. And what’s more, to encourage them, share my broken story with them, and celebrate Christ’s mercy together. That is my favorite part of blogging. I thought it would be the writing, but it’s actually the impacting. It’s you. Being a small part of your life.
For this very reason, I’m reluctant to say farewell for the summer. But if I were honest (which is always my first priority in writing), I would admit that my batteries need recharging. My soul needs time to meditate on God’s Word for no purpose other than personal growth. To soak it in without immediately thinking about how to spew it back out. Not to mention, I welcome the chance to spend a little less time online and a little more time like this.
Besides quiet reflection and loud play, there’s one other item on my summer agenda. It’s a project of sorts that’s been sitting on the back burner of my mind for months now. This summer I want to explore it–maybe embrace it, maybe chuck it. Either way, if God brings me to mind, I would greatly appreciate your prayers.
Here’s to hoping God grants us both a rejuvenating summer, filled with laughter, purpose, and the peaceful satisfaction of Christ. See you in August!
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