Hi my wonderful friends,
I know I have been away for awhile and I have missed talking to all of you. I haven't been blogging because I didn't feel like I had anything to share with you and I have finally realized why. Yes, I am a little slow at times :) I haven't been having my quiet, devotional times with the Lord. I have still been talking with Him and praying, but I haven't been spending time in His word. It is so amazing how much difference that makes in my life. I was convicted this morning, during my devotion, that I needed to be blogging on here and sharing my struggles, my triumphs and my everday life with all of you. It isn't so I may boast on my accomplishments or complain in my trials, but that I might encourage those that choose to walk alongside me.
I have been struggling lately, but that should be no suprise since I just confessed I haven't been spending time in the Word. I have been struggling with many things and perhaps I will post about them soon, but that isn't what this post it about right now. I have come to realize a few things: first, I have GOT to make time each morning for my devotion; second, I have to get my home decluttered and in a little better order. This second thing may sound trivial to some of you, but I know myself and I can't function to my best ability when my home is not in order. If my home is cluttered, messy or just out of whack - I don't feel as if I can tackle anything else until it is taken care of. Now don't start thinking my home is some spotless, immaculate museum to be in awe of, far from it. Even after I have cleaned it and picked up, it is not and will never be immaculate. I am okay with that, it is our home and we LIVE in it. I just want it to be comfortable, uncluttered and fairly clean. Well, I have been struggling even with that lately but I have decided to tackle it head on. I am going to stop here and make a new post about how I am going to do that (for easy reference later).
I am so glad the Lord has brought me back to blog and thank you so much for all of you that have stuck with me. I truly appreciate the encouragement and friendships I have here.