Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tornado gave me a new outlook

Hi everybody. I just wanted to take a minute and let everyone know I am still here. I just haven't been blogging for awhile and I've been reading a few other blogs, but not many right now. I have realized that since the tornado, my priorities have changed. The first couple of weeks, I just had no time whatsoever to get online to blog or read any blogs. Then I finished up the ABC's challenge before any other blogging and in that time, my focus has changed. I think it had alot to do with the tornado and with my challenge. I don't feel like I HAVE to blog everyday anymore and I don't feel like I HAVE to read everybody else's blogs everyday. Now, don't get me wrong, I still love reading them when I have time, but I don't make it a priority in my day anymore. I just do it when I have extra time. Something inside my heart has changed, I have a renewed sense of dedication to my family and my home instead of to my computer. I realize that some of the blogs that I enjoy reading, actually cause me to become discontent with my life. I start feeling as if I'm not doing "enough". I start comparing myself and my life to other blogger's and that is just wrong. I have posted about this before, but this time I think I finally reached the point of change. It is such a freeing feeling. It's good to learn new skills online and to be encouraged by my blogger friends, but I was getting to involved with my online community instead of my real life one.

This doesn't mean I'm going to stop blogging or reading other blogs, it just means that I probably won't blog as much as before. I'll blog when I have time and when I really have something I want to share. I read my favorite blogs with a new approach, to be encouraged and learn instead of coming away feeling depressed and guilty. I'll still be around, I'm just no longer a slave to my computer and I cannot tell you how good that feels.

Blessings my friends,


  1. I have had to pray about not becoming too "needy" when it comes to reading blogs and being on the computer. I gave up facebook nearly 2 years ago for that very reason!
    It is good to hear from you though...

  2. Dear Rashel ~

    The LORD is so gracious with us, isn't HE?? What a blessing that HE leads us so gently along. Blogging definitely can become an addicting thing...and it must be kept in its right place. I couldn't agree more! Interesting how things like tornadoes can be used to wean us from this world, isn't it? Trust all is well with your extended family as they rebuild...may the LORD continue to give HIS grace to you all!

    Many blessings,
    Psalm 46

  3. This is so true about discontentment Rashel. I had been feeling the same way...