Thursday, June 9, 2011

Article Featured on LYWB!

Yes, yes, I know I said I was taking a hiatus, but I had promised I'd share when my writings were featured on (an outreach of Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Revive Our Hearts)! (I had a feeling this would happen when I would take a break; things seem to happen this way...)

I checked my email this evening after a concert this morning and discovered LYWB used an article I had submitted to them as a guest post on their blog. How thrilling! (To read the full story of when my writing was first accepted, click here!)

But anyway, if you would like to read the article I wrote last year: "Goodbye, Crutches", click here. Hope you enjoy it and are challenged by it! (I know I was after almost of year of not reading it! God has a way of using my own writings to remind myself of His Truths.)

Well, so much for a blog hiatus. :)


Monday, June 6, 2011

A Blog Hiatus...With Exciting Things Coming!


I think that word describes me right now.

So many things call for my attention. So many tugs to do things I want to do. So many things I have to do.

*Deep breath*

In evaluating our family's crazy schedule and my pressing responsibilities, I am making the tough decision to take a hiatus from Surrendering My All till the end of the month.

Don't worry! I am not shutting down SMA, but stepping aside, taking it off my plate. I have, I believe, one of the most powerful blog series I have ever written coming up (oh, I'm so excited!) and a new design in the works. But I need to say "no" to some things in my life in order to re-prioritize and re-focus. If I don't, I know I'll burn myself out - I have before, and I don't want to again! (I have the tendency to take too many things upon myself and never get anything done; such is the life of an artistic ADD person!)

So, stayed tuned (so to speak). Exciting things are in store, but I need to purposely pull myself away from this non-essential item. I will continue to blog at my family's blog, as we have a lot going on right now, but my blog is secondary.

In closure to this blogging season here, let me share with you two things which I think are very profound and challenging:

First, a quote:

"The only thing a guy should want to change about a girl is her last name." :)

Second, two verses from the Bible I am memorizing:

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV)

I pray you all are well. Keep in touch!

Now, off to making bread, mowing the lawn, unpacking, cleaning bathrooms...etc. etc. etc. :-)