After a long busy month, taking a break from writing daily. I have realized how time consuming writing is, especially when life leaves no time. However, come next month after another busy this month, I have no doubt I will be back on the daily writing train again. I have missed writing to you all, however I have been enjoying letting my mind and fingers rest and take an unintentional break. It has given me room to step away and not find my identity in blogging, or feel pressured like this is a job/task I have to get done each day. Writing to you pastors' wives has always been a joy, and has come very easy for me. I love to allow God to speak through my fingers through my past experiences as pastor's wife. But, I think I got to a point I was relying on me some days to figure out the day's post, rather than seeking Him for it. Let me just say, every good post that has ever come forth has truly been me sitting down to a blank page and God pouring out His spirit on me. I am not good at coming up with blog post ideas, or figuring out what to write a particular day. So I am thankful for this much needed break.
I would love to encourage you women, wherever you are, with whatever you are holding on to. To maybe take a break. Or maybe an unintentional one will come for you, because life just gets crazy busy. Without meaning to, when we do something daily over a long period of time things can become burdensome, or we start relying on us to carry us through. I was just looking at my sweet 20 mo old yesterday thinking about how precious, sweet spirited, and lovely she is. Then watched as she is coming into the season of saying "no" and hitting her brothers. Before long she will be in the disciplining stage her brothers are in, and the sweet joy of her sweet little angelic spirit as an infant will overtime some days become tiresome. She will aggravate me somedays, and I will become overwhelmed as a mama of almost four.
Time has a way of changing things. We forget, we ourselves can't make it through the day alone. But we need Jesus every single day. We need those date nights with our spouse, because we need the rest/break from kiddos to focus on each other. We need to rest sometimes from ministry because it can become burdensome, overwhelming, and stressful. We need a break/vacation from life sometimes. We can see, and hear a lot easier when we step away from the business life brings our way. When the chaos is gone, it gives room for Jesus to work in our hearts without all the distractions we fill our day with.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor