Want to know a secret?
Since August I have been exploring, studying, and learning about what it means to take a weekly Sabbath rest. It has been oh-my-goodness wonderful and also very hard. How is a mom supposed to take a Sabbath rest every week when there is so much to be done??? This is what I’ve been exploring for the past seven months. I’ve been journaling my way through this challenging yet blessed learning process. You’ll get to read about it some day. :)
This morning the Spirit prompted me to take a different kind of rest. I began this blog in November 2007 and have posted almost daily since. That’s 4,006 posts of fun! I love writing, I love you, I love interacting here. I’ve taken breaks here and there during the past seven years, but that usually means that I’ve worked ahead of time to get posts ready to go up even if I’m gone.
This week, I’m going to have a time of quiet. No writing, no picture taking, no thinking about what to post next. Okay fine. I actually might write. It’s hard for me not to write because I love writing. I’m just not going to post what I write – for seven entire days of quiet.
This comes at a perfect time as we reflect more fully on the sacrifice Jesus made and the miracle of his resurrection. Taking in the Word instead of kicking out words for daily posts sounds all kinds of refreshing.
To all my regular readers: thank you for showing up here every day. This week, use the time you normally read my daily posts to read something from the Word instead. Take some quiet time to listen to His message for your life.
If after that you still want a little Heavenly Homemaker encouragement, just search through the 4,006 posts in the archives. The recipes, tips, and books are all there for your reading pleasure. :)
Beyond a blogging break to find refreshment, I’m going to become re-acquainted with my scrub brush as there is much filth in my house that can no longer be ignored. I’m actually looking forward to it. (Whoa, that’s crazy talk.)
My keyboard and I will miss you. Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you after Easter!