Happy Christmas Season!
It is my true hope this post finds you all well and blessed this winter. Our family is still here on our little .18 of an acre, just plugging along with life and the usual things that we do: homeschooling, homekeeping, gardening, canning, raising our rabbits and chickens, and getting ready for Christmas. Though there have been a few small changes, not so many that we are unrecognizable.
Perhaps this blog post comes as a surprise to some of you who were regular readers last year (and years past) since I have not posted a thing since June. Life was interrupted by some spiritual lessons that I needed to learn, and that couldn’t be unless I made the choice to give my undivided attention to them, and to God. I honestly thought I was done blogging for good, and would have been just fine if that were the case, but lately, I’m perceiving that God is calling me out of the safe, comfortable place I’ve been enjoying to resume the tasks I was previously doing, but in a whole new way. A “pushing out of the nest” of sorts. So…here I am.
I won’t bore you with all of the details of the lessons I have learned over the past few months, but let it suffice to say that I learned that I wasn’t being exactly real with all of you. I wanted so desperately to be an online presence for so very long (years) and I tried to accomplish this goal through various means, all to little or no avail. My eyes were focused…no fixed, on gaining online popularity so that eventually I could carve out a niche that would perhaps provide a job for me later down the road. This is in no way a poor choice of goals, mind you, but it had become an unattainable obsession for me…one which distracted me from focusing on God what His will might be for me. I had developed the habit of looking at life through a pair of what-can-I-blog-about-that-would-interest-my-readers glasses that I rarely took off, causing me to blog about things that I really didn’t know much about so as to emulate some of the more exciting homesteading blogs on the web. I can see how these blog posts could have misled my readers to think that I know more than I actually do—for that, I am truly sorry.
I don’t know what God has for me in my returning to the blog world, but I am confident that He has a purpose and a plan that I am excited to discover. I have missed all of you immensely, and am so thankful for those of you who have reached out to encourage me. Thank you so much.
Looking forward to interacting with you all again, dear friends.