And because I rather like the lack of static right now, I am doing what I've wanted to do for years:
take a break.
I took a break in the real world this weekend and now I'm taking a break from the online world this next week. I will not blog, facebook or twitter from tomorrow (Sunday) until the following Sunday. Due to work and other necessary obligations, I will be checking email.
I do this out of obedience to God's call to be present for my family and my own desire to have more presence for my family.
Often, having more presence in the real world means having less presence on-line.
That is something I've been railing against, not wanting to accept in my heart, for a long time.
But too much has happened in the past 24 hours to have me continue railing against that truth, against God's calling me to rest and find joy in the home.
So while the writer/sharer-part of me yearns to blog pages and pages about everything God has placed on my heart this weekend and all the incredible blessings and nervous nail-biting that have resulted in deciding to take and live Ann's dare...
I'm going to leave it at that and say:
Blessings upon your next week. May you listen to the whispering in your own spirit and heed it. May you hold your loved ones close. May new wounds heal and old ones fade.
I would love to leave you with this blog entry from my dear blogger-friend, Michele-Lyn over at A Life Surrendered.com. It talks about margins and the need for space, the need to breathe.
Until next Sunday, the 9th...
Sighing a long, deep Amen...
* Picture most definitely and proudly taken from Ann Voskamp's blog, A Holy Experience and in prayerful hope that it is suitable to share with you, for it does relate so very much.