Thursday, September 22, 2016

Taking Another Blogging Break

Hello, my beautiful friends in Christ!!
Well, here I am, once again, announcing my need for a blogging break.
I've taken a couple of them over the years since I have been blogging.
I think it's something we all have to do now and then.
The timing for this blogging break is vital, as I will be having major surgery next week, with an expected recovery time of 4-6 weeks.
 This past summer has been a long and difficult one for me. I have shared much of what those difficulties here in my blog over the past few months. Now, I feel a need to just rest, let go, and let God restore my health, my heart, my spirit, and my mind.

I love to write and share from my heart, but it does often pull my focus away from getting a much needed rest.

As we enter into a new season - Autumn - I know that there is also a call for change in my own life. Change is not always easy. But it is needed and in the end will bring more joy and peace to ones life.

I'm also feeling like there is change coming in how I live my life. I just turned 55. Now, I know for many people, that's not old at all, while for others that seems ancient!! I know I am definitely feeling every bit of those 55 years...not just physically, but through life's experiences, and the wisdom that comes with age.
Time tends to do that to all of us.

‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.'”
(Mark 6:31) 

So, I bid you farewell, for now. I am not sure when or what the future for my blog will be bringing. I know I will be away for at least a few months, as I heal from my surgery. This includes time away from my other blogpage, Cairn Cottage. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. I want to be open to what and where the Lord is leading me in this new season of my life! Whatever He has for me, I will get back and let all of you, my lovely bloggy friends, know what that will entail.
Until then,

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  1. Hi Ann! I've been on a blogging break since the beginning of summer! It has been restful not to have self-imposed deadlines. Praying for you for your surgery! Blessings, Joan

  2. Ann, I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to comment on one of my posts. Your words encouraged me greatly! We're in the midst of a very difficult stretch with our prodigal and knowing that you are (somewhat) walking the same road and praying the same prayers is a nice little hug from Him today! I will be praying for you!

  3. Hi Ann, thank you for stopping by and commenting on one of my posts. Your kind words encouraged me greatly - thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, hopes and prayers with me. From your comment and what I see here, you truly have a God-centered outlook on life and I so appreciate that! Prayers for you as you walk through this season with your son....

  4. Ann, thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful words of encouragement on my post at swallowsfrommykitchenwindow! I so appreciate your wisdom and hopeful comment! It was a blessing to me to wake up this morning and see it. It is so very hard to watch your children make choices that affect them so adversely and have to let them deal with those consequences. I pray that the seeds we've both sown in our childrens' lives will cause them to look toward the Light! God Bless!


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