I have really been missing from the blog lately. Since the new year started I just seem to have had other priorities. Other things on my mind. The little old blog has had to take a back seat. But that is a good thing. Sometimes we just have to set aside things we love but are optional in order to attend to things that are important and of a much higher priority.
I've really felt lately God speaking the word "determination" to me. I'm really thinking this is going to be a year where determination and resolve are going to play a big part in my life. In several different areas. In order for me to see some dreams and goals happen, I can't just sit by on the sidelines anymore, being wishy washy and lackadaisical, waiting for them to somehow drop out of the sky. I've been doing a little too much of that. I am going to have to set my face like flint and be resolved and determined doing what I feel God is telling me to and what I can and trusting Him along the way. It's going to take work. It's going to go against my lazy nature. It's going to take seeking Him, praying and being in the Word, it's going to take sometimes setting time that I would usually take to blog and surf and basically veg to research and seek and knock. But I'm super excited about it. And scared out of my wits. It takes courage sometimes to move towards something that was just a pie in the sky wish. As I am discovering, I am way too comfortable with the familiar, with the sitting back part. As the year goes on, maybe I'll be able to formulate words to share the things in my heart. But as for now, I'm just going to have to settle with blogging when I think I might have something interesting to share, something silly to pass on for laughs, book reviews, yummy recipes. Just not every day. And of course, I am definitely going to be here for Friday's Fave Fives. So if I don't post or comment every single day, or if you get 5 days worth of comments coming into your email from me all at once, you'll now know why.