It's been awhile

Monday, April 25, 2011

since I've been around these parts. Well, a week to be exact. I was on my blog a week ago & felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to stay off my blog for a week. I think I may have a little of an addictive personality when I am only listening to my flesh and not yielding myself to the Holy Spirit.

So, when I hear his voice loud and clear about something I know it is for my good to listen.

A few days into the little blog purge, I realized something. I don't usually partake in lent - I feel like I need to focus on Jesus every day and when he shows me that something has become an idol in my life, it doesn't matter what time of the year it is, I need to stop, think, pray, and re-organize my life. But without knowing it, it was like a little version of lent right in my heart. He told me I was too obsessed. He told me I cared too much. He told me to look away for awhile.

And I did. And it was great. It freed up SO much time. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE the blog world that I have found myself in. I love my google reader and the way it keeps me up to date.

But if it is causing you to
a) Care less about your home
b) Spend less time with your children
c) Spend less time in prayer
d) Spend less time with your Savior
e) Forget about things in "real" world
f) Make you feel as if you are right back in the midst of the high school popularity contest
or a million other things...

Then I have to tell you sister. Stop. Take a BREAK. Make your husband's coffee & breakfast. And maybe even lunch. Meal plan for your family. Throw some laundry in the wash. Clean your bathroom. Change your sheets. Play with your baby. Kiss your husband. Get in a quiet place and CRY OUT to God for the people in your life who don't know him. Open up scripture & ask the Holy Spirit to change your heart and understand it and what it means for YOU.

I love you. I don't want you to be my walking partner down the trail of that.

Lets remember to GLORIFY him in everything. Even the amount of time that we spend doing this sweet thing he has given us.

Oh, and since I have been on here in awhile... check out these two posts! This one is a post that our church had us write when we were installed as deacons. This sweet one is our pictures taken by the lovely Jhen when we were in Cali a few weeks back. Enjoy!



  1. thank you for the transparency. And for waking me up to a few things that God has been calling me out on as well. I lose focus of what started this blog so quickly. IT was brokeness. Wanting to communicate to Him and maybe inspire others to love Him more or believe in His name. And sometimes I just get caught up in it being MY BLOG when really it belongs to HIM. It is HIS witness. Thank you!


  2. Wow, Meg, thanks for your honesty! How awesome it is to have the Holy Spirit who can guide us when we get ahead of ourselves. Such a good reminder that blogging is to glorify His name not my own! Thank you!