Hello, dear readers!
I'm terribly sorry for my abrupt and prolonged absence. I didn't fall off the face of the earth, at least not completely... but pretty close.
Remember how I was in January, standing on the brink of another year and wondering what would happen? And saying how we really had no idea what would happen this year? Well.... I had no idea HOW much I had no idea what the month of January held. It will be a splendid story someday, but unfortunately I'm not able to divulge the whole tale at the moment, due to the fact that there are other people involved and I don't have permission to explain it all right now.
I have been walking through a... fire. A completely unexpected and rather drastic turn in my plans happened, and I have been learning so much... It's been incredible. (And I'm really tired. :P) This poem sums it up pretty nicely:
“My Father's way may twist and turn,
My heart may throb and ache.
But in my soul I'm glad I know,
He maketh no mistake.
My cherished plans may go astray.
My hopes may fade away,
But still I'll trust my Lord to lead,
For He doth know the way.
Tho' night be dark and it may seem,
That day with never break;
I'll pin my faith, my all in Him,
He maketh no mistake.
There's so much now I cannot see,
My eyesight far too dim;
But come what may I'll simply trust,
And leave it all to Him.
For by and by the mist will lift,
And plain it all He'll make,
Through all the way, tho' dark to me,
He made not one mistake."
― A.M. Overton
I've also been busy working at my dad's new tile store... Which means very little time for anything else. Also, I... well, I think it's time for me to work on living, a while. I've been talking for a long time. Now comes the living. And I'm learning, now, how to LIVE a lot of the things I've talked about on here. It's hard. But it's so very good.
I'm so blessed... to have this trial in my life right now. It's drawn me closer to God; it's showing me what is real about me and what isn't; it's forcing me to live my nice sounding posts.
And so, for now, I will be posting very rarely. I'm not sure how long this season will last... but rest assured, when I come back... I will have tons of things to say. :) And they will be real--things I've lived. I might still pop in every once in a while, but not regularly and definitely not weekly.
May God bless and be with you. Keep seeking Him with your whole heart... fall in love with Him. Pray--get to know Him like never before.
More God. Always more, never enough.