After an extended break from blogging, I am back. I needed to take the time off and re-evaluate the reasons why I blog. I also needed to know for certain that I was supposed to be writing in a public forum. So, I guess you could say that I fasted from blogging and from reading blogs.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 (NIV)
God took this time to instill his love for me. I was shown how much I enjoy writing and how I love to be creative. He also clearly showed me that when I first began blogging it was because I was seeking to be filled with praise. I wanted and still want more than anything for my heart to be filled with thanks. My desire is to learn the same contentment that filled the Apostle Paul. So that no matter the circumstances that are placed before me, I could look around and be thankful.
I am going to be completely honest and tell you that last year was a hard year for our entire family. We emotionally went to places that we had never gone before. While I personally would like to hope we do not have to revisit those emotions again, I am thankful that we went through everything as a family. It has been a refining experience and I am thankful that we come to this New Year with a sense of renewal.
Courtney, just started a design business: A Faithfulness Told Design. I have long admired her blog and the clean look of her blog’s design. So, I was excited to have the opportunity to be her first client. I love the style she has created for me. She is so easy to work with and so amazing to know. Thank you, Courtney!