I have sadly been neglecting this blog of late — but life happens, and sometimes even those things you deem important need to go by the wayside. I’m popping in to let you guys know several things:
One, things will be slow on this blog post-wise until after the New Year, most likely. Holidays are a time where family is a priority, and if I can fit in time to write, great! I’ve been able to in the past, but this year I’ve been extremely busy with other things , and it’s just not been practical to sit at the computer. So, it’s not a priority right now =)
Two, with all that being said, there’s still going to be plenty of content going up on here. I’m apparently making up for my lack of reading all year by reviewing several books and participating in several blog tours — so expect random and scattered posts with a common theme of books :D
Three, Look for exciting things coming to Maidens for Modesty. Changes and guest posts that I never thought I’d be able to make happen here in this corner of the internet. But that’s all I’m saying about that one!
So, expect book reviews and blog tours, and know that the Lord is working to refine me and teach me several things. Patience, perseverance, and graciousness. And all of it is happening when I already have a lot going on — I was crying to Mom the other night and realized when I went to bed how selfish I sounded. I have a lot going on, I don’t have the emotional energy I need to deal with a particular situation, and therefore I’m not going to even attempt to be civil or nice.
But really, that’s no excuse. Instead of being so focused on myself and my feelings, I need to emulate Christ and His life. He was kind and gracious to everyone, even when they woke Him up because they were afraid of the storm on the sea.
I have realized I’m not like that. When I’m really busy I just try to deal with it all and cope with it all myself, without really talking about anything with anyone. And when one more thing is added to the load, I just hold it all in until all the emotions come out in the form of tears. As my mother discovered the other night at about midnight :D
I’ve discovered that the prayers of sweet friends are a precious encouragement that the Lord gives, and that I took the sweet friends who knew the circumstances and were quick to tell me they were praying for granted….and I miss it.
Yet the Lord is good and faithful, and won’t give me more than I can handle. He has been faithful to bring me to the end of myself once again, and to teach me once more that I MUST depend on Him as my all-in-all. Every single person will disappoint, but Christ is sufficient and He must be the One I turn to first, in every situation.
So, when I “officially” come back, I should have lots to write about and share with you guys.
Until then, have a blessed season of reflection on Christ’s birth!