We have been to the mountains, climbed steep trails, waded into hot springs, eaten towering ice cream cones, driven dirt roads bordered by unbelievable views, talked long and laughed hard, played with grandchildren and stored up treasures in our hearts.
I've also been quietly sitting on the front porch - absorbing the Word and words of long ago. A.W. Tozer has been teaching me things I've always known and yet somehow never known. He has encouraged me to examine my heart and put things in their proper place. I long to do it well.
I have missed this place - not just the blog itself, but the hearts and lives it represents to me. And yet I've been reluctant to return, fearful that I will slip back into old habits and the balance will swing wildly out of control. I want so much to do this right - to share my heart, to listen to your stories, to encourage, love, pray, laugh and knit our hearts together.
At the same time, my heart is longing to pursue Him - to give Him all and then to receive all that He has for me. I can only do that if I come to Him with open hands. We have had our heart to heart moments - this glorious Father and I - proof that one is never to old to learn!
One of the huge benefits of this community, for me, has been learning from you as you share your stories. There have been days when someone's post will speak to the exact need of my heart- as though the Father had handed it to me (and so He had). We are to one another "as iron sharpens iron."
I want to be a part of that. I want to do it well. I want to use my time wisely. That's what I've been thinking and praying about for these past couple of weeks. That and so much more.
linking to my dear friend Laura today: