And I realized if I wanted any Peace and Quiet in my soul and spirit I’d have to be very purposeful and intentional about it.
I’m discovering for the first time the importance of the season of Advent–thanks to my friends Glenda (GG) and Kimberlee (she’s got a book about it) and Kel Rohlf who is a kindred, word-loving spirit.
Learning something new always requires some extra mental energy on my part. With a full time job and giving away life to my church family and my real family; well, it takes most of the energy I have–mental, emotional and spiritual.
So I had an epiphany (aka a ‘God Bump’) the other night– I’m going to take six weeks off from blogging–from November 11th (which is when I had this epiphany)–until December 25th, Christmas Day.
I’m pretty sure that’s six weeks. Sort of.
Whew!–Taking the pressure off myself to be always brilliant or otherwise inspiring (like my friend Nancy Franson recently shared) is frankly a significant relief. Fellow writer Connie Mace is also thinking about blogging silence, if I read her right…
SO–this will give me time to clear my mind (as much as possible) to focus on the meaning of the season and to discover some new ways to celebrate.
It will also give me time to get to know you better–people who read Three Way Light (thank you!)
and time to read the writers I miss because there are only so many hours in a day….And there are so many encouraging and talented bloggers out there.
Instead–in my own inimitably totally random way (just ask my daughter) I may post a photo with a scripture every day or one day or no days.
I might simply brag on a friend, introducing you to some bloggers you’ve never met and post a link to their inspired posts.
I know God does and He always has much better ideas than mine.
So here’s to silence.
And the season.
And the Reason–it IS all about God’s gift to us–Jesus.
Celebrate with me?