Over the past couple of weeks I've had a few e-mails and comments regarding my well-being so I wanted to let you all know that everything is okay and give you a little enlightenment on my blogging hiatus.
On our way to school one morning, the following conversation took place:
The Boy: Mom, Lent starts today.
Me: Yeah, I know.
The Boy: What does Lent REALLY mean?
Me: Well, umm, you know, it represents the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness.
It was at that point that I realized that I am failing myself, my kids and especially my God. I decided right then and there that I was going to take full advantage of the Season of Lent and better myself through Christ. That night, I went home and dusted off my Bible (which desperately needed it since it probably hadn't been opened in a few months) and prepared to start an on-line Bible Study. When Sunday rolled around, I practically jumped out of bed to get ready for church (which meant also dusting off my church clothes since we hadn't been there in a while either). For the first time in my life, I was excited about getting up early on Sunday and herding three kids out the door. During the service, I felt like Pastor J. was talking directly to me and only to me. I genuinely wanted to be there and my heart had opened up and I could, for probably the first time in my life, truly feel the love of God.
I really have missed all of my bloggy friends but I have been using the time that I would normally blog in to do my daily Bible Study. I have been going back and forth between two on-line studies and today I bought "The Purpose-Driven Life" by Rick Warren. I am excited about starting that and it says that it is really helpful to read it with a friend or group so if anyone is interested in reading it with me, let me know.
So anyway, that is where I have been and what I have been doing; I'm sure you can all understand. Ha! I guess you could say I gave up blogging for Lent. Well, except that I just blogged.