“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” — Ecclesiastes 3:1
A Year of Simply.
Last year on Thanksgiving Day I posted my first entry on this website. Almost one year has passed, and I have been so blessed with the opportunity to share with you my thoughts and the lessons God is teaching me through His Word and my life.
It all started with the nudging of the Lord to write—to testify—about His love and work in my life. Blogging wasn’t even on my radar. I didn’t even know what a blog was, to be honest. But God orchestrated His plan one step at a time, and I followed, knowing nothing and feeling completely unqualified to be a writer.
But thanks be to God! He gives us everything we need to follow His plan for our lives. And He has been so gracious to me. I’ve made lots of mistakes along the way. I’ve shed a few tears of frustration and doubt in my abilities. I’ve stared at the blank page and wondered why the words wouldn’t come. I’ve had a bad attitude some days and wondered how anything I might write could make a difference.
But God has been with me every step of the way. He lifts me up when I’m down and helps me to carry on in spite of my emotions and weaknesses. God’s calling is never about our abilities or qualifications. It’s only and ever about HIM. Sometimes I forget that.
This past year of blogging on Simply. has been a wonderful experience. I’ve learned a lot—about writing and blogging…about myself…about the Lord. And I still have so much to learn and share.
Moving on…to Simply One.
Back in the spring when we learned David wouldn’t be returning to teach in the classroom because of his disability (read post here), we knew God had another plan for us. He doesn’t keep us on this earth without a purpose. So we prayed. And we waited to see where He would lead us.
And through the course of the last few months, the Lord planted a desire in our hearts to minister to husbands and wives through a new marriage blog. And in September, we launched Simply One. (www.simplyoneinmarriage.com).
After a lot of prayer and seeking the Lord’s direction, I have seen the need to stop writing on Simply. and focus my blogging efforts on Simply One. This will also free up a little time to work on other writing projects that I’ve yet to begin. So (with some sadness) this will be my last post on this website.
I’ll be transferring all the posts from Simply. to the new website, and the dates of the posts will be intact, so they can be accessed through the Search feature or Archives list.
But I’m not through writing. I’ll continue to share what I’m learning about life’s journey with the Lord about once a week—just in a new location. And the joyful part of it is I get to share it with my sweet husband. One in marriage…one in blogging.
Want to take a look at our new blog? Just click on the image below to go to our homepage. Take a look around. Read our About page. Check out the Free Resources. And read a post or two.
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Thank you for allowing me to share my simple thoughts with you. I pray you’ve been encouraged by the time you’ve spent here. And I hope to connect with you over on Simply One.
Praying the Lord will fill you with peace and joy!
Blessings to you, friends!