Summer Updates

I wish I had some cute summery pictures to insert into this post, but photography isn’t my forte and I tend to lean towards writing 1,000 words over including 1 picture. So bear with me. 🙂

This summer has whizzed by; I can’t believe it’s nearly July. Coming out of being at home for months on end in quarantine to having both my state and my schedule reopening has been an insane juggling process. We’ve stayed cautious but not fearful, meeting in small gatherings, washing hands and sanitizing things at home regularly. But I wonder if I didn’t really realize the speed at which life moves until I had a break from it for a moment. It truly is a vapor. A vapor that smokes and clouds the vision of what’s truly important.

I’ve been finding myself overwhelmed frequently by the number of things going on in the world and in my community. I have found it to be more transformative for me to remain in the secret place with God and converse with Him and close friends and family rather than take a step into the whirlwind of news media. So that’s why I’ve been quiet. Quiet, but not ignoring. I’ve been working on heart engagement with where I’m at and where the Lord is leading me over pretty words on the internet.

And in that same vein, now’s as good a time as any to inform you that this blog may not have regular posts on it for the foreseeable future. Maybe I’ll have a whim I want to write about, or be in want of further mental processing. But in this season, I’ve gotten more in the habit of processing in prayer, in my journal, and with family and friends than I have online. Going after the root instead of the fruit.

There’s a song that goes, “The deeper I go/the deeper You’re calling me”. I’ve taken a dive into His presence this spring/summer and I never want to come up for air. I re-read through the gospels and have gotten involved in my local church and their prayer room. I’ve started cherishing the quiet and the still, small voice, and have found a place where my voice is also cherished.

I’ve finally found where I belong.

In His presence.

Psalm 27:4 says,

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:4 niv

This has become my heart’s cry: to be with Him.

I want the words I speak and write to come out of that place, and to not be given away lightly.

In other news, yes, I’m still working on collecting those college credits through credit-by-exam programs. College testing centers on campus have been closed due to COVID, so I haven’t been able to take any tests, but I’ve been studying so that I can take them when they do re-open (as soon as next month!). So prayers on that would be appreciated as well.

There have been a lot of changes in my family as well and just in the process of growing up and learning to “adult”, so yeah, all these factors combined and that’s why I haven’t been blogging as much. Maybe I will going forward, maybe I won’t. Don’t hold your breath. 😉

In fact, if you do want to know as soon as I post again, a much better option would be to subscribe.

And even better, if you feel led to support me in this season, always know you can buy me a coffee. I save these monies and put them towards the upkeep and maintenance of this blog domain currently, so it will keep all of these content looking clean and fresh and available to you. It’s just a few dollars, but there is also an option to expand that into supporting me monthly. Here’s the link: Buy Me A Coffee.

Thanks again for all the love and support thus far.

Much love,

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