Thursday, December 18, 2008

Life=busy

Life is very busy, and crazy, and confused, and unthinkingly jumbled right now. I don't even know how or why to make sense of it. I just submit and trust right now.

About a year ago, I had a crazy thought that "God had great things for me."
I still believe that, but I had no idea what it would/will take to get me there. I still don't!!

All that said, this little place on the web will definitely be neglected for a bit. I ask you to continue to visit my archives, comment and/or email me. I still love the connections. I just don't have the brain power to "think good thoughts" right now, let alone form them into words.

Blessings, dear friends, family, and readers!!

23 comments:

Christine said...

I've been where you are (and am still there) for some time. I go back and read my archives and wonder where that spiritual energy came from to not only write those things, but formulate them in my mind as well! Blessings for this Christmas season, friend! I pray God will reveal himself in all the small ways you can perceive!

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

Stay encouraged, Andrea. This too, whatever it is, shall pass.

Laura said...

Andrea, I'm praying for you today. Did you ever listen to Elisabeth Elliot? She always began her broadcast, "You are loved with an Everlasting Love, that's what the Bible says, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms". Oh, and Merry Christmas!

Aimee said...

He does have great things for you :) Sometimes that journey seems to take unexpected detours but we'll get there, friend!! :)

Love you!

laurel said...

I agree with what everyone else has said!! I am praying for you, friend!

Courtney said...

Blessings, and may you continue to flourish in His plan.

Miriam said...

Grace to you, Andrea! Praying the Lord will gently lead you through whatever you may be facing.

erika said...

I am so in the same boat with you ~ know i'll be thinking of you as we churn away in these waters...i keep remembering in this dark the He is Light, even if it right now is a bit hard to see that Light, it's shining bright for me somewhere

Peggy said...

Praying dear one and thinking of you. I hope you do not get any negative and bitter comments like the one I received the other day for just posting I needed time away. How sad that other women do not understand the concept of being still and pulling away for a time...it is good for the spirit.
Hugs,
me

tonia said...

oh yes, i've been there before too. just rest. we'll be here for you when you get back. :)

love,

tonia

Monica said...

I can so relate to thoughts of doing great things for God. I was just thinking about that this morning- am I doing what God has called me to, or am I living for me? (Long Story)

Then I was so gently reminded that the Lord is in charge of His kingdom. He has prepared in advance every good work for me to do, so I can leave the "what" to Him.

It's about the journey, not the destination.

My role is to submit today to Christ where He has called me and to do my work in the way that most glorifies His Name. Walking beside Him in the everyday- only He knows where we are going and what's around the next bend or over the far away hill.

Blessings to you, Andrea. I know that you will look back over your winding road one day and know more of His faithfulness and Love.

Anonymous said...

Elisabeth Elliot has a great book called "Keeping a Quiet Heart" that is full of encouragement for Women.
Submitting and trusting is doing just what Christ asks us to do. (You're doing it :)!) "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. What a sweet promise from God. Be encouraged and wait upon the Lord. He will direct your path and give you grace along the way. I'll be praying. Merry Christmas
Diana B.

Beverly said...

Amen to all the other comments. Thank you for your honesty - it means so much that we can share in one another's "dry" times as we all have had them. Love to you as I whisper a prayer for you!

Ruth MacC said...

Hi there,
thank you for leaving the comment on my blog about Dr Spock's grandson. It is sad enough that it happened without the details of it going around the world incorrectly...

I appreciate it.

I h ope you finish 2008 well, peacefully and close to our Lord and that you allow Him to take you through 2009 every step of the way (me too!)

Ruth

ivegot5 said...

Thinking of you. Hoping you can feel the prayers of us all surrounding you. I know God works even in tremendous pain and confusion. Just rest and trust.

Laura

Angela said...

Andrea, I prayed for God to bless, protect, and heal you. Whatever is on your mind, He is with you. I know what it is like to wonder how long the wait will be. Reach out and ask God to hold and carry you through this. Ask Him for joy and calm in this storm. Even as you go forward, He is willing and able to be your comfort because He loves you. You are God's. Just think, He loves and adores you MORE than you love your own children. His love is unconditional. Find rest there. Life is not easy, but the rest is there in His love. Be comforted dear Momma. You are not alone. You are not unloved. Not ever.

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Today, I pray for you.
He cups us close when the winds batter.
And how they do.

I send so much love, Andrea....

All's grace,
Ann

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Thinking of you!!

Pink Slippers said...

Happy New Year!

TheFiveDays said...

Happy New Year!

Sandy said...

happy new year and good things ahead for you this year ...
sandy

Cloverland Farm said...

happy new year. always great to connect w/ you here. do you have specific time to read every sunday? do all the kids read too? if so, love that!

Kendra said...

I know how you feel ; )