Blogging break

I'm feeling the need for a blogging break, so I'm taking one. From posting and from reading.

We have a couple of rooms to paint, our back garden to plant, and some other household stuff that needs to be done. [But last week? Mark cleaned the back porch! And it looks WONDERFUL!]

And I'm feeling that pull to enjoy the life that happens around here rather than the life that takes place behind this computer screen.

But most importantly, I need to get back into the habit of rising early in order to spend time with Jesus. [Actually, the real struggle for me has always been getting to bed early enough so that I can get enough rest when I do get up early.] This habit of getting up early has been a bit hit-and-miss of late. With it being so light now, early in the mornings, the kids have been getting up much earlier which means that for me to have some quiet time (something I've found I desperately need at the beginning of my days), I need to get up even earlier than they are rising. And that's just plain early.

There is a stark difference in my parenting (more anger, more criticism, a lack of patience and self-control on my part), when I am not faithful to get up, and it's becoming painfully obvious (by an influx of the above behaviors) that I need to get this habit solidified in my life once again.

I will continue to check email so if you want to reach me that way, I'd love to hear from you.

Blessings to each and every one of you!

~Stacy

14 comments:

  1. I hear you. In the summer we tend to have more going on and want to be outside all the time. I can so easily get sucked into the blog world too much and so enjoyed my break during our move.
    There is much to be said in making sure we are "living" life and not just recording it.
    Have a great break.

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  2. awww. Blogging is like watching TV to me. I use it to wind down. I'll miss checking your blog during those times.

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  3. I get up at 4:45 am to get my quiet time in. It's starting to catch up with me sleep-wise, partially because I either can't get to bed or get to sleep before 11pm. Not.enough.sleep!

    But, God is faithful to reward my time in some way or another, so I persist. (But I do wish I was getting more rest!)

    Good luck with your plans!!!

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  4. Hi Stacy :) Have a lovely break! I will miss visiting with you here very much but am glad for you to take time away. Count on my prayers and thoughts of you and your sweeties often. Love and hugs, Q

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  5. Good for you! I need to do that too. I did it once (for a day, but baby steps right) and vowed to do it once a week.
    Oops.
    Thanks for the reminder!!

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  6. I will miss you!
    I am so glad that I get to see you in person otherwise I would be really seriously upset over this.
    I love reading what you write and hearing things that didn't get a chance to tell me.
    Looking forward to your return,
    Amy

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  7. I will miss you Stacy. Enjoy your time with your sweet family.

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  8. enjoy your break......and come back soon :)

    blessings,
    missy

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  9. Enjoy your break...and I know how much you love to garden!


    xoxox
    Kimmie
    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

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  10. Enjoy your break - I will miss you a lot (big bear hug!) Have a wonderful time meeting with the Lord and spending time with your beautiful family!!

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  11. God bless you as you refocus and spend time with your sweet family! Rebeca

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  12. Oh, I so know what you mean about the sleep thing...those are the exact thoughts I've been having the last couple weeks.

    Your blog is one of my favorites, so you will certainly be missed, but I hope you will be so blessed by a break. Enjoy your summer days and all your projects, Stacy!

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  13. Enjoy your blogging break. You will be missed while you're gone.

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  14. Hey love,
    I miss your blog.

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