Monday, December 31, 2012

Good Bye & Hello

I think I've got my blog block figured out, just in time to say good bye to 2012 and hello to 2013.

I let a remark get under my skin.  And it tainted everything I tried to write.  

But today...something is different.  

I've been reminded of why I write. 

To whom I write...

And that I'm called to write...even when I'm misunderstood.  Even when others read between lines that were not meant to be read between.  Even when false assumptions are made, and people disagree.  

It's a life lesson, really.  Who will control me?  Who will control what I'm called to do?  Will it be my God, or will it be random people?  Who will I fear?  Who will I please?  

God reminded my heart that of course some are not going to get it.  Of course some are going to disagree.  Of course some are going make assumptions.  And He gave me my spunk back, by whispering...who cares?  So what?

Just write.  

And so I will.  *smile*


12 comments:

  1. "Fret not thyself because of evildoers..." Psalm 37:1

    An Evangelist encouraged us with this passage years ago with his paraphrase: "Nuts to 'em Lord!"

    Glad you are back! Keep writing as the Lord leads. :) You have been a blessing to me as I'm challenged to live for Christ, not man!

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  2. Well said - now get busy and WRITE. I enjoy reading your blog and haven't commented before now. Keep posting, and I'll keep reading.

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  3. May God give you just the right words at just the write time ... cheering you on from a ranch in Eastern Oregon!!

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  4. I've read your blog for years. Please don't let anyone keep you from expressing what's in your heart!!!

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  5. We all struggle with pleasing God and NOT other people. Especially us people-pleasers...
    So glad you're back. I really enjoy your writing.

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  6. It was a day when I was desperate to be understood. By a pastor's wife, deep inside the spiritual trenches. I typed in the word "Parsonage" on google. There you were Sarah. A friend that "gets it" where few do. I've felt understood ever since. Especially by this blog today.
    Cheering you on from Minnesota.

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  7. I had that happen to me...a church lady commented on a blog post and felt the need to let everyone know I was attacking her when in no way I had the idea she was going through the subject. I was just sharing something God had laid on my heart. I decided to delete the comment and move on. Welcome back and happy new year!

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  8. I love your blog! Thank you for continuing to write. Have a blessed New Year. Becca :)

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  9. I am excited to hear you will continue to write. I have missed this blog so much!

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  10. I also am excited to hear you're going to keep writing! I started reading your blog... gosh, 4 years ago now... back when my husband was in ministry and I was feeling so lonely and craving to hear from another ministry wife who was actually authentic. I don't think I've ever commented (sorry!), but you've been a big encouragement to me and I'm excited to keep reading what you have to say! :)

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  11. Glad you're "back"! I've missed your regular posts!

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  12. I too hope to rediscover my blogging "mojo"! Your determination inspires my own :)

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