The time has come
After many years of blogging I have decided to put my pen down for the time being. I have blogged on many different topics and thus far written 1,947 posts.
I am often surprised at the posts that gain the most interest — this year "Idolising poverty" received many hits, likewise "The myth of the perfect family". "True restfulness" was very popular along with "The power of our homes". Posts about fashion (modesty), ways to make our homes more comfortable, my room by room series were all winners with many hits and comments.
However, the ones that weren't popular were the posts I often felt most strongly about, "Submitting to government" was one of them and those on domestic violence (a topic I am passionate about but one that many avoid even though it is a big problem in society including among the Christian community).
The message I have tried to get across was the need for women to support and encourage each other, even if you are doing something different to your sister in Christ. I wanted my blog to be uplifting to women, positive and not negative and I hope that I have achieved this.
As women, we are here to offer support, encouragement, love, a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, a smile of friendship and not calling others names, not to judge others. Take the bible verse "Love thy neighbour" to heart and the next time you meet a mum in bogland who is working and maybe her children are in childcare . . .
. . . don't start to lecturing her, ask her about her day.
Ask her how things are going, talk . . . and you might find out some amazing things about this woman and become good friends.
Blogging takes up so much of my time and I want to do other things — sewing, quilting, cooking, time with family, reading etc.. I generally only blog on weekends and it can take 2 to 3 hours (more on occasions) which is a lot of time at my desk. Whilst I won't be blogging much any more, my Facebook page will continue and will be updated daily with messages of encouragement, bible verses, favourite hymns, quotes, supporting women in their daily activities, recipes, things to bring a smile to your face etc...
To all my loyal readers, THANK YOU — you have kept me going and encouraged me to keep on writing. But sadly, the time has come when I need to stop for the time being.
So farewell from this blog — but PLEASE come over and say hi on my Facebook page and bring your friends as the more we have, the wider the message on the wonderful love of the Lord Jesus Christ.