Hi, dear readers!
I am so humbled that you take any time at all to read this blog. It truly has been such a joy to write here for the past 9 or so years. As a writer professionally, it’s been the place where I write, almost journal, both my thoughts and Biblical Truths just for fun, and as God calls me, for anyone who will listen.
When my son was born this time last year, I didn’t know if I’d be returning to my full-time corporate job after my maternity leave. I have recently decided against returning, and I will instead be freelancing my craft in some of the spare time I have as a full-time mom to a busy toddler. With a few clients already lined up, I don’t envision having time for the blog in addition.
At this point I have no idea how long I will be taking a step back for, but I know that for now, the blog doesn’t fit. Maybe I’ll pop in every once in a while, but I wanted to write this little sign-off message so that you know that I don’t plan to forever abandon this space.
I hope to come back one day, sooner rather than later, refreshed and invigorated and with a fire to keep writing on all things motherhood, eating disorder recovery, marriage, recipes, and faith in Christ. I will just follow the Lord’s lead in that timing.
I pray that today you would be blessed. I leave you with Psalm 139, a Psalm I’ve been sharing with my little one lately:
You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.