I am somewhat in a forced-fast from technology for the last bit, which has in some ways been a good thing. My computer contracted a virus apparently from a website my son was using for homework research, and it wiped the hard drive. So…until I can afford another computer, as all attempts to get my Windows 8.1 back on it so far have not worked, and buying the program again…well, I can get a new, up to date computer for the same price or less, my posts will be very limited.
Also, I was already in a place of stepping back to quiet my soul and listen. 2014 was a hard year. I am still unable to work, I am selling anything not nailed down to keep the basic bills paid, I am wondering what the future holds. That wondering though, and the change of the year, combined to form a …gateway of sorts. 2015 feels hope, and change, and stepping into things I never have felt free to pursue. I have been accepted as a writer at Venn Magazine (of course, then my computer promptly died-ARGH!) and they published my first article between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stirrings of writing more of what is in me, of letting go of things and attitudes that I picked up somehow/where along life’s journey, of becoming more “me” and more importantly, who my Lord made me to be, are strong. Nudges by Him down that path have resulted in the starting of a new blog, one I invite you to now. It is http://www.thetimewehavebeengiven.wordpress.com and I am still feeling out design, getting comfortable, but whereas this blog has pretty much been my place to come and vent(?), and those of you still willing to listen to my doing so are welcome to, the “Time” blog feels more like where Jesus is taking me, walking that out. So please come check it out, I would greatly appreciate it!