A Digital Pause

I’ve been blogging since 2006. I had no grand plan or Big Message when I signed up for my first Blogger account. I simply needed a place to deposit some of my excess words.

I’ve blogged pretty consistently since then, through some serious family crises, the birth of one of our beloved grandsons, two moves, rotator cuff surgery, the death of my mom and another significant friend, a few jobs, a couple of churches, six trips to Israel, and four cats (not all at once). I have gotten a little more focused since the “dumping ground” theme of my early days. And I’m grateful for every person who has taken a bit of their precious time to read what I’ve written. Even more grateful for those who have sent me notes or commented. I love a good conversation, and this blog has been a place of meaningful conversation for me. I hope it has been that for you, too. 

I didn’t realize how much this blogging habit has shaped me until I realized a couple of days ago that I was going to have to take a hiatus until I finish my book. I’m a little sad about it, to tell you the truth. I’ve never really taken a break from blogging, but the manuscript for my book If Only: Letting Go Of Regret is due in mid-December. (It’s slated for release July 1, 2014, which freaks me out a little bit since I’m still writing it!) I’m at mile nineteen of a word marathon, and all of my resources must go toward pushing toward that mid-December finish line.

Know that I’m looking forward to picking up the conversation in this space again in a few weeks.

Until then: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)


P.S. – In the interim, you’ll still find me on twitter and at Mark Zuckerberg’s place.

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  • Pat68

    Blessings and Godspeed!

  • Tim

    Praying for you and the family and the book (and even the cats, even though they aren’t dogs).

  • I will miss you insightful posts, Michelle, but I completely understand. If only we could stretch time to get another hour or two each day…but then I’d just try to cram that much more into it. I pray for the Lord to give you focus, inspiration, and all the right words to communicate your message, and I look forward to reading it! Go Michelle!

  • Kim

    Blessings on your writing. I can’t wait to read your book. So cool to say that!