This blog has been a wonderful gift. I have met many exciting people, found fun blogs to read, and expanded my book shelf with some very fine authors. However, many of you may have realized that I haven’t been blogging as often in June. After a wonderful vacation in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park,
Wyoming surely there should be some exciting stories to share in a blog, right? The garden is full of fresh produce and the recipe box is full of tasty dishes that are just waiting for a good blog spot. Some of my favorite authors released wonderful books this month and deserve a positive blog about their great stories. And yet…
There comes a point when you have to weigh priorities in life with what would honor God best. My faith, family, health, and career are all top priorities, and this June I’ve faced challenges to those areas in my life which has placed ‘Down In The Hollow’ on whoa or slow at best! I have been worried about what would happen if I did not blog daily or at least regularly or honor some requests to review books by a certain date. Then God reminded me of these words,
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 NIV (Read full starting with verse 38.)
God is first in my life. He is the provider of my health and well being, my family, my career and most importantly my faith. He has a way of reminding me that ‘whoa and slow’ are okay. Afterall He is the Creator and even He took time for rest! So when the worries of blogs, and other concerns, get in the way of life remember that there are true priorities and then there is everything else that, believe it or not, can wait.
For the record, I enjoy this blog and plan to continue blogging about my local Blue Ridge rural community, gardening and recipes, family-friendly and Christian books, and my faith. It may come sporatically at times until I can find a balance that fits into my current routine, but it is my hope that it will always offer something useful and uplifting for those who read it. Thank you all (or “ya’ll” as we say here in the mountains) for reading and sharing Down In The Hollow.