Well, my computer has been having its own issues lately, thus my absence. I think it definitely has been the Lord’s doing. My computer breakdown along with reading Crystal’s interview on the topic of balancing computer & family (an excellent read by the way!), led me to realize how easily the computer can consume so much of my time. Yes, I have aimed to limit my computer time to during naptimes, but once I get on the computer time just flies by at lightning speed. It was as if God was gently reminding me of my priorities and that I really didn’t need to take so much time in my writing, responding, and researching online. My husband and children are my first priority during this season of my life. It has actually been very refreshing not to have a computer so easy at my fingertips.
I love this quote from Crystal:
“If there is one thing I could encourage every mommy blogger or work-at-home mom out there to remember, it is this: anyone can be a pretty good blogger or pretty good business owner, but there is only person who is mommy to your children and wife to your husband. Don’t let all the good things out there take precedence over the best things. You only have one life to live–make it count!”
That being said, I will be limiting my blogging time here in the future to three times a week as I am able (Tues, Wed & Fri is my goal). I will have to steal time to use my husband’s laptop to write to you all, which he uses full-time for his business, so thus my limitations. It will force me to write quickly and stay focused…which I believe will be very good for me. I want to continue to share with you all as the Lord has allowed this to be a wonderful ministry, but I also want to serve my family, my church, and my ministry through our home and hospitality. By the grace of God I want to bring the most glory to Him in how I live my days, balance my time and priorities and keep Him first!
Striving to keep the balance,