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In case you’ve noticed some tumbleweeds rolling by here, yes, it has been a while since I last posted. There are some reasons for that.
For about a week I had a bunch of friends in town from Mazatlan, and a couple friends from Costa Rica, staying here at this house. They were here for an international YWAM conference, which I got to attend one day, and the rest of the time I was focused on being a hostess, helping out with things like babysitting, driving them, etc. It was a very busy and fun week!
On our way to the conference!
The U of N 2013 Workshop. Awesome to see people from all over the world!
I was so happy to see my YWAM peeps, and have some time to hang out with them. Sometimes I hate living far away from friends, but that is the nature of YWAM/world missions. You meet people, you become friends, you have to say goodbye. Well, I guess that’s also the story of my life (since i’ve lived in so many places, and have moved a million times) but that’s another story.
So unfortunately this blog became a ghost town for a time… and that leads me to my second thought.
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I realized I’m really not good at multi-tasking. I need to get better at it.
Right now I am doing some freelance web design work, but I also feel called to build this blog, so I’m trying to become a consistent and prolific blogger.
The problem is, both of those things are pretty much a full-time job. So, I either have to learn to manage my time better so I can do both well, or figure out a way to focus on my website and creative projects, while still earning an income.
Any advice out there from experienced bloggers who had to divide their time between their regular job and building their platform?
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This might sound absolutely crazy, but recently I’ve had the desire (again) to move to Europe, France in particular. But this time it’s not just an “I’d like to do that in the future” type of thought…. I’m seriously thinking about trying to move there in the near future.
I still need to pray more about it, because it would definitely have to be God-led, but I’m looking into ways to move to France, even if it’s just for a year.
Hey, I’m single with no kids, I can move pretty much anywhere I want in the world! And life should be an adventure, right?
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Oh, I forgot to mention. Another reason why I didn’t post for so long was because after the week of having friends visiting, I got sick. I don’t know if it was the stomach flu or what, but there was lots of vomiting and a few days of all-around feeling like crap – body aches, stomach aches, no energy, etc. I’m still not quite back to my normal self (my stomach still hurts) but I’m getting better. Prayers are always appreciated!
And speaking of that blog break…
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I AM going to continue with that blog series I was doing. Just wanted to let anyone who was reading it know that.
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As we all know, we just had the anniversary of that horrible day that many of us will never forget, September 11.
I was going to write a blog post about it, but for a few reasons, I didn’t.
Still, there are so many things I would like to say about all that is going on in the world. Never-ending war, lies, deception, hypocrisy.
I’m angry, sad, and fed up with our president, elected officials, the mainstream media, and (probably more accurately) the real powers behind all those people.
But that is nothing new. I’ve been fed up with our government for many years now. Does that make me anti-American? No way. On the contrary… The reason I feel the way I do is because unlike our government and the controlled media, I actually care about truth, the people, the constitution and the true values and principles this country was (supposed to be) founded on.
They are the ones who are anti-American, and subversive.
But I better not get started. I will save that for another blog post, since this is supposed to be 7 *quick* takes. So moving along…
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TGIF, everyone! And this scripture just popped into my mind, so I’m going to end with this…
This is the day which the Lord has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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