A Letter to my Friends

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From CookWipeSweep.com to FaithAdventures.me and Why the Change

I wanted to take today off from #TeaAndWord to update you on my blog renovations. Do you like??  I have been praying for direction for a really long time and feel I now have the right look and such that fits what I am about.

Some of you have been here since the beginning of my trek with the blogging world a few years ago, and if you have I wish I could jump through the screen and give you a friendly squeeze for sticking around through the changes.

I now have extra respect for famous people because as you know, if they start their public careers early in life -it seems like they have to discover who they are also, in public.

I feel as if this was the case for me.  From one failed business to another.  To a blog about family but getting burned out.  To a cooking blog to which I also got burned out on. It has taken a bit, though 30, to find out who I am and what I believe.  What I enjoy and where my niche is.

I have lived a rather scattered life. Being disorganized and overwhelmed was my forte, and I am not bragging.

The one thing I couldn’t seem to get tired of was reading my Bible and trying to find the good even on the really hard days.

I have wrote a lot about our daily life and how God was working in it, through the crazy months of sickness last year to when Matt broke both of his wrists and we didn’t know how we were going to pay our bills -to getting completely overwhelmed last winter with obligations and stepping away from e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g in order to hear God better -to our crazy 4 month span of living out of boxes, and finally -to the miraculous move that happened by God’s hand just over a month ago.

Yeah. All that.

If you have stuck around through any of it: You are not overlooked. You are appreciated. You matter -and I mean it!  From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your support and prayers.

Through this online community, God has showed me a whole ‘nother world of love through His people that I didn’t even realize was legit.

I knew it existed but I used to be a skeptic. It was through months and months of trials, molding, God’s guidance and perseverance that I found myself faithfully coming back to the keyboard, where I not only found healing through from depression and confusion, but found real live friends who cared about me and dropped notes of encouragement along the way.

This journey has been so eye-opening and very refreshing the last little bit, as it feels like we are in a season of fresh air on the mountain top.  I do not take any of the hardships from before lightly, and desire to share what I learned thus far.

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With a new season and fresh perspective. With the move to another town behind us and a new adventure before us. With a fresh focus and a life of simplicity instead of busy, I pray I can steward what God’s given me and move ahead by faith to what He is calling me to.

I want to seek Him daily. I want to glorify Him in all I say and do. I want to write and I will not feel guilty about it anymore. Because I did that for a long time.

I didn’t space for what I enjoyed.  For what I felt drawn to.  Now I know He formed me this way.  It is not by accident I love words, wood and making things.  It is who He hand crafted me to be.

In order to be me, I can’t be everyone else. In order to do what I hear Him leading me to do, I can’t do everything else too.  It just isn’t possible.

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What should I be doing?

Each day is different, but this I do know: It is letting God lead.

Seasons come and go but for now this is where I am.  At home with my posse’ – loving and teaching at home. It is writing and sharing captured good that glorifies God. I am ready to be able to nestle into a seat and write words that have been building up.

If you feel led to keep journeying on with me, and I pray you do but if not, no hard feelings – then grab your water bottles or cantine, your sketch book and journal and let’s see what we can unearth in this gracious gift of a life we have been given!

Come back next Tuesday for the continuation of the #BookOfRuth #BibleStudy we have been doing – and where you can link up your blog posts too!

 

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24 thoughts on “A Letter to my Friends

  1. Bless you, Meghan. You are a light in this dark word and an encourager too. God’s direction for each one of us is the best and, really, only way we ought to be going. His path for us is such a beautiful one. I want to be on the journey that He calls me to as well!
    I shall be back, my friend.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  2. Oh, these words are so true: “In order to be me, I can’t be everyone else. In order to do what I hear Him leading me to do, I can’t do everything else too. It just isn’t possible.” Why do we struggle so to learn this truth? I am thankful that God has been leading you so clearly! I will definitely be back, journeying with you and “Ruth” again! And, I love your redecorating here! 🙂 –Blessings my friend!

  3. Much wisdom in your words. In order to say “yes” we must also say “no”. It isn’t an easy lesson to learn. Well at least not for me. I am so grateful for the patience God has with me as He gently pulls me back into place. Blessings!

  4. Meg,
    I’m LOVING the new blog title and space and beautiful images! I feel certain that you’ve finally settled into an online home with a lovely descriptor of faith adventures to encompass all of your interests and passions and journeys to share with us! I think most of us start out with one idea about our blogs or writing and as we grow and learn our way around the neighborhood 🙂 we find that our original idea didn’t quite fit us as we’d hoped (myself included!) but that’s all part of our beautiful journey! Love this!!! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Valerie! This means a lot to get a cheer, a head nod and a smile with a wink. Okay, maybe you didn’t actually do those things but your words did! I am so excited to feel at peace about it, that it matches up. I spent so much time feeling like a failure or like I didn’t know who I was, but God was right there the whole time helping me learn who I was in Him. Blessings, friend!!!!

  5. Love, love, love your new look! The site is beautiful and soft and makes me feel safe (can a site make that happen?!) I feel like this is a place for peaceful heart words that will lead my heart to the foot of the cross.

    And that whole bit about seeking God and all…I needed to hear that. It’s easy to journey on in this writing world thinking we’ve got this (only to be frustrated and discouraged), but every single word should start with God. Every post. Keep on being who He called you to be…the world needs it!

    1. Becky, I can’t begin to describe how refreshing your kind words are here. It makes me so thankful that I slowed down and didn’t repeat my rushing of trying to find the answer – but waited on God who once again shown to be faithful, even in the details of this. He really does care! I appreciate you so much!!! Praying He leads you in all your days too my friend. xoxoxo

  6. This is my first time here not sure how it looked before but it did catch my eye when I first entered. I am so glad, as a fellow blogger who I feel like is on the journey you once were on, that you found your niche. But like you said it is allowing God to lead. He has made us for what we do and who we are and in that He will use us in our own timing. I am glad I came by. your neighbor at coffee for your heart

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