"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Friday, September 14, 2012

He Gives and Takes Away and then Sometimes He Gives Back!

Almost 2 months ago I had every intention of completely walking away from blogging and my Homesteader’s Heart FB page. In fact, in my heart I did. Ask my friends and family and they will tell you, I was done. I felt the Lord redirecting me and I was convinced that my blogging season had come to an end.  But what I found was that He wasn’t taking it away completely. He was trying to get my attention so that I could see how messed up my priorities were. And believe me, they were messed up.

In the passed 2 months the Lord has done a heart change in me. I believe, no I KNOW my priorities are back on track and I’m a much better person because of it. I know He’ll be able to continue to use me through this outlet of blogging and my FB page the way He sees fit.

The start back will be slow and the visiting other blogs sporadic, but I am excited to see what lies ahead.

I’ve missed you all dearly and hope you are doing well. My 2 favorite holidays are coming up (Thanksgiving and Christmas) and I hope to share some fun stuff with you. One thing I learned during this reevaluation is that I don’t take as many pictures when I don’t have the blogging mind frame and that’s not really a good thing. LOL!

With much love and hugs,



  1. Well I am so glad you have decided to "come back" always enjoyed your blog/site as I call it...and when I send and rec emails from/to you...you have great tips, ideas, recipes, giveaways, though I've still not won, and more....so I am very happy and thrilled to hear you will be back...yes missed you..and also appreciate getting blogs and tips and all the above from a Godly Christian woman...so appreciate "that time" too...and know first priority is HOME and family so tell them THANKS for sharing you again! Big Hugs, your South Florida Fan,Kris

  2. You're a good example for all of us to listen for His voice and wait on Him to guide You down the narrow path of blessing.

  3. First off, hugs! I've missed you! Really missed you. :) Second, I truly appreciate your soul searching. I've been stumbling through some of that myself and I have to say, I'm not sure what to do with what God is laying on my heart. I do know the process is one that can't be rushed. So, I totally understand the slow and careful steps forward. :)

  4. YAY!!! LOVE you my friend - been missing you and thinking about you. God is so good - He knows just what we need! And it's such a blessing when you feel like your priorities are in line - it makes blogging feel like a whole different experience. I look forward to all you'll be sharing! And, *ahem*, some people still have increases of followers and page likers even when they're gone so that other people can never catch up - LOL! :)

    Big the-blogosphere-isn't-quite-the-same-without-Kim's-heart-and-smile-in-it size HUGS to you!!! Whew, been waiting to do that! :D Love ya!!

  5. Kim, I am happy you will stay active in blogland; even a post a month is good. I seem to only post once a week and know we are all busy little bees.

  6. Hi Kim!! You have been missed :)So glad you got your priorities straightened and God was working with you on those. Hope the family and your devotions are doing well!! Those do need to be first :) Hope school for the boys is going well and Kelsey is keeping busy. Welcome back! Lyndsay

  7. So glad your back. Though i understand how you feel and can see God had a plan for your time away!! Looking forward to seeing you post again!

  8. I think it's really important to be still and take stock of where we are, what we're dong and why we're doing it, Kim. {{hugs}} May the Lord blessing you for your obedience to Him!

  9. Welcome home Kim. I'm so glad you're back even if you take it slowly. Like others have said, you were missed and it wasn't the same without you.
    I know the Lord often needs to have us surrender something before He can realign our priorities-glad you learned quickly.
    Hugs, Noreen

  10. Aaaww, we missed you and WELCOME BACK! I'm glad that you got your head straight and have a clearer direction now. God works in mysterious ways! {{{{{hugs}}}}}

  11. Now that's what I'm talkin' about! A woman letting God have His way & in His time. He is so good!

    Thankful you will still be blogging and FB'ing as He leads you.

    Love you, my friend!

  12. Good for you. You are an integral part of the Christian blogging family and I'm glad you're back!

  13. Yay! I am so thankful you are back. I am grateful that the Lord has been working on your heart and helping you to prioritize. I miss your writing!


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