Monday, June 13, 2011

Saying Good-bye to Turn Home

This will be my last post for a while. A season has come to take time from blogging to turn my heart home, in more than one way.

I'll turn my heart home as our family finishes planning and hosting a graduation open house for my oldest daughter. She is a pride and joy and deserves my best attention.

My husband John is my home. Our marriage has survived a turbulent couple of years. A new door has opened for our relationship. I'll turn my heart home as John and I reconnect in vital ways.

My heart will turn for home when I visit family this summer. The day has not yet arrived when I've resided more years in Michigan than the 27 I had in Colorado. I understand that whether my address is Michigan or Colorado, my citizenship is of Heaven, and that's my real home. But my people and our mountains? They'll never stop being home.

The blogsphere is one of my homes, where I connect with like minds. I've hesitated to pause blogging, because this haven builds up my own spirit at least as much as I intend for it to build yours. But I'm pained by the inability to read your blogs more often. I will genuinely have my heart turned toward home if less writing means more time to actually visit you at your places.

I make no promises or plans right now for a return date on posts. I'd expect to be gone for at least a month, but not past summer's end. I may be inclined to share a worship song on weekends here and there. Comments on existing posts will receive replies.

You can plan on this: sooner or later, I'll have my heart turned toward home here at Building His Body, with plenty to share about the Lord—for Whom we provide a home.

Thus says the LORD:
"Heaven is My throne,
And earth is My footstool.
Where is the house that you will build Me?
And where is the place of My rest?
For all those things My hand has made,
And all those things exist,"
Says the LORD.
"But on this one will I look:
On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit,
And who trembles at My word."
~ Isaiah 66:1-2 (NKJV)

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  1. You will be missed ... blessings of peace while you are away.

  2. Selfishly, I am sad, Anne, because I will miss your words in this place. But I have profound respect for your decision to keep your eyes fixed right where they belong: on Jesus. I've always loved that about you. This is consistent with your character.

    May God bless you in this season.

  3. Wishing you well as you turn your heart toward home. May you feel the loving arms of the Lord around you and experience His joy as you minister to your husband and your children.

  4. Until the Lord brings our paths to cross again, I see you have several footsteps you have left here for me to follow =) and I will enjoy them. God bless you in this season. I know you will be strengthened by it.

  5. sound like a good time for a little break from writing.
    congratulations to your daughter.

  6. Needless to say YOU WILL BE MISSED!
    I can also understand how everyone needs a break now and then so enjoy your family and we will waiting patiently for you when you come back. God bless you and your family.

  7. Wise to know when to walk away. I respect that greatly. Home is where the heart is, and you heart is needed right where you say. As for your "home on the range" back in Colorado, say hi to the mountains for me- I miss them too.

  8. ALB -- you possess great faith and wisdom. THis much comes through your writings and your teaching. I don't know all that has gone into your decision, but am certain it is done in the same sensitive spirit. Blessings friend.

  9. I understand...I totally understand. You have poured out so much. May God pour into you during this pause more than you would ever imagine.

  10. (2 Cor. 9) …because of the exceeding grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

    Can a man lose by doing that with which God is pleased? He is able to make all grace abound towards us, and to abound in us; to give a large increase of spiritual and of temporal good things. He can make us to have enough in all things; and to be content with what we have. God gives not only
    enough for ourselves, but that also wherewith we may supply the wants of others, and this should be as seed to be sown. We must show the reality of our subjection to the gospel, by works of charity. This will be for the credit of our profession, and to the praise and glory of God. Let us endeavour to copy the example of Christ, being unwearied in doing good, and deeming it more blessed to give than to receive. Blessed be God for the unspeakable gift of his grace, whereby he enables and inclines
    some of his people to bestow upon others, and others to be grateful for it; and blessed be his glorious name to all eternity, for Jesus Christ, that inestimable gift of his love, through whom this and every other good thing, pertaining to life and godliness, are freely given unto us, beyond all expression, measure, or bounds.


    when i read this....this morning,i realized that it's apt description of one of your gifts, Anne. i thank God for the grace you have extended to me in prayer and in counsel. you've sown a LOT here for sure. may He bless you, your family, and your return home with an over abundance of SONSHINE, peace, and joy during this time out.



    bud ezekiel

  11. May God encourage, fill, and lead you and all that you do in His name.


  12. I hope your break brings a blessing to you and your family. May God's grace and mercy be upon you. Blessings.

  13. I'm glad that new doors are being opened with your husband.

    Have a great couple of months off! I'm sure we will all be blessed by it. (And by that I mean, that you will come back refreshed and have more to share with us!)


  14. In our lives, God must be first, then family, and later on the list comes blogging. :-)
    Enjoy your summer and your family visits. Love and be loved and hurry back in God's timing.

  15. Loving those mountains back there. Anne, you know you'll be missed. But we know where you are. ;-)

    Speaking of which, I owe you an email. Draft is sitting in my folder... Soon...

    Praying as you look home.

  16. Susan ~

    Thank you for the blessing. May peace prevail in your life as well.

  17. Jennifer ~

    I still have a dream of swinging north through Iowa on the way to Colorado ...

  18. Keli ~

    I still have a dream of hugging you this fall at ACFW. In the meantime, I'll more than settle for the Lord's loving arms. ♥

  19. Patricia ~

    May the Lord trace upon the ground the way for your own footsteps.

  20. Nance ~

    I almost included a photo of my to-do list for this spring on the post. It was too long for a single sheet of paper! Yes, it's a good time for a break.

  21. Odie ~

    Aww! Really? It's good to think I'd really be missed, with all there is to read on the blogsphere. If I weren't going to be insanely busy, I wouldn't be able to stay away myself.

  22. Fatha Frank ~

    You can be sure that I'll think of you when I sight the Rockies. The view of them from I-76 heading into Denver helps me make it through those last long miles of driving.

  23. David ~

    I am so blessed by your commendation. May I not fail to live up to it.

  24. Ann ~

    Thank you. I am sorely in need of refreshment and rest. I look to God to fulfill your blessing.

  25. Bud ~

    No better place than the West to feel sunshine or Sonshine, through all my loved ones there. Thank you for the quote. I read every word twice. You have immeasurably blessed me. Feel free to email. I'll pause blogging, but I won't be entirely offline.

  26. Darlene ~

    Thank you! I'll take every bit of encouragement, leading and filling that He's willing to offer.

  27. Patty ~

    I likewise hope the break blesses my family, for God has blessed me in them more than I deserve.

  28. Helen ~

    Yes, I'm also glad for opened doors. It is good to be faithful in prayer, never ceasing, never losing hope. After he has had opportunity to share his testimony of turning his life over to the Lord, I'm sure I may say more of it here also.

  29. Hazel ~

    Yes, the priority list cannot be skewed. Although I feel bad to visit other blogs less often than I'd like, I know that the greater portion of time belongs to those of my household.

  30. Dearest Lyla ~

    Do you remember me saying that I thought the Lord said, "Just a little longer" ? It seems that this time, "little" was just that.

    I look forward to that email. ♥

  31. I do remember, Anne. Know how much my heart is for you, and my prayers follow you around.

    And listen, if you slip into Iowa en route to Colorado, you make sure and let me know. Jennifer and Co. can tell you how far I'll drive for lunch. :)

  32. My prayer for you, Anne, is that God will use this as a time of refreshment and joy. And there is a time for every purpose under heaven. Godd bless you and your family.

  33. Glynn ~

    Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your prayer. God's blessings are so many and great! May He increasingly bless you and yours as well.

  34. Precious Anne. My heart is pained, too, at the inability to get around to visit my favorite people. And lately that has included you as well. I have missed you.

    I have considered a blog break as well, and I admire your courage and your faith and your wisdom. You pour out so much for so many, and now I pray He spills His grace all over you and your family.

    Love you much, dear friend.

  35. Snady ~

    Thank you for your prayer. God's grace shows itself in abundance every day, each morning. How I wish the trip through Michigan to lands west included time for a stop with you. ♥

  36. Needed to stop in and say Hi this morning ... I hope your break is filled with peace and refreshing times.

  37. Susan ~

    You are such a dear. The break has been FULL indeed. Yes, there have been times of peace and refreshment—and just about everything else! :D

    Ever so much love to you. ♥

  38. Dearest Anne,

    Oh, I do so understand your decision to take time off. I've done the same by scaling back: one post every other week, or even once a month. We do what we can when we're called to do so, knowing that one day there'll be ample time to enjoy every relationship and endeavor that's rooted in Him!

    God bless you, my sister in Christ.

  39. Dearest Gwen ~

    I am sad that I've not yet been able to get online. A death in the family now requires me to head right back to Colorado. I am trusting the Lord to get me back online when it pleases Him.

    ♥ Anne


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