Running on Empty

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Hey guys! I wanted to try to take some time out today and have a little sit down with y’all. First, I want to thank everyone who reads these posts. I know that everyone has that thing called life going on and you have to take time out of your day to read what I’m writing. I also want to thank those of you who look forward to and ask about the posts! It really makes me feel good to know that people want to read what I write. When I started this blog, I joined a couple of blogger groups to get my name and content out there. Since then, I have been contacted many times by different bloggers telling me that personally written blogs take too long and that I should be using “auto-writers”. What that means is that a lot of blogs out there are written basically by a robot. They are computer-generated so the blog author has to do minimal work and still gets the numbers and the payouts(for those that are being paid to blog). Personally, I don’t understand that. I blog because I love to write and I really enjoy what I write about which is the messages from As You Are. I truly find peace and joy from writing these posts so I can’t imagine having them auto-generated. The reason many bloggers do it though, is because these posts really are time-consuming. From brainstorming what you will say to writing it down and proofing it, then onto typing it and adding visuals… a lot goes into it.

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All of that being said, I have to take a break from it for just a little while. I know that a couple posts ago I talked about masters and how you can only have one. Anything that takes your time and attention away from God is a master. I am not trying to be hypocritical here guys.. I have really thought and prayed and talked to God about this and right now I have to do what’s best for my family. I am working very hard to graduate with my Business Degree this December. I work full-time and I’m taking full time+ classes from two different colleges. I have homework coming out of my ears and before I could finishing mid terms for all my classes, some of them were starting on finals. I really need to spend some time focusing on that right now. I have so many irons in the fire that sometimes I surprise myself if I actually get it done. I know my husband is tired of watching me do my homework until 10 or 11 o’clock at night, or on his weekends off, rather than spending time with him and quite frankly, I am tired of it too. Please trust me when I tell you that I would much rather be writing a blog for you all than doing school work! Honestly guys, if I survive these ridiculous math classes, God will have performed a miracle because that is NOT one of my strong points.

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So… What am I asking is that y’all please bear with me through these next few weeks.

In December I will be done! In the mean time I will really try to submit some of the posts I have already written up on various topics. If you are an avid follower please don’t leave me! I promise I will be back to my weekly recaps! Just please send prayers my way that I don’t burn out and or fall behind on school. More importantly, please send prayers that I don’t lose sight of where my focus should mainly be, on God. After all, God got me this far and will continue to see me through this. Thank y’all so much for your patience and understanding.

As for any of my known local readers, please don’t forget about As You Are Homecoming, coming up on Nov. 15th. This marks one year together! We will be having a lip sync contest, along with some cupcakes and other yummy treats. Please come out and join us and make this one of our biggest turn outs yet! While we give all the praise to God for what this ministry has become, let us not forget the pizza box he used to deliver it. Thank you so much to Bruce and Angela for stepping out into the unknown and through your busy and chaotic lives, continuing to bring God’s word each Wednesday! I think I speak for everyone when I say how you both have truly impacted lives through this ministry.

Until next time… thanks for reading!

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