Saturday, April 04, 2009

Taking a Hiatus

It is time to take a week off the internet completely (maybe two), which means no posting on this blog, or reading and commenting on other blogs. Life has been very full and does not seem to be very forgiving or granting an opportunity for me to catch up.

Without complaining or whining, my spirit knows it time to get serious about the papers that are due in three weeks. I am blessed to have an office at home and at the church to escape to during my hiatus. I am still going to listen to the Daily Audio Bible DAB during the break from the internet.

If you are lead to pray for me, please pray the young adults in my home will pick up some of the workload like cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, and preparing meals. If they do not we are going to go hungry and live in a mess!

I posted a month ago about a young mom and her two children who moved into my home. They are still with us and life has been full. They will be moving out April 9th. Please pray the mom can retrieve her belongings (long story). Pray all the details for this young fatherless family will fall into place.

I need to finish my class well, there are four papers due by May 1. My next class starts on May 1 and there are two pre-class papers due on May 1. I am feeling overwhelmed. I am two classes away from a degree in Ministry. I thought when I started this journey by the end of the course writing would become easier...NOT! I feel more under attack now then in the beginning. I need to finish this race well.

I was asked to speak on April 16 at a senior's Easter banquet. I need inspiration!

I did ask Sasha (the mom) last week if she noticed anything different about living in our home. I asked her this, from a question I read in a devotional last week: "If someone was to enter your life for a week what would they experience?" Well, Sasha has been in my life for a month and her answer blessed my heart. She said life with us is full of peace, there is no chaos. Even when things are confusing there is peace. Evidence God's peace is within us, and within my home.

I will miss everyone...but I will be back and perhaps will have a good story to share. I do have many rambling around within my mind but no time to write them.

With Love and Pax (Latin for Peace)


Alleluiabelle said...

Love you sweet friend. I will be praying for you during this time. I will be praying that your papers will be written with much wisdom and ease and that God blesses you with great achievements during this time. I will pray that God's divine hands will continue to embrace this fatherless family that has been living with you and that they will be well taken care of and that everything will go smoothly. I will pray that all goes well on the cleaning end of things in your home, that everyone will just start doing it without any asking and that this young mother will be able to retrieve her belongings easily. I will pray that God covers you with so much peace, wisdom, knowledge, guidance, grace, contentment and so much more at this time when life is so full. You can count on my prayers dear one, you surely can.

I look forward to catching up with you when you return back here. I'll be waiting to be filled up more.

Hugs & Blessings,

Robin said...

Thank you Alleluiabella

Robin said...

I am going to print out your prayer for encouragement as I read, research, and write. Blessings to you for being a friend. I covet you prayer.

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers as you journey toward the mark and perform the tasks ahead. love and prayers, andrea

yipeng said...

enjoy your break ;)

Annie said...

I will be praying for you during this time. Peace & Blessings in Christ

JoAnn said...

Dear Lord, anoint and inspire Robin as she writes her papers and composes her speech. Grant her wisdom and strength to persevere to the end of this race and quench the fiery darts of the enemy as he tries to distract and delay. Help the others who live there to understand what she is going through so that they will begin to take over some of the daily chores.

Touch that young family as they venture forth on their own; help them with their difficult journey. May they recognize Your Hand working in their lives as You aid them and guide them.

Robin, I will miss you while you're gone but I understand very well why you are taking time off; I will continue to pray....much love and blessings to you!


Anonymous said...

Good for you Robin. I too am feeling the crunch. I so want to savour the journey and not just get through, but let what we are learning settle in and form my thinking. I am praying the same thing for you. Stay the course. You will do well. Much love as you press in close.

Alleluiabelle said...


I know you've taken a break from the blog world, but...I've become a 'fan' of see what that means...please stop by my site when you return back here. I have a surprise waiting for you dear friend on my 4/6/09 posting.

Love & Hugs,

Monica said...

Robin, most certainly I will pray for you. And as I do, I will thank God for your example of obedience in this. You spur me on to listen to and obey Him, too.

Jennifer said...

God bless you as you take this needed respite -- and as you prepare for your talk. It is good to step away. The blogosphere can be consuming, TOO consuming at times.
We'll be here when you return...

Robin said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments while I was away. I did read them as they came through my email, they were encouragement to my soul. Again, thank you.