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Tap, tap… is this thing on??? It has been 14 months since I’ve written here. Every November I receive a bill for the domain name and web hosting for this website, and I have to make a decision…. to renew or not to renew. It is a respectable chunk of change, and so it always gives me pause. Should I continue? Should I shut down? Does anyone even read blogs anymore? (Pretty sure, no.) I’ve never done with this space what I’ve wanted to or had the vision for, yet I can’t seem to give it up.

I have spent the past two years writing for a website about faith, about who God is, and about living life as one of His beloved daughters. It has stretched me immensely, helped me to know Him better, and been a HUGE blessing in my life. But mostly it’s taught me that I am a writer. I have no illusions that I am a great writer or that I could make a living doing it or that more than a handful of dear, encouraging friends would ever care to read my words. But creating meaning and sharing beauty through words is how God made me, and I feel restless unless I am doing it. And when I do it, I feel His pleasure.

I am taking a break this year from the faith website and so I am back to what has always had my heart…. taking pictures of my farm and writing about our humble adventures here in our little corner of the world. The blog bill is paid in full, and I am back.

I have always dreamed of doing a “Seasons on the Farm” series where I chronicle a calendar year of what happens here at Good Gifts Farm, and I am committing to writing that article for my blog each month. We shall see what God has in store from there. If you’ve made it this far, thank you, my dear, encouraging friends. January on the farm will be coming soon!

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