Sunday, February 6, 2011

Off for a week...

Hello my lovely blogging friends, old and new. I'm just here to sign off for a week, because I'm going to do one of those blogging-free weeks that occasionally seem like a good idea.This one is unexpected - I don't have any sense of things getting on top of me or of excessive blogging (althought with OWOH going on there is always someone to visit!). Instead, I just read in Simple Abundance last night (yes, this is my second year in a row): 'Today, deliberately turn yourself away from the world... Wean yourself away from the opinion of others - however talented, creative and celebrated they may be - as you continue to journey within'.I have spent an odd 12 months, hearing the voice of God more clearly through non-Christian books and blogs than through what you might call the more 'usual channels'. It seems that God needed to get me out of a bit of a rut and surprise me! So, in a sense of obedience, I'm going to spend a week not reading my blog or yours. I don't expect mountain-top experiences, but do imagine that the pile of mending is going to look a whole lot smaller by this time next week! I will still be emailing, so if you and I are in email contact I will be replying to you... Have a wonderful week, my friends.

love


Floss (linking with Spiritual Sundays)

17 comments:

marigold jam said...

I read that book years ago - must try and get hold of it again as that sounds like such a good suggestion. Hope that your week turned away from the world and others opinion of you will help you to find the wisdom which lies within. God moves in mysterious ways and inspiration comes from many places. As our yoga teacher says we have everything we need within ourselves if only we would take the time to see it. Bon chance and look forward to seeing you back again next week.

Jane

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Hi Floss, So fun to find you at Spiritual Sunday. Isn't God awesome! I love how He leads us in different ways at different times according to our needs.

If this catches you before you take your break, have a blessed week, and if after, welcome back. :)

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Floss
What an inspired idea!
I hope you're week is full of clarity and self-focus, and that you feel refreshed by your absence :-)
(Happy mending!)
Denise x
PS: sounds like you'll be mending on a spiritual as well as practical level, eh?
:-)

sarah said...

I'm here from SS. and wishing you a good week off.

Elizabethd said...

Be refreshed, Floss.

Sherri B. said...

I find that when God talks, it is a good thing to listen. Enjoy your quiet time, we'll be here when you get back.

Heidi said...

Perfectly put by Miss Sheri B. so I ditto her comment!! enjoy your time!

Christy said...

Hi Floss,

Sorry I did not get back to you sooner but I had flu which lasted longer than I thought it would.

Besides reading our Bible on a regular basis, we study a number of different Bible aids. For the teenage years I have found 'Questions Young People Ask Answers That Work' to be most helpful. It has role models from the Bible such as The Shulammite, The Poor Widow, Joseph, Hezekiah, Lydia, Paul, The Three Hebrews, David and Asaph.

If you would like a copy of this book, I & II, I would be happy to send it to you. Just Email me lilbitbrit_007@msn.com, with your address.

You can also see some of the other publications that we study at www.watchtower.org

I know you are away for a week and I think that's a great idea. Moderation on all things is beneficial.

Christy

Fat Dormouse said...

If you're not reading your blog you won't read this until after your break from BlogWorld...but I hope it was spiritually and mentally refreshing for you. I look forward to reading you again when you return.

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Well that sounds like a good plan then. Enjoy your week without blogs. May you get plenty done and feel god for it.

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Oh how funny! i meant good not god!

Betty said...

Floss I read the Simple Abundance book last year after you posted about it - but not as a day book - I might just have to get my own copy and do it all again as I have forgotten everything! hope your blog free week is spiritual and refreshing - think we should all do this occasionally. Betty

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I use to blog everyday,it was my passion that became more like an addiction. Now I just blog on Spiritual Sundays, I have been blessed.
Enjoy yourself and your family,
Ginger

Kelly said...

Have a good week off, enjoy the time with your family!

Charlotte said...

I'm so glad you chose to share with us on Spiritual Sundays. We all need an occasional break from what we usually do. I hope yours will be a blessing to you.
Have a wonderful week.
Charlotte

Green thumb said...

Sometimes blogging breaks are so much needed! Enjoy yours!
xxx

Olga said...

They ARE a very good idea :) Enjoy the break! I'm sure you are being missed already.