It wasn’t my intention to take a break from writing. It wasn’t even that my inspiration went away or that I ran into writer’s block. Life just got in the way. 
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No, not really. As life has gotten busier with my husband working to get a new ministry off the ground while he’s still working a full time job and serving with other ministries in our church, I’ve had to remind myself that writing, blogging and other subsequent creativity that I may crave is good, but not my J-O-B. My job is to manage our family life, maintain our home, and to be a present, involved mom to our 3 children. While my mind has been going on various topics and my fingers have been itching to write, it hasn’t been the priority and frankly it needs to stay at the bottom of my priority list for the time being. At the end of a busy day when I finally have uninterrupted time to theoretically sit down and write, my mind is mush and all I can handle is a 30 minute sitcom or laughter-wrought tears with Jimmy Fallon.  
It’s okay. 
             This is my current season of life. 
                                                      This is how I can best serve my husband right now.
                                                                                                               This is what my job currently demands of me.

Contributor, Linda Strandquist |

So, while I press the pause button on my own writing, I’d like to introduce you to someone. I’m adding a contributor to my blog! Meet Linda Strandquist. Linda is a mom to three grown children, grammy to 6 grandchildren  and has been writing encouraging thoughts, articles and poetry for years. She is a huge source of encouragement for me and I get to call her, Mom, too. Please make her feel welcome with your comments.

Check back soon to learn more about Linda and hear from her!


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