Thursday, June 10, 2010


Thought I better let you know that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, just in case you've been wondering. So far this summer, I've spent a few days at the beach. Took two sweet, little girls to the water park.

Plus, this week is VBS at our church, and I helped with the pre-school class. Have mercy! More about that later.

And tomorrow I'm going to the Southern Christian Writers' Conference in Tuscaloosa. Should have some fun there, don't you think?

Oh, and guess what? My darlin' husband was at home with me ALL last week! Now, that's the way to get Summer started.

And I've been trying to sit some too. Yeah, sitting. Sounds crazy, I'm sure. But kinda like what David did in 2 Samuel 7:18, Then King David went in and sat before the LORD....

After David sits in God's presence for awhile, he acknowledges God's sovereignty and His goodness and His faithfulness to His promises.

So, it's not exactly my study time or my journaling time or my devotion.

It's just sitting.

Does sitting come naturally? Not for me.

Does sitting require discipline? Oh yeah.

Have I mastered this discipline? No, got a long way to go.

But listen, at least I have all summer to work on it!

Hey, I miss you, sweet girl. Hope to get a blogging schedule in place next week and will stop by to chat.

And I hope that your summer is sizzling!

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  1. Glad to see you back and see that your Summer is going great so far!

  2. Can't wait to hear about that writers conference! Enjoy.

    Thanks for the reminder to "sit." A good word.

  3. Welcome back! Preschool at VBS, whew! Hope you have lots of fun and learnin' at the conference!

  4. Sitting for me is also pretty hard. What is it about sitting...staying...that's so hard???? Keep having fun...enjoying the summer.

  5. Sounds like your summer is starting off great! What a valuable thing to do..sitting before the Lord..

  6. Hi Deb, It was such a blessing to get to know you at the conference. We both learned so much, not only from the speakers but from each other as well. Take care!

  7. Glad to see you back, Deb. I have missed hearing from you, and seeing you over at my blog place!

    Your summer promises to be exciting, and obviously it's starting off really well!

    Would love to hear more from you soon!


  8. My oldest son told me about just being quiet and listening, letting the Spirit of God just saturate! Of course, he didn't have kids, need to clean house, grade papers, cook dinner and take care of daily business - but that doesn't mean I do not need to sit quietly and let the Spirit of God saturate my soul! I've missed you! Enjoy your summer!

  9. Thinking of you, missing you, and praying for you! Your summer sounds perfect! Continue to enjoy your blessed opportunity of sitting in God's presence.

    Much love,


  10. Oh man! I am laughing as you sound a lot like me. It's cold over here and really weird that all the blogs I read in the US are talking about summer. xo

  11. My dear friend, Deb! I miss you! We have to talk soon. I am so excited to hear you made it to a writers conference! I want to hear all about it. I'm sorry I never got back to you about She Speaks ... life has been very crazy around here. Some good things, some not so good. I guess that's how life is, huh? I've been thinking of you. I will try to get in touch next week!

  12. Wish I could just sit right now... my life has spent like a blur in recent days. We're moved in but barely unpacked. I imagine that will take me along while.

    Love you; would love to hear from you soon!


  13. OK so are you still sitting? :) Been missing you! just wanted to check in. I hope all is well. I'm saying a prayer for you today! Hope to see you back soon!