Taking a Leave of Absence

Our kitchen is rather small. So, when dishes pile up, odds & ends stack up, it doesn't take much for the countertops to encroach and come 4:30 I wonder how I can create anything. Have you noticed that? When the sink is empty and clean, the kitchen clutter-free, and the refrigerator organized I feel like I am the chef of the hour.

Whatever your craft, be it writing, accounting, homemaking, and whether your more organized or spontaneous in the seeing things through...we all need a clean working surface. It's what I need right now.

I'm pulling away from here for the month, because life will never slow down for me to catch up. However, I can slow down my priorities. And with that, I'm cutting out Facebook, Twitter, and posting here on the blog for the month.

Caprice is turning 'one,' V begins first grade and Tay will begin preschool in September and I want to relish in this last month of summer with them. I also want to organize my creativity a bit more. Harness it in a bit. I want to be a person who isn't running haphazardly through life always trying to catch up. I want to hear the voice of God, and commit more to my church body.

I am needing and wanting to hear what God would have for me. If you read my post on MomHeart yesterday, then you know a little more of what I'm talking about.

This excerpt from Henri Nouwen puts why I need this time away very succinctly.

I will miss being able to post a recipe here and there, but you can always email me to keep in touch. I will still be on Instagram here and there. I'll see you in September!