Thursday, April 17, 2008

Blogging Friends and Blogging Break

Kelly Stamps


These two girls have a very challenging blog today. I really appreciate Caroline's words on the narrow gate. God sent that right to me. I have had so many obstacles around my gate. I believe I have somewhat quinch the Holy Spirit. But I am so thankful for God's grace and long suffering. Kelly had mentioned yesterday she was going to do a blog fast. I think that is an excellent idea and I want to do the same. I think others have mentioned doing it as well. I want to challenge everyone to do it for a week. When you feel the need to blog or read someone else's blog, use that time instead to pray or read in God's word or read a devotional book. After the fast, report back how you heard from God and what you experienced. I think it would be so exciting to see what marvelous things God communicates to each of us.

I am very excited!!! This weekend Bryan, myself, and his parents are going to a family reunion in Arkansas and I am going to have the privilege and blessing to get to meet Kelly and her husband!! Kelly's Korner was the very first blog I read!! I understand her heart of wanting to have a family and I've experienced the same emotions she has had. I am ecstatic to meet them both.
We have a brunch date. Please pray for the logistics to work out and for Bryan and I to have an incredible ability to navigate to and fro. I don't want to get lost.
My blog fast will be Monday morning 4/21 through Monday 4/28 (my fast is not starting until I get a chance to blog and post pictures of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Stamps!!). During the fast, I plan to drown myself in Praise and Worship music, read more in the Psalms, and finish reading "Lessons I Learned In the Dark" by Jennifer Rothschild and I hope to make substantial progress on the book "Having a Mary Spirit." I have an very long prayer list and I want to pray over the names on it several times during this fast week. I cannot wait to see what God does during this time with all of us. I will be coming back so don't forget about me!!
"Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth." Col 3:2


Kelly said...

Oh my goodness it surprised me when I clicked over here and saw my picture! ha!
Can't wait to see what happens on our fast!!!
I'm excited about tomorrow. I'm e-mailing you now!

Melissa said...

Have fun in Arkansas!!!! I will miss your posts during your fast!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so JEALOUS you get to meet Kelly!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to hearing about God's work in your life while you fast!

Faith said...

Julie, I pray that you have a wonderful trip (without confusion) to Arkansas. I can't wait to hear about your brunch!
Only good can come out of this set-apart time to seek the Lord without any distractions...He WILL bless the effort!

Alana said...

I hope you are blessed by your fast. I have been blogging for almost a year now. At first, it was literally an obsession. I feel like over time I have gained perspective and am in a good place with it right now. It can be hard to find a balance, times when I have been away from the blog have helped with that!