On Feb 1, 2012 I began a fast. A 21 day fast. Yes, there was the usual food restriction thing going on which included 10 days of juice & water only. But this was more of a spiritual fast. God called me out and told me I needed to break free of some pretty damaging habits. You see, I’m a time waster. Actually, I’m addicted to time wasting if I am being honest with myself, much less you (whoever ‘you’ might be). SO, during the past 21 days, I avoided faebook (gasp) and all single player games of ANY kind. I couldn’t believe how much time I had on my hands. I do believe I got more things done in the last 21 days than I have in the last 21 years. Sad, isn’t it? Well, such WAS my life. In the last 21 days I discovered that I can be helpful in our automotive shop and that it isn’t just my husband’s responsibility. I found out I DO enjoy cooking but I still have trouble if I don’t know ahead of time WHAT I am cooking. I still dislike vacuuming and mopping but I’m better with the rest of the chores around the house. You’ve been able to see the floor in my bedroom for a whole month!! Crazy, huh???
Well, now the next part of my journey begins. Now I have to stay on track with all the progress that I’ve made. My husband and I are involved with a jail ministry program called Residents Encounter Christ (REC http://www.recfl.org) that is growing like crazy and I need to be more focused and dedicated to do what God is calling me to do in that area of my life.
Along with this, I need to continue building my relationship with my husband. We are very soon going to be without children as our youngest of two turns 18 this year. We have never been just the two of us!! While I am looking forward to it, I’m also a bit nervous! But seriously, we’ve been together 23 years, our son will be 22 next month, we’ve never had any real time where it was just he and I. This should be interesting.
Well, I guess that’s it for now. I am putting this blog back on my to-do list. I used to enjoy very much sharing things here, whether it be day to day life or creative writing. Let’s see where this goes now. Glad to have you along, feel free to check in anytime.