I Love Blogging But…


I used to blog every week, faithfully. What happened?

Barring all good reasons for not blogging lately excuses, the fact is, I feel that I have entered into a period of silence.

“…A time to be silent and a time to speak” (Ecc. 3:7).

For me, silence is listening. The more I learn, the more I question. I’m getting more comfortable with my questions now, and learning to wait patiently for answers or insights.

For me, silence is resting and digesting. In physiology, you learn that after a big meal, your body goes into the rest and digest mode. Well, I feel as if I have been dining on the delicacies of Heaven and I am so full I can’t even tell you what I’ve been eating. Raising Hell was a good start, but it was only a start. There is so much inside of me right now, and it all builds on so many other things, it’s hard to put it into words. So for now, I feel myself sinking into it all, languishing in the joy and beauty of all that my heart has taken in.

There will come a time, and I suspect soon, that my blogging will resume back to once a week and I will be offering fresh thoughts and perspectives about what is going on inside me. The resting and digesting will bring forth a new energy and passion. Even now, I feel another book birthing in my heart—one that will hopefully be an expression of my heart’s deeper journey into trusting God.

For now, I hope you too will rest in the marvelous words of one man’s intimate discovery into the nature of his God…

“I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. …Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know” (Job 42:2-3).

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  • Silence is good. Be blessed my friend.

    • jferwerd

      Thanks Jackson! I haven't forgotten you…thanks for your patience!

  • I take blog sabbaticals from time to time as well. :)

  • Enjoy your time "off." I'll look forward to reading the fresh thoughts and insights after you've digested.

    P.S. Fun picture. Love the daisy between the toes.

    • jferwerd

      Yeah, I had to break down and buy it on istock b/c I loved it!

  • Steve

    Have fun! Let me know when you are done taking your nap?

  • Elizabeth Wallace

    Julie, I desire to study more about the Bible and Gods plan for our salvation. Where did you begin your journey? Elizabeth

  • To sit at the feet of Jesus in silent contemplation activates the heart's true response. Blessed by you faithful traveler and friend. Love and prayers.

  • We will be here when you are ready, girlfriend.

  • Bill

    I get that as well, sometimes you need to empty the mind, and spirit before God, in meditation and pray, and be refilled afresh and anew with his peace and grace. I have learned to do it daily about this same time every morning.22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
    23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
    24 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.” Lam. 3

  • Tyler

    Shalom , my friend.

  • Yes, silence is really good. Nice post and picture.

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