I haven’t written in a few days. It was Thanksgiving. It was the last weekend of college football. (AND YES SOUTH CAROLINA BEAT CLEMSON WHOOOO HOOOO!!!! sorry, just sayin.) My daughter had a friend from out of town spend the weekend with us. I had tons of laundry to do. The Cannons stopped by and I didn’t think they’d ever leave! (LOL, Rhyne, Sara Anne, and MC…we LOVE having y’all over and we need to do it way more often!) I cleaned the Proverbs 31 Office. Went to church. I went to 3 different grocery stores (Aldi, Wal Mart, Harris Teeter) to make sure I got the best deals for my family. And so on. And so on. And so on. As you can see I have lots of excuses for not writing.
But my #1 excuse for not writing…..I got sucked into reading previous comments on my blog and I couldn’t stop. I read for hours. During those hours, I got very angry. I cried. And I rejoiced. Two weeks ago, a devotion I wrote , Stained and Ruined, stirred a lot of emotions. Hundreds of comments flooded my blog. Hundreds more flooded my email, both at home and at my office. I received phone calls. Way too many of us have been affected in some way by sexual abuse. I am praying about follow up writings here on my blog to that devotion. Over and over I read stories of women hiding in shame. Wearing masks so that no one knows. Struggling with their self worth. Struggling because no one would believe them or talk about it. Abuse by family members, even fathers and mothers. Some still wondering if they could ever truly claim and believe they are free in Christ. I know some of these feelings far too well. Freedom in Christ isn’t just granted once, it must be claimed daily. Sometimes more than that. An those who aren’t in your position, don’t understand. It’s real easy to say “Get over it” when you’ve never been through it. I have soooo many things running through my tiny little brain as a result of this devotion. Not sure how God will help me process it all, but He is working, I know that. I feel a calling for us all. I keep hearing the words, Return to Worthy. That’s because from what I read, there are too many of you still not feeling worthy. But you are. And I’d like to help you know it!
My other #1 excuse for not writing. I’ve been entering email addresses into my data base. After that is done, I will be emailing My Top 10 Ways To Know You Are Worthy. So if you are still waiting on that, just a few more days I think. I’m entering them in here and there, when I have the time. I never dreamed there would be this many to send out. I thank you for patience if you were one of the ones who commented on that blog post and you are still waiting.
On a fun and happy note. Please visit my sweet P31 sister, Karen Ehman’s blog over the next 12 days. She is doing a “12 Days of Christmas” Giveaway. She’ll be introducing you to 12 different Proverbs 31 Ladies. Each day the featured guest will be sharing some of her favorite Christmas traditions and giving something special away. If you like great ideas and free gifts, this is for you! Hop on over there each day for the next 12 days, leave a comment, and you just might win a prize! Yours truly will be featured on Wednesday, December 2nd!
So, worthy friends, I’m praying for you. Thanks for walking this oh so special road called life with me.
Blessings and Love,