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I haven't blogged in a while. You may not have noticed, but I have.

I've felt guilty about it.

I've thought of a dozen things I wanted to blog about, but then didn't follow through.

That made me even more guilty.

I have feeling guilty . . . 

When I feel guilty for two long, I have a panic attack.

That's never pretty and it brings on more guilt.

And the bottom line is I haven't blogged because I've been too busy to stop long enough to do it.

It's not like I'm never thinking about God. For example, during the past weeks I've spent a ton of time in the Bible. I teach two Bible studies a week and spend time preparing for both. I'm editing Bible curriculum each week (usually two a week) and working through parts of curriculum with new writers every week. I'm editing a manuscript about that curriculum. This week I worked through 8 chapters of it. Lot's of time spent in the Bible.

But if I'm not careful, I get caught up with the work load, the deadlines, the expectations I've put on myself, with the other 12 things I'm trying to do for my family . . . all good stuff, by the way . . . and neglect to take time to be quiet and reflect in one's happening in my spiritual life. That doesn't mean my prayer life is non-existent, or that I never worship.

It just means that blogging is a time for me to be quiet for a few minutes and listen for God's voice. Obviously, I haven't had much quiet time lately. 

I wonder if I had more quiet time if I'd have fewer feelings of guilt?

Now, that's a "no-brainer."

Margie Williamson

Community Manager

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Comment by Owen Rogers on April 4, 2012 at 7:57pm
My sentiments, too. I'm back on site for the second time since I joined for much the same reasons. And I know I 'should' be doing something else. Still it's good to be here.
Comment by Janice S. Garey on March 4, 2012 at 11:24pm

Interesting thought on blog time as being "quiet time". I guess I have always thought of blog time as active communication time. It is quiet for the moment of typing on the keyboard, but it gives the feeling of communicating with others who will read the post. I think I understand what you are saying that it is a time of being open to the flow of the Spirt's words and thoughts guiding your communication. You quiet down the busyness of demands (even if they be the best kind) for a few moments and let God's voice that is heard through your heart guide what comes out through your fingers. Thank you for letting me consider this through your writing, Margie.


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