November 29, 2005

Time off

Happy HolidaysIn light of many things which have happened over the last several days, I'm taking some much needed time off, indefinitely. I have already limited my time on the internet for about a week now.

My blogging will be at a minimum. I will post updates now and again, but I won't blog daily like I've been doing the last couple of years. If you get too bored, just browse through my archives. There's some good stuff there. ;)

Robert will be home from Iraq in a few weeks. This has been a long, stressful year and I have much to do in the coming weeks before his homecoming. I know you will understand, and I look forward to posting updates and photos in a couple of months.

I will respond to all comments left here, so feel free to drop me a line or two.

Until we meet again, be blessed and have a wonderful holiday. Celebrate with your family and friends and make the most of every moment together.

November 27, 2005

Rocks

When a friend emailed me late Friday and told me my websites were down, I panicked. I clicked from one to another, and sure enough, every single website I'd done (including my clients' sites) were down because of a hosting issue.

Great! I thought. What in the world is going on, and what am I going to do about this?

My initial reaction to conflict is panic. My heart races, my breathing speeds to a near-hyperventilation state. I start to feel helpless. It's one of those times when those negative inner voices started jumping out and yelling, "Boo!"

After checking each website, I swallowed hard and took a deep, cleansing breath. It's just a website, I told myself. It can be fixed.

Sure, this is more than a small matter. I have clients to take care of, even though what is going on with the hosting isn't my fault. But getting angry and frustrated will only add to the problem, not help it.

To be honest with you, I'm amazing myself right now. The calmness I feel inside is something new, different. And I like it. I am learning that if I turn to God and ask for direction, He never fails to lead me down the right path.

"though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand."
- Psalm 37:24

Something's Up

As you've noticed, I'm having hosting issues on my website. I apologize for all the mess, but am working on it. For now, I'm redirecting my website to my blog on Blogger.

More later!