First of all I want to thank my dedicated readership, you all have kept reading even when my posts have been a little 'off'. You know how the best laid plans are, this month has been one mis-step after another. Chrystal Evans Hurst says you can be both a masterpiece and a work in progress. I've been reading her book 'She's Still There' for my Lenten study this year. It's about reclaiming the girl in you. (Sorry guys, but this blog post is directed at the ladies). I first saw this book at Target and the title struck a chord in me. The past three years for me have been a spiritual struggle in so many ways, and this book was God's 2x4 upside my head. After I circled the book aisle looking at the front cover, then actually picking it up, then putting it in my Amazon wish list, it somehow found it's way to my doorstep. Yeah, David ordered it, but for me I know that God wanted me to have that book, and to hear the words Chrystal Evans Hurst wrote. I'm only two chapters in and while I read it I feel God's presence with me. It's been a long time that I've felt that.
Lent started last week and I've been trying hard to catch up. This year Lent kind of snuck up on me being early. Tonight I finally got started on my Lenten practice of being in the Word every day. One of the things I know I need is daily Bible and spiritual study to help keep me grounded in my faith. Right now I kind of feel like 'Hello my life, oh how I have missed you' as I finally have broken through my creative block and have started writing and making cards again (just made the Hello card last night).