A Season of Silence

I'm hoping you have a bit of time today to grab your cup of coffee, sit back, and stay awhile.  I have some things that I really want  need to talk about.

I have been doing a lot of thinking about life lately.  But then, that's not so new.

I have been doing a lot of thinking about blogging lately.  But then, that's not so new either.

Regarding my blog

I tend to re-evaluate my place here at least a couple of times a year.  Recently, I've had some new thoughts swirling in my brain.

Not so long ago I found myself remembering what blogging was like all those years ago when I first started.  It seemed to me that maybe it had changed somehow.

After pondering this for a few weeks, my thoughts were confirmed by Linds that, indeed, blogging has changed.

At some point along the way, I began reading and following seven blogs on how to blog.  Slowly and without warning, I began believing and following the instructions they were giving.  (or at least trying to)

As I have continued thinking about blogging, and my blog here, I realized that the "how to's" have really started weighing me down and taking me to a place in some of my motivations and drive that I did not like.

I have since removed all of those blogs from my reader.  Every last one of them.

And then today I was told, in an indirect way that felt very direct (because it's exactly what I needed to hear), that my blog will never measure up. 

Now before you go getting all upset or think that was rude, I am completely grateful!  In fact, I can't tell you the weight that lifted from my shoulders as I read, and was almost given permission, for my blog to never measure up. 

I have also been considering the responses that were given on my survey.  I learned that, of those that responded, 58% of you don't have a blog of your own, yet you choose to come and spend time here.  I am so honored to have your presence!  Knowing this information has been helpful as I consider my place here.

Regarding my life

In addition to all of this, for about the last 9 months my heart has found itself in a place I least expected in life.  It has been quite consuming.  I know and believe that when I get to the other side of this, I will be all the richer for it.  But it's the getting to the other side...

If you would have told me two years ago that I would have encountered the things of these last months, I would have laughed and never believed you.

But, the reality is... I did.  I have been putting a lot of focused time into the restoration and renewal process, but there is still work to be done.

Regarding my plans 

Given all of this, I have been sensing that I need to take extra and more focused time to quiet.  To silence.  To stop having my words flow so freely so that I can be able to better discern what HIS words are...

And so, I am going to be doing just that.  I am going to enter a season of silence here and on my Facebook page.  I just need a bit of time to do some sifting, sorting, re-evaluating, renewing, re-focusing...and resting.

If you think of it and would like to pray with me during this time, I would gladly welcome that!

I will continue to leave my e-mail open during this time.  (mqcorner@hotmail.com)  Please feel free to contact me that way.

I know this was long, and if you made it this far... then I Thank You!  Thanks for listening to the things of my heart.

I'm eager to see what God has for me, for you, for all of us in the next season...

Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b (NIV) "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:  a time to be silent and a time to speak."


  1. You are a blessing Donnetta! Blogging can be a blessing and a curse. Itbrings wonderful friends to our online lives but can also turn into a beast! I will be praying for you. I also would love to chat through email about the friendship book you sent me. I loved it and had some thoughts to share.

  2. I will be praying for you Donnetta. I know your heart and am sure that the Lord is going to do something very special during this time.

  3. Blessings! You are right on track with this - good job.

  4. I trust that the Lord will minister deeply to you during this season - blessings

  5. I agree with Linda, you are a blessing. May God bless you while you are in this season of your life, in more ways than you could ever imagine. I will be praying for you my friend, and will miss you!

  6. You have certainly been a blessing to me! I am praying that your restoration be complete and that you will not stay away too long!

    You're an encouragement to all who come here.

  7. Bless you as you seek Him, Donnetta! Thanks for the encouragement you have been and I look forward to when you are ready if and when to post again. We shall email! Love you!

  8. Praying right along with you Donnetta. It is freeing to break away from the 'crowd', to do your own thing, to do GOD's thing!!!

    You go girl!

  9. Lovely, Donetta,
    Thank you for your ponderings expressed in your written words.

    I want to express encouragement in this time...it is in these times of 'frustration' that the breakthrough is just around the corner. I tell you this because I understand, even in the process of writing my book, so many outside voices I had to shut out and listen to the 'Still Small Voice' that said keep pressing on.
    I remember my 'focus' was on the reader, on the message, on the words to write; but no matter the focus, nothing was coming forth that brought powerful transformation revealing the Word of God and God's Holy Spirit. In that moment of frustration, I finally realized that true focus had to be on Almighty God, the Author and Finisher of our Faith. So as you wait on the Lord, and focus on Him, He will give you the strategies by His Spirit that will blow the wisdom of man out of this WORLD...for we know that God's wisdom is not of this world.

    You are so lovely and I want you to know that I so love your heart revealed in your writings...
    Continue to ARISE in quietness as God leads you to adventures that you never imagined would unfold in your life.
    I celebrate you...I celebrate the gifts of God that are within you!!! When you heart 'constructive criticism' and take it well; still take it to the Lord and allow Him to minister His grace that is on the inside of you to get you through this journey...as we experience the times in the desert...may we still see the beauty of God even in the midst of it.
    Thank you for this encouraging post Donetta...keep pressing on...you are a blessing!
    ~ Teresa


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