I’m Back !?!

Well, Sorta.

I used to blog a lot but then I had to take time off to help Ringo deal with some things and get his life back on track.

Blogging is a lot more time consuming than you might imagine. One post can take as many as 3-5 hours once you pray, research the Scripture, find a suitable photo, etc.

That’s in addition to the time it takes to work behind the scenes to keep the blog software updated, deal with spam, etc.

Between helping Ringo and sorting through some family things I just didn’t have time for everything, so I let the blog go.

My grandkitty, Bill, and me

My grandkitty, Bill, and me

I also took a year’s sabbatical from any kind of ministry. I didn’t teach, help with youth group or participate in any other formally structured church stuff.

I spent the time focused solely on resting, praying and studying.

Things have calmed down a lot now.

I’m excited to say Ringo is making progress and more himself every day.

I’m also excited to announce that during my rest I began writing another book! I expect it to go to print next spring or summer.

I’ve even begun working on the outline for a third book!

I’d appreciate it if you would help me pray about when/how to publish them as I have several options. I want to make sure I choose the right one.

In the mean time, I’m not sure how frequently I’ll post. I’m more interested in posting things I feel are helpful rather than meeting a quota.

I will also be using the blog to post things I come across as I work with women, sharing lessons they are learning and working through. In an effort to protect their identity and situation I will be posting it in first person.

So please don’t get worried if I post about some serious or off-the-wall stuff. Some of the women I work with will read about things they are not really comfortable talking about.

I say all of this to say, yes, I’m back – sorta.

I appreciate your patience and understanding during time gaps between posts.

Peace,
Karen

 

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2 Responses to I’m Back !?!

  1. Felecia says:

    Yay! Karen’s back! Well, sorta. 😉
    I know what you’re saying. I started posting ScripturePictures on Wednesdays just to give myself a break between Monday & Friday. I’m still working on my first book and helping a friend with cancer as she dies. Barely any time to write and I truly feel like I’m letting my wonderful readers down.
    We are just to do as God leads us and be content with that.
    Prayers as you swing into action again.
    Welcome Back!

    • Karen Gamble says:

      Thanks for the welcome! How exciting that you are writing a book! I’m looking forward to hearing more about it. I don’t think you are letting us readers down. I think you are using your time in the best way you can. Walking with your friend during this time is such a tough and love honoring thing to do. I will be praying for both of you.

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