Thinking Out Loud // Glimpses Link Up
Spring is here and finally the sun is shining and I can wear flip flops without my toes getting cold. Honesty, I’ve had the longest Winter season. Spiritually though I can say that although I am still experiencing many hard places personally, I can feel the warmth of the sun on my face which reminds me that this season will not last forever.
So today, I just want to think out loud. I would love it if you would share your thoughts with me in the comments below. I love this little community that I’ve built here through this link up over the years, but at the same time, I want it to be a meaningful place of community and gathering. Lately, I don’t feel as if I’ve been doing the link up justice through my writing. I know we all go through seasons in our writing. Some times we are filled to the brim and His goodness oozes out onto the page; yet there are other times when we are dry, lacking and there doesn’t appear to be anything flowing. In my case, I feel as if the faucet has been turned off.
My goal with this link up has been to provide a place where I share the glimpses of His beauty in my every day life. And even though I know that God brings beauty from ashes and I’ve been told how much others are encouraged when I share the messy, unordered parts of my life, I can’t help but think that I may have lost some in this season simply because I’ve not been writing something that can be taken away and applied to their own life. I want to be able to give you the best of what I have to share each weak and honestly, I don’t feel as if I’ve been doing that.
While I’m no quitter, I’ve been praying and asking the Lord for His plan for this space. While I don’t expect to quit blogging altogether, clearly my life has become all consuming and I continue to need permission to be absent from this space more than I am present. It’s taken me until the weekend now to get around to visiting all those who are linking up, but I want you to know how very much I appreciate you being here.
Because you are such an important part of this community, I want to know what you think. Is this link up beneficial to you? If so, why? I know there are many places where you can link up, and many of you do link up other places, but why do you continue to link up here.
Sometimes I just have to think out loud. I hope you don’t mind. And I really would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below, or email me, or get a hold of me on Facebook. I’m not sure how the Lord is leading me just yet concerning the link up or my writing, but I do know that He’s with me and He will be glorified in and through it.
Thank you for being here. I really do appreciate each and every one of you!
421. Romantic movies, snuggles on the couch, intimate conversation.
422. The strength to continue to move forward.
423. Fresh smoothies on a warm day.
424. He loves the sound of my voice.
425. His provision is always on time.
426. A new haircut and color.
427. 2lbs lost on the scale this week!
428. Decluttering and making space for new things.
429. He always hears me when I cry.
430. His friendship is like no other.
The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!
It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.