14 December, 2010

I made the decision to go on hiatus without first talking to Marlin. Mistake number 1.

I also made the decision in the heat of the moment. Mistake number 2.

I left myself be carried by a wave of condemnation instead of conviction. Mistake number 3.

And so here i am, humbled by your responses and a wee bit ashamed of myself. I want to make myself clear on one thing. I welcome challenges and if i ever write something that you disagree with, i would be honored if you would tell me as much. That doesn't mean i'll change my mind, ;) but it does mean i want to be open to being wrong. The things i write about and the decisions Marlin and i make for our family are ones that we feel God has called us to but not necessarily ones that we feel are the only right way. I dare not compromise on things that God has clearly shown us, but i also dare not write in pompous pride, feeling that we've "arrived." I am a continual work of grace, stumbling and sometimes falling, but always and continually stunned at the mercy and love of my Heavenly Father for a mere human being. And friends, if there is any question in your heart where you stand with Him, i beg you to get on your knees until you know beyond a shadow of a doubt where you will wake up when you die. And when you have that assurance deep in your heart, you will discover that you have only begun to really live.


  1. Nice to have you back, friend! Looking forward to coffee...

    Merry Christmas!

  2. I am so happy you are back Darla!I have been praying for you and am looking forward to reading more of your life's experiences.I pray God will grant you strength for the journey!

  3. So glad you chose to keep on! Love and prayers, Jewel

  4. This makes me *happy* !! You are such a blessing to so many people. I am another one of those who loves to see your posts.To a young mother, your posts often help me to know i am normal, give me encouragement when i am discouraged, and also inspire me in my walk with God. Love you!


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