Friday, May 12, 2017

Reflection Time ~

Hello dear and faithful friends!
I'm going to be taking some time off indefinitely from my blog posts.
My husband and I will be traveling and I do not wish
to think about the computer while enjoying those relaxing days,
 so this is a good time to step back for some much needed time 
to reflect on some things that have been tugging at my heart strings. 
Sometimes it can be difficult hearing the voice of the Lord
through the noise that surrounds our lives and I need to stop and listen
to what the Lord is trying to say to me in some areas of my life.
I don't know about you, but I'm  finding that social media has a way of 
taking hold of the hours in my day, it's not all bad, just time consuming.
Through God's Word and His gentle leading
I will be taking some time for reflection.
Lately I've been pondering on Psalm 23, mostly verses 1~3
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul; 
He leads me in the paths of righteousnes.
For His name's sake.
Jehovah-Rohi, meaning The Lord my Shepherd.
The Lord, my Shepherd, cares for me in every aspect of my life,
His loving, protective care is perfect in every way
and I know that as I take this time for reflecting on some issues at hand
He will lead me to a place of sustenance and rest, beside still waters,
where at peace I will find answers and direction.
With a heart of gratitude I would like to say thank you
for your precious friendship and faithfulness 
as you have so graciously blessed my life through this Blog.
Thank You Jesus!


Praising my Jesus!
~ Debbie ~


Pamela M. Steiner said...

Have a blessed and peaceful time away...I know the Lord will meet you there and will give you His direction and peace as you are seeking Him...He promises to be found...Praying for your time that you will come back refreshed and filled with His love and purpose for the new direction of your life, whatever it may be. Blessings...and Happy Mother's Day!

Elizabethd said...

Debbie, I have just sent your parcel so hope it will arrive before you leave. Have a restful and replenishing time away.

Regina said...

I'm going to miss you! Please pop in once in awhile to let us know how you are doing or if you have a prayer need.

Patti said...

I wish you and your husband a joy-filled time traveling. (Is Donatella going with you?)

I totally understand what you are saying about social media. As one who remembers adult life away from the distraction of social media, I had a yearning to get back to those days, so I took a blog break myself.

Patti @ Joy in the Middle

Marilyn Mathis said...

What a wise lady you are for taking time away from the noise of this world to reflect on Him. We all get so involved in the things that consume our time and need a relaxing time to rest in Him who loves us more than we love ourselves. Bless you during your time away but we will miss you. Hugs.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Debbie ~ Enjoy your time away from social media with your dear husband and resting in God's tender care. May you feel His peace, joy, strength & love flowing through and surrounding you.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Karen said...

Happy Mother's Day, Have a wonderful time of relaxation.

Mrs.T said...

Have a wonderful, relaxing time away, Debbie. You are wise to take this time away from the computer for a bit.

Mrs. White said...

A time away for travel sounds wonderful! God bless you!

Mrs. White said...

I also wanted to say that the photograph with the white Bible is incredibly beautiful!

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Debbie, enjoy your time away from the computer. I so understand and agree with taking a step back. Have a wonderful time traveling. God Bless you and your hubby. Love and joys be yours. xo

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Debbie, social media definitely eats up your time. I hope you and Randy get lots of rest and we're looking forward to seeing you.

Debby Ray said...

Debbie, although I will miss your posts, I must say that I am in awe of your obedience to the Lord's tugging. I will absolutely agree with you that blogging and other forms of social media can certainly take up way more time in our lives than we should allow it to....I know this is true for me. Thank you for the inspiration! I pray that you and your husband have some wonderful adventures and that you will return one day sooner than later to tell us all about them! Hugs and much love to you, dear friend!

Debby Ray said...

Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to YOU! ♥

Cheryl said...

Happy Mother's Day, sweet friend! I hope you have a wonderful time traveling and spending that precious time with your husband! Oh, my, I know what you mean. This is one of the main reasons I will not succumb to being on facebook. There are so many voices in our world that are clamoring for our attention, and it takes a real, concentrated effort to get alone with God in order to hear His still, small voice. I trust you will find Him in the quiet places and find the answers you seek. Sending love and hugs your way!

Rose L said...

How wonderful! I wish I could do that. Enjoy...and keep safe!

Kim said...

Your time away sounds as if it will be filled with peace and bliss, lovely Debbie. May you have the most blessed Mother's Day surrounded by those you love. Xx

Brenda said...

Have a lovely break Debbie doing what you enjoy doing and relaxing too.
As for the verses you have quoted, they are lovely and restoring our soul is so very important.
God bless.

Melanie said...

Happy Mother's Day, Debbie. Enjoy your travels and your blog break. I'm so glad you can take some time away. God bless.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

God bless you and your hubby while traveling and spending time together and with the Lord, dearest Debbie. Time away from the computer will do your hear and soul good. Love and blessings to you, and a Happy Mother's Day!

Alessandra said...

Enjoy your time away from the computer and enjoy your trip. Happy mother's day to you!
Hugs Alessandra

dc said...

God's LovingKindness continue to keep you and flow thru you Debbie :)
A time of reflection with the Word, who was made flesh and now resides in those who believe Him and received His Spirit.
For the edification of your lady's friends (sisters in the Lord) I'm sharing some this short show ~ inspired by your 'Living Water' posting. May God bless the hearts and minds who view it, as He wills.
- Since the comment section doesn't allow for this show to be open here, I'm providing my blog page that displays it a bit nicer than utube: Thanks Debbie for the lovely material to work with and sharing it here!
(Viewable on utube:
Blessed and safe trip for you and your hubby in the Lord Christ Jesus' protection and Grace.

dc said...

Links will have to be copied and pasted ~ since the comment form doesn't make them live.
God makes us Live! and that's why we continually drink from His Living Water!

Annesphamily said...

Happy Mother's Day and safe travels! Enjoy! HUGS

hobbyloes said...

Enjoy your traveling time with your husband, Debbie.
Love that beautiful song: The Lord is my Shepherd.
Have a blessed break.

Saleslady371 said...

Happy Mother's Day, Debbie. Enjoy your time away and may the Lord's direction be crystal clear for you!

Stephanie said...

I hope you enjoy your time away and may it be a time of joy and refreshment.

Your post was simply lovely! Gotta run....I hear the kittens playing with something breakable! Yikes!

Love you lots!

Ginny said...

Dearest Debbie, I will miss reading your posts. Yes, indeed take this time for relaxation and refreshment while listening to what message God has for you. I pray that you will be able to work through your issues, and be assured of my prayer support. I value your friendship, and will hopefully be able to remain in touch. Happy Mother's Day and God bless you! Love, Ginny

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Dear Debbie... this is just what you need, more time to relax and spend time in the presence of the Lord, oh how wonderful indeed! I'm thrilled to hear of your desire to spend some time away from social media, and to have that time with the Lord! I know the Lord and you will have some very special times together! Beautiful pictures of the white Bible, and your lovely Mother's Day gifts, so precious! What a special family you have! You are a dear friend to me, and my heart rejoices with you at the thoughts of having this time of relaxation and rest and time to spend with the Lord. I will pray that the Lord blesses you richly and abundantly and keeps you safe in all your travels! With much love to you today :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Praying for you both to have a wonderful time! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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