Since my daughter was born on March 6th, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect and pray and think.
To be honest, there have been things in my heart I didn’t want to see. There’s nothing like a lack of sleep and time off to push junk to the surface. The heart can be a tricky thing: the Bible tells us that it can be deceitful and hard to understand (Jeremiah 17:9), and yet we are told to diligently guard it for out of the heart flows all of life (Proverbs 4:23).
The heart is composed of our thousands of thoughts we have each day.
Since I started blogging seriously in 2012, I’ve met a lot of wonderful people. One of those is blogger and author, TC Avey. TC just released her first book this week, a novel entitled, The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends.
It’s an incredible book that pulls you right in. You can learn more about how to connect with TC and about her book at the end of the post.
Respite (noun) – “a pause from doing something (as work); a pause for relaxation.”
For the last almost-month, I’ve taken a respite. Not because I’ve been on vacation or was burned out, it’s because my wife and I had a baby, our second: Angelina Elizabeth Arnold.
She was born Mach 6, 2014. Our son, Luke, who is 3 1/2, has done incredible with a new baby. And my wife, in spite of having a C-Section, which is not an easy recovery by any means, has done incredible and is such a great mom. I am so blessed!
Because of this, I took some time off from blogging, social media, ministry-related activities that I do, speaking, and writing.