A Sabbatical

To my Dear Friends,

God has been showing me things about my life lately that I need to change. My desire is to become the godly woman he wants me to be. One area of my life that desperately needs more discipline is the time I spend on my laptop. Most of my day was spent in front of the computer …and I’ve wasted a lot of time. I haven’t been diligent with my hours, and I have not been growing closer to God.

I had a talk with my parents yesterday morning and they told me that they want me to spend at least a month away from the computer… no blogging, no emailing. And you know what? They are absolutely right. I firmly maintain that I have the best parents in the world – 🙂 – and I am so grateful to have them pouring their wisdom and insight into me. This would have been an exceedingly difficult choice for me to make without their help and encouragement. It’s still not easy, but I know it’s the right thing to do.

Now that I won’t be on my laptop all the time, I’ll have more time to spend doing real-life activities. Firstly, I’ll have more time to spend in the Word with open eyes and heart. But I’ll also be able to create more handmade things and do a better job at my homemaking skills… I might even get a part-time job somewhere. We’ll have to see what God has in store.

I would appreciate your prayers for both me and my family. We are still waiting on God to provide a steady job for my Dad. But we are trusting in His goodness and delighting in his love.

I never thought I would say this, but I am actually excited about what this different season of no computer is going to bring. I’m looking forward to doing more outside the computer – making memories with my family and growing in grace into the Julia that God intends me to be. 😀

Love & Blessings,

Julia

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About Julia

I love color and sparkle. My God has created so many beautiful things in this world! Designing jewelry, capturing photos, dancing, singing, loving, laughing, creating, are the things I enjoy most. I write, crochet, and read, and find something lovely in every day.
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12 Responses to A Sabbatical

  1. Rachel says:

    I admire you, as you know my dear! Love and prayers and hugs from this new Julia! {and the old one too} 🙂

  2. Rachelle Rea says:

    My sweet, sweet friend, what an embarking this is going to be. I feel as if I could snap some pictures of you on a ship sailing into a sunrise. A whole new day is coming… 🙂 I’m cheering you on from this ship that I’m on (and praising the Lord for telephones). 😀

    • Julia says:

      Hi Rachelle! I like that idea of a sailing ship. 🙂 I’m looking forward to what God’s going to do with my life now. Thanks for cheering me on! 😀

  3. Miss Rachel says:

    I shall miss you terribly my dear! But, seeing as Jessica and I will be on a kind of computer “sabbatical” ourselves next month, perhaps it’s God’s little way of giving the MOHL gals a little more time with Him perhaps. 🙂 Change is not bad, it’s good, when it comes from the Lord. So proud of you for obeying your parents and God in this! I know He’ll show teach you some amazing lessons this month! Love you so much! And I’m continuing to keep your family in my prayers, as I know you are for mine.

    {{{{Hugs}}}
    Your Sis-in-Christ,
    ~Rachel~

    • Julia says:

      You are so right, Rachel… change is good, even if it seems hard sometimes. 🙂 I really am excited about discovering more of God this month and enjoying my new free time! Thank you so much for those prayers, and you’re absolutely right, we are still praying for you and will continue to do so. It’s wonderful to have Christ-like friends to lean on when you need them most. God bless you, sweet girl!

  4. Allison says:

    You go girl! lol
    Will be praying for you and your family. Hope to see you soon! @ the next dance?
    Love,
    Allison

    • Julia says:

      Haha! Thank you, Allison! Yes, absolutely, we will be at the next dance – you couldn’t keep me away. 😉 Hope we learn some new ones this time! See you soon! 🙂

  5. kelly kauffman says:

    Julia, thanks for inspiring me today! I know all too well how much time can be wasted on the computer and i know from experience how refreshing it is to cut back….and you have inspired me to do just that once again! I know God honors your obedient heart! And i hope this next month is a month full of experiencing God and His love for you in a huge way!
    Love to you and your family,
    Kelly

  6. Julia says:

    As of tomorrow (9-21-12) I won’t be leaving replies to comments, just FYI to whom it may concern. 🙂

  7. Lidia Maxine from HSA says:

    You go girl!!!
    I know that you might not get this till the end of your month but I wanted you to know that I love your blog posts. They brighten my days. 🙂 Praying that you will have a blessed month.

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