A Sabbatical of Sorts

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a bit off the grid.

I’d like to say that I’m self-imposed vacation, but honestly it’s all God. Kind of more of a sabbatical, I would say. If it were truly up to me, I’d continue to work at an unprecedented speed (type “A” may as well be type “Alyssa”). If it were up to me, I would be spending my days running around caring for my little girl and my nights furiously typing out the lessons and profound truths that He has made known. But, I’m choosing not to let it be up to me. I am choosing to leave it up to Him. Every day, making the choice to hand over the things that I feel like I need to do. And let God do what He would instead.

So, because of this pause that He has called me to, I’ve spent the last few months taking a break from the blog and more recently even taking a break from most all of the replying and social media bits. And, now, I feel it’s time to fess up and make it official. Clue everyone in.

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet. No, I’m not wallowing in self pity. Yes, I have a million bajillion things that I can’t wait to share with you. But, I’m going to have to do exactly what I feel like God’s been calling me to do… Or, rather, NOT do. So, me and you … We are gonna have to wait. (I know,  you are on edge of your seat, huh? Hehe.)

These past few weeks and right now… I’m to be still. Simply. Completely. Taking the break that He has lead me to. Letting Him make my agenda and following Him, wherever He may go.

It seems that this period of rest will be coming to a close this fall. I’m not sure what God has in store and I don’t want to stifle His plan or His timeline, but I can say that as of now, you should expect to see me “back” sometime when the leaves begin changing color.

Until then, Austyn and I are continuing to enjoy each day and continuing to put our trust in Him alone. Here are a few pictures from a couple of the adventures we’ve had thus far. Right now, we are enjoying the sunny beaches of Florida, soaking up the sun, twirling in the gulf breeze, dancing in the occasional thunderstorm, and falling asleep to the quiet rhythm of the waves.

Austyn’s Beautiful Smile. 16 Months Old.

Beach Day.

Keeping my eyes above the waves.

Loving and praying for you.  Thanking you for your continued support. Can’t wait to catch ya’ll later. :]

STAY brave. STAY strong. DON’T ever give up. Anything is possible. <3

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  1. Therese Surges says:

    I know He is bigger than we are. Sabbaticals are a good thing and I wish you everything positive and during the silence I hope you are still taking great notes because I just know your next update is going to have me sitting on the edge of my seat! With our love to you and Austyn!

  2. Becky Galyon says:

    So glad to hear you are being STILL in HIM :) You and Austyn need this time! Blessings to you and yours!

  3. Auntie Karen says:

    HI Sweet Alyssa,

    So thankful you are taking a break, and being still before the Lord.
    May He bless you with continued peace, and lead you into the wonderful future He has planned for you and Austyn.

    For now, take deep breaths, long walks on the beach, lots of listening time with the Lord, and play time with Austyn!

    I love you… and my prayers are with you always, Auntie Karen

  4. Peter Chee says:

    Glad you’re able to step back and be still. Bless you and Austyn.

  5. Stacy Wyeth says:

    ♡ Love

  6. Blessings and joy to you and Austyn. XO

  7. Kay Finnis says:

    Enjoy that sabbatical ….. enjoy the time together. I always find there is nothing more cleansing to the soul that the beach for some reason …
    Looking forward to the next update when you are ready … take care & Aussie hugs to you both <3

  8. Ann says:

    You inspire me. You help strengthen my walk. God uses your obedient heart to speak to me. BLESS YOU!!

  9. Pam Gee-Oliver says:

    Continuing to see you surrounded in light and love ~

    Cheers as you move into this next chapter.

    Ehugs for now,

    Pam G-O

  10. Hope says:

    Alyssa…continue to breathe in and out and move with the spirit! You are such an inspiration to everyone around you. If you NEED anything while you are in FL…let me know!

  11. Kate says:

    God Bless & Godspeed!

  12. Charlie Benedick says:

    I just found you this morning at 5 AM, after a long night without too much sleep. I was given some not-so-great news about my health yesterday, and finding you this morning… Is such a blessing to me today. May God continue to bless you and your sweet little girl, giving you rest when you need it, strength when you need it, but most of all giving you the knowledge that He is good in all things and He is preparing for you even greater things here on Earth. You and your husband’s strength and uplifting messages, have more power than you can imagine. Sending love to you from Wyoming. Mwaaaaaa!!

  13. Patrick says:

    I am happy to hear you and Austyn are doing well. God bless :)

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