Monday, August 21, 2006

Carol's Sabbatical

As a child, my Grandmother asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I smiled and confidently replied, "Famous." I think that desire haunted me sub-consciously for years.

I learned through blogging that any popularity requires maintenance. I always think of a well-liked blogger who said she had to cut down her blogging to 5 hours a day. It takes a lot of time to not only write a blog but visit others as well. Blogging involves community but even 3 hours a day is too much. (It is good to ask oneself, how much time is too much?) Besides to me, "too much" eventually means burnt out.

I don't know how long I will be gone for. Enough time to breathe deeply, re-focus and hopefully achieve some of that elusive balance.

Maybe there will be a new mission or format for the FFMB. Maybe the band will be available only in re-runs only, I don't know. It sure has been fun, any way.


Regarding the Discussing Creationism series, I have learned enough to see what some of the differences are between Creationists and Evolutionists. To the Creationists, I say, educate yourself with facts on both sides. To the Evolutionists, I say, don't make Evolution your God. Man's ideas are awesome but not worth worshipping.

Ultimately, we might never know the answer while on this earth. It reminds me of this fellow who was talking about a mystery novel he had read. He said that he would never have figured it out on his own until he read the ending.


Lastly and most importantly, I want to share with you once again, the Biblical plan of salvation. I invite you to look at these passages. I am a member of the Church of Christ.

Hear
Believe
Repent
Confess
Be Baptized


Thanks for listening and take of yourselves, not only emotionally and physically but spiritually as well. Be open to the truth revealed in God's Word.
I love you all. God bless.
Carol


25 comments:

Jake Silver said...

Five Hours? These days I'm lucky to get even one during the week and maybe a little more on the weekends.

Jennifer said...

Does this mean that you are leaving us? I'm sad to see you go, friend :(

Killired said...

i'm so sorry to see you're taking a break but i completely understand as i am just coming back from a long break... ok, i peeked in every once in a while...but i think every good blogger needs a break so as not to get burnt out on it. i am so sorry i missed the party... hope you enjoy your time off... so do i still take my flute in for a tune up?

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

You can't just go away! Come back off and on so we know you're o.k., please.
:)

Imran said...

Have a good rest and be energized to lead FFMB with the current or new format... your choice, but come back! Please? Take care.

DPTH International said...

Good Luck to you Carol, I'm struggling with a couple hours a week myself. Maybe i should have learned to type .... ahwell. I always think I'll update my blog daily or every couple days, but dang that's hard! My brother did it for a while on his own blog and I can't figure out how he did it! I'll keep checking in on ya, but no pressure and thanx a bunch for including me in FFMB, it was a pleasure to be a part of!

David said...

we love you, carol, and your heart for God. May He bless your time away, and if He wills, send you back refreshed and ready to pour more of His love into this place, please stay in touch.

Aurora said...

God bless you, too, Carol. This break will rejuvenate you. I just know it.:)

Anonymous said...

Come back soon, Carol. Please!

-Artpuppy94

Pat Paulk said...

Carol, have a great sabbatical!! Return soon!!

Su said...

You'll be back...

I can tell you, for me, stopping 'comments' has helped enormously. It took away the pressure (self-imposed) to keep checking.

You will return with renewed vigour having rested. That's exactly what a 'Sabbath' is for. I have so enjoyed your Creation posts. Please keep up the rigour and study and we will all learn more from you.

Blessings, Su

Barbara said...

I understand Carol, I've cut back my time too, and I'm glad I did. Your priorities will come into clearer focus. I'll miss you, stop back from time to time.

mar said...

Take your time...but do come back!!!

Kaity said...

5 hours?! thats insane! oh well, I guess everyone wants to be famous though.... Sorry about totally ditching the past few weeks. its been really busy, and confuzing... But im going to post and visit more

wandi said...

I'm lucky to spend a 1/2 hour a day on blogging. Don't mean to be so distant. Unfortunately work gets in the way. Which totally sucks. If I could I would love to blog more. Have a great sabbatical. I am so thankful you latched on to me. I have made many new freinds. Take care and God bless. I hope you return real soon. Will miss you Carol.

BiPolar Guy said...

Looking forward to you getting back

mompoet said...

Hey Carol, I just got back from vacation, and I'm catching up on my blog-reading. Thank you for your inspiration and community-building. Congratulations on your decision to take sabbatical. I hope the new flavours that you discover (or old ones you return to) on life's ice-cream list of experiences are delicious and fulfilling. I'll check in periodically in hopes you'll re-surface refreshed and renewed.
mp

David said...

hey - drop by this weekend and get some of the 2996 blogs to help you recall the GOOD people that were hurt on 9-11-2001
five years - but never forgotten!

David said...

i said a prayer for you today

flippnsweet said...

A well-deserved rest.

Don't worry about a thing. You have planted seeds that the Lord will cultivate. Beautiful sounds from the band will surely echo and reverberate for ages to come.


Thank you for your willingness to serve.

David said...

you never know when she may return, you have to keep checking...

Barbara said...

Hey Carol, I saw you comment on another blog so I know you are at least reading blogs now. I hope you decide to throw us a bone some day and make a short post.

David said...

still checking

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol, Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope your sabbatical is good.
mp

Barbara said...

Hi Carol. I hope you are enjoying your sabbatical.