Creativity Writing

Years of Pause and Longings

Photo by Saad Chaudhry on Unsplash

For years the longing was ever present, like floating dandelion seeds in an endless summer breeze. Sometimes it floated gently around me while other times it swirled with fervor. This longing to write again, to blog again, to create with words and share my images.

After a decade of blogging that began in 2007, these past years served as a season of pause, and of false re-starts. A season that readily invited me to thoughts of failure or lack of worthiness – if I was not careful. And even when I was, the battle surged in my mind and burned in my heart. My pen has filled my journal with my prayers to this end. God has been the sustainer and keeper of my longings. And He gently reminded me there is a time and purpose for everything under heaven.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.

Ecclesiastes 3:1,7 ESV

Though I may never recover some of the hundreds of posts I published on my former blog, due in part to handing my blog over to another who switched web hosting services, I will step into this new season with hope that overshadows that scar. My God is a redeemer. He restores, compensates, and fulfills.

So, welcome, friend, to another re-start of my blog. It’s nice to have you stop by. I do hope my words and images, both present and future will inspire, comfort, and motivate you.

Leave a comment and tell me about your own journey of longings, pauses, or re-starts. I look forward to hearing from you!

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  1. Catherine says:

    Ilona, this is so timely. This is the season the share your voice! I can’t wait to hear what the Lord is revealing to you.

    1. Thank you, Catherine for visiting my site, reading, and commenting. Starting anew is like pushing that proverbial train uphill!

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