Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Farewell Friends...I am signing off!


This is my final post.

I have decided to fast from the internet. I don't know for how long, but it will be at least until our house sells, and we are established elsewhere. I am sure God will let me know when to return, at which point I will barrage many of you with comments if you are still blogging yourselves.

I love to write and I love to write on this blog. Most of all, I believe God wants me to write, and will provide the opportunity to continue. I assure you my harddrive with be bursting with stories to tell upon my return...if I return.

I hope I will return to tell you of a community - a community under construction. I hope I will return to tell you some amazing stories of all that God has presented us on our journey to do something great for Him. I hope I will return to share pictures of the house we will be building with straw bales and our own hands. I hope I will return to encourage you and show you what is possible if you have faith.

I will be online for just a few more days to receive emails, and then our internet service and home telephone will be disconnected. I have met many amazing people during the short time I have been here. Please know that you have brightened my life. I pray that I have brightened yours at moments.

I would love to keep in touch with many of my blogger friends. Who knows, maybe I will revive the quaint old method of letter writing?! You can briefly email me at huns4x(at)alltel(dot)net. Know that during my absence I will be showering you with prayers and blessings.

Love to all!
Natalie

Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963.

We get new ideas from God every hour of our day when we put our trust in Him -- but we have to follow that inspiration up with perspiration -- we have to work to prove our faith. Remember that the bee that hangs around the hive never gets any honey.
Albert E. Cliffe

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
Matthew 25:21 NIV

5 comments:

DanaM said...

I just don't know what I'll do with my lunch hour now?! I'm usually rushing around and quickly throwing something on a plate for the homeschool-3 so I can log on and read YOUR BLOG for the day! Whatever will I do with my lunch? My peaceful, childfree, time with my pal?! I know it sounds weird, but I can hear your voice "talking" me through every BLOG I read! It is such a comfort and wonderful encouragement, not to metion close to my heart! You will be missed! I will pray for your house to sell and God's choicest lands to become your building ground for the body! I hope we're there to plant an acre of gardening! Oh, did I mention I can see your front porch from mine!! Tears fall as I know that God has begun a wonderful vision for you and Darrell! I love you both so dearly and pray God's speed in your deisre to glorify the body with Koinonia!!

Michelle said...

Natalie,

I'll miss blogging with you and visiting with you on the forum. It has been great getting to know you and I understand your need to follow whatever path that has been laid out for you. Good luck to you and yours and I look forward to your return. ((hugs))

Anne-Marie said...

Good luck on your internet diet; it sounds like you have a lot on your plate. I'm looking forward to reading your blog when you start writing again. =)

Ann said...

I will miss reading your insightful thoughts. Thanks so much for coming to visit me and commenting.

You will be missed, but we must all follow God's leading. I wish you God's blessings on the sale of your home and your upcoming move. Come visit me again when you come back online.

Rev Colin said...

Oh NO! First Lindsey and now you! I shall miss reading your blog but thanks for letting me share your journey awhile.
Rev Colin