Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Just so no one thinks I've gone off into the sunset, I'm letting you know that I'm taking a break...

It's funny, I never really wrote anything before I started blogging 3 years ago, never even felt the urge to write.

Blogging began almost accidentally for me, and it continued all during the last 3 years.

I'm not a true writer, not with the passion and gift that many of you have, but I do love the way it enables me to express my heart, and it has grown on me as I've shared and gotten to 'know' so many of you.

This is a time of 'other'... there are many things going on within our family and business that are new chapters, so for awhile, I'm focusing my time and heart on those areas.

I'm sure I'll be back, just not sure exactly when.

I'll be checking in with you, and for now, I'll miss your comments and fellowship on this page.

I'll see you after awhile.



Just Be Real said...


Debbie Petras said...

I look forward to your next posting. You have become such a wonderful friend, sister and mentor to me. I love you Sonja!

Blessings and love,

Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

So glad to see this this morning because I got up praying for you!! Enjoy the new adventures of life...and I am sending you hugs and prayers...GO Girl!! You know we are still going to get together one day...the Metro-Plex isn't too big.

Blessings on all that is happening in your family...and I have to say, you are a good writer, that is why I visit here and get to hear your heart and grow from your spiritual journey. Thank you so much, God has so blessed me through your words!!

Farm Girl said...

I am sure that whomever God brings to you to minister to during your break will be because God set up a divine appointment for you. I love reading your thoughts and I will miss you but sometimes there are other things.
Really, I always thought you were a writer and I though maybe you had a book somewhere, but were to shy to tell us.
I love your writing.
Blessing to you,
It is always better to follow where the Lord leads. :)

Saleslady371 said...

Have a great break, Sonja. With all the problems that I'm experiencing on Google, I just may join you.

Love ya,

Debbie said...

Could have fooled me...you are a WONDERFUL writer. I love reading your witty, inspiring, encouraging and wisdom packed posts. ENJOY whatever new season the Lord has for you! HUGS

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You've got a lot of life served up on your plate right now! We'll see you upon your return, and hopefully you'll have some pic's of little Gracie!


Walk In Truth said...

Amen Sister! :o)

I commend you on your decision to take a break because I know how hard it can be to do that.

God bless you friend,
Hugs~ Michele
m.k. :o)

Debbie said...

Well, as one who was first drawn into your world with your reflections of life on the road with your preaching dad, I disagree about the writing part. I love the way you write. I'm hoping that during your break, God will bring more of those memories to the mind for you to share.

But on the need to break, I totally agree with the benefit of it. When it becomes something you no longer look forward to doing, it's time to step into the sunshine of what you do.

I. Will. Miss. Your. Blogface.

I'll be here when you return. I'm so glad you're blogspot and won't fade into the mist. (Which apparently is NOT going to happen. I feel like Chicken Little.)

Huge hugs.

myletterstoemily said...

well, boo! i pray that this break
will be refeshing and renewing
but hope it won't last too long.
you are my patron saint of blog-

1 thessalonians 1: 2,3


Felisol said...

Dear Sonja,
I truly hope you will be back soon. You've got the gift of sharing histories, love and inspiration, and I shall miss you a lot.
You will still be in my prayers. Your father's book is lying on a little table beside the TV, so I am remembered about you and your family often.
Your Felisol

Marsha Young said...

Sonja -
Hope your break is refreshing and that it gives you the time you need to focus on the "other" good things in your life.

You will be missed, though, so do come back when life allows.
Blessings to you - Marsha

Rita said...

I understand but will miss you now that I finally got back. I, like you, am not a writer, but enjoy the inner action with others that are so special, like you!

Patrinas Pencil said...

Seasons come and seasons go...but life remains.

Praying for you in this season.

I have always enjoyed your sharing...and appreciate your prayers.


Patrina <")>><

Vee said...

I have always enjoyed reading what you write; therefore, you seem just like a writer to me! Sometimes I feel as if I'm on a teeter-totter in Blogdom. I show back up only to find that you are going to that "other." Such a good name for it, too. All the best and hurry back!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so sad, but I respect your decision. You have become such a good blogging friend to me and you have taught me so much. I will miss you! Thank you for everything, and if God leads, we will be waiting.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling Sonja,

I had missed you so much and I had been following you, but like with so many people, life DOES call and we get so busy!!! I so agree about blogging. I had ALWAYS ENJOYED WRITING, and in college, my profs always encouraged me to WRITE. But I had NO AUDIENCE after I graduated. But blogging provided just that, and it has CHANGED MY LIFE. But most of all, it is people like YOU and many others whose kindness and fellowship has kept me writing, creating, dreaming and now, PLANNING for another adventure, GOD WILLING.

ENJOY YOUR BREAK and may JESUS richly bless all of your endeavors my dearest! Anita

Jackie said...

Look forward to your return!!


Love and Sweet Blessings!

Zoe Du Jour said...

Awww. And just when I'm coming BACK to the blog world. =/ But I understand your reasons for taking a break.
I miss you, Sonja! You're in my prayers. Hope to see you soon (on here or in person. :)


Rattus Scribus said...

Hi Sonja,
Writer you are. I completely understand. I've been away from blogland for a month and have been recentering myself with God's help and my wonderful Anita. I write because it comes out of me. It's in us and has to come out. And maybe we can with God's help be a blessing to others. This is what you do.

myletterstoemily said...

ok, time's up.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I am so happy to see you come by! Are you back in the blogging seat???? Taking a break is important, and for those of us who are ADDICTED to writing, once in a while it is good to clear the mind and let the spirit of God fill our minds.

I hope you are well, and thank you for taking the time to come to visit me. I hope the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir got you to get up and REJOICE singing OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!! God is GREAT. I made a huge decision and like any other faith-based change in life, I think there will be valuable lessons on this journey. The success is staying on the path.

HUGS AND WISHES for a healthy and happy break!!! Anita

Sharon said...

A wonder-full Easter Sunday blessing to you and yours!

May you experience the joy of the Truth this Resurrection Day – that we serve the Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Praise His name for His gift of salvation, and for the hope and promise of eternal life.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Sonja,

Your visit is always a pleasure, your faith is always a joy to share, and your comments are so so kind. May only GOD be exhalted in whatever anyone of us does.....thank you SO MUCH! And enjoy your break!!!! Anita

myletterstoemily said...

40 days in the desert, 40 days in the
wilderness . . . 40 days without sonja.


Farm Girl said...

Thanks for the update. I was thinking about you when I was out in the garden. When I am out there away from the house and God brings people to my mind. You were one of them. Then like He does, you gave an update. I always loves when He just gives me tiny little gifts.
Thanks I am glad to know you are okay and I know that what ever you are doing is the best.