And only one thing

"but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."

Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took Him.

I want to be like Mary--choosing the one thing.

I want to be like Enoch-walking with God in such a way that that is my reputation.

But I know that I must make choices to be with Him in such a way.

I feel like I have reached the finish line of a long marathon run. By God's grace, I just graduated my last child after being involved in the home school movement for 27 years. What a privilege it has been to follow the Lord and see His faithfulness through all the curves and twists of my path as a mom.

Now, though, I find myself greatly involved in my outside ministry, my writing and speaking responsibilities. Yet, I want to be sure that in the next phase of life, I listen to the Lord's voice and not the voices of the world or the demands of deadlines.

And so, I will be retreating from the public arena for a couple of weeks to rest, seek the Lord, read and pray. I want to hear God's voice in my life to say, "This is the way, walk in it."

I desire to have time to worship Him and deepen my walk with Him every day. I want to close the voices of culture and be one of those people who hear Him and what is on His heart at this time in history, but I know I have always had to make limiting choices in order to be able to listen to that voice.

Usually it means a radical decision of some kind, that pulls me away from the mid-stream, but eventually back to personal ministry--meeting the needs of real people. And so I will be seeking to hear just how to best invest my life in the next few years, for His will, for the best for my marriage and family!

In these weeks, our new version of Educating the Whole Hearted Child will be coming available from the printers. I am amazed at all the work Clay did to make it such a great work. It will be 384 pages and I know many of you have been asking about it. Stay tuned as Clay will be writing a blog about it just as soon as it is available.

I have been working on some posts that will be coming out, so even though I will not be present, I will be with you in my writing.

I covet your prayers for me as I seek Him and get away. Blessings of His grace to all of you as you make that time to hear His voice for you and for your family.