Have I ever mentioned that I'm a procrastinator? I hate to even look at the date of my last blog post. It looks like it was more than five months ago. You may have been wondering, where is Barb these days? Well, Barb is at home, alive and well, but not writing blog posts!
I wasn't planning to take a break. If I had planned it, I would have told everyone. Unfortunately, I just couldn't think of anything to write, and I kept putting it off and putting it off until five months went by without writing anything.
Then last night I was talking with one of my kids about the new Bible study I was writing. We were discussing the coping techniques we use with different trials, and I asked him if he could think of any coping techniques I left out of my new study. He said, "How about ignoring the problem?" Bingo.
That's one of my biggest coping techniques, and it wasn't even in the book! My trial was "what to write for the blog." And instead of dealing with the issue - either thinking of something to write or ending the blog, I just ignored the trial. For five months.
So, now I'm back, and I apologize for my absence with no words of good-bye or explanation. The bigger reason I haven't been writing is that I've been putting all my efforts into writing and teaching a new Bible study on worry, insecurity, and anger. I've taught it to women and teenage girls now, and my next project is to see if it works for college and career age guys and girls.
What I'd like to do is start a more general blog, not just emotional eating, but other issues, as well. I'm not sure when I'll get that up and running but hopefully sometime in the next month. I'll post a blog entry here when I have it ready to go.
I was also thinking it might be helpful to make a favorites label on this blog which would include a set of posts that could help women who are exploring the idea of renewing their minds in the area of food - maybe some basic posts to get them started on it. If anyone has any ideas of posts that would be helpful, would you mind e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just posting a comment here? (At least if there is anyone out there still checking my blog after five months absence!)
I wish I could see all of you in real life and visit with you face-to-face. But of course, I can't. I pray that God is keeping you safe in the comfort of His arms and that you are finding strength in His Word.
Good to "see" you Barb. I wish we all lived closer too! :o)
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