Monday, August 13, 2012

A Little Break

Today I just want to share my heart a little bit.

I've been evaluating my life over the past few weeks. I've been thinking about my motivations for certain things. Why I blog, how I spend my time, how (or if) I'm using my God-given gifts to bless people - because I believe that God gave me this life to be a blessing to others. But I don't always live that way.

I've been feeling a little scattered, which you may have sensed from reading my blog. I've been busy with my family, trying to maintain some sense of order around my home, working on this blog, building relationships with my friends, the list goes on. I feel that I've gotten so caught up in the daily tasks that my brain has been on "mom/wife/daughter/friend/blogger auto-pilot." 

I don't want to live my life on auto-pilot. I desire so much to be present with my family and my friends.  I want my son and my husband to be blessed by my relationship with them. (Besides, who wouldn't want to spend ALL day with that little peanut?) And I want to pursue God's desires for my life. He is what life is all about, and I want to glorify Him in all that I do. I want my life, and even this blog, to serve Him and serve other people.

So this week I'm going to take a little break from the blog world. I need it, my family needs it. I'm excited to spend time praying, enjoying the summer with my men (Brian & Nicholas), and letting God lead me. I hope that you have a great week! I might pop in to say hello again, but I might not.

Thanks for hearing my heart. And for being so encouraging. I hope that when you visit this page, your heart is refreshed and that I can serve you in some way. Much of the reason I'm taking time out this week is to see how I can do that better (in the blog world and in "real" life :) )

Love, Mackenzie


  1. Sometimes it's good to take a little break :) Have a great week spending needed time with your family :)

  2. Stepping back from blogging was the best thing I could have done for me and my family! It definitely helped my refocus! Praying for you friend!! xo

  3. love your honesty and heart! have a wonderful week, girl!

  4. Enjoy the break- we will still be here when you get back :-)

  5. Good decision. Can't wait to hear from you again! PS that adorable little boy of yours looks just like you!

  6. I completely understand where you're coming from. I too have been questioning my life lately and I feel like I'm getting caught up in so many meaningless things - things that are taking me away from God and bringing me down. Glad I found your blog! & nice to "meet" you! :)

  7. everyone needs a break sometimes :) and that little baby boy of yours is so adorable!
    p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

    xo brie


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