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Can You Forgive Me for Being so Shady?

Have you sent me a message lately? Sent an email or left a comment on the blog? First of all, I need to ask your forgiveness for being so shady. Yes, shady. I’m not ignoring you, really. I’m not hiding or going underground. But I’ve been pretty silent lately.

I’ve not intended to get so behind on all of my correspondence, but the fact is, I haven’t been able to keep up. I’ve seen all of your kind words under these frail posts of mine, and I treasure each one . . . I want to respond, and hopefully I’ll soon get back on track to be able to respond, so please don’t stop leaving comments! As far as social media goes, I continually stay behind on private messages left there, I usually don’t even see them unless they’re left as a public comment on a post.

If you have a question, I’ll try to answer as soon as I can, but please be patient with me.

If you’ve sent an email to the website and haven’t received a response from me, I may not have seen it . . . or it may be buried under the pile of my “to do list” so don’t hesitate to send it again if you haven’t heard back in a while and need a response from me. Typically, I try to respond in 24–48 hours, but right now my response time is close to zilch unless it’s an emergency. That’s not because you don’t matter or your needs do not concern me . . . it’s only because I’m limited to a 24 hour day and have more than 24 hours worth of work to try to cram into that space, while grabbing some sleep and caring for family and church responsibilities. (I still do laundry, cook meals, clean my house . . . well, not enough cleaning actually.)

I have a dear friend who suggested awhile back that I limit running posts to 3 per week, and I may do that at some point, but for December, I really want us to have an Advent post Monday through Friday. I hope to start our day focusing on the birth of Christ and send us through the week with a heart fixed on His gracious coming. Even if it’s a recycled post from years past, I hope it will direct our hearts to Him, to His lavish lovingkindness, and to the amazing grace of His first Advent. I hope it will establish us in the confident expectation of His next Advent.

But back to my plea for forgiveness . . .

I love hearing from you, I hope you won’t stop writing—it is truly an encouragement to know that someone is out there reading (and hopefully) being encouraged. Please leave comments, ask questions, send me a line or two . . . but I request grace and patience with my slow, or even lack of, response.

Will you forgive me?

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7 Comments

  • Becky Arnold

    No forgiveness needed, friend. We are still here, reading and being encouraged. If anything, I should respond more often so that you know your words are being used to equip and encourage — and sometimes convict. We understand the pulls of the homes that we love. I can’t imagine how you do all that you do. Blessings and prayers to you today!

  • Pauline Butler

    It is rather funny that you posted this message today, because I recently was thinking of you and wondering how on earth you find the time in a day to do all that you do. Oftentimes, I’m not able to read your posts for days, let alone being able to leave a comment. If I may say so, I’m happy to hear that you’re in the same boat as the rest of us.:) It’s all good. I actually find myself feeling relieved (in a good way, of course) sometimes when there isn’t a post in my inbox, that way I don’t feel bad if I can’t keep up and leave a comment. I always love reading what God places on your heart to share and regret when I don’t have time to read your posts. He ministers to me greatly through the work of your hands. No need to apologize. I understand perfectly where you are coming from. Have a blessed day, dear “sister”.

  • Raxhe'l Campbell

    No apologies here as I always thought of my comments as responses to your postings. I just want you to know how much they touched or encouraged me. Always keeping you and your ministry before the Throne of Grace!

  • Leanne

    Sweet Kimberly!!! My goodness, this social media culture can be OVERWHELMING. It can take over one’s life with all of its demands. You are handling your blog posts and responses incredibly!! No apology is necessary, but once again, the beautiful humility of your heart that longs to glorify and embody the love of our SAVIOR, beats in unison with HIS in your desire to reach out to others. Thank you for your honesty, your transparency, and your LOVE. I’m so thankful for you!! I’ll be praying for you, and all God is calling you to do in this season. You are LOVED!! 🙂

    XOOXOX

  • Vivian Etherington

    You are loved and so appreciated! And being behind…. I’m just now reading this post! Praying for you! ❤️