Good Morning Friends! Changes Ahead

I am home now and my new grandson arrived safe and sound. We also got to visit with our other daughters and grandsons and that was a blessing to us.

It was also a very long drive in a short time. We drove down to an area in California right outside of San Diego. That was over 1000 miles of driving to get there. We drove around a lot while we were there. Then headed home. In all we drove 2500 miles in one week.

All that time driving gave me a lot of time to think. My husband and I have some changes coming in our life and a lot of preparation to do for this.

I've decided that I need to take a blogging break for a few weeks.

I made my very first blog post in December of 2005. Seems crazy to me that I've been blogging for this long. By December of this year I will have been blogging for 14 years. I started my website the year before. I've had a 15 year presence on the internet and I do feel an extended break is in order for me at this time.

My goal is to come back at some point. But right now I need a season of my life away from blogging and to focus on some important things in my life.

I am so incredibly thankful for all of you who have followed me and been a part of my life. Some have been with me for longer than my first blog post (I had a message board on my website before I started blogging). And some have only recently started following me. No matter when it was, “you” are why I started it all in the first place and there is a special place in my heart for you all!

God bless you and I'll see you back here when my break is over.

Crystal :)


  1. We are going to miss you Crystal, you lift me up just reading your blog. I hope it isn't real long, but that gives us the chance to look back on your life, and maybe catch up on things we missed. Good luck on your time away. But please don't make it permanent. Blessings to you and your family.

  2. Everyone needs a break now and then. Enjoy yours. I will see you when you return.

  3. Selfishly, I'll miss reading your blog but hope that you can embrace the change and find the positive. Blessings to you!!!

  4. I will miss your blog, I have been reading it probably as long as you have been blogging.
    I pray that you return soon.

  5. Best of luck in your new endeavors. I'm sad, as I just found you but look forward to your return.

  6. Hoping your time away is short and you come back relaxed and refreshed - Hoping it's not permanent - really enjoy your blog and positive outlook on life.

  7. Hi Crystal,
    Your blog, website, and ebooks have been a wonderful encouragent to me through the years. What a wonderful ministry you have for women! I miss reading your blog, but praying God is blessing you abundantly!
    Blessings to you! Jamie

  8. Hi, I've enjoyed you and your advice for many years, and have tried many of your recipes as well as making hot process soap. I will miss reading about you and your family, and I hope you return when you are ready.


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