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The beginning of nothing much

As the spring came to a close and a lot my personal commitments to classes and clubs closed down for the summer, something happened. I was praying about what that commitment level should be in the fall. I prayed about all the opportunities that I had before me and God said "No." It was a pretty clear no, He's generally pretty good at saying that and I can often times hear it. Well, my lack of commitment immediately had me wondering if that meant that something else was on the way. Of course my mind wondered if it meant that we were going to spend the coming fall and winter pregnant, but that has not happened.
As the summer went along, God told me a few more no's. To things that I had been a part of pretty much since we moved to our current area. I just took it as a one year thing in my mind. And then Hannah's things started getting no's, too. Well, hers started around the same time as mine. We dwindled down to just one last commitment in our lives that was outside of our home. When that request finally came in as to whether or not we would be a part of it, it came back no, too.
I'm not sure what God has in store for all this un scheduled time and space, but I would say that we have been enjoying not having any where to go or anything to do.
I'm looking forward to enjoying this space that God has created. It's not always the easiest thing to reduce commitments, sometimes, people get upset and try to lay a guilt trip down, but this time, we haven't had that happen. We've just been able to step away and be. And maybe that's exactly what God needs for us to do for a little while, just be.

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