Thursday, January 26, 2012


"All life lessons are not learned at college, she thought. Life teaches them everywhere.”
~ Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery ~

If you're wondering where I've been, I guess you could say I've been learning. For some reason I haven't had as much energy and enthusiasm for blogging lately. School (and all that it entails) has been keeping me busy, and I think I might have a touch of senioritis. Graduation is just around the corner, but there's so much to do and remember in the meantime!

It's hard to balance everything. I want to be creative with my school projects and get back to my own writing, as well...and planning blog posts has unfortunately taken a back seat. I have so much to learn - whether it's in the form of book knowledge for my classes, or learning to trust in God in all things, including when I feel uninspired or overwhelmed.

All this to say - I'm still here. I'm so grateful for your friendship, and I hope to have some more posts besides book reviews to share with you sometime (although there should still be plenty of those!). We'll see where God leads.

Thanks for reading my rambling! May we all keep on growing and learning...

"A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: to understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
~Proverbs 1:5-7

"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."
~Romans 15:4


Anonymous said...


I think you inspire people with even your shorter posts. I know you inspire me! We all need a little break, even from the things we enjoy, from time to time.

Love Always,

PS. If only I could take a break from Mario. My thumb is hurting! Sad huh? :)

Amber S. said...

Oh, Momma...

Thank you so much for your comment and your understanding! It brightened my evening. :) And even though I know I probably shouldn't have called so late at night, it was so nice to talk to you for even just a short while!

I love you and miss you tons!


P.S. LOL :) First Bejeweled, now Mario... You make me smile!

Christina B said...

While blogging is a lot of fun, it can also be pretty time consuming. So it's completely understandable that you aren't able to post as much as you'd like, especially with having to balance school and your own life in general.

I know, for me, if I push myself too hard, it can take the enjoyment away from something I usually love doing. Sometimes we all need a little break so we can come back refreshed, with a new perspective. Don't feel badly about acknowledging your limitations, because we all have them. :)

I'll be praying you get the season of rest you need to accomplish all that God has in store for you!

Marianne said...

Your thoughts encourage me...May God Bless

Linda said...

All the best with your studies, Amber. And don't worry about needing a bit of time away from your blog...we'll be here when you're back!

Amber S. said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words - you have really blessed me! I didn't really know how to put what I wanted to say, but you still understood me and encouraged me - and that means so very much to me!

CHRISTINA: Yes, it definitely is time-consuming! I really appreciate your understanding and your prayers! Thank you for your friendship. :)

MARIANNE: Oh, thank you so much for saying that! It is such a comfort to know that God can use us for His glory even with all of our faults and limitations. For when we are weak, He is strong. :)

LINDA: That means so much to me! Thank you for the kind words and for your friendship - for sticking by me wherever my posts go.

May God bless each one of you!


Kav said...

Amber, it's all about finding balance and right now the only way you can keep it is to concentrate on this senior year.

Oh...and my brain is having sympathy pains for your brain! I'm so glad I'm not in college any more! LOL.

Amber S. said...


Thank you for the important reminder. :) Priorities really are important - I'm actually considering writing a short allegory focusing on that concept for my 17th-19th Century English Literature class. We'll see how it goes! :)

And I appreciate the sympathy pains! ;) It really is hard to have so many various concepts to think about - not to mention the everyday stuff and the planning that has to get done, as well! But it's good to know that I'm not alone. :)