SOMETIMES BLOGGING HURTS …

SOMETIMES BLOGGING HURTS ...

This is not a self-pity post.

Just laying my heart out for the rays of the Son to heal.

Is it just me or does anyone else feel that sometimes blogging can grieve, maybe that’s too hard a word, sadden maybe, one’s heart?

The Lord has blessed me with a super sensitive heart.

I shed a tear … sometimes just looking a flower … the exquisitiveness of it … doesn’t take much to open the floodgate. You get the picture.

Anyway, what I have trouble dealing with is this …

Through blogging, some absolute beautiful friendships are formed over the years.

And then … suddenly … correspondence stops.

Does this happen to anyone else?

One (yes, me!) then starts the never ending roundabout of questions … have I said something to hurt them, have I offended them, or are they just too busy for little ole me!

I know that life has burdens. People get sick. Trials happen.

And some things are meant only for a season.

And because of the amazing distance one’s words can reach online, of course it is impossible to keep in touch with absolutely everyone.

I just find it upsetting.

I have lost contact with quite a few special brothers and sisters in Christ and it’s marred my heart.

I pray that those to whom I am referring are safe. Are well. Are trusting daily for the blessings in His grace.

I miss you.

There … I’ve said it … Lord help me to let go and await the wonders you have in store for me.

28 thoughts on “SOMETIMES BLOGGING HURTS …”

  1. Liana, thank you for your honesty. I have experienced this too. It’s the wondering if I’ve offended someone that I find the most painful. Then I wonder if maybe that person is in a season of suffering. I know that when I experience pain or extreme tiredness I tend to keep to myself.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

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  2. Oh I think this has happened to all of us at one time or another. I’ve not been good about commenting as much as I used too because I simply am getting too many posts a day to keep up with all of them. So I’ve not been keeping up as much as I’d like or making what I do say very brief. Also because of my health issues and trying to keep up with my gardening chores this time of year, I have less time to spend on my blogging. I’ve always enjoyed your posts Liana and hope that I have not hurt your feelings in any way. Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂

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    1. Dearest Natalie, please don’t think you have upset me in any way … you are a sweet blessing and I know my comments on fellow bloggers’ posts including yours, has lapsed recently, sorry everyone … this was more about a drop in personal emails … friendships formed through blogging … may the Lord strengthen and heal you in Jesus Name. Amen.

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  3. And I echo all of the above expressed just so beautifully..I too as you know have been having technical issues with commenting, even just “liking ” so praying this works today ..you are always in my heart ,near in thought and prayer xoxo

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  4. The society is just too durned busy with inconsequentials. Christians and churches included. You put it out. It moves a heart, and then that heart gets waylaid like Hosea’s wife of harlotries. God says “You see what it’s like?” But you have received another portion of His burden in the process. Keep writing, and it will be more of Him. Jesus constantly moved on to the next village. His time was short, and not meant to be spent in striving or worrying. (Doug)

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        1. I’m hanging in there 🙂 … so thankful for all whom I have met over the years through blogging, was just upset (being the emotional one that I am) that sometimes after a while lovely connections are broken. Hope I didn’t come across as a whinger! … not my intention. Just thinking aloud …

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  5. You are so dear and special. I know that God loves the way you carry people in your heart. It is not a small thing for you. Praying for His comfort and peace for you during times when blog friends disappear. Love and hugs!

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    1. “But we keep praising God anyway” … Amen Kathleen. We are not alone. I think this post came about because I probably don’t like change and with the domino effect of blogging … well, it’s certainly not in the slow lane … maybe I’m just not strong enough emotionally to keep up, most would probably not even blink an eyelid … just wondered if others felt the same. I treasure friendships. They are so precious and I count you as one of the precious jewels in the crown of my friendship circle xxx

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  6. Thanks for sharing your heart, dear Liana. I tried to contact you at the email address you provided on your blogpost the other day and my mail got returned to me saying the address was invalid. Perhaps that is why some of your old friends have lost contact? It’s worth considering. Friends may have tried to reach out but were unable because of a technical problem. I copied and pasted the address into my email post just as you had written it on your blog. But who knows…stranger things than that have happened with my gmail, believe me! I have a perfectly valid gmail address that every once in a while gmail will refuse to deliver my mail to for no obvious reason. I will just get a mail delivery failure notification. So frustrating! I am telling you this in the hopes of encouraging you, dear friend. Your friends may truly have tried or be trying to reach you. Don’t be discouraged. There is always a reason. You are valued, you are CHERISHED,
    And your life is a beautiful BLESSING. GOD BLESS YOU! Love & hugs, Suzanne ♥️

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    1. Dearest Suzanne, thank you so much for your caring response. Don’t know why emails not getting through, I’ve written it down correctly, poetrycottage@gmail.com. Your encouragement is so special … cannot but thank you again. I’m not really discouraged as such, sometimes just feel a bit empty with the speed of life … nothing stays the same does it and I guess my situation at the moment with my health, being so limited, I like stability … I just find blogging sometimes ‘very impersonal’ … ‘a like, comment construction site, ever changing, growing larger; but somehow in the mix of things, people lose touch’.

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      1. Liana, you are a very sensitive soul. You feel things more deeply than others. God had to make you that way so that you could write the beautiful poetry you create. You are sensitive to everything around you, to other’s feelings, to the moods of nature even. All true artists have this amazing gift of hypersensitivity – some more so than others.
        But alas, I do know it can be a twin edged sword sometimes. I know what it’s like to suffer from health challenges, to crave stability, but in the end what never fails me is to go to God and ask for the grace to carry me through whatever storm is overwhelming me. He has never yet failed to enfold me in His strong arms and carry me over the waves of despair.
        Sometime, dear Liana, just pause. Sit down and sing to God one of the lovely songs He has given you. Then sing another one…and another…you will be filled with joy before 15 minutes are up!!! 🙂
        You are His precious jewel. God Bless you, my friend!

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        1. How beautiful Suzanne … one of my favourite scriptures is Zephaniah 3:17 … “… He will joy over thee with singing”. The songs are in my heart, somewhere along the chord there’s a bit of a hiccup though, the notes are entangled and don’t quite make it through. Funny isn’t it, I wrote this post just wondering if anyone else ever thinks like this and the Lord has sent me angels of compassion.

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