Friday, October 09, 2009

The Last Post and The First Step

Okay, so we are finally here at this moment of saying...well, not so much "good-bye", but "God Speed, my friend". I hope you don't mind that I dragged out getting to this point of the last post. I needed time to ease out of this and ease my heart over parting with blogging...for now.

It's the last post, but its the first step. It's my chance to decompress and de-web-ize myself. It's the first step back to anonymity and quietness and another step towards being still and knowing that, yes, He is God. He's in control. He's not that far away. Closer than you think. He makes us able to close doors and open new ones...without fear.

For those visiting, ironically perhaps, for the first time here, I'd like to suggest you browse through my old posts topically. Faith Fuel is still here to encourage, inspire, and help revive your faith, your confidence that God loves you and is looking out for you.

On the right side here, you can look through all my posts by clicking on the topic that most interests you. Whatever I share, and whatever I have shared, I do -and did- with the desire that you feel your faith being revived- if you ever feel weary.

And now I'm off to experience the abundant life. I'm pressing onward. I trust you all will too. And if I ever get stirred up to start a new blog, you can be sure I will post here any updates- in the future- if that should happen.

For now, I'm off to experience some quiet time. It isn't my voice that you need anyhow. His voice will always ring out clearly. It's amazing how sometimes you can even hear God in the most unusual of places, and at critical times.

I have loved chatting with you all. You all know that I'll miss you, my blog friends.

And now, I'm off, heading onward, higher, and always taking that first step... every single day.


shanchere said...

Gee, I hate to see you leave blogging, Lauren. I have really enjoyed your posts and following you. May the Lord lead you to His highest and best. Forgive me if I ask him to return you to the blogging world, when He so chooses. Farewell for now.

Mike said...

May you be blessed!!

BK said...

This is indeed my first time here and yet I am reading the 'last' of your post. Although I have not read through any of your other posts, I believe that your writings had brought strength and inspired many before. I have believed that everything happened for a reason and there is a reason for me to be here in your blog today too. You had written, "It isn't my voice that you need anyhow. His voice will always ring out clearly. It's amazing how sometimes you can even hear God in the most unusual of places, and at critical times."

You are right to certain extent, because not all people may be able to hear His voice but through your writings, I believe you had brought 'His voice' to people who had read your posts; it was 'He' talking to these people through you. Wishing goodness in all areas of your life.

~Robin said...

Bless you Lauren:)

Melissa Milbourn said...

Hey Girl!

I've done a terrible job in recent months of "keeping up" with bloggers, but your title of this post caught my attention. Just thought I'd pop over and say a prayer for you as I write this comment...

God Bless!!! Trusting that where He leads you, you will follow. And oh how exciting it is to follow Christ!!

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

God Bless and God Speed to all of you dear ones!

K. Frangeskos said...

Dear Lauren,
It is sad to see you signing off...
Thank you for all your beautiful and inspiring words...

Thank you for thinking of me and my blog, JESUS KNOWS YOU BEST
and bestowing an award to me...
I still have it posted on my blog..."Honored by Lauren at FAITH FUEL"
I think of you everyday when I see it.
I trust completely in the Lord and I know wherever HE leads you...will be good. Please stop by every now and then and say HI !

You are an Angel...God loves you and so many other people.

God Bless You in everything,
K. Frangeskos at
Jesus Knows You Best

KingsKid777 said...

If God is guiding you away from blogging then I know you will do fine.

DPA said...

One of the most basic, and most fundamental, issues that can be considered by the human
mind is the question, “Does God exist?” In the field of logic, there are principles—or as they
are called more often, laws—that govern human thought processes and that are accepted as
analytically true.

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If you have a moment or two, please amuse yourself with my new creation. I would greatly appreciate the brief moment of adoration and any suggestions.

Thank You.

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Spirited Strider said...

Lauren, Maybe you find peace in your offline time! It's been soooo long since I stopped by here and I see you've been "gone from online" for months now. I wish you love, joy, peace and abundance as you move forward on your newest journey.

I will be watching to see if you return, which I sincerely hope you do! You have been such an inspiration to many and I am blessed to have connected with you here.

Hugs and much love,

Anonymous said...

I just joined BlogLovin' & came across your post, but I guess I came a bit "late." Well I'll be sure to look through your archives. Blessings to you! :)