the future of Blog Sugar

I have written this post over and over and tried my best to make it sound so pretty and eloquent and lovely.

I considered writing it in letter form and then scrapped that.
I tried something short and sweet and then I let my emotions get the best of me and it turned into the longest post of all time in all of the internet.

I've seriously re-written it about 18 times.

What I really want to share is that I have loved planning the three Blog Sugar events.
I loved making sure the details were examined and hand selected. I loved finding amazing speakers and I found joy in reading each of your recap posts, sharing how the Lord used that event, in your life.

Yes, Blog Sugar was a wonderful vehicle to network and meet each other. Learn about how God has gifted you. Become inspired.

I love Blog Sugar.

But, I feel the Lord is leading me down other paths and specifically calling me away from the planning of another Blog Sugar. I fought against it for awhile and tried to talk myself into planning for 2012. I tried, I did.
I contacted speakers and nailed down a day and venue.
Oy.

The Lord was clear, however and I need to obey.

It's hard to write that I won't be planning another Blog Sugar event. Isn't it always hard to walk away from something that you think could be wonderful? Yes, but when the Lord leads, we each need to follow. Even when it is hard. Even when we think we know better.

Thank you for being part of Blog Sugar and thank you for seeing the vision of the evening. The Lord used it and you were a part.
I loved getting to know each of you.
Thank you for sharing your gifts, talents and unique passions with me.

It was, simply put, so very sweet.

To God be the Glory (always),

Rachel

18 comments:

  1. and thank you for blog sugar!
    the lord DID use it(still is!), praise him.

    happy new year!

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  2. Oh Rachel,
    Im so glad I got to attend your final B.Sugar this past year. It was truly a dream of mine to meet up with so many of my favorite women in one place and to be able to praise the Lord in the same place.
    I fully understand this decision and praise you for being obedient to Him. Thats something Ive been learning myself over the past 4 years or so and while its not always easy(ok, sometimes it just.plain. hurts) we know that He'll work all things out according to HIS perfect plan for us.
    Love you! Cant wait to see what He's got in store for you next:)
    xoxo

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  3. bless you rachel. i am blessed from attending blog sugar!
    listening and honoring words from the Lord can be hard but He never leads us wrong.

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  4. Good for you for listening to Him - as hard as it may be sometimes. I truly enjoyed attending Blog Sugar and was edified more than I thought I would be. When we put our trust in Him, things work out. Thank you for Blog Sugar! & Happy New Year!!

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  6. So thrilled I was able to share in the sweetness this past September and was wondering about this year, but didn't want to ask just yet. ;-) I will never forget it and learned oh so much ~ I admire you for all you've done and will continue to do! XO

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  8. Your decision and faith in Him is inspiring to me. Kudos to you for choosing to follow Him and his guidance.

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  14. تعرف الان على احدث التقنيات المستخدمة فى تصليح الاعطال لكافة انواع الاجهزة الكهربائية من خلال تواصلك مع مركز صيانة كريازى اتصل بنا الان نصلك فى اسرع وقت حيثما كنت فروعنا فى جميع محافظات الجمهورية لتغطية اكبر قدر من العملاء مع توفير كافة قطع الغيار الاصلية باقل الاسعار تعرف على المزيد الان من خلال تحدثك مع خدمة عملاء كريازى والحصول على اقوى العروض والخصومات

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  15. تعرف على كافة وسائل الصيانة الحديثة التى تناسب كافة موديلات الاجهزة الكهربائية على يد اكبر مهندسى الصيانة فى مصر من خلال تواصلك مع صيانة يونيفرسال وتعرف على جميع الخدمات المقدمة من توكيل يونيفرسال تواصل معنا الان لتحصل على اقوى الخصومات واقل اسعار لقطع الغيار الاصلية لجميع انواع الاجهزة من كافة ماركات التوكيلات العالمية

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  16. احدث موديلات قطع الغيار متوفرة الان من خلال صيانة كاريير فى جميع فروعنا فى كافة المحافظات .. كما بامكانك الان التواصل مع خدمة عملاء مركز صيانة فيليبس لتحصل على اسرع خدمة صيانة منزلية مزودة باحدث التقنيات التكنولوجية التى تساعد على الحفاظ على سلامة اجهزتك الكهربائية
    تواصل معنا الان

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