Sunday, October 18, 2015

Quiet Time. . .

Reset yourself.
Collect yourself.
Breathe.
Be still.



Sweet friends,
the time has come for me to be still. . .to take some time to be quiet.
I am weary and I feel as though I can't get up to speed with my blogging.
My blog visiting has fallen by the wayside
and it's all I can do to get a post up during the week.


Sometimes a break from your routine
is the very thing you need.


I am going to take a break, dear ones.
It may be for a week, two weeks, or quite possibly four weeks.
it simply depends on how long it takes me to rest up {{smiles}}




I love blogging 
and 
I love you, sweet friends.

I know a little break is just what I need to revive and refresh my heart and mind.




Every once in a while 
we need to strip and disconnect 
from the loud urgent things
and connect to the quiet and most important.




I am ever so thankful for each one of you
and I greatly appreciate your faithfulness in following The Enchanting Rose blog.
YOU are my joy and you make blogging extra wonderful and special.

I will be back soon as I can't stay away for long :)

I hope you will be here when I return. . .




I will continue posting on The Enchanting Rose Facebook page
while I'm on my break so you can follow along there if you don't already.

And my Etsy shop, Rose Petal Blessings, will remain open. 
There will be lots of new items including Christmas delights
coming in over the next couple of weeks.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart 
for understanding my need for a small break.

You have my love and appreciation.

{{{hugs}}}

See you soon! :)

P.S. -You may see a book review or two on the blog while I'm "away."

101 comments:

Simply Linda said...

My dear sweet friend...I certainty understand...take a break, get refreshed and then come back. I'm not going anywhere, smiles. Blessings to you Stephanie.

Deborah Dowd said...

Everyone needs a rest from time to time, as there are so many things that clamor for our attention. Resting in the Lord is a marvelous thing...enjoy it. I look forward to more wonderful posts when you return. Blessings to you.

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

You rest up my dear sweet friend. We will all be here when you return all refreshed and ready to inspire us once again. Take good care of yourself and enjoy the break xx

Margie said...

Take as much time as you need, Stephanie! Wishing you a restful and relaxing sabbatical!

Sue said...

Enjoy your much deserved rest, Stephanie!!!! You are such a treasure!
Blessings,
Sue

mamasmercantile said...

You are always such a inspiration, so take your time to rejuvenate yourself, we will all still be here on your return.

Elizabethd said...

I completely understand Stephanie. Use the time to be refreshed.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I completely understand and we will be here when you return. Have a happy rest.

Dotty's Daughter said...

Ready sweetheart, we all need that from time to time. Xx

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, dearest friend! I know this is just what you need...you give so much of yourself...share so much love and joy, and I can see the precious Lord using you in incredible ways...but oh! Your heart needs time to rest...be refreshed and revived, and I pray this time will be beautiful and ever so blessed... I will be praying for you and looking forward to your lovely return when you feel ready! Of course you will be dearly missed, but you won't be far from my thoughts! Oh, and I must add how much I adore your pretty pictures...simply perfect for this lovely post, sweet Stephanie!
Blessings and joy to you and ever so much love - always!
Kelly-Anne

Patricia said...

So wish I could join you! I will be here waiting for your next post!

Lowcarb team member said...

Stephanie ... make the most of your break and come back refreshed.

All the best Jan

Tamara said...

Dearest Stephanie,
You are such a giving, loving soul! You pour so much of yourself into blessing and reading out to others. We all need time to rest and be refreshed. I'm so glad that you're taking care of yourself. With the demands of this life, it's so easy to lose touch with God, our hearts, home and family. I have recently had to make a similar commitment. You will be missed as your beautiful blog is such a place of beauty and fun! I will be praying that your time away be refreshing, encouraging and filled with peace and joy. And of course, it will be wonderful when you can return. <3 l liked your FB page. 😊 I didn't realize that you had one! ( no need to respond to this comment Sweet Friend. You're always so sweet about that. <3 But I understand. )

Sending big hugs and blessings that overflow,
Tamara <3

Faye Henry said...

I know just how you feel dear girl and hope you have a blessed rest.. I was a terrible blogger all summer.. Just couldn't get to it but now I feel much more focused.. I love blogging and love yours..
God bless, sweetie.. xo

Cheryl said...

Bless you, sweet and precious friend! Take ALL the time you need...we will all be here when you return. We aren't going anywhere, unless Jesus calls us home. :) Then we will all meet together at His feet on the other side, where we will rest for eternity! Everyone needs a break now and then, even His most closely-following disciples. He recognized that and called them aside, remember? As He calls you aside, He will nourish, nurture, and hold you close...what a wonderful time with Him you will have! Sending you much love and many hugs across the miles. :) So thankful for you!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Stephanie, what a beautiful post and so well said! We all need to rest, and today "rest" isn't a word and thing we practice well. We are in a Bible study now in our small group, "The Rest of God" about the Sabbath. And it's been a wonderful reminder for us all. I thank you for your blog and all the beautiful words and photos, and I am delighted to know that you are taking a much-needed break. I shall be praying for you to be restored and refreshed once again. We all need this, and oh would more people just rest...in Him...and in life in general. What a lovely post indeed with such restful and beautiful images. I thank God for every remembrance of you, dear friend, and we'll see you soon! You are such a blessing! Tender hugs and love!

sarah said...

Enjoy your rest, I wish you peace and warmth and happiness.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Enjoy your resting time. I hope you'll come back all refreshed and full of energy.

Natalie said...

Be blessed in your rest! Grace and peace to you!

Michelle makes and bakes said...

take time out and rest dear friend, enjoy some quiet time. everyone needs a break and rechargexx

Melanie said...

Oh, Stephanie, I certainly understand about blogging breaks. Just step back and breath and enjoy your break. We'll all be here waiting for you when you come back. God bless.

Alex said...

Dearest Stephanie, may you be refreshed and blessed, may the Lord make His face to shine upon you. You must listen to your inner needs, just as you say.
You are a lovely friend and bless everyone so much! Take the time you need and feel loved - we will be here upon your return, never fear.
Much love and hugs!! X

domenica.60 said...

Sweet break , dear Stphanie !
Franca

Elizabeth said...

Dear Stephanie,

I totally understand what you said in this post, and wholeheartedly agree. Sometimes simply taking a break can do a world of good!! I hope and trust that you will truly enjoy this time of rest and that you will find peace, relaxation, renewal and refreshment, and I so look forward to your return. You are such a light in the blogging world, and you bring such joy to everyone!!

I am thinking of you dear friend!! May you have a wonderful break :) "See" you soon!!

Much love as always,
Libby

magnoliasntea said...

Stephanie, I'm so glad you are going to take a little break. It's much deserved I'm sure. We all need one now and then (as you can surely tell from my li'l neglected blog, time to time.) You'll be missed, but it's nice to know you'll return. Rest well, my friend. :))

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Rest, regroup and take back time Stephanine. We will be waiting to greet you when you return. Hugs.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I hope you enjoy your blogging break as we all will be here waiting for you. Take care.
Hugs, Julie

Joyful said...

Enjoy your rest dear Stephanie. Hugs. xx

Mimi said...

Darling Stephanie, you are so loved and much valued by us all. But you must look after YOU first. We will be here whenever you are ready. I've taken blogging breaks of up to three months and the world did not come to an end. In fact the saying 'absence makes the heart grow fonder' was in evidence. Please rest, relax and rejuvenate. And if you feel that life holds more for you than blogging, then what a legacy you have left us here in The Enchanting Rose. Much Love, Mimi xxx

Nikki said...

I will be here! Take your time and rest.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I will be here when you get back :-) Rest up!

Mari said...

I totally understand! I'm thinking of doing the same. Enjoy your break, enjoy the rest!

Dee said...

Stephanie, take all the time you need. I'll be waiting patiently for your return. Blessings... :)

Susan said...

Enjoy your blog break, dear Stephanie. We will be waiting for your return, when you are ready. You are a light in the world. Susan

Lynn Bean said...

A time apart is needful! Praying for rest and refreshment for you. Love, Lynn

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Stepping back for a while can often help motivate one to come back refreshed.
As I'm only putting up a link page for my meme, this leaves me free to participate or not and it has made a big difference in my answer towards obligation.
Enjoy your rest Stephanie, I know you'll be sipping tea with your daily contemplations.

Billie Jo said...

Totally understand, my lovely friend.
In fact, I just stopped my Instagram account for that reason.
Have you ever heard of Mindfullness Meditation?
I have begun it, and love the way it brings me back to what is important. : )
Enjoy, my friend.

tealady said...

May God bless your rest. See you soon, I for one will wait.

Linda said...

Dear Stephanie, I love all the things in your photos! Really beautiful and heartwarming, just like your blog. Please enjoy your time and I send you much love and warm hugs from a chilly Montreal, Canada. :)

Vicky Hunt said...

I understand your need for a break I am trying to stay caught up with my blogging and visiting and so on but can't always find the time lately. I hope you enjoy your break my friend and are able to refresh yourself. Hugs and blessings, Vicky

20 North Ora said...

You will be sorely missed, but sometimes we just need a break. I had no idea that blogging could take up so much time. But, I just know I will do what I can when I can. Life has priorities.

Enjoy your break!

Judy

Salinn said...

I will be missing you while you are away! Hoping you get rested up fast!:)

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Rest and refreshment is vital to our souls. Blessings as you begin this journey and hope you discover new things along the way (when you are offline). Looking forward to your return whenever it may be.
Hugs,
Nora

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Everyone needs a break, dear friend, and you, especially! I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering how you do it all so well. Blogging takes a lot of time and you are so caring and giving to everyone. I hope you find the time to pamper yourself and just 'be'. You deserve it! Sending hugs and blessings. Take care xo Karen

hobbyloes said...

Sweet friend, we understand you need a break.
Enjoy and take your time.
Loes

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I crave quiet. And I know exactly how you feel. We are here however, when you and if you return. Even if you never do as I have chosen for the moment, we will have had the chance to know each other and keep each other in our memories. You are loved dear one.

JES said...

Rest up my friend! :)

Vee said...

Oh wonderful! I am glad that you are taking time to be...it is important. Enjoy your time away and don't fret over visiting or emailing...I am "away" myself.

Kira Brennan said...

Yes, take a break, haha! I've been on an accidental blogging break since I scheduled out a month's worth of content ahead of time. Enjoy your breather!

Mehrll said...

I understand completely. You give so much of yourself and it is time for your to rest, lean on the Lord and let him refresh you so you can continue to be a blessing for Him. I will miss you. Enjoy your break. You have been through so much in the recent past. But don't forget to come back! :) Hugs!!!

Kerin said...

Rest, and relax, and enjoy your time with your sweet family.

~K.

Anne Payne said...

You deserve a break after the wildly popular teacup/mug exchange! I even saw where author Sandra Byrd contacted you about how to run one and is now going to host an exchange. You are on the map, my friend! ;) Enjoy your break!!! {{hugs}}

Ida said...

You deserve a break my friend. - You are such a sweet and caring person and really pour your heart into your blog and we love you for it.

Sherry said...

Taking a break is a good idea for everyone. I hope the time is refreshing fro you.

Amy said...

Take time to rest, unplug and be still before God!
See you when you return!
Hugs to you,
Amy

Amy said...

Take time to rest, unplug and be still before God!
See you when you return!
Hugs to you,
Amy

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

My dear, sweet friend, you take all the time that you need for a rest and a break. Refresh your soul with Our Heavenly Father, and we will be here whenever you decide to come back. I love you with all my ❤️, and thank you for all that you do with such joy and affection. Peace, love and blessings are sent to you.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I understand completely. Take all the time you need and we will all still be here when you decide to return..

Hugs,
Debbie

SpicingUpIdaho said...

I know it may sound funny to say this - but I am GLAD that you are taking a break --- getting burnout after undertaking the blogging adventures you have done in the last few weeks takes not only its toll on you, but on your dear family as well, and it is my prayer for you that the Lord blesses you in such a sweet and wonderful way that when you are able to, you will come back refreshed and rejuvenated. I will be praying for you that the Lord blesses you, encourages you, and keeps you in His perfect peace and presence. We will miss you - oh so very much!!!! - but more importantly, it is for a greater good! Much love to you dear Stephanie, you are greatly loved, and I think most of us will be here waiting when you are able to come back! :)

Denise said...

you will be missed, but, enjoy your break. I love you

Gina said...

Stephanie, I pray that you have a restful time away. I completely understand. God bless you!

Laura Lane said...

This is an excellent idea! Enjoy!

Libby said...

We all have the need for a break sometimes. :-)

Conniecrafter said...

Wishing you all the best as you take a little break, may God refresh you and bring you to a place of peace.

Christine said...

Dear Stephanie, you are a wonderful blogging friend and we enjoy your posts, so whenever you can post it will be a blessing!
Enjoy your time away and be blessed!
Christine

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dearest Stephanie, so glad you are taking some time to refresh and rest up. We all need this from time to time and is so important for the spirit. Thank you for being such a dear friend. You are a blessing to us all.
May God Bless your time away with peace, comfort and much joy. Miss you, Love you, cm

Huckleberry stitches said...

Good for you. I had to do the same. Sometimes we need to " be still". In a couple of days as my schedule allows I will be posting on my blog about what struck me as I attended a funeral for a friend yesterday. It was eye opening to me. Rest up sweet friend.

Anna said...

Take some time ! Have fun ! Find the peace ! We will wait for you !
Hug
Anna

living from glory to glory said...

Hello To You All, Yes do not feel in the least bit rushed...
Good time of the year to take a deep long breath and just live a sweet family life. The pressure and drama at times just make us feel well, just too busy!
Hugs Always, Roxy

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Rest, Refresh and come back when you are ready.

Robyn said...

Enjoy your break, sweet friend. We all need a rest from here to appreciate it. We'll all be here when you return. Love and hugs to you....and have fun!!

Maryann said...

It's never bad to take a break, will be looking for your when you come back

Barbara Neubeck said...

... Hello Stephanie... Enjoy the quiet as you unwind and refresh yourself...
It does take a lot out of you to post, comment on other blogs and answer the comments on your own blog... plus the 'extras' that you do... you amaze me with all you do... I can't keep up with the little I do and need to take breaks....
See you when you return... Hugs... Barb xxxx

Debby Ray said...

Dear sweet Stephanie...I am just now getting caught up on the weekend posts and I see that you are doing what you need to do! My goodness, I can only imagine how tiring and stressful just the Teacup Exchange alone is, let alone everything else you do! If there was ever anyone who needed to take a break, it would be you! Yes...go sit...be quiet...do anything and everything you feel like doing...do nothing at all (even though I can't imagine that). Thank you for everything you do, including always being the most wonderful encourager! Enjoy your break and will be looking you you when you return! God bless!

Susannah Joy said...

Dear Stephanie,
I hope you have a wonderful rest! Take your time, read some books, enjoy life! ♥♥

M. E. Stephens said...

Have an enjoyable rest, Stephanie! I know just what you mean. We can't keep giving out if we don't put something back in and sometimes that just means peace and quiet and other refreshing things. My dad had a Christian doctor once who pointed out that the the recreation is really re-creation. :-)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh so agree there dear sweet Stephanie just had a bloggy break myself..
I pray the LORD will richly bless you afresh with a deeper knowledge of all He has for you each and every day..
For truly how very rich we are as daughters of the King of Kings.

"looking unto Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of our faith" Heb 12:2

Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Mrs. White said...

It is so nice to take a rest when we need it. There should be no pressure to blog. It is like an online home where others can visit at their leisure. Your blog is lovely and peaceful and there is lots to see, even when you are away.

Enjoy your break!

Material Girl said...

I agree - we all need a break every now and then... :-)
Wishing you nice time off

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Oh girl, take a break! Everyone needs one now and then. Enjoy!

Debbie said...

awwwww, you will be missed, but enjoy your time away. and do me a BIG favor, do not reply to this comment, for then i will know that you are really resting!!!!

Camille said...

SO important to take these breaks my friend. Rest up well. XO

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Stephanie

That's such good news - I know you need a break.

Always remember you and your precious family come first sweet friend.

Hugs

Shane x

Sola Scriptura said...

Enjoy your break. We'll miss you and be looking forward to your return. I hope to be back to visitng more often, now that Baby is in more of a routine :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Dear Stephanie, I came over here to tell you to check out my post today, and saw this! You are taking a break? I do understand, and I feel like I'm ready to take a break myself. I will certainly miss you and your sweet posts, but I want you to have a restful time away from blogging. And I will be here when you return. May peace be with you my dear dear Stephanie.

love, ~Sheri

Deborah Montgomery said...

Dearest Stephanie, I am so glad to hear you are taking a much-needed rest. You can give and give and give, and need to stop and replenish the well before it runs out!! Have a lovely break and enjoy some family and rest time. We'll be here when you get back. Love and blessings to you, Deborah

Linda said...

Get some rest, dear Stephanie. Your blog is such a joy and a refuge, and I love your taste! Sending you a warm hug.

handmade by amalia said...

Enjoy your break, Stephanie. We'll miss you.
A hug.
Amalia
xo

Polly said...

Enjoy your quiet time Stephanie, we look forward to seeing you soon, fully rested xx

My thrift store addiction said...

Thinking of you and pray that you find peace in resting in Him! Hugs, Cecilia

Poppy said...

Sweet Stephanie,

You have worked so very hard for us, being such a charming and graceful hostess at your lovely parties; I know that takes a lot of time, and I so appreciate your dedication to making all your guests feel so at home and comfortable. Now it's the hostess' turn to put up her feet, leave the links for a bit, to linger in the luxury of her much needed and deserved quiet time. We'll miss you!

Hugs,
Poppy

Rue said...

Dear Stephanie,

I understand so very well what you mean about needing a break. I just got back from mine and feel much more refreshed. You will too when you get back. Enjoy yourself and take as much time as you need, my sweet friend.

xoxo,
rue

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Stephanie, I am so glad that you are taking a break. It does a blogger good then you can come back with more gusto! Hugs, Jo

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

Stephanie you will be missed but please relax and rest up and enjoy not having any blogging pressure. Blessings to you! Diane

MELODY JACOBS said...

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, I hope you are enjoying your break. Funny, I thought of you this morning when I added a photo to my post that shows one of my favorite teacups, one that I have just the one of, a gift from a friend. I hope you'll take a cup of tea out to the garden and watch the sunrise one morning.

camp and cottage living said...

I hope you are enjoying your break, Stephanie. And come back refreshed! I am having a Mug Rug exchange in a couple of weeks and would love to have you join us! something to think about....
Take care-Kimberly

Daniela said...

Take care, my precious Stephanie,
and be sure, when you're coming back, I'll be there waiting for you, the bond linking us is so very strong, and with a special lady as you are it couldn't be otherwise !
Take all the time you need, darling, we all need some rest, now it's your turn, but promise me to be serene during this period, don't be in a hurry to come back !
With all my love
Dany

Sarah said...

I am sorry I missed this post when your originally posted it! I am glad to hear you are taking some time to rest. I often feel compelled to block out some of the "noise" that comes through spending too much time on-line or otherwise. Enjoy this season of quiet, and know that love and prayers are sent your way!

Anne said...

Amen ~ totally understand!

Hope said...

Hello my dear Stephanie,

Wow, I was so blessed to see your comment on my blog. I love having you as a blog friend and so appreciate you visiting me.

Have a wonderful rest.

♥Hope

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