My New-ish Niche (And Some Big Life Changes)

Hey friends! I know. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve last blogged.

Other than my blog teasers to my monthly Army Wife Network posts, I have literally written ONCE since May. (Remember? That was my post about WHY I wasn’t writing much… because things were starting to taste a bit like charcoal, aka, I was getting a bit burnt out.)

This post isn’t going to be full of excuses as to WHY I haven’t written much, because hey– no excuses needed when one works for “Jesus dollars.” But I AM still alive AND I (still) love Jesus! We all know that sometimes being obedient to Him doesn’t make a lot of sense (to the general public– or ourselves) in the moment.

But now? Now, it makes A LOT of sense. After five straight years of hardcore ministry and shepherding, my husband and I received a clear word that this new season of life was to be a transition, not just in a “home” location with the military, but in our walk with the Lord. We were to move from being shepherds to sheep.

Great theory. Hard to put into practice. I feel like I am learning to walk again– sometimes running around with my hair on fire yelling, “WHAT DO I DO WITH MY HANDS!?!?!”

But during the in-between moments of learning how to “sheep” (can that be a verb?), I have found renewal. Replenishment. Waves of joy.

Clearly, I am right where I need to be. I don’t know why I am so surprised. It’s like He knows what I need or something. (I’m apparently a slow learner…)

So, first things first…

In the last few months, all this has happened:

baby-announcement

Yes, for those of you faithful blog followers who aren’t connected to all things Facebook, it’s been a rather eventful last few months.

We’ve moved from Washington State to Georgia, per military orders. (It was a quite the”hurry up and wait” experience. A play-by-play travel log blog series is coming soon, documenting my humorous take on our adventures.)

My husband has now started a new role with the army as a Ranger school instructor.

Oh. And did I forget to mention that I am now growing another Tiny Human to add to our family? (This pic is when I was about 11.5 weeks… I am now 22 weeks and counting. HOORAY!)

So yeah. Although I haven’t been cranking out the blogs, the Knobloch fam has been just a tad bit busy. Cover that all with God’s new call for us to transition our hearts from shepherd-to-sheep… and it’s been quite the trip.

But remember how I said the blogging break was for a purpose, even if I couldn’t see it much in the moment? Well, not only have I been trying to be more present with my family and enjoy (as much as I can) the cooking-of-a-tiny-human since the #StateofTheUterus is now occupied, but the Lord also wanted me to take a step back and re-evaluate the direction of 7 Days Time and all we do here.

After a few weeks, I realized that my niche was being more refined and defined. For the last five years, I have kind of just generally blogged about Jesus in our Everyday, which was on point for the season… But the pressures of ministry had slowly made me way more serious/pessimistic than God had originally designed me.

See, I so enjoy making people laugh. I like being a wee bit sarcastic and creative in my thought process.

So now, I rejoice that 1) 7 Days Time WILL continue and 2) I have a more defined niche.

We will still be talking about all things Jesus up in here. But I will also be focusing a bit more about finding the humor in everyday life as a milspouse, mama and Christ-follower (not necessarily in that order.)

As far as I can gather, our new tag line here at 7 Days Time will go a little something like this:

“Serious about faith. Light-hearted about Life.”  

All in favor? Sweet. (Anyone opposed, feel free to take it up with the Big Man.)

Yep. That’s where are at and where we are headed. I am excited to start sharing the light-hearted side of life while we seriously run after Jesus.

And can I just say– I am so excited that you are still with me on this journey. Thanks for sticking around. Stay tuned for the light-hearted shenanigans that is our life of walking with Christ.

Always For Him,

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“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”
~Proverbs 31:25

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Comments

  1. Excited to see your family grow and the progress on the blog and its new direction!

  2. Congrats Sharita! Much love to you and your family. Keep up the good work! Love, Rad

    • Oh Rad, your comment means a lot to me! (I don’t know what I was doing the other day, but I was thinking of you– probably something library-ish.) Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. Congrats on everything going on with you and your family!! Love, love, love the new tag line!!
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  4. Been missing YOU. Glad you are okay, waiting for new human, and being a sheep for a while. It is good at times to change the motion and slow down. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.
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    • Thanks a ton, Hazel. I’ve missed blogging, but it was a great (temporary) and much-needed break after 5 years. Appreciate the warm welcome back 🙂 Glad you are still hosting your link up.