As many of you know, I tweet occasionally, and one of the funniest replies  that I received to one of my tweets recently was from someone saying,

@pgowesky thought this was a blog post for a second, and got all excited!!

Cavapoo PuppyIn my head, I said, “Ah, sorry, I think I’m gonna let you down, it’s not a blog post.  It’s probably just another picture of our new puppy…”  My goal is to write three times a week here at  But these past several weeks have just been so hard to crank it out! So, I don’t want to make excuses for why there haven’t been a plethora of posts here, but I do want to fill you in on what’s been going on in my world in the time between this post and the last.

Here’s the rundown…

1.  Did I mention that we got a puppy?  Cooper is an incredible addition to our little family.  We are so thankful to have him… when he isn’t chewing on my shoes, he is happily trotting right behind me, following me wherever I go!  So CUTE!  I can’t take it…

2.  Tiffany, the kids, and I headed out to Texas to visit my mom and sisters.  It was a great time to relax and catch up with those we love so much in the country of Texas, er… state.  We spent time getting our fill of good chips and salsa, shooting guns, and playing with cousins.  It was such a nice time to be away.

3.  I slept.  I’ll be honest, I was getting really tired.  I think I hit the snooze button way too many times.  My early morning routine got thrown for a loop in this past month.  But we are in a new year and it’s time to get back into the rhythms of writing and reading.

4.  I took time off from writing here at the blog to put some of the finishing touches on another writing project that I have been working on.  I am in the midst of wrapping up my first manuscript that will be released in the next few months… I am so excited to share this with you.  My hope is that this project is practical and encouraging to all who read it.  Stay tuned for more details about this one!

Those are just a few of the big things that have been going on in these past few weeks.  What have you been up to?  I’d love to hear…

So… Check back here regularly, or ‘like’ my Facebook page to get updates sent to you as soon as they are posted.  Either way, I’d love to stay connected with you in this new year.  I’m excited for what God has in store for 2014!