Friday, March 27, 2020

How Are You Doing?

We all have different coping mechanisms. Some of us fill our time, some worry, some try to connect with nature and some need others. Existing during this pandemic of 2020 has some of us stretched to the limit. It is not easy no matter how positive we try to be.

The promise of spring always brings joy as the sun comes out and the trees blossom. I am an outdoor girl. I need to breathe in the outside air and hear the sounds of life outside. No virus can take away from me the blessing of God's creation. I admit to also being someone who likes to be out and about a couple times a week. I work from home so going to the grocery or having tea with a friend fills me. That is what I have missed most. I can make do without certain food items. It is definitely time to get creative with cooking. I have also been trying to conserve food, making sure we eat any leftovers and trying to be frugal in what I am making.

I also imagine that you may be going through some changes at home. During the first week we were isolating ourselves, having my husband working from home totally threw me. He usually gets up super early, takes his shower and leaves for work then I get up. So he was sleeping later and I kept waiting for him to get up but now I am getting up first. There is not as much alone time. Usually I like my afternoon quiet time. I think I may have been a bit grumpy about all this at first but it has now been about three weeks and I have adjusted. Maybe you are one of the thousands who all of a sudden are teaching your kids at home. I have heard of so many creative ways parents are filling their kid's days. It's not easy but it is amazing how people are coping.

Many folks are out of work and they are concerned about the future. I can't imagine the heavy burden that must be on your heart.

Although we are all trying to make the best of it, I know we are counting the days until we can go back to life as normal. Or perhaps a new normal. I find my self crying for no apparent reason or I may snap at someone. I know it is such a difficult time. I think of my sister on the front lines in the medical profession. Others too, my daughter not able to teach her guitar students or even those who have lost a loved one to this terrible virus. I would love to pray for you. Even though I don't know you I pray for everyone who reads my blog and I would also be willing to pray specifically for you.
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The one key ingredient to hold us together is the anchor we have in our Almighty God. He is our comforter and grants us peace in any storm. Praise Him. Cling to Him. Pray for the peace that only He can give.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction with comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." I Corinthians 1:3-4 

"The Lord sat as King at the flood;Yes, the Lord sits as King forever. The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace" Psalm 29:10-11

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