This has been one crazy week- that’s for sure!! This time last week, business was usual for my family. A few things were canceled, but for the most part it was all routine. We were set to be out of town this weekend at a homeschool convention, but it was canceled. We’ve had birthday parties, church services, and everything else that usually fills our schedule cleared out. We are used to having a pretty full and busy life. It’s normal for us. This week has been anything but normal. Like people all over the world, our new reality is that everything is canceled. We have been forced to “slow down”. Although it can definitely be somewhat scary and unsettling, because we don’t know when things will go back to ‘normal’. I am choosing to focus on the blessings that have come with this unexpected situation. Of course we should all stay safe and be smart, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything.
This is a great time to tackle a project that you have been putting off. Purge, clean, and organize one room at a time. Tackle projects around your house. We put up a fence two days ago that we had been talking about doing for years!! Plant some flowers or paint a room. Go through your closet or your kids toys!! It will help you feel productive and accomplished. Try a new recipe! I made strawberry cinnamon rolls from scratch yesterday morning. (If I’m being honest, they didn’t exactly turn out 🤷🏻♀️ But at least I tried it and had the time to make them)
We might not be able to go to our church building this morning or to lunch with our family like we always do, but we are still all checking in on each other. Text your people. Check on them. Mail cards to older people that may not be texters. Being separated does not equal not having community.
It is completely possible to focus on the positive parts of this situation when your peace is greater than whatever the world can throw at you. Turn off the news and read a book instead. Put down your phone and play a game with your family. Rest in the fact that none of this caught God by surprise. He has us. This was in my devotion a couple of days ago-
Danger may crash all around me, to my right and left, but I will be unharmed. I will not be intimidated. I won’t even flinch, for you are by my side!
Keep me safe, O mighty God. I run for dear life to you, my Safe Place. Psalm 16:1
Happy Sunday! I’m praying that you have peace in your heart and are able to find the good in any circumstance!!