So is anyone keeping a quarantine journal? I actually am not because it would be quite boring. Sadly, it probably wouldn’t look much different from a daily record of my activities even if we weren’t in a pandemic! It might go something like this:
“Woke up, went to work, tried to look awesome and sound smart in my video call (failed), finished working, ate dinner, went to bed.”
Of course, there would be an occasional extra activity. Things such as: cleaning the shower drain, going to the mailbox, and picking up a grocery order and disinfecting those same groceries (that’s fun).
It’s true, life is a little strange right now, but it’s necessary. Most importantly, it’s not forever. Yes, life will be different from now on. If you think differently, let me gently tell you that you’re a bit naïve. But it’s not like any of this was a surprise to the One who has ordained all things. He has a plan far greater than we can fathom. Quite honestly, I am eager to look back and see how He is using this to grow, strengthen, and cleanse His church.
For now, though, there’s no better way to end another week of staying at home than to stay home while we read our week in review (kind of):
- A nice reminder from one of my favorite passages.
- Learning from Jesus’ prayer.
- Am I the only one thinking, “Well, duh”?
- Only our Creator could come up with this!
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
- This is good. I also want to read Cyril now.
- Sigh. Why does this need to be said?
Nothing humbles and breaks the heart of a sinner like mercy and love. Souls that converse much with sin and wrath, may be much terrified; but souls that converse much with grace and mercy, will be much humbled.Thomas Brooks