Well, it’s the middle of November and 2020 hasn’t shown any signs that it’s easing up on us, has it? In spite of the enormous difficulties of this year, I think we’ve all learned something. At least, I hope we have. Never let a long, drawn-out trial go to waste!
I hope we’ve learned that we can survive without weekly wandering through the aisles of stores, searching to purchase items we don’t need. I hope we’ve learned what it means to think of others before considering ourselves. I hope we’ve learned that it’s okay to surrender our own comforts and conveniences, especially for the sake of others.
I hope we’ve learned the importance of what we’ve lost: personal interaction, touch, and communication. I hope we’ve learned how to deliberately seek it out in other ways simply because it is so important. I hope we’ve learned how we spoiled we are, and how bratty we can be when things don’t go our way. I hope.
I say “I hope” because these are things I’ve observed in my own life, yet still fail to fully embrace. It’s our fallen nature, I suppose. But we can still pray that God would grant us wisdom and willingness to allow these lessons to infiltrate and alter our lives.
Okay, enough heavy thinking for now. Instead, please sit back and enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- News of Alex Trebek’s passing was by far the saddest of the week. I don’t think I’ve ever known a time when he wasn’t hosting Jeopardy.
- I loved these articles about Trebek’s greatest Jeopardy! moments, and how he wanted to end his career. I sincerely hope he knew the Lord.
- A bit about Catharine Brown.
- Oh wow, this is bad.
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
- It’s a tall one!
- If all the craziness is getting you down or, well, crazy, I highly recommend spending a few minutes with the Simon’s Cat YouTube channel.
- I love looking through the Vermont Country Store catalog at Christmastime.
How lovely is your dwelling place,Psalms 84:1-2 (CSB)
Lord of Armies.
I long and yearn
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.