Welcome Back; Now Stay at Home…AGAIN

I have a fairly stationary life. I don’t go far from home and that is OK with me. I have said before here that the shelter-at-home months were a joy, not a hardship for me. But this weekend, I had to travel 5+ hours to another state for a funeral. Not a funeral of someone…

In Pursuit of the Perfect Planner

If you know me at all, you know that my minimalist tendencies run deep. It is hard to say, but I am about to act like anything but a minimalist, because I HAVE to find a planner that works. I have tried so many already, but I have made the decision to go planner wild…

Worrisome Days

The end of May is the time of year that I plan my Summer Challenge. In years past that involved others joining in and eating raw for the months of June, July and August. This year I am not there. I am half way through the figuring out process for eating intuitively. And the one…

Wrestling in a Place

In my intentional meandering through the whole Bible, I am currently in Jeremiah. So much good stuff there in light of current life, not just as it applied to Jeremiah and his contemporaries. The people of God were backslidden. They had moved from devotion to being astray; far away from the God who led them…

Tech Troubles

In these crazy days of quarantine, it is funny to watch other crazy things occur. And crazy quarantine days keep the other crazy things from having as deep of an impact as they otherwise might have had. I have been seeing this happen over and over. Let’s take the weather for a very simple example….

A Morning Meeting

I think quarantine causes minds to be indecisive!! I keep going back and forth on at least half a dozen things.  And I am not typically an indecisive person, but I am now coining a new phrase: quarantine brain! I am hearing that a lot of people are suffering from this!! This morning, I sat…

Look Up and See

I listened to an amazing talk today, one where the speaker admitted to throwing something together in a very short period of time because she knew God wanted her to.  A 10 minute talk fraught with emotion and stumbled words.  But it was one of the most impactful 10 minutes in my recent days. Now,…

The Days of Quarantine

I would have called myself a counter in past days.  I like to pick out a number of days and continue in something for those days.  I like to keep track.  Most of the time, however, there is a set number I am counting toward. But in these days we are counting forward in a…

A New Routine

I like to have a routine.  I don’t become incapable if faced with no routine, but I prefer one, for sure. So the last days have forced me to create newness. I am blessed to be working still.  I work all day Monday, half days Tuesday through Thursday and off Friday.  Not as many hours…

Other-Worldly

I truly feel like I am currently living in another world; another dimension.  Somewhere that strange things happen and people react in ways that are inhumane and bizarre. I totally understand the need to sequester and practice extra care and watch diligently. But I don’t understand the idea of buying more than you need so…