“Well, what do you expect?”

HOPE during COVID #4 I wonder about the long-term effects of COVID-19. It concerns me. Will healthcare workers deal with post-traumatic stress? Will businesses bounce back or suffer bankruptcy? Will our germ phobia persist? Will we hesitate to meet, hug, open our...

Quarantining my Mind

HOPE during COVID #3 Quarantining may have slowed the spread the of germs in our home, but it hasn’t stopped cynicism from seeping into my heart—so I decided to quarantine my mind. I no longer listen to the posers, pundits, or politicians. I am taking steps to feed,...

HOPE during COVID #2

Right now, there’s a lot we can’t do, places we can’t visit, people we can’t see. It’s so easy to focus on what we’re doing without, on the closed doors and absent friends. The O path to hope isn’t easy to embark on, but this season is really perfect for it: O—Open...

H.O.P.E. during COVID

Our lives are isolated, the news is bleak, politics are combative. We’re without answers or antidotes but have lots of agonies and apprehensions. How can we have hope when something as simple as checking the weather app gives us COVID statistics? While we pray for...

Tuning in to Blessings

Did you take the April challenge? At the beginning of the month I suggested we write three things we’re thankful for every day in April. My husband & I listed 112 blessings, even with four days away and several days of forgetting. Attention to our blessings will...