Church in a pandemic

I’ll be honest, we’ve been away from organized church for five years. We listen to podcasts. We do devotionals together. But we just don’t get up on Sunday morning and go to church.

Right now, no one does.

But we’ve started to listen to some local church services as they are live streaming.

I admit I miss church. I really felt that this morning as we listened and Daniel sang along with the worship music.

It will be hard, as we transition to full time RV life and travel this summer, to find a church. But I really want to attend church again. Even if it’s a different church every couple of weeks.

I honestly never thought I would crave corporate worship. But I do.

Lists

Do you make lists?

Lately I have become the list queen. I have notebooks with hand written lists. I have apps on my phone for electronic lists.

Perhaps I have a problem.

Like, oh, everyone on the planet, since the pandemic hit we’ve had to put all our major life plans on hold. We should have been hitting the road for our full time RV life about now. But since COVID-19 has changed the way we all live life, we’ve put our RV plans on hold. Well, not really on hold, but we’re at a stand still until the shelter at home orders are no longer necessary.

This means I’m doing endless research. Endless online RV shopping. And, yes, making endless lists.

Lists of things we will need before we drive the RV off the dealer’s lot.

Lists of things we will need before we hit the road.

Lists of things I think we will eventually want to have.

Lists of what I hope our timeline will be. This one is subject to change without notice.

Honestly, I started making these lists as a way to feel like I was making progress toward our RV goals. But now, after all these weeks, it’s becoming a monster.

Is there a (internet based only-I honor social distancing recs) group for maniac list makers?

I get that making lists is a tool, a good one. Very helpful most of the time. But when list-making gets out of control it’s ugly y’all. Seriously.

Happy Easter

I pray you all have a blessed Easter.

It’s raining and stormy in Middle Tennessee today. Seems fitting in light of how strange and surreal this spring has been so far. Praying for better days ahead.

Stay safe.

Sabbath Rest

I don’t know about anyone else, but over the past few weeks my state of mind waffles about every three seconds from anxiety, to faith, to fear, to peace, to some emotions I don’t even have words for. At this point, I’m just exhausted.

Today, on Palm Sunday, I declare for myself a day of Sabbath Rest. Not just laying around doing nothing, but meditating on God’s Word, sitting in His love and grace. Just being in Him.

I pray His PEACE, which passes all understanding, fill us all as we navigate the days ahead.