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Social Distancing – The Mental Kind

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We are all getting more acquainted with Social Distancing.  Health experts have warned us that this is what is needed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.  For our lives, sakes and the sakes of others’ lives and health, we have been asked to create physical space when shopping or visiting neighbors and friends.

Still, for some, that may not be enough.  There are a lot of people who need to “social distance” in their own homes.  Some of us also need to distance ourselves mentally from less than positive influences.  We need to practice  Social Distancing of the mental kind.

 

 

The Value of Rest

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It’s estimated that domestic cats spend 15 hours a day sleeping.  Their physiology demands that they sleep to recover from activity.

Reverend  Dr. Howard John Wesley, the pastor of one of the Washington DC’s area’s largest churches, Alfred Street Baptist Church, is on sabbatical until Easter. The church calls it a season of #selah, the Hebrew word for “break” or “rest.”  There have been some who questioned the pastor’s decision,  announced late last year.   However,  I  understand the wisdom of Reverend  John Wesley’s choice.  Rest is the foundation for everything else and provides the seeds for spiritual renewal.  Following rest, we can come back better than before.   Modeling the pastor’s decision, I have drawn inspiration and peace from taking time to rest.

 

 

 

It’s a New Era – One Day At A Time

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So here we are – 14 days (or 15 days depending on your time zone) into a new decade.   Often we use the event of a new year to make change.   At the start of 2020, many of us started work on our resolutions to do better, be better or at least seem better.    Maybe we wanted to lose a few pounds or change jobs or adjust our attitudes.  Those resolutions – promises to ourselves and to the world – are for some us already broken but we are just fine.  God loves us, just as we are and we can begin again tomorrow. One Day At A Time, life gives us fresh options.

Christmastime is Here

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Grace loves her time under the Christmas tree.

Summer is Here For Real

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Today where I live the temperature reached 99 degrees.  Yes, it’s summer.  It’s hot but it’s summer and it’s a good time to read and reflect and to find some peace by the lake, on the beach or in one’s own back yard.

 

 

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