COVID-19 has been terrible. But it has, at least, given us time to slow down and think.
I hope you’re doing well during this crazy COVID-19 worldwide shutdown.
I’m a teacher so I’ve been home. A lot. It’s hard on a person’s psyche to never leave the house. But it couldn’t have come at a better time for us. We have a new puppy. And that feels like a full-time job.
More importantly, our 11-year old daughter was just diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Talk about a full-time job–shots, CGMs, pumps, blood sugar levels, lows, highs, carbs, insulin, sleepless nights, exercise, sleep, insurance, doctors . . . you get the idea.
In God’s typical fashion, He’s testing us, but also giving us everything we need to handle the trial.
I’ve also taken this time to resurrect this site a bit. God has been nudging me for years to get it going, so I’m trying.
I’ve met Nick Phelps, an amazing fellow Christian who’s agreed to help out with certain facets of the site.
I’ve started going through my stored content (I have quite a bit–testimonies, poems, articles, etc.) and posting it. Hopefully you’re enjoying the “new” content.
Lastly, I’ve updated all the Bible book outlines on the site. I’ve revamped them a little to make the styling more consistent. I’ve added a PDF version of every outline. And I’ve also added a downloadable PDF pamphlet of all the outlines. Yes. All 200 pages in one quick download.
So while this COVID-19 stuff sucks, God has whispered to me in his consistent yet patient way to somehow attempt to make a difference. And I believe this site has made a difference to many and will continue to do so into the future.
Do I think this COVID-19 virus is the end of the world? No. Do I think there’s a massive government conspiracy to rob us all of our freedom? No. Do I think Covid-19 is real? Yes. Do I think our doctors and scientists are doing the best they can to save lives? Yes.
Our role as Christians is not to spread misinformation or panic. It’s not to listen to or create conspiracy theories. It’s not to call our government stupid. Our role is the same as it’s always been. To pray. To love others. To listen to God’s voice. To do what he tells us to do. To stay calm. To trust Him. To be a rock in the midst of a raging sea.
We can continue to make a difference during this time. I pray that God will make His will known to you as you discover your purpose during this time.