These days most of us understand how easy it is for the news headlines or latest round of social media feeds to cause our hearts to chase our biggest fears. Each day I’m trying to remind myself that God promises to be our protector.
I vividly remember the first time I had to entrust the life of my child to God. My son was a little more than a year old and we had to call 911 because he was choking on food and we couldn’t dislodge it.
There’s something I find myself craving these days: certainty. Don’t you? Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly how the school year is going to go? To know for sure if my friend will find a job? Will there be football? Will this virus ever end? What will “normal” look like? So many questions.
My son’s birthday is this week. He’s in his twenties now so gifts aren’t usually a surprise anymore. This year I got sent a link to the exact pair of sneakers he wanted for his birthday. I don’t know if you’ve spent time looking at sneaker prices lately, but they’re not cheap.
I’ve had a few of those “spiritual white hairs” in my life. People God has placed in my journey who have the perspective to show me what I can’t always see. During this pandemic I’ve appreciated them even more.
My childhood is filled with countless memories of my dad and I loaded up in his truck with poles and tackle boxes in the back, windows down with hot summer air blowing on my face, the Rolling Stones playing loud in the speakers, and a sweating Dr. Pepper can in my hand.
Who says things have to last as long as the curve or the experts say? Why aren’t we pleading for a miracle like our lives depend on it? In one week, we’ll be in the middle of Easter weekend. In fact, one week from today will be that awkward Saturday between Friday’s horrible suffering and Sunday’s miracle morning.
Faith in Action is a volunteer based non-profit serving home-bound seniors in Northwest Arkansas. The current situation with the coronavirus has caused them to have to restructure some of the ways they serve their clients and there is one way that we can come along side of them to help them in their mission. .
Over these past few weeks we’ve been given a lot instructions on how to take care of our bodies, our neighbors, and our communities to try be physically healthy.
At KLRC, part of caring for our listening family is sharing conversations that will help all of us as we navigate these challenging days. Each week, we'll check-in with friends of KLRC who can lend some helpful perspective. If you missed either of our conversations from this week, we have them here for you on-demand!.