Day three of quasi-lockdown and some of my introverted tendencies are pretty much OK with social distancing. A break in rhythm may well open up creative doors to take certain things in a new direction.
(more on that in future posts)
For now though, here are…
- Wise quotes: You see a lot of things on Twitter, some good, some less so, but I saw this quote with regard to Coronavirus and it really struck a chord with me:
“It’s not that we’ve lost control, it’s that we’ve lost the illusion that we were ever in control in the first place.”
I really liked that and I’m thankful for nuggets of wisdom that help us re-achieve a balanced perspective on things. The Lord is in control, so I must lean on him for strength, guidance and protection. Whatever happens, I’m in good hands.
- Experienced Homeschoolers: France really doesn’t do homeschool all that well. As much as it can be mis-understood in North America, it’s far worse in France. Consequently, there is very little infrastructure supporting it and even less comfort/confidence among families who are now faced with the requirement of homeschooling their kids (following lesson plans sent by teachers). That alone has people nervous. I’m thankful that our kids are pretty much homeschool PROs (see photo below). They can swing back into that mode with very little difficulty and even less anxiety about the possibility of its effectiveness.
- Isaiah 26:3-4: 3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. 4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.
Here’s why I (we) need to stay focused on the Lord and trust in him… because he is everlasting strength – the strength we need daily – and he will bring peace to our worry-prone mind.
Looking for some good reading while your other activities are limited? Read about simple pleasures… like home-made ice cream, from my grandfather’s journal.