Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 
                Romans 15:13

Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord
                              Psalm 31:24

Be of good cheer friends, and don't give into fear.  Let's all do our part to not overwhelm the healthcare system.  Many of us will get sick, but most care can be done at home like we would for a typical virus.  

If we can keep from becoming contagious, and we stay home, we can keep from passing the virus to those who are vulnerable and at risk to have serious complications from it.

The "flattening the curve" aspect means that the virus would hang around in society longer, but it would keep hospitals from becoming overwhelmed, because people would not be sick all at the same time.

So, don't be afraid, find things to do that bring you joy.  A few months ago I bought some water color paints, paper, and brushes, and I intend to try my hand at being creative with them!  The weather will be mild today, so I will sit on my deck for awhile and if the sun pokes its head out I'll soak up some Vitamin D.

There is a lot to read, things to watch, people to text.  I also have begun to write cards to send in the mail, though I'm thinking about whether people will welcome that at this time.

Let me know what you've been up to during this time of social distancing, and quarantines.  As people have been saying, "We're all in this together...separately!" {grin}


  1. Well I love that you will sit out in the sun some today. We had an overnight snowfall of five or six inches, but the sun is so strong and warm (50°) that it is melting fast. I have considered sitting out on my wee deck with my lunch soaking up some sun. ☀️ Good advice in all regards, my friend.

  2. Sounds like a good plan for today! We spray our mail with Lysol spray....just in case.
    It will be sunny here today! Record high temps coming these next 3 or 4 days!
    I think I could stay home a year and still not get everything done. There’s ALWAYS something to do!

  3. There are so many reasons to be grateful if we look around us . . . even in difficult times. God is good!!

    In addition to my daily routine, I am preparing more meals because we're all three here all day, every day. Another project I am tackling is one that I had planned to do over the winter but did not have time to begin: reorganizing my collection of recipes. The last time I did it was seven or eight years ago and it has gotten out of hand.

    Good, encouraging words here today!

  4. I'm working in my garden, and yesterday I created some crafts that I'm going to put into the mail for my grandchildren. I'm finding it hard to get motivated to do very much, though.


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