Entering Eastertide: Endure

This is incredibly difficult. If you find yourself uttering at the end of the day, “Why O Lord?” or perhaps, “How long O Lord?” You are not alone. This is our prayer together. Over the past three weeks, the reminder I have received was to find joy. Find joy in time to make better coffee. …

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Entering Eastertide: A New Routine

When we do have to go out to the grocery store to get groceries or pick a prescription, we are following the CDC guidelines to wear a mask. This is something of an anomaly in our part of South Carolina. We are also sending only one member of our household on these trips. There is …

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Entering Eastertide: A New Normal

Here in South Carolina, stores and restaurants are opening back up. If you drive the same routes you used to drive, you can pretend for just a minute that it is “back to normal.” There are many places and people not requiring masks and social distancing guidelines are proving difficult to enforce when there are …

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Entering Eastertide: Heron Spotting

Two days in the last week, I have spotted a heron flying overhead. I knew there several herons in the area because we have been swapping wildlife stories with our four-year-old’s teacher and she saw one, too. During this time of staying at home, I keep waiting for a sign or a revelation, something that …

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Entering Eastertide: Things Are Different

This morning the four-year-old looked out the window and said, “Mama, things are different now.” I let his profound statement hang in the air for just a little bit before responding. “Yeah, they are buddy. What were you thinking about?” “Well, well, I mean like no with homeschooling and everything is different.” I wonder sometimes …

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