faith, Pandemic Wisdom

A Bright and Beautiful Shattering

We are not even a month into the new year and so much has happened. We came into 2021 collectively scarred/scared from 2020 and all that it held. We prayed for a calmer, more predictable new year. I don't know about you but for me it has not been calmer. Instead, I've now experienced in… Continue reading A Bright and Beautiful Shattering

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Oh 2021: We Had Such High Hopes

Today is January 11, 2021. How can we only be 11 days into this year which originally looked so sparkly and hopeful? Is it just me or has the last 11 days seemed like a whole year already? Last week when I wrote here, my family was in the middle of fighting Covid in our… Continue reading Oh 2021: We Had Such High Hopes

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Serious Faith-Walking Now

An unwelcome guest entered our home over the holidays. We spent the last ten months vigilantly keeping out so many of those we love in order to keep our home free of Covid. We have not eaten inside a restaurant or flown on a plane since then either. We've only seen our parents, outside, for… Continue reading Serious Faith-Walking Now

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

How The Virus (Almost) Stole Christmas

Most of us have long been enamored with the Dr. Seuss story How The Grinch Stole Christmas. He's such a mean one, that Mr. Grinch, he believes if he just strips everything away, Christmas will be no more. He takes the gifts, the decorations, the roast beast and even the candy. Cindy Lou Who with… Continue reading How The Virus (Almost) Stole Christmas

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

The Baby Thing

He's here. Our newest grandson, River Grant Ryan, arrived on December 2, just a few minutes after midnight. We believed he would be born on 12/1 but I think he was waiting to have a cool birthdate, 12/2/2020. He's beautiful and healthy, a pandemic baby from start to finish. His arrival sent a burst of… Continue reading The Baby Thing