The year 2020 has been a whirlwind, today I am sharing some of the lessons learned from 2020, who our hope is really in and how we can all move forward.
This will air after the election, however, I am recording this in October. Before the election. I have already voted 🙂 But, regardless of how this election turns out, my hope is not in any candidate. It is in the Lord. That is one reason I am airing this now instead of at the end of the year. I want to share some lessons learned from this craziness that has been 2020. And then I want to move on to holidays and fun.
When COVID first started I was SO scared honestly. Having a sister who was pregnant working in health care and also type 1 diabetic, my asthmatic daughter, we shut down. I remember coming in from the grocery store and wiping off bags and groceries and showering. Feeling like I needed a haz mat suit to go anywhere. My husband worked throughout it and I would have him strip down outside and throw clothes straight in the washer, then go shower. Before he could touch anyone or anything.
It was crazy guys. Slowly things got better here, I became less psychotic, and my friend Davonne and I even did an episode on whether or not Christians should fear COVID. It was a bonus episode if you want to check it out.
Here are three lessons I have learned from 2020 and that we plan on using as we move forward.
Keep your circle small
I think this was a huge lesson for me. When COVID shut everything down, while we felt overwhelmed and fearful and uncertain, I also felt a huge sense of relief. I didn’t have to run myself ragged. Sports and activities stopped. And we could focus more on the family. Moving forward, as stay at home orders were lifted and people began to come “out” again, we still kept our circle small. The people we really longed to fellowship with are the ones we let back in. Who is your inner circle? Who do you want to invest in and who do you know invests in you?
Brought us back to the WHY behind our homeschool
Go back to the WHY you began homeschooling. The connection. I have always wanted my kids to be connected to each other and their family but also to the Lord.
Church is essential
We can be the church. We are the church. It’s not a building. Are we living the hands and feet of the Lord? We can do this through our actions. We can do this by not arguing politics and masks on Facebook. By thanking our service workers. Showing kindness to those we do come in contact with. Smile. Yes, your mask may cover it, but your eyes can speak volumes. Don’t walk around with your head down in fear of contact with someone. Look up. Open doors. Go back to the basics. Ask people how they are doing.
Connection. Guys, we are missing it in this day and age. It’s not about masks or no masks. Hoax or no hoax. It’s about Jesus. It’s about connection. It’s about LOVE.
People will have different opinions. In a world full of chaos show them, Jesus.
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- Podcast episode: Should Christians Fear Coronavirus
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