A Beautiful Day

Back in November 2019 while, according to some data, the Corona Virus was developing; another part of our life was already literally showing “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.” According to some reviewers Tom Hanks portrayed Mr. Rogers. Persons of diverse decades and even generations made sure that the original show punctuated and enflamed their […]

Now

How much longer will this go on? When will go out of our quarantine, when will we have birthdays, weddings, meals with the rest of the family? When will play with the rest of the family? When will we go to church, libraries, restaurants, and ? While we are learning to enjoy being “in place,” […]

Word To The WearyOur patience is being tested — getting through the morass of getting unemployment, finding necessary items for sustenance — and so on.Actions which previously took moments or minutes, now consume time, energy, and resolve.Given our age, thanks to the wisdom of one of the kids, we buy groceries online and then pick them up. After not finding available times for pickup, I got online at midnight and an order was finally placed for Friday morning.Something as simple as buying groceries tires and wearies.Merrimam Webster defines “weary” as “having one’s patience, tolerance, or pleasure exhausted.”Sustaining ourselves in such times as now requires known abilities and resources, and reserves are developed and discovered anew every day.“The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.“ Isaiah 50:4f.Being a word to the weary spreads a state of health and hope to the weary.