Normal

Finding a Path to Normal (Photo by MillyMoss in North Carolina Oct 2020)

There is still a lot of talk of the “new normal,” “returning to normal,” and “there is no going back to normal.” What does this mean? I have questions; What is normal? What is normal for me and what is normal for you? Since when was my normal or yours no longer normal?

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Scary Stuff

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

What scares you in this world? Lots of things scare me. I have spent much of my life with some fear or another looking around the next corner for the bogeyman. Most of these fears are unfounded and a few are not. It is the ‘what ifs’ that stir up fear. When we get past, ‘What if?’ we need to ask, “What are we afraid of? And what is the true danger?

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Unintended Consequences

Photo by Bradyn Trollip on Unsplash

Most of my career I worked in the public sector. In my field unintended consequences are a big concern. Anytime decisions, policies, and/or actions are taken, we consider the possible outcomes and what might be the unintended consequences. This process includes determining as many “what ifs” as possible. Good intentions can have hurtful results.

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Translating Understanding

How Do You Seek Answers? (Photo by Rachel Coyne on Unsplash)

When scripture is translated into another language, the translation can introduce another set of rules muddling the meaning. But, as in everything, there is a good side. The translation can also give me a different perspective.

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A New Year with Experience

A Garden of Knowledge Gained (Photo by Milly Moss)

What do you think? Do I leave the year behind, rush headlong into an uncertain future, or ponder the past and see how it applies. Like so many of us, year 2020 has switched up my perspective. It is the year when it fell apart. When things didn’t work out as planned.

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Sensory Overload

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Photo by James L.W on Unsplash

On Monday, after a three-day weekend, I was close to being late for signing into my virtual desktop and starting the workday.  I dashed into the kitchen for coffee.  That first sip of coffee went down smoothly. I paused and noticed the calendar on the fridge read June.  I started to flip it to July and saw June’s verse: “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7. Continue reading “Sensory Overload”