A New Normal #8 – Exiles in place

A New Normal #8 – Exiles in place
March 25, 2020
We haven’t exactly traveled thousands of miles to be absorbed into a foreign culture by our enemies, but nonetheless we find ourselves being held captive within the walls of our own homes. This Shelter-in-Place thing has imposed some life-altering behavior, but, in reality, it’s not all that bad, at least for me. I mean, I like my home. I like being here. And, I like returning. I guess one of the worst parts is that in being held here we are forgoing other desired activities, income opportunities, and relational engagements.

We haven’t exactly traveled thousands of miles to be absorbed into a foreign culture by our enemies, but nonetheless we find ourselves being held captive within the walls of our own homes. This Shelter-in-Place thing has imposed some life-altering behavior, but, in reality, it’s not all that bad, at least for me. I mean, I like my home. I like being here. And, I like returning. I guess one of the worst parts is that in being held here we are forgoing other desired activities, income opportunities, and relational engagements.

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A New Normal #7 – The Valley

A New Normal #7 – The Valley
Monday March 23

David writes in Psalm 23: Though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil.…”

David was well acquainted with fear… both kinds… fear of the known, and fear of the unknown. The known kind, like when he faced Goliath. Saul informed David that the Giant had been a fighter from his youth. So, the known kind…and, the unknown kind, like when David had to choose a punishment for numbering the people. Famine, defeat, or plague? How many would be killed? So, the unknown kind.

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A New Normal – MEETINGS – This Week’s Worship Service Will Be Entirely Online

A New Normal – MEETINGS – This Week’s Worship Service Will Be Entirely Online

A New Normal – Meetings – This Week’s Worship Service Will Be Entirely Online
Well, this week has been a wild ride and one we could not have even guessed would fall upon us 7 days ago, much less 3 months ago. This week’s events have taken us from a restriction of public gatherings to less than 50 persons. Monday saw that change to no more than 10 persons. And Thursday night’s edict in California was a restriction to remain in our homes.

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A New Normal #6 – Rest

Who could have ever imagined that 2020 would begin this way? Election rhetoric was all the news. Stock markets were at a record high, unemployment at record lows. And then a little virus made its way onto the scene bringing the world to its knees. Businesses are closing. Flights and hotels are empty, unemployment is projected to be 20%, and there is no end in sight.

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The New Normal #5 – Waiting

The New Normal #5 - Waiting March 19, 2020 So, who is this guy who’s writing about all of the good things we have in Christ this week? “Doesn’t he know that the world is absorbed in chaos?” “Doesn’t he know that the house is on fire?” (And, I do realize that!). Let me...

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A New Normal #3 – MERCY

A New Normal #3 March 17, 2020 Mercy In the midst of adversity, it is often difficult to recognize our blessings; it isn’t that they are absent, but that we allow them to get mired in our pain. Before we can comprehend what God could be doing, we need to acknowledge...

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