If you have followed my blog for a month or more,
you have seen this journal before.
The topics are inspired by life and living.
I have written about:
Little did I know when I wrote some of those how difficult some would become. Hospitality requires guests, right? Well, so much for that! Most of our friends are afraid in this pandemic world to socialize.
Little did I know how hard it would become to volunteer. Most of my volunteer activities are forbidden right now. I can’t be a “Purple Lady” at the medical center desk. Our auxiliary couldn’t hold its fund raiser this year. We couldn’t earn the money to donate for new equipment and/or medical supplies as we have done in the past.
Little did I realize how many opportunities I would have to “Tackle Transitions.” Back in June of 2018 when I wrote on that topic, God knew what was coming, but none of us had a clue. My transitions poem was prophetic:
Times of transition
Can be disconcerting –
Facing the unknown
Running, dodging, skirting.
Life is full of changes;
Nothing stays the same.
Rolling with the punches –
Listening for our name.
In the “roll call” of life,
Showing up to be
Ready for transitions
Sometimes is difficult for me.
But I know the Leader
Is my Maker who decides
What my next assignment is.
In Him my life abides.
So, embrace the coming changes;
Set aside all fear and sorrow.
Joyfully put your hand in His;
He’s gotcha covered for tomorrow.
Choosing JOY in the midst of this pandemic is not easy.
My list of “I Can” do’s has changed this year.
But, I try to keep it positive:
You recognize some of those. They became blogging themes.
This morning’s I CAN prompted today’s post:
Keep it Simple
No large family gatherings
No stockings stuffed with toys
No sounds of giggling laughter
From excited girls and boys
No trudging through the snow
With accordion on my back
No carols at windows
Or St. Nicholas with his sack
It’s a different sort of year
COVID-19 has changed us quite a lot
We cancelled our travel plans
And we altered what we bought
Christmas Day will be different
We can mourn the things we miss
Or we can vow to keep it simple
Pray for those we cannot kiss
The virus and death took too many –
They’re in Heaven with our Lord
Let us focus on Christ Jesus
And the grace He richly poured.
Believe the Christmas promise
Jesus came to save our souls
Eternity knows no endings
His love comforts and consoles
Keep it Simple!
Have a Beautiful Christmas Week!
Thanks for visiting JanBeek today.
See you tomorrow.