Count Your Blessings

03.30.20 | Stories, Stories of Hope

    We are stuck at home for weeks, how can we remain hopeful and engaged? Let us focus on the positive!

    One year, my son attended a preschool which required the parents to take turns working in the classroom. In addition to learning good ways to keep children entertained away from school, the teacher taught us how to react/respond to our children in positive ways. She had us keep a list of the positive things our child did (in a prominent place in our homes); said thank you, shared a book or toy, helped with dishes, etc. We discovered that the positive things far outweighed the negative.

    Whether we live alone, with other adults or with children, this is a great opportunity to count our blessings. Begin thinking of the positives in our world and in our lives. Are we meeting our neighbors, reading the Bible, cooking more, doing projects that we put off, watching the sunrise/sunset, listening to music, the list goes on. Share your list!

    One of the things on my list is listening to Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. The Sanctus is so beautiful and calming, listen here.

    We live in a beautiful world, created by God, and He is with us. In a week we will follow Jesus to the cross and resurrection -- let's take that journey together. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be live-streamed at 7:30 both nights. Experiencing the arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection through worship is powerful stuff. I hope you will join us.

    Demmie Divine, Membership Secretary: