As our time of Physical Distancing drags on; if you are anything like me, the days are blurring together. Some of us might be sticking to a schedule or routine, others are just simply taking it a day at a time. Whatever is working for you, the important thing to remember is that you are the one in control. We can't control the world around us or the people around us. All we can control is what we choose to do with our time, talents, thoughts, and actions. Are we going to focus on the positives or negatives? Are we going to be honest with others when they ask how we are doing? Are we going to extend grace to others when they are honest with us about how they are doing? A friend of mine wasn't sure how to respond when I asked the other day, he said "There is no option I'm ok or I'm a whiner." It's okay to be both, we get to choose how we react to the world and people around us and every emotion and thought we are thinking is okay. How we choose to convey that to the world is up to us. So how are you all doing? How are you choosing to react to the situation around you? If you want to help, then reach out to someone here at church if you need to find an outlet to help. If you want to vent, reach out to someone you trust. If you want to just sit and do nothing, then go for it. No one can tell us how we should or shouldn't be handling this crisis going on around us. Just remember that you are in control of your actions and be aware of that as you decide, How am I going to deal with the world and people around me? Know that we are here for you in whatever way we can help you as you make those choices.
Assistant Director of Children's and Family Ministry