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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR
Rev. Heather Seman
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
So how are we doing? (Feel free to respond to me in an email.) Obviously new things are going on, none of us have experienced anything like this in our lifetimes. BUT…in the midst of that kind of “new” let us be aware that there are also other kinds of “new” going on.
I posted on FaceBook the win of our youngest son actually going on the internet to find a chocolate chip cookie recipe that would better speak to his refined tastes that lean toward the “softer, chewier” chocolate chip cookie. (Can you hear my tongue-in-cheek through my typing?) Before he had all the time in the world like he is experiencing now, I believe he would have been completely content with the “lesser than” cookie that we had been partaking of previously.
On Sunday I spent nearly an hour on the phone with my sister. That was a new experience. I can’t remember ever spending that much time on the phone with her one on one at once. But now we have the time, and are thinking broadly—the conversations are less about work and more about the other things that we are doing-more out of the ordinary.
I realize these things are completely about me, and absolutely unexciting-but they are new things that have bubbled up and have been blessings in the midst of pandemic isolation. Let’s not forget that tiny blessings count too. Maybe my vocation allows me to see silly things as blessings, but I don’t think we can be too generous in attempting to see even the mundane as a blessing. Where is God working even within the constraint of the four walls that we are currently spending so much time?
Words of hope:
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
You are loved.
Connected in Christ,
Pastor Heather firstname.lastname@example.org
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