creation bears His fingerprints, faith

Shifting perspective

Written before the stay at home order here. I don’t know if that changes much of what I said, other than that it’s all just a bit more exhausting now that it’s not a choice.

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How quickly things change, from the days (just a few weeks ago) when I’d be angry when Amazon over-promised and (literally) under-delivered. If their site would say something is in stock and available for delivery tomorrow! and then multiple days later it was still “delayed.”

Then, I just felt lied to.

Don’t lie to us. The truth is always better than false hope.

That principle still stands, by the way. Hopeful but realistic expectations are more sustaining than happy falsehood.

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These days, I’m just so grateful if something is in stock, or even has an “expected available” date. Even if it’s delayed – Continue reading “Shifting perspective”

faith, flotsam

Unforeseen medical drama

So about the time this post was going live — reminding myself that regardless of the nightly news or any other circumstance, God is always and always good — I found myself en route to a trauma center in Baltimore.

My friend and travel buddy S came down Tuesday night. It was just to be a quick visit — dinner together, then she’d leave for her Dad’s in the morning on Wednesday, while I went about my work day as usual.

Alas, not to be “as usual” in any way. Continue reading “Unforeseen medical drama”

flotsam

Struggling

This is a little bit (a lot) all over the map. I can’t help it. I’m processing on paper. There is a lot of more than semi-random flotsam floating in my head, and I’m finding that it’s more political than usual. Sign of the times, perhaps?

I am pretty much the least political person you’ll ever meet. I’m a moderate in general. I don’t affiliate with any party. This is in part because I understand how affiliating with a group causes us to identify and tribalize in ways that aren’t always helpful. It’s also in part because I don’t think either party uniquely represents me. Continue reading “Struggling”