Return to Normalcy
It’s Thursday, January 2, 2020. I’m at my regular table at my usual coffeehouse, enjoying a tall Pike Place Roast coffee in a “for here” cup. What’s a “for here” cup, you ask? It’s china instead of a paper cup. I also have oatmeal for breakfast. I just mixed the brown sugar with it with my left hand as I type with my right hand.
With the new year in place, I’m trying to return to normalcy with my quiet time routine (Bible reading, devotion time), regular writing, and walking. I have weeks of deferred maintenance at home because of cataract surgery, bronchitis, and then the flu.
Add to that my CPA and financial advisor have already contacted me concerning tax preparation and what I need to get ready. I’ll take it one day at a time with no rush on anything and get it all back up to par in a few weeks.
From My Morning Devotion
From my morning devotion — I have seen people live in their pasts, and it places them in dark and lonely areas. There is no life in the sea of regrets and hurts. That is a place of hopelessness and despair. Why stay there? We have the choice to live in the grace of God while praying His word over our lives for blessings like success, health, and prosperity. We need a new mindset: we are no longer victims of our past circumstances. They will not rule our lives. We are more than survivors – we are conquerors.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:18-19, NIV)
And life goes on, one day at a time.