It seems that you don’t quite appreciate the power of community until you’re separated from it. Quarantine has been a whole new experience for most of us, and even though we’re not physically together, I’ve been very encouraged to see how we support one another.
- People from my church are offering to pick and and deliver groceries to the elderly or sick.
- Folks on Facebook have offered to share everything from toilet paper to diabetic supplies.
- Most of us have a new understanding of how important our healthcare workers and grocery workers are.
- Many churches are going to be streaming services. What an opportunity to offer a shining light in times of darkness.
Since writers work from home, our schedules haven’t changed much. Today I’m finished up final proofs on The Amish Christmas Secret. Last week I sent out a newsletter letting readers know that I lowered nearly all of my indie books to 99c. Read the details here. I’ll keep that price lowered until this crisis has passed. I’ve also closed my on-line store for the time being, but we can all keep reading! Sometimes it helps to turn off the news for a few hours and get lost in a story.
I would love for you to comment below with something you’ve seen or heard in the last week that was encouraging–because that is one of the most important things we can do during this crisis: lift each other up, encourage one another, share moments of grace.
May our Heavenly Father surround you with a peace that truly does pass all understanding.