Quarantine Bright Sides
It’s week 2 of social distancing over here and I’ve been making all the plans for how to spend this time well. As I bring in inspiration and ideas for the week ahead, I thought I should share them!
I’ll be sharing homeschooling resources (for those of you who are also suddenly finding yourselves doing this with your kiddos), recipes that take comfort food to the next level, hobbies to jump into with your extra hours, and the best uplifting reads, music, media and more to nourish your spirit.
We are truly in this together. God remains God. We’re going to be ok, so let’s take some time to reframe and find the bright side.
2. Family Time
Whether you’re quarantining with your kids, your roommate, or your parents, hopefully you’re getting a chance to get more quality time with your people. Here are some awesome ways to spend it:
3. Uplifting Content
You gotta love all the positivity that is pouring out of the internet these days. Some of the content I’ve come across in the last week has been deeply moving and stuck with me as I continue to try and find a silver lining and healthy perspective even in difficult times. Here are some of my favorites:
Making the Most of This Week
Well hi everyone! You don’t need me to tell you that this has been a truly crazy few days and if you’re anything like me, your days suddenly look a lot different than they used to. It’s hard to suddenly see your kids home from school, your people shut in their homes, and so many of our friends and family either working from home or unable to work. It feels a little like living in a movie and it’s hard to wrap your mind around.
Basically we’re finding ourselves in a situation where either panic or denial are the easiest places to go in your mind. This post is in resistance to that. In this situation, I see opportunity. I see potential to know Jesus better. There are bright places to find in the storm.
In the summer, I share a “Little Things” newsletter with recommendations for things to watch, listen to, and read, every week. Here, you’ll find the same! New and uplifting things to try and take in if you find you suddenly have more time on your hands and you feel moved to use it well. I’m also adding a spiritual development category because in my own life, this week is my week to break down spiritual strongholds and grow nearer to Jesus because time can no longer be my excuse.
God works all things together for his good and so there is good to be found. Here are some ideas.
To Listen To:
I saw this quote on social media this morning:
“Conversations will not be cancelled.
Relationships will not be cancelled.
Love will not be cancelled.
Songs will not be cancelled.
Reading will not be cancelled.
Self-care will not be cancelled.
Hope will not be cancelled.
May we lean into the good stuff that remains.”
Welcome! I'm a wife, mama-to-be, foster mom, fourth year music teacher, and Jesus follower, and am chronically curious about just about everything. Join me as I explore the calling God has for my family's story.
"I am the Vine, you are the Branches. If you abide in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."