What schedule?

We are in week two of homeschooling due to COVID-19. During week one, we began with this highly organized schedule and routine.


We did a decent job for the first week. On Monday, Blair and I had to recalculate. We both had virtual meetings. As the COVID-19 pandemic tightens its grip on American life, we had some important meetings. In fact, I had preached two sermons yesterday that were filmed and to be aired for March 29th and April 5th. We knew it would probably be our last opportunity to film. And we were right. The mayor called for a “shelter in place” last night.

I’ll confess. Yesterday, we (by we, I mean Blair) made time for the kid’s school work, but also let Apple TV do some parenting. Katie and Bethany have gotten into the Star Wars and they are watching each episode. I’m quite proud, but Blair is frustrated they are watching them out of order.

In the midst of this, I’m trying to keep my spiritual life strong. I’m currently reading Adam Hamilton’s, “The Walk” and reading through Luke’s gospel for devotions. We have a small group that meets virtually on Tuesday mornings. I’m trying my best to keep up with the news without being consumed. It makes for a challenge.

If any of you are feeling overwhelmed, you’re in good company. We’ll make it through this. One of my favorite scriptures that has helped me throughout hard parts of my life is, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This verse is like a good, trusted friend.


This picture is from last night’s attempt to find balance! We’re doing our best.

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