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Homebound With My Honey

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness." – Bertrand Russell

One of the things that the coronavirus pandemic – and the subsequent lockdown – have taught us is the difference between what is essential and what is not. Food and shelter are essential; movies and ballgames are not. The former keep us alive and protect us; whereas the latter make our lives more interesting and entertaining.

Throughout the lockdown, I have still been able to golf and fish, for which I am very thankful. I also have been able to see our grandkids regularly and to attend our (drive-in) church weekly. However, I must admit that I have missed ministering in prison, playing basketball with at-risk youth, eating out, and camping.

But the two most essential and irreplaceable things in my life have remained constant: my faith and my wife. Every day, I have been able to read my Bible and pray. Likewise, being semi-quarantined with Deanna hasn’t been a hardship. On the contrary, it has been enjoyable. Since I normally work from home, my daily routine hasn’t changed all that much. More importantly, after 35 years, my bride and I still enjoy each other’s company.

What things are indispensable to you? And if one or more of them were removed, even for a short while, would you survive… with a smile on your face?

Times like these force us to step back and reevaluate our priorities.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President

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