How Have You Been Cut Off?
The rhythms of work, school, and social time have been cut
off or significantly altered due to social distancing mandates across the globe
in the spring of 2020.
Some like me, have lost loved ones during this time . Sadly, due to travel restrictions we have been cut off from gathering with family and friends to celebrate and honor them in our usual way.
Facing an invisible enemy like Covid-19 that has the power
to cut off our sense of normalcy is stirring myriads of feelings and reactions
across the globe. Some are struggling with paranoia while others are expressing
anger and rebellion.
How should we respond to feeling cut off from our sense of normalcy?
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What in your life has caused you to experience
As I write this blog post I am waiting for an update on the
status of my 99-year-old grandmother who is in her final hours of life on this
earth. If things were “normal” across the globe I would have already boarded a
plane to travel 1200 some miles to be with her and other family members. But
with COVID-19 restrictions in place my family is having to process heartbreak isolated
from each other.
Interestingly, this week’s study involves a call to process heartbreak.
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What does your name mean?
My first name, Barbara, is the feminine version of the
Greek word barbaros with
the meaning strange or foreign. Lynn, my middle name, stems from Old
English or Gaelic and was typically used
as a surname to indicate a person lived near a lake, waterfall, or some other
type of water. When combining them I am a strange or foreign body of water! Giggling…
Biblically the meaning of names is significant in communicating its message to the readers.
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