First Baptist Church of Herndon Blogs
I stood frozen facing out the backdoor. I stood for so long not moving that finally my husband asked if I was okay. I carefully turned toward him and whispered, “We have a new bird on the block, he’s at our feeder, and he’s amazing.” Soon there were two people staring out the window.
Don’t tell anyone, but I really love to clean my pantry. You’re thinking, why not clean the areas that other people see? Who cares about a pantry? Isn’t it supposed to be hidden storage?
Laughter really can be strong medicine. Sometimes laughter is just what we need. Recently in our book group, called the Book Bunch, we had a chance to laugh at ourselves. Most years we select five books that are either inspirational, historical fiction, or non-fiction, but all connected to our faith. This year for practical reasons we decided to read and discuss five different books of the Bible.
Like so many businesses the company I work for basically went to an “all hands remote” arrangement with the pandemic. Gradually we have modified our schedules and while some still need to work from home, others of us have returned to the office.
I find myself among those who have gained a few pounds during the pandemic. Stress eating, no yoga class, and cold winter weather are just a few of my favorite personal excuses. Don’t get me wrong, I was not skinny before!
On Palm Sunday our Bible Study group tried to look at a very familiar story from the Bible in a new way. We have all heard the Palm Sunday story many times. Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. But it didn’t look totally triumphant.