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Belonging During Isolation
28
Apr

Belonging In A Time Of Isolation.

“I hear many whispering, ‘Terror on every side!’” (Psalm 31:13). In times of crisis we often find it easier to identify with the psalmist. We, too, keep hearing of the “terror on every side,” the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) now officially declared a pandemic. The millions of viruses scattered by coughs and sneezes are enemies “who pursue us,” stealing into our homes and lungs and making those they infect “objects of dread” to our closest friends: “Those who see us on the street flee from us.” But the psalmist would have us move past terror to say, “I trust in you, Lord … My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies.”

26
Mar

Fear not, sneer not: A healthy Christian response to COVID-19

“I hear many whispering, ‘Terror on every side!’” (Psalm 31:13). In times of crisis we often find it easier to identify with the psalmist. We, too, keep hearing of the “terror on every side,” the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) now officially declared a pandemic. The millions of viruses scattered by coughs and sneezes are enemies “who pursue us,” stealing into our homes and lungs and making those they infect “objects of dread” to our closest friends: “Those who see us on the street flee from us.” But the psalmist would have us move past terror to say, “I trust in you, Lord … My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies.”

24
Mar

How to Work From Home: 20 Tips From People Who Do It Successfully

Working from home is awesome … right up until the cat throws up on your computer. And your neighbor, who you can only assume is building a time machine, starts firing up all sorts of power tools and noisy machinery across the street.

For many modern professionals, working from home every once in a while is a luxury that our respective companies afford us. But which environment actually allows us to be more productive: the home office or the office office?

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18
Mar

A Response To Covid-19

Somewhere in our brains we carry a map of our relationships. It is our mother’s lap, our best friend’s holding hand, our lover’s embrace — all these we carry within ourselves when we are alone. Just knowing that these are there to hold us if we fall gives us a sense of peace. “Cradled,” “rooted,” “connected” are words we use to describe the feeling that comes of this knowledge; social psychologists call this sense embeddedness. The opposite is perhaps a more familiar term — we call it loneliness.