COVID-19, Corona virus, quarantine, daily press briefings, masks, etc. This has never happened in my lifetime. My children will have a completely different frame of reference for childhood than I do.
I'm working from home and eschewing any face to face appointments, as the majority of my clients are in the vulnerable age bracket. Fortunately, CMS and the carriers have allowed telephonic enrollments for Medicare Advantage plans. I got a client signed up today! Day's work is done. Sort of.
In other, very exciting news, our church has merged with another church in our neighborhood. I'm now the pastor of a blended congregation and it is such a wonderful opportunity. I'm humbled they have chosen Jennifer and me to lead them and that our current congregation is all in favor. We are leaving behind an old, dilapidated building and taking with us a vibrant Sunday School program (something they didn't have). Neither group is in debt and everyone has been cooperating and sharing so graciously. I never imagined the process would be this pleasant. To God be the glory. We are looking forward to renewing our efforts at the new location as soon as the guidelines will allow it. Obviously, now with heightened awareness about personal space, hand hygiene and physical contact.
I trust you are all well. Stay encouraged and find something fun to do. I've been baking lots of bread, cinnamon rolls, sourdough and buttermilk loaves. Trying my hand at kombucha, sourdough starter, keifer and fermented sauerkraut. We are that granola, home-schooled family with chickens in the back yard and a desire to have a goat. I wanna try my hand at goat cheese!
Until later, be safe and carry on!