When I was a sophomore in college, my family went on a 10-day Caribbean cruise over the Christmas holiday. On the last night of the cruise, our ship encountered the outer bands of a tropical storm. I woke up in the middle of the night to the ship rocking so hard I thought it would rock me right out of bed.
We had recently watched the movie Poseidon – where a cruise ship capsizes – and in my pitch black cabin, armed with those images of the flipped ship, I was terrified. I crossed the hallway to my parents’ cabin and jumped into their bed. From their porthole, we watched the massive waves crashing against our ship. Over ten years later, I still remember that sight.
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the world and with cases now in the U.S., according to the CDC we are on the verge of a pandemic. This has forced me to consider: how should I respond to a potential disaster? How should my family handle this “impending doom?” As Christians, how should we approach trials and hardships?
I’m not pretending to know all of the answers here. I’m simply sharing what I’m trying to implement in my own life as I walk with God in this potential season of a pandemic.
After Amanda’s post on When Motherhood Isn’t What You Expected, I wanted to come up with some helpful, actionable tips for combatting “mommy blues.” You know what I’m talking about…when there’s no particular reason for you to feel down, and yet you do. When you’re feeling a little stir crazy from caring for your mini-me.
This week’s theme is all about prayer. Sometimes I can get caught up in the thought that I don’t have time to pray. But that’s just not true – sure, I don’t have time to pray like I used to, before I had kids, when I could go for long prayer walks at the beach or park, but I have time to pray. And I’ll prove it with this list.