Photo Credit Maggie P Photography – Glass sculpture at the Dale Chihuly permanent exhibition in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL 



In 2021 my word and intention are to connect, connect with God, family and friends. Last year brought a lot of disconnects into our daily lives, life as we knew it was one major disconnect and remained that way for several months and as of this writing a lot of those are still going on, however one thing happened along the way families were forced to slow down their lives and re-connect with one another, slowly over time we adjusted to a new normal, but the connections made with families has remained.

We are all now virtual in are meeting face to face through a screen of course, but we have managed to find new ways to connect and as time has gone on, we once again started getting out, with some healthy guidelines of course. Mask have become part of our wardrobes, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes have become our cleaning tools, washing our hands several times a day, these are just a few things in our new normal.

For me zoom meetings and face time are my means of being face to face, connecting virtually has become a norm for most people and I am no exception. Praise God, He gave someone the knowledge in this time and place to create a way to communicate when we cannot be in one another’s company.

Speaking of God how has your connection to Him these days, I find myself talking to him on other people’s behalf, weather it is for a family’s grief over the loss of a loved one or loved ones, for healing of those who have been affected by Covid-19 and just guidance for what to do next. My husband lost his job that paid our bills and had insurance, God has seen us through so far and continues to provide, I know we are not all in the same boat, but we are in the same ocean.

What I do know is that now it is even more important to make connections with God, He is the only thing that will get us through this time, connect to his word, connect in prayer and connect with one another by phone, zoom call, face time or text. Let your family and friends know you are still here for them. And let God know you are still here for Him too, dive deeper into the word and pray without ceasing. Matthew 11:29 “Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” In these uncertain times that is what we need , rest for our soul.