It’s not a vacation, or even a staycation … It’s a “Coronacation”. That’s a pretty awful word made just for this, well … challenging time. And challenging times raise questions. Questions like, What’s the Plan?
As the virus grows closer, everybody is making plans—globally, nationally, and locally. And then, of course, the plans change. Those changes, along with the curtailing of our freedoms and choices, frustrate and sadden us.
There’s so little we control here. But there are some things we influence. With credit to Brad and Jessi Borchardt who did this with their family, we Regiers met earlier in the week to talk about what we influence—and to make a plan for our Coronacation. Even if you’re alone or not with a family, you could join us in what we did.
We listed out THINGS NOT TO DO. Don’t snack between meals … don’t tease or annoy people … don’t be wasteful.
Then, we listed out THINGS TO DO. Meet each morning for prayer, emphasizing joy … focus on school … pray for people by name … finish making syrup … prune the apple trees … clean out the barn …
Finally, we listed out our DREAMS. We’re learning about dreams. They can disappoint us, but realistic dreams keep us grounded in reality. We’d like to: research goats (Jack) … add a pulley system to the tree house (Henry) … play Scrabble (Katja) … learn to make some “bakes” (pretzels, bagels, filled donuts, Scandinavian cookies) … build a Viking house (all the boys) … read some books out loud (Amanda) … grow a beard (Bryan).
There will be much teaching, caring, loving, and disciple-making in the days ahead. Lots to do! But we ALL need routine. We ALL need to keep some chores and dreams ahead of us.
SO, what’s your plan? Make your own lists, why don’t you? And then share them with somebody. Maybe even ask us how we’re doing with ours. But do let’s go forward with a plan …