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3 Tips for Dating During Lockdown

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When COVID-19 broke out, and our government announced circuit breaker (CB) measures restricting our movements back in April, I jokingly texted my boyfriend that we would be back to having another LDR—this time, a locked-down relationship. With our previous experience in an LDR, we thought online dating would be easy for the both of us. But our first online date didn’t quite go as we hoped, and here are some key lessons we’re learning as we navigate dating during lockdown

When Covid-19 Disrupted My Travel Plans

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My husband and I were in the midst of travelling South America for a year when our trip was rudely terminated by the coronavirus. In late 2019, we had both quit our jobs and took off on a one-way ticket to Santiago. We were barely two months into our trip and were having a ball of a time when the pandemic brought the world to a grinding halt.

5 Verses to Help You Navigate a “New Normal”

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Now, just as many of us are finally getting used to things, transition is back on the horizon. Once again, it will be stressful. Overwhelming. Isolating. Traumatic. It’s exhausting to think about. But here are five verses that can help us as we prepare for another “new normal.”

Don't Worry—You Were Made For Such A Time As This

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"Effective tomorrow, the entire island will be placed on a curfew. No one is to leave their homes. Any business or person breaking this new law will be fined and sentenced to one year in prison,” announced the Premier. My heart drummed. “Did he just say what I think he just said?” I thought to myself. The situation had escalated.

The Hopeful Side of Troubling Times

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I was in a season of newness and growth, much like spring. And spring, for all its beauty, can be hard work. Digging up our unplowed ground and allowing God access to break up hardened areas in our hearts is painful.

How Psalm 121 Speaks to COVID-19

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As believers, we are called to walk in the shelter of the truth and not dance to the distressing rhythm of reality. As we all suffer to some degree or another, let’s remember the hope we have in our God, our Help, and look to Psalm 121, which calls us to behold Him for who He is.

3 Ways to Combat Cabin Fever

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I’m an introvert, but having to stay home and not meet up with my friends or extended family over the past week has been painful. And the thought of having to go through three more weeks of this arrangement is just dreadful . . . But before cabin fever hits us all too hard, here are three things that have helped keep me sane (and loving) during this period. Perhaps you might find them helpful too.

How Easter Speaks Into Covid-19

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At Easter time, I love to stop and think more deeply about Jesus’ defeat of death. I’m reminded to thank God for the hope we have of new life. And I’m reminded that this resurrection hope speaks into all areas of my life. But this Easter, the resurrection of Jesus also has something important to say as we think about COVID-19.

Why I'm Not Looking Forward To Easter This Year

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“How are you doing with all of this?” one of my friends asked me recently. I think I told her that I was doing well, grateful to be able to work from home, and so on. But what I wish I would have said was the more honest answer: as our world continues to turn upside down, I have often felt discouraged, scared, and hopeless. Easter will not be the same this year.