First Baptist Church of Herndon Blogs
Laughter really can be strong medicine. Sometimes laughter is just what we need. Recently in our book group, called the Book Bunch, we had a chance to laugh at ourselves. Most years we select five books that are either inspirational, historical fiction, or non-fiction, but all connected to our faith. This year for practical reasons we decided to read and discuss five different books of the Bible.
Like so many businesses the company I work for basically went to an “all hands remote” arrangement with the pandemic. Gradually we have modified our schedules and while some still need to work from home, others of us have returned to the office.
I find myself among those who have gained a few pounds during the pandemic. Stress eating, no yoga class, and cold winter weather are just a few of my favorite personal excuses. Don’t get me wrong, I was not skinny before!
On Palm Sunday our Bible Study group tried to look at a very familiar story from the Bible in a new way. We have all heard the Palm Sunday story many times. Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. But it didn’t look totally triumphant.
Approaching Easter last year, I was so disappointed to miss all the church and family traditions due to the pandemic. But I knew it was for the greater good. I was reminded during that time just how important Easter is for the world.
Let’s face it, I often write about my commute to work, the crazy drivers, not me of course, and the things I find so interesting or irritating. Currently I report into my office two days a week and work remotely for the remainder. Ever since we started this gradual return to the office my drive to and from work has been crazy easy.