In the quietness…

This lockdown should be a writer’s dream.  There are no interruptions save the dog.  My book is nearly finished and yet, it’s the little things that drive one towards insanity. The inability to get an espresso at 10:30 p.m. — or a.m. for that matter. Having to stare at my bare feet with no nail polish because one can’t get a pedicure.  Not being able to sit in a restaurant or coffee shop and meet with friends.

It’s Zoom and Facebook meetings for all of us now and a lot of time to sit and think.  Why God?  Why us?  Why now?  What are we supposed to learn from this quietness and the freedom from our normal daily life?  If we’re supposed to learn what’s important, I already got that aspect of life.  People are important.  People are the only thing that matters.  We are here to sacrifice for others and keep the weaker, healthy.

“Whoever loves his brother lives in the light and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.” 1 John 2:10

Living alone during these times makes the empty nest that much harder, but God is sharpening all of us.  He is reminding us what’s important.

And He is giving me time to finish this book without excuses.  What have you found is the best part of lockdown?


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5 Responses to In the quietness…

  1. This has been an odd time for sure. But I am enjoying the fact that I can spend more time at home. However, I also have a bad habit of busying myself. So I need to remind myself to savor the moment.

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  2. Kris, I’m actually able to slow down now and get some writing done. Working with you has helped so much. We might not see each other in person, but that time writing every day has really increased my imagination. Let’s get these books done!

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  3. Cheri60 says:

    Actually, my life is pretty much the same. I’m a senior and because of some health issues I’m not able to get out much these days. I do have some family fairly close, but even in this time of ‘slowing down’, they are busy.

    I’ve found God can use me at any age so I spend my days helping owners find their lost pets. They are so scared and worried and very open to me letting them know God cares and I’ll be praying for their pets. I make flyers and help them get started on a long and many times, hard road in finding their pet.

    Keep writing!!! Love your books – both of you!!

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    • Kristin says:

      My life is different just because of the move and the inability to get home, but I don’t usually mind being at home. I’m so glad God is still using you and you KNOW it. How many people forget that? I always think about my grandmother and how she never had a career and was known as “the cookie lady” and yet, she was the glue hat held the entire family together. God has His purpose for all of us. Good to remember that at this “downtime.”

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  4. Vicki Hinze says:

    I realize this has been a hard time of loss for many, and I do spend time in prayer for all and for the nation and world as a whole, but it’s also been a time of slowing down and thinking around here. Do I really want to spend my time this or that way? Do I really think this or that matters enough to invest in it? I realized how long it had been since I read a book for sheer pleasure. I read 6, then 4 more. I realized how long it had been since I’d watched a movie or a TV series because it sounded interesting and fun instead of provided market insights. I popped popcorn and watched two seasons of two series and a bunch of movies. I reclaimed some fun. Now if I could see my angels (grands and kids), I’d be content. A little attention to the nails and hair wouldn’t be bad either, (looking kind of haggish. LOL!) but seeing the angels…that matters most.


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